Nia Peeples net worth: Nia Peeples is an American singer, actress and dancer who has a net worth of $1.5 million. Nia Peeples was born December 10, 1961 in Hollywood, California. Nia's exotic good looks can be attributed to her German, French, Spanish, Scottish, Italian and Filipino background. After attending UCLA on a music scholarship, Nia moved to Las Vegas where she landed a job as one of Liberace's opening acts. In 1988, Nia released a single called "Trouble" that would eventually take the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot Dance charts and #35 on Billboard's Hot 100. Her follow up single "Street of Dreams" was even more successful, reaching #12 on the Hot 100 chart. As an actress, Nia is probably most famous for her role as "Nicole Chapman" on the TV show "Fame". Over the last 20 years Nia has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies. Her most notable role recently has been as "Karen Taylor" on the soap opera "The Young and the Restless".