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Niecy Nash Lands Her First Ever Essence Magazine Cover

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Niecy Nash is a powerhouse, and from the looks of it these days, she’s loving every single moment of it. Working hard over several years in Hollywood, some of Niecy’s biggest and best placements in the television and film world have come in recent years. Now, adding another accomplishment and honor to the list, Ms. Nash has landed her first ever Essence Magazine cover.

Currently starring in TNT’s new show, Claws, Niecy Nash, who plays Desna Simms, shares her thoughts on the entertainment industry, taking part in sex scenes at her age, and so much more.

On finding her footing in the entertainment industry: “For a long time the industry was polite, but they were like, ‘Dear, you have a lane. You do broad comedy. Stay over there.’ I had to be a lady-in-waiting and bide my time until they started to recognize. My first time doing dramatic work garnered me back-to-back Emmy nominations.”

On filming sex scenes in her 40s: “I’ve been in this business for more than 20 years. How did you all wait until I was on the south side of 40 to be like, ‘Can you get on camera and roll around in the bed with these men?”

Hilarious but informative as always, Niecy’s cover issue will be available on stands on Friday, August 18!


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