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BET Awards 2024: 5 Standout Performances from Niecey Nash

Culture’s biggest night featured appearances from Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Niecy Nash made a memorable appearance at the BET Awards 2024, alongside her wife, Jessica Betts, where they presented the “Video of the Year” award to the talented Victoria Monét

Known for her dynamic presence and versatility, Nash has carved a significant niche in Hollywood, excelling as an actress, comedian, and television host. Her illustrious career includes standout roles in hit series such as "Reno 911!," and "When They See Us," earning her critical acclaim and numerous accolades. 

Beyond her on-screen achievements, the Hollywood veteran is celebrated for her contributions to diversity and representation in the entertainment industry, making her presence at the BET Awards all the more impactful. Honor Culture’s biggest again by looking at some of Nash’s most standout performances.

  • “Reno 911!”

    The actress's portrayal of Deputy Raineesha Williams in the mockumentary-style comedy series Reno 911! is iconic. Her character, known for her sassy demeanor and hilarious one-liners, became a fan favorite.

  • “Claws”

    As Desna Simms in the TNT dramedy Claws, Nash led the show with her powerful and charismatic performance. Playing a manicurist turned crime boss, Nash brought complexity and depth to Desna, a fierce and vulnerable character.

  • “When They See Us”

    Nash portrayed Delores Wise in Ava DuVernay's critically acclaimed Netflix miniseries When They See Us, based on the true story of the Central Park Five.

    The actress’s powerful performance as the mother of one of the wrongfully accused boys earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

  • “Scream Queens”

    In the horror-comedy series Scream Queens, Nash is Denise Hemphill, a security guard with a knack for survival. 

    Her performance added a layer of humor and campiness to the show, and her character quickly became a standout among the ensemble cast. Nash's ability to blend comedy and horror showcased her versatility as an actress.

  • “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”

    Nash is Glenda Cleveland in Netflix’s biographical true crime television anthology series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story


    Her portrayal adds a haunting realism to the series, highlighting her versatility as an actress in tackling challenging and impactful roles.

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