Nia Peeples

Actor, Singer, Talk show host
California born and bred, multitalented actress Nia Peeples made the most of the versatility afforded by her exotic beauty and contrasting girl-next-door wholesomeness, and racked up an impressive number of television ... Read more »
Born: 12/10/1961 in Hollywood, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (49)

Pretty Little Liars 2010 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lavalantula 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Eyes 2014 (Movie)

Amanda (Actor)

Firedog 2014 (Movie)

(Voice)

Longmire 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Barbershop 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1994 - 1995, 1997 - 2001, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda 1999 - 2001, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pulled Over 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Host

Touched By an Angel 1994 - 1995, 1999 - 2001, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1999 - 2001, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Out 2004 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

It's a Miracle 1998 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Division 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Half Past Dead 2002 (Movie)

49er Six (Actor)

The Riff 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alone With a Stranger 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Puzzle Place 1994 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Blues Brothers 2000 1998 (Movie)

Lieutenant Elizondo (Actor)

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Crisis Center 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Courthouse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Life 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Robin Cook's Terminal 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Improper Conduct 1994 (Movie)

Bernadette (Actor)

XXX's & OOO's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

I Hate the Way I Look 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore 1992 (Movie)

Theresa Garabaldi (Actor)

The Party Machine With Nia Peeples 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Nasty Boys 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

DeepStar Six 1989 (Movie)

Scarpelli (Actor)

Top of the Pops 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Top of the Pops: A Very Special Christmas 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

North Shore 1987 (Movie)

Kiani (Actor)

Battle of Los Angeles (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodhounds II (TV Show)

Actor

Citizen Jane (TV Show)

Actor

Fame (TV Show)

Actor

Marker (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Stitch (TV Show)

Actor

My Name Is Kate (TV Show)

Actor

Poodle Springs (TV Show)

Actor

Return to Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

Actor

Swimsuit (TV Show)

Actor

Tower of Terror (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Sing 1989 (Movie)

("You Don't Have to Ask Me Twice") (Song Performer)

North Shore 1987 (Movie)

("Be My Lover") (Song Performer)

Biography

California born and bred, multitalented actress Nia Peeples made the most of the versatility afforded by her exotic beauty and contrasting girl-next-door wholesomeness, and racked up an impressive number of television credits throughout her career. After guest roles on series including "Hardcastle & McCormick." "T.J. Hooker" and "Tales of the Gold Monkey" (all ABC, 1982) and a recurring role on the network's daytime drama "General Hospital," the petite dark-haired exotic beauty shot to fame on "Fame." For three seasons (1984-87) on the popular syndicated series, Peeples auspiciously showcased her vocal and dance talents as well as her acting skills through her portrayal of sensitive but strong-willed performing arts student Nicole Chapman. Beautiful and brainy but down-to-earth and kind, her likable characterization of the high school girl and impressive performance in the musical numbers that frequently punctuated the drama series won the esteem of viewers, and when Peeples' character was killed off in a drunk driving accident, the audience response was overwhelming. This 1987 departure closed a chapter in the actress' career, and opened another, with Peeples making her film debut that same year in the trivial but enjoyable surf drama "North Shore." Charming and well-spoken, the actress was drafted to host CBS' broadcast of the long-running British music series "Top of the Pops" (1987-88). Her impressive presenting skills were later put to use on the dance music series "MTV's Friday Night Street Party," the Arsenio Hall-produced late night nightlife program "The Party Machine with Nia Peeples" (1991) and later, the vastly different PAX TV dramatization series "It's a Miracle" (for the 1998-99 season).

Relationships

Lauro Chartrand Stunts

Husband
Met during ther filming of "Bloodhounds II" (1996)

Sienna Chartrand

Daughter
born c. November 1998 father, Lauro Chartrand

Howard Hewett Actor

Husband

Christopher Hewett

Son
born c. 1989 father, Howard Hewett

Bob Peeples

Father
Scottish

Liz Peeples

Mother
Filipina

Cynthia Peeples

Sister
born c. 1963

Paula Peeples

Sister
born c. 1958

EDUCATION

University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
attended one semester

West Covina High School

West Covina , California
graduated

Milestones

2002

Cast in the action feature "Half Past Dead"

1998

Featured in the sequel "Blues Brothers 2000"

1997

Starred in the Disney production "Tower of Terror", aired on ABC

1997

Was a regular on the short-lived medical series "Crisis Center"

1996

Starred in the Sci-Fi Channel premiere movie "Mr Stitch" and the USA Network's "Bloodhounds II"

1995

Had a regular role as a dedicated public defender on the short-lived CBS series "Courthouse"

1994

Appeared in the independent thriller "Improper Conduct"

1994

Guest starred on the CBS series "Touched By an Angel"

1993

Had a featured role in the TV miniseries sequel "Return to Lonesome Dove"

1992

Starred opposite Jason Alexander in the feature "I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore", playing a psychology student who is interested in a man as a research subject while he is interested in her romantically

1991

Hosted the late night music series "The Party Machine with Nia Peeples"

1989

Guest starred in an episode of "Matlock" as a beauty pageant winner charged with murdering a fellow contestant

1989

Featured in the NBC TV-movie "Swimsuit"

1989

Appeared in the sci-fi horror feature "DeepStar Six"

1987

Made feature film debut with a starring role in "North Shore", portraying a Hawaiian native who falls in love with an Arizona surfer visiting the island to brave its waves

1984

Starred as Nicole Chapman on the syndicated "Fame"

1983

Took a recurring role on the ABC daytime drama "General Hospital" as a high school track star with a leg injury

1982

Made guest apearances on episodes of "Hardcastle & McCormick", "T.J. Hooker" and "Tales of the Gold Monkey" (all ABC)

1981

Landed a role as a young upstart singer on the series "Music Shoppe", aired only in Europe

1980

Performed with Liberace as part of 'The Young Americans' on his cable-aired Christmas special

1973

Returned to West Covina, California (date approximate)

1972

Moved with family to Waco, Texas for one year at age ten (date approximate)

1968

Began performing at age seven (date approximate)

Hosted CBS' broadcast of the long running British pop music series "Top of the Pops"

Left UCLA to focus on pursuing a performing career

Was a regular on CBS' popular police drama "Walker, Texas Ranger", playing undercover officer Sydney Cook

After graduating high school, toured Japan and Korea as part of the performing troupe 'The Young Americans'

Had a recurring role on the NBC police series "Nasty Boys", playing the wife of Benjamin Bratt's character

Hosted the PAX TV series "It's a Miracle"

Hosted "MTV's Friday Night Street Party"

Played Bloody Mary in a junior high school production of "South Pacific"

Raised in West Covina, California

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