Niecy Nash

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Niecy Nash
Niecy Nash.jpg
Nash at the Golden Globes, January 2007
Born Carol Denise Ensley
(1970-02-23) February 23, 1970 (age 44)
Palmdale, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater California State University, Dominguez Hills
Occupation Actress, comedian, host
Years active 1995-present
Home town Palmdale, California
Spouse(s) Don Nash (1994 - 2007)
Jay Tucker (2011 - present)
Children 3

Carol Denise "Niecy" Nash (née Carol Denise Ensley;[1] born February 23, 1970) is an American comedian and actress who has hosted Clean House on the Style Network and played Deputy Raineesha Williams on the Comedy Central television series Reno 911!. She is currently playing Lolli Ballantine on TV Land's The Soul Man. She also stars as nurse Denise "DiDi" Ortley in HBO's new comedy Getting On.[2]

Early life[edit]

Nash was born in Palmdale, California. In addition to her acting endeavors, she is the spokesperson of M.A.V.I.S. (Mothers Against Violence In Schools). M.A.V.I.S. was founded by her mother, after the 1993 shooting death of Nash's younger brother, Michael. M.A.V.I.S.'s mission is to inform the public of the violence children encounter on school campuses. Nash is a graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills.


Niecy Nash portrayed Deputy Raineesha Williams and T.T. on the Comedy Central television show Reno 911!. In addition, Nash hosted Clean House on the Style Network, as well as providing the voice of Mrs. Boots on the ABC Family animated series Slacker Cats, and starred as Rhonda, opposite Jerry O'Connell, in the short-lived Fox sitcom Do Not Disturb.

Nash has guest starred on The Bernie Mac Show as Bernie's sister Bonita, and on That's So Raven as a Public-access television psychic named Madame Cassandra. In 2006, she began work as a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She is also a regular on The Insider television program.[3] Nash also appeared in the movie "The Cleaner" with Cedric the Entertainer and Lucy Liu. Nash appeared on the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars beginning in March 2010, where she was partnered with Louis van Amstel. On May 11, 2010, Nash and van Amstel were eliminated from the competition, taking fifth place.[4] On August 4, 2010 Nash announced she was leaving Clean House on the Style Network but the show will continue without her.[5] In 2011 she got her own reality T.V. show "Leave It To Niecy" on TLC about her life with her new husband and step-son but it was quickly cancelled. In that same year she was in a TLC wedding special. She currently plays a character on The Soul Man.

Nash won a Daytime Emmy in 2010 as the producer/host of "Clean House: The Messiest Home in the Country" in the category of Outstanding Special Class Special.[6]

Personal life[edit]

She was married for 13 years to Don Nash, an ordained minister, before filing for divorce in June 2007. They have three children; Dominic, Donielle, and Dia. [7][not in citation given] Niecy Nash became engaged to Jay Tucker on September 7, 2010.[8] Nash participated in a TLC reality show that followed the preparations for the wedding.[9]

Nash and Tucker were married on Saturday May 28, 2011 at the Church Estate Vineyard in Malibu.


Television work[edit]


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. At
  2. ^ "Niecy Nash on her new HBO comedy 'Getting On': 'We are not doing 'Scrubs,' okay?'", by Samantha Highfill, Entertainment Weekly, Inside TV, November 25, 2013
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  4. ^ Associate Press, New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast revealed, Yahoo! News, March 1, 2010
  5. ^ Niecy Nash, The End of Clean House, August 4, 2010
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  7. ^ "Official site". 
  8. ^ Nicole Eggenberger (September 7, 2010). "OK Magazine, Niecy Nash is Engaged to the "Mr. Wonderful" Jay Tucker!". Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ TLC, 'Niecy Nash Wedding Bash, TLC, June 4, 2011

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff
Dancing with the Stars (US) quarter-finalist
Season 10 (Spring 2010 with Louis Van Amstel)
Succeeded by
Kurt Warner & Anna Trebunskaya