Deputy Raineesha Williams, "RENO 911!"
Niecy Nash was sitting in her grandmother’s living room at the tender age of five when she first witnessed an elegant black actress grace her television screen. From the sight of the luminous Lola Falana, Niecy decided “That’s what I’m gonna’ do… be fabulous and be on TV!” And that is exactly what she has done, picking up the nickname “Lola” along the way!
Niecy is living out the dream of every Hollywood actress; starring in TV successful TV projects at the same time. She is the host of The Style Network’s home makeover show, “Clean House,” which has become the network’s #1 rated program. In addition, Niecy stars as no-nonsense Officer Raineesha Williams on the hilarious Comedy Central hit, “RENO 911!,” a half-hour unscripted spoof of “Cops.” The show is so popular it has been spun-off into a feature film, “RENO 911: Miami,” scheduled for release February 23, 2007. Niecy’s style, humor and quick wit have garnered the opportunity for her to be named the newest Correspondent on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Though born and raised in Los Angeles, Niecy has never considered herself an “L.A. girl.” She is too honest and real for that stereotype. After spending much of her childhood in St. Louis, she returned to Los Angeles at the age of eight, with her future already determined and the quest to become a performer dominating her life.
Niecy completed her education at California State University Dominguez Hills, where she majored in theater. She graduated with a B.A., a husband, a baby… and a mission! Determined to make a name for herself, Niecy made the fateful decision to call a casting director she had auditioned for months earlier. When he answered the phone she said, “I don’t know if you remember me. I’m Niecy Nash, I’m broke, I’ve got a baby, and I need a job.” He told her to come down to his office and audition for his new movie. Needless to say, she blew him away and landed her first paid acting gig in a scene opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the feature film, “Boys On the Side.”
Since that significant day, Niecy has turned in stunning performances in several feature films. Nash’s credits include Robert Altman’s “Cookie’s Fortune,” opposite Glenn Close, Julianne Moore and Liv Tyler; “The Bachelor” with Chris O’Donnell; and “Malibu’s Most Wanted,” alongside Jamie Kennedy, Anthony Anderson and Taye Diggs. Niecy was recently featured in the feature films, “Code Name: The Cleaner,” opposite Cedric the Entertainer and Lucy Liu, and “Guess Who,” opposite Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher. Recently, Niecy appeared in the Sony feature film, “Not Easily Broken,” based on the best-selling book by Bishop T.D. Jakes. This summer, she co-stars in two Disney projects, “G-Force,” produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and “The Proposal,” opposite Sandra Bullock.