Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash plays Lolli Ballentine, the vibrant wife of Reverand Boyce 'The Voice' Ballentine, played by Cedric 'The Entertainer,' on TV Land's original sitcom, The Soul Man.

Niecy was born and raised in Los Angeles. At age five, she was inspired by the performances of actress Lola Falana which led her to chase her Hollywood dreams.

Nash's film career began when a friend in casting gave her a shot at an audition for a role opposite Whoopi Goldberg in the feature film, Boys on the Side. She has since been featured in Nurse 3-D, Cookie's Fortune, The Bachelor with Chris O'Donnell, Malibu's Most Wanted starring Jamie Kennedy, Guess Who opposite Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher, and Code Name: The Cleaner, opposite Cedric 'The Entertainer' and Lucy Liu.

Additional television roles include the award-winning series, The Bernie Mac Show, Presidio Med, That's Life, Popular, City of Angels and guest star appearances on ER, My Name Is Earl, Monk and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

In 2010, Nash coined her own term for her curves when she announced her love for her "jiggly parts" on the ABC mega-hit Dancing with the Stars. Her humor and quick wit earned her a correspondent job on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Nash also played Officer Raineesha Williams on the hilarious Comedy Central hit Reno 911, a half-hour unscripted spoof of Cops, for six seasons (2003-2009). In 2008, she also starred in her own FOX comedy series Do Not Disturb, opposite Jerry O'Connell.

Nash won critical acclaim for her animated series debut on Kid Notorious and also extended her voiceover talents as characters in The Boondocks, Minoriteam, Slacker Cats, The LeBrons and American Dad! Other voiceover credits include films such as Horton Hears A Who! with Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell and Disney's G-Force. Nash also starred in the Style Network's number one rated home makeover show Clean House and was a celebrity panelist on the top-rated CBS entertainment news program The Insider.

Nash also stars in her own Yahoo web series called Let's Talk About Love, where she gives her hilarious and no-nonsense perspectives on love, dating and relationships. Nash also partnered with TLC in the summer of 2011 to follow her as she planned the wedding of her dreams to now-husband Jay Tucker. The entire wedding experience aired as a two-hour television event that over five million viewers tuned in to watch.

Currently living in Los Angeles with her children and husband, Nash is devoted to her many philanthropic pursuits. Her passions for helping people discover love and self-acceptance has made her a role model for women all over the world. In addition to acting, she is developing various projects through her own production company, Chocolate Chick. Nash has also recently released her first book It's Hard to Fight Naked, in which she reveals her secrets to a healthy and loving relationship. When asked what her hobbies are, she proudly replies, "Motherhood," which she considers her greatest success in life. To learn more about Niecy Nash visit her website. Follow Niecy on Instagram, Twitter and like her page on Facebook.