My girl Niecy Nash didn’t cry when she turned 50 as a matter of fact she celebrated with a bomb photo shoot that she shared on Instagram and announced that she was divorcing her husband Jay Tucker after 8 years of marriage.
“I love my life right now. I have literally curated a life that makes me happy every day. So why wouldn’t I celebrate it?”, she shared with Essence.
Nash chose herself, and has inspired other women along the way to do the same.
“You will always be the thing—whether you’ve got a man or not, whether you have someone chasing you. It doesn’t matter. You’re the thing,” she shared with the ladies at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon back in February. “You get up every day and choose yourself, and you teach your children to do the same.”
Our girl Niecy Nash turned 50 over the weekend and celebrated by posting some dope pic’s that included her apple bottom, a snippet of Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman poem, and most importantly a transparent message that deserves a round of applause!
Tipping my hat to all those who don’t run from the truth or hide their pain.
To those who have had to begin again over and over… I see you. I love. I am you. We got this! Taking my 50th trip around the sun happier than I’ve ever been!
The actress also spent her birthday weekend celebrating her NAACP Image Award win for her role as Delores Wise in Netflix’s When They See Us. Niecy played the mother of teenager Korey Wise, who went to prison for 11 years for a crime he did not commit.
Happy Birthday Niecy We Love You Too and We See You!!!!!!!!
Actress Niecy Nash is one of the black women who rock being honored at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood awards next month.
About the actress as written by Regina Robertson for ESSENCE Years before embarking on the role of the ever-enterprising boss Desna Simms on Claws, Nash was the one who brought the laughs. But even as she was cutting up on Reno 911!, sashaying on Dancing With the Stars and hosting Clean House (for which she won a Daytime Emmy), Nash knew she had more to offer. Convincing Hollywood gatekeepers she could bring the drama required some patience. “For a long time, the industry was polite, but they were like, ‘Dear, you have a lane. You do broad comedy. Stay over there,’ ” she says. “I had to be a lady-in-waiting and bide my time until they started to recognize.”
Last fall, she tugged on our heartstrings with her portrayal of the mother of Central Park 5’s Korey Wise in the Netflix series When They See Us. She helped paint a vivid portrait of a community fractured by the legal system and shined a national spotlight on the men we now know and celebrate as the Exonerated Five. For Nash, who at age 5 set out to be “Black, fabulous and on TV” after seeing Lola Falana on-screen, art is about entertainment and upliftment. “My ‘job’ is what I do, but my ‘who’ is to be of service in the world,” she says. “You have to find those places where you are called to serve.”
Nash is being honored along with award winning music video director Melina Matsoukas ; actress Lashana Lynch; and the trailblazing cast and co-executive producer/director/writer of Pose.
The Essence Black Women in Hollywood awards are going down again at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA on February 6th.
Last night Elle held its Women In Hollywood Dinner, and “too blessed to be stressed” actress, Niecy Nash was in attendance. The Christian actress took pics with the honorees, and other ladies in attendance, and posted them on her social media account with the hashtag “womensupportingwomen”
Michelle Williams celebrated her 42nd birthday on July 23rd.
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