Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Humanitarian of the Week: Niecy Nash

Miss Nash, courtesy of NiecyNash.com
The throaty laugh, the sincere smile, the energy, the flower in her hair—that’s what we think of when we recall the beautiful Miss Niecy Nash. Whether you know her from her work on comedies such as Reno 911, films such as Guess Who, reality TV shows such as Clean House, or from her recent appearance on Dancing With the Stars, you can agree that Niecy is the personification of joy and grace.

At the age of five, Niecy, while watching TV with her grandmother, saw Lola Falana for the first time and declared, “that’s what I want to do.” And, so, she did. With successes in a wide range of genres, Niecy Nash is the picture of the Hollywood success story—all without being the picture of the typical Hollywood star.

Miss Nash freely gives of her time to many causes. After losing a brother to youth violence, she has dedicated herself to stopping violence in our schools. Similarly, she valiantly fights to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence. She is also a crusader in the fights against HIV and breast cancer.

Niecy Nash is one of a rare group of people who uses her celebrity to influence change without seeking out the spotlight for her efforts. For this reason, Miss Nash is our “Humanitarian of the Week.”


Fran said...

A smart, sassy lady, this one. She's a doll and does such good things.

Joseph said...

I agree, Fran. She really is a good person.

On My Soapbox said...

Excellent choice for Humanitarian of the Week! I am a big fan of Ms. Nash :)