Louis Van Amstel
Claim to fame: Cast member of cult fave Comedy Central TV show, Reno 911!
Full Name: Carol Denise Ensley
Date of Birth: February 23, 1970
Hometown: Palmdale, CA
Occupation: Actress, comedian, Insider celebrity panelist, and host of home makeover show, Clean House
Previous dance experience: None
Niecy Nash has made a career out of cleaning houses, but is she ready to clean out the competition on DWTS?
As the host and producer of the Style Network’s home makeover show, Clean House, Niecy spends her days barging into people's cluttered homes and clearing out their trash. Most notably, she stepped in and helped tabloid queen Lindsay Lohan clean out her closet. Let's hope Niecy snagged a few designer goodies in the re-haul!
Beyond organizing the messy lives of has-beens, Niecy is a two-time 2009 Daytime Emmy nominee and a celebrity panelist for the syndicated entertainment news program The Insider. You might also remember her as sassy smack talkin' Officer Raineesha Williams on the Comedy Central hit Reno 911! and its spin-off film, Reno 911: Miami. Other acting credits include a recurring role on the comedy series The Bernie Mac Show and starring role in her own FOX comedy series, Do Not Disturb.
Niecy’s most recent film work includes Not Easily Broken and the Walt Disney Pictures’ G-Force. Additionally, Niecy is developing various television and film projects through her own production company, Chocolate Chick, Inc.
A recent divorcee, Niecy is a single mother of three. Maybe she and fellow contestant Kate Gosselin can bond over exes and child-rearing?
Achievements and Awards:
Niecy Nash was nominated for a 2009 Daytime Emmy Outstanding Lifestyle Program award for Clean House, but lost to This Old House. The American Women In Radio & Television honored Niecy with the 2007 Gracie Allen Award for "Outstanding Program Host" for Clean House.