Nia Peeples Biography

Nia Peeples is an American actress known for her role in the series ‘Fame.’ Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: December 10, 1961

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses Rhythm & Blues Singers

Age: 58 Years, 58 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Also Known As: Virenia Gwendolyn Peeples

Born in: Hollywood, California, USA

Famous as: Actress, Singer

Height: 5'2" (157 cm), 5'2" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Guy Ecker, Howard Hewett, Lauro Chartrand and Sam George (ex-husbands)

father: Robert Eugene Peeples

mother: Elizabeth Joan

siblings: Paula and Cynthia (sisters)

children: Christopher Hewett, Sienna Noelle Peeples Chartrand

U.S. State: California

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education: West Covina High School, UCLA

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Nia Peeples, born as Virenia Gwendolyn Peeples, is an American singer and actress. She is famous for portraying the character of Nicole Chapman on the series ‘Fame’ as well as of Pam Fields on the drama ‘Pretty Little Liars’. She is also recognized for playing Sydney Cooke and Karen Taylor on ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ and ‘The Young and the Restless’ respectively. Peeples has guest-starred in a number of TV shows, such as ‘Tales of the Gold Monkey’, ‘Hardcastle and McCormick’, ‘T.J. Hooker’, ‘Matlock’, ‘Highlander: The Series’, ‘Marker’, ‘Andromeda’ and ‘Longmire’. On the silver screen, she has acted in movies like ‘North Shore’, ‘DeepStar Six’, ‘Blues Brothers 2000’, ‘Poodle Springs’, ‘Alpha Mom’ and ‘Sub Zero’. As a singer, Peeples has released the albums ‘Nothin' But Trouble’, ‘Nia Peeples’ and ‘Songs of the Cinema’. The American beauty, who appeared as a mentor at 2nd annual Hatch audiovisual festival, is said to be an amazing human being in real life. She is a social media lover and this is why she is immensely active on Twitter, Instagram, MySpace, and Facebook.

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Career in Music
  • Nia Peeples started her music career with the performance group named The Young Americans. In 1988, she released the album titled ‘Nothin' But Trouble’ whose single ‘Trouble’ charted at No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. After this, she released the album titled ‘Nia Peeples’. The album’s song ‘Street Of Dreams’ became a huge hit. Then in 2007, her album ‘Songs of the Cinema’ came out.
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Acting Career
  • Nia Peeples first acted in the 1981 TV movie ‘A Single Light’ in which she appeared as a deaf girl. She then starred in the drama ‘General Hospital’ in 1983. The same year, she was cast as Nicole Chapman in the series ‘Fame’. After this, she did the flick ‘North Shore’. In 1989, the actress got featured in the film ‘DeepStar Six’ as well as in the TV movie ‘Nasty Boys’. Four years later, she performed in the miniseries ‘Return to Lonesome Dove’.
  • She played Dr. Elizabeth English in the television film ‘Mr. Stitch’ in 1995. Then after appearing in the TV movies ‘Odd Jobs’ and ‘Tower of Terror’, Peeples played the role of Sydney Cooke in the drama series ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’. In 2002, she did the flick ‘Half Past Dead’. Two years later, she guest-starred in the dramas ‘Andromeda’ and ‘The Division’ respectively.
  • Then in 2006, the American actress played Susan in the TV movie ‘Alpha Mom’. The following year, she joined the cast of ‘The Young and the Restless’. From 2010 to 2017, she appeared on the hit series ‘Pretty Little Liars’ as Pam Fields. During this time, Peeples also did numerous TV films.
Personal Life
  • Nia Peeples was born as Virenia Gwendolyn Peeples on December 10, 1961, in Hollywood, California, USA, to Elizabeth Joan and Robert Eugene Peeples. She has two sisters, Paula and Cynthia. She studied at West Covina High School and later on attended UCLA.
  • Coming to the actress’ love life, Peeples has been married four times as of now. Her first marriage was with actor Guy Ecker. After divorcing him, the beauty went on to marry singer-songwriter Howard Hewett. This marriage too ended in divorce, as did her third and fourth marriages to Lauro Chartrand and Sam George respectively. Peeples, who is currently single, has two kids, son Christopher and daughter Sienna.

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