Niecy Nash-Betts
Niecy Nash-Betts
as Special Agent Simone Clark

Actor Biography

Niecy Nash is a multitalented Emmy®-winning producer and twice-nominated actress. Her multifaceted career includes roles in HBO's "Getting On," which earned her two Emmy nominations; Netflix's limited Ava DuVernay series based on the exonerated Central Park Five, "When They See Us," which earned her a third Emmy nomination and an NAACP Image Award; FOX's "Scream Queens"; Showtime's "Masters of Sex"; and TV Land's "The Soul Man." Nash currently headlines TNT's drama "Claws." She has also expanded her repertoire to include directing.

The protean actress was the host and producer of the Style Network's home makeover show "Clean House," which became the network's No. 1 program. Her work earned her two Daytime Emmy nominations; and the American Women in Radio & Television honored Nash with the 2007 Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Program Host. In addition, she was seen regularly as a celebrity panelist on the top-rated entertainment news program "The Insider" on CBS.

Nash is well known for her role as no-nonsense Officer Raineesha Williams on the hilarious Comedy Central hit "Reno 911!," a half-hour unscripted spoof of "Cops" that aired for six seasons. The cult series will soon have a new iteration on Quibi. The show was so popular that it was also spun off into a feature film, "Reno 911: Miami," in 2007. Nash went on to star in her own FOX comedy series, "Do Not Disturb," opposite Jerry O'Connell, in 2008.

Nash has had featured roles in the films "Selma"; "Guess Who," opposite Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher; "Code Name: The Cleaner," opposite Cedric the Entertainer and Lucy Liu; "Not Easily Broken," based on the bestselling book by Bishop T.D. Jakes; and the Walt Disney Pictures summer blockbuster release "G-Force," produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Most recently, she starred opposite Courtney Vance in Netflix's telefilm "Uncorked."

Nash's television credits are another testament to her talent. Her style, humor and quick wit garnered her a stint as a correspondent on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." She is also well known for her recurring role on the Peabody Award-winning comedy series "The Bernie Mac Show," portraying Bernie's uproarious baby sister Benita. Other recurring roles include TV's "Presidio Med," "That's Life," "Popular" and "City of Angels." Also included on her resume are guest-starring roles on such top-rated series as "My Name Is Earl," "Monk," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Girlfriends," "NYPD Blue," "That's So Raven," "One on One," "Judging Amy" and "Reba."

Additionally, Nash is developing various television and film projects through her own production company, Chocolate Chick, Inc. In her rare spare time, she is devoted to church and participating at charitable functions in support of causes that are close to her heart, including the prevention and awareness of HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, school violence and domestic abuse, among others. In July 2018, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Nash with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate her career.