Carol Denise Betts (born February 23, 1970) better known as Niecy Nash is a multi-talented American actress, comedian, and producer.
She began her career in the early 1990s as a backup dancer for the R&B group En Vogue.
She made her film debut in the 1996 romantic comedy Hollywood Shuffle, which earned her critical acclaim.
Real Facts About Niecy Nash
- Full Name: Carol Denise Betts
- Stage Name: Niecy Nash
- Born: 23 February 1970
- Age: 53 years old (2023)
- Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.63 m
- Parents: Margaret Ensley, Sonny Ensley
- Siblings: Michael Ensley
- Spouse: Jessica Betts (m. 2020), Jay Tucker (m. 2011–2020), Don Nash (m. 1994–2007)
- Children: Dia Nash, Donielle Nash, Dominic Nash
- Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
- Net Worth: N/A
Early Life & Education
Niecy Nash was born and raised in Palmdale, California, United States, on February 23, 1970.
Her mother, Margaret Ensley, was the founder of M.A.V.I.S, an acronym for Mothers Against Violence In Schools.
She has a younger brother named Michael Ensley, who was killed in a 1993 school shooting. Her father’s name is Sonny Ensley.
The M.A.V.I.S. organization was formed after Michael Ensley, the late brother of Niecy Nash, was killed in school violence. M.A.V.I.S.’s mission is to inform the public of the violence children encounter on school campuses.
Niecy Nash matriculated and graduated from California State University in Dominguez Hills. At the moment, there are no details concerning his father’s whereabouts.
Niecy Nash made her first film debut in Boys on the Side in 1995. She later appeared on NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Reba, Girlfriends, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and ER as a guest star.
She also appeared in the 1999 film Cookie’s Fortune and had a recurring role in the CBS drama series City of Angels in 2000.
Niecy Nash starred as Deputy Raineesha Williams and T.T. on the Comedy Central comedy series Reno 911! from 2003 to 2009.
She hosted Clean House on the Style Network from 2003 to 2010, as well as providing the voice of Mrs. Boots on the ABC Family animated series Slacker Cats, and starred as Rhonda in the Fox sitcom Do Not Disturb in 2008, opposite Jerry O’Connell.
She guest-starred on The Bernie Mac Show as Bernie‘s sister Bonita from 2003 to 2005. Niecy Nash won a Daytime Emmy in 2010 as the producer/host of Clean House: The Messiest Home in the Country in the Outstanding Special Class Special category.
On August 4th, 2010, Niecy Nash announced that she was leaving Clean House, but the show will continue without her.
Niecy Nash began starring in the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man, a spinoff of Hot in Cleveland, opposite Cedric the Entertainer in 2012. In 2013, she began starring in the HBO comedy series Getting On alongside Laurie Metcalf.
She was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015 and 2016 and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2016.
Niecy Nash returned to her role as Deputy Raineesha Williams in the seventh season of Reno 911!, which aired on Quibi in 2020.
She also appeared in Reno 911! The Hunt for QAnon, a 2021 Paramount+ film. Reno 911! Defunded, the show’s eighth season premiered on The Roku Channel in February 2022.