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Nia Peeples

Nia Peeples was born in Hollywood, California, on December 10, 1961. Her family moved to West Covina, California, where she and her two sisters, Paula and Cynthia, grew up. At eight years old she began performing with her family, giving concerts for community groups and conventions and doing dances of different cultures—Polynesian, Spanish and Irish. She attended West Covina High School and was an A student and a member of the marching band, involved in cheerleading, tumbling, volleyball, student government, choral singing and singing for a rock 'n roll band. She starred in the school production of "South Pacific" as Bloody Mary.

She attended UCLA on a music scholarship, during which time she performed as Liberace's opening act in Las Vegas on weekends. She took one semester as a voice major, dropped out of UCLA and took three jobs in order to afford acting lessons. She studied singing with Gloria Rush and the Sanford Meisner acting technique at Playhouse West.

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Cast Credits

Lavalantula (2015)
Starring as Olivia West
The Fosters (2013)
Guest starring as Susan Mullen (9 episodes)
Celebrity Wife Swap (2012)
Guest starring as Nia Peeples
Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Guest starring as Pam Fields (31 episodes)
Andromeda (2000)
Guest starring as Rox Nava
Crisis Center (1997)
Starring as Lily Gannon
Touched by an Angel (1994)
Guest starring as Angela Evans
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Starring as Ranger Sydney Cooke (8 episodes)
The New WKRP in Cincinnati (1991)
Guest starring as Sierra Smith
Nasty Boys (1989)
Starring as Serena Cruz
Matlock (1986)
Guest starring as Morgan Gerard
  • Episode 3x12: The Starlet (Feb 28, 1989) [Special Guest Star]
Fame (1982)
Starring as Nicole Chapman
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