Last Updated: January 16, 2024
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Net Worth:
$5 Million
Feb 23, 1970 (54 years old)
5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Actor, Comedian, Presenter, Voice Actor
United States of America
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What is Niecy Nash's Net Worth?

Niecy Nash is an American comedian, actress, and producer who has a net worth of $5 million.

Niecy Nash is known for her roles on such television series as "Reno 911!," "The Soul Man," "Getting On," "Scream Queens," and "Claws." She also appeared in the miniseries "When They See Us" and "Mrs. America," and hosted the home makeover and interior design show "Clean House." On the big screen, Nash's credits include "Cookie's Fortune," "Trust Me," "Selma," and "Beauty." In January 2024 Niecy won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role in "Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story."

Early Life and Education

Niecy Nash was born as Carol Ensley on February 23, 1970 in Palmdale, California and was raised in South Central Los Angeles. She witnessed violence growing up, including the non-fatal shooting of her mother by an abusive boyfriend. For her higher education, she attended California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Television Career, Part 1

During the early years of her television career in the late 1990s, Nash appeared in episodes of such shows as "Party of Five," "Rude Awakening," "Malcolm & Eddie," and "Time of Your Life." She had her first substantial role in 2000, playing Eveline Walker in the first season of the CBS medical drama series "City of Angels." Nash made numerous guest appearances on various shows in the years after that, with credits including "Kate Brasher," "That's Life," "NYPD Blue," "Judging Amy," "Reba," "That's So Raven," and "ER." Nash had her breakthrough year in 2003. That year, she began playing the guest role of Benita on "The Bernie Mac Show" and the main role of Deputy Raineesha Williams on "Reno 911!," and also began hosting the home makeover and interior design show "Clean House." Nash hosted "Clean House" until 2010. Meanwhile, she made guest appearances on such shows as  "Monk" and "My Name is Earl," and had recurring voice roles in the animated series "Minoriteam" and "Slacker Cats." Nash also starred on the short-lived Fox sitcom "Do Not Disturb."

In 2010, Nash competed in the tenth season of "Dancing with the Stars." Partnered with Louis van Amstel, she was eliminated in fifth place. A couple years later, Nash got her own reality program on TLC called "Leave it to Niecy," but the show was quickly canceled. Longer-lasting was the sitcom "The Soul Man," on which Nash starred opposite Cedric the Entertainer; that show ran for five seasons from 2012 to 2016. Meanwhile, from 2013 to 2015, she played nurse Didi Ortley on the HBO series "Getting On." Nash earned two Emmy Award nominations for her work on that show. In 2014, she had a recurring role in the third season of "The Mindy Project." After that, Nash had recurring roles on "Scream Queens" and "Masters of Sex." She had her next main role on the TNT series "Claws," playing criminal nail salon owner Desna Simms. The series ran for four seasons from 2017 to 2022. Meanwhile, Nash made guest appearances on "Fresh Off the Boat," "A.P. Bio," and "Speechless," and had a recurring voice role on "Family Guy."

What is Niecy Nash's Net Worth?

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Television Career, Part 2

In 2019, Nash appeared in Ava DuVernay's miniseries "When They See Us," which was released on Netflix. For her performance, she earned an Emmy Award nomination. The following year, Nash portrayed lawyer and feminist activist Florynce Kennedy in the Hulu miniseries "Mrs. America," and began playing the recurring role of Dr. Jamie Ryan on the Netflix series "Never Have I Ever." In 2021, Nash hosted the fifth season of the reality singing competition show "The Masked Singer," lent her voice to the Netflix adult animated series "Q-Force," and reprised her role as Deputy Raineesha Williams in the television film "Reno 911!: The Hunt for QAnon."

Nash had a big year in 2022. In May, she began hosting Fox's revival of the game show "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" In September, she began starring on the police procedural series "The Rookie: Feds," continuing her role as Simone Clark from the original series, "The Rookie." The same month, Nash appeared in the Netflix limited series "Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story," playing the neighbor of the titular serial killer. She earned numerous plaudits for her performance, including an NAACP Image Award and Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe Award nominations. She ultimately won Next, Nash began voicing the character Bertie on the Netflix adult animated sitcom "Agent Elvis."

Film Career

On the big screen, Nash made her debut with a bit part in the 1995 film "Boys on the Side." Later in the decade, she appeared as part of the cast of Robert Altman's black comedy "Cookie's Fortune." In the early 00s, Nash was in the comedies "Malibu's Most Wanted" and "Hair Show." She followed those with more comedies, including "Guess Who," "Code Name: The Cleaner," and "Cook Off!" Nash also reprised her television role as Deputy Raineesha Williams in "Reno 911! Miami." In 2008, she lent her voice to the animated film "Horton Hears a Who!," based on the Dr. Seuss book. The next year, Nash appeared in "Not Easily Broken," "The Proposal," and "G-Force." After a break from the big screen, she returned in 2013 with roles in "Trust Me" and "Nurse 3D." In 2014, Nash played a bus driver in the comedy "Walk of Shame," and portrayed civil rights activist Richie Jean Jackson in Ava DuVernay's historical drama "Selma." Her other film credits include Alexander Payne's science-fiction dramedy "Downsizing" and the Netflix dramas "Uncorked" and "Beauty."

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In early 1993, Nash's younger brother Michael was killed by a gunman at Reseda High School. Subsequently, her mother founded the organization M.A.V.I.S. (Mothers Against Violence in Schools), which works to raise awareness of violence on school campuses. Nash became a spokesperson for the organization.

Personal Life

Nash has been married multiple times. Her first spouse was minister Don Nash, to whom she was wed from 1994 until their divorce in 2007. They had three children together. Nash went on to marry Jay Tucker in 2011; they divorced in 2020. A couple months after that divorce, Nash married singer and actress Jessica Betts.

Real Estate

In 2018 Niecy paid $2 million for a home in LA's Bell Canyon area. In 2019 Niecy sold the Bell Canyon home she had owned since 2013 for $1.265 million.

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