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Net Worth:
$2 Million
Dec 10, 1961 (62 years old)
5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
Actor, Singer
United States of America
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Nia Peeples is an American singer, actress and dancer who has a net worth of $2 million. In 1988, Nia Peeples became a superstar thanks to her single "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". She also had notable roles in the TV show "Pretty Little Liars," and the movie "North Shore."

Early Life

Nia Peeples was born Virenia Peeples on December 10, 1961 in Hollywood, California. Nia's exotic good looks can be attributed to her German, French, Spanish, Scottish, Italian and Filipino ancestry. From a young age, Peeples showed a natural inclination towards music and dance, leading her to attend West Covina's prestigious Youth Performing Arts School. This foundational training laid the groundwork for her future successes in entertainment.

After attending UCLA on a music scholarship, Nia moved to Las Vegas where she landed a job as one of Liberace's opening acts.

Music Career

Nia Peeples embarked on her musical journey in the 1980s, first as part of the musical performance group The Young Americans. Her solo career took off with her 1988 album "Nothin' But Trouble," which spawned the hit single "Trouble." The track reached the top spot on the Billboard Dance Chart and catapulted her to stardom. Though her later albums didn't achieve the same commercial success, Peeples remained a respected figure in the music industry, known for her powerful vocals and energetic performances.

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Acting Career

Transitioning from music to acting, Peeples proved her mettle as a versatile performer. Her breakthrough role came with the popular television series "Fame" in the mid-'80s, where she played dancer Nicole Chapman. From there, her acting career flourished with roles in various TV shows and movies. Her portrayal of Sydney Cooke in "Walker, Texas Ranger" and Pam Fields in "Pretty Little Liars" further cemented her status as a talented actress. Her ability to navigate diverse roles across genres showcased her range and adaptability, earning her praise from audiences and critics alike.

Personal Life

Nia has been married four times. She was married to actor Guy Ecker from 1984 to 1986. She was married to singer Howard Hewett from 1989 to 1993. This relationship produced a son named Christopher.

She was married to Lauro Chartrand from 1997 to 2004. This relationship produced a daughter.

Sam George and Nia Peeples

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Nia was married to professional surfer Sam George from 2004 to 2015. When Nia and Sam divorced, her primary asset was an ocean-view mobile home in Malibu, California which she had acquired prior to the marriage and estimated to be worth $875,000. She requested and was granted the ability to keep this property. The couple also owned a condo in Las Vegas that was valued at $91,000. In April 2015 Nia appears to have paid $600,000 for in Topanga, California. She also appears to still own the Malibu mobile home, despite several attempts to sell it over the years for as much as $1.2 million.

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