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Niecy Nash Is the Hardest Working Woman in Hollywood

The prolific actress reminisces about the roles that have fired up her career

A photo of Niecy Nash attending an event for Essence in February 2020.
Niecy Nash attends the 2020 13th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel on February 06, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images

Niecy Nash got into comedy in order to heal her mother. It wasn’t until her brother was killed in a school shooting in 1993 that she made it her daily ritual to make her mother laugh…




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