Carol Denise \"Niecy\" Nash is an American comedian, model, actress, and producer, best known for her performances on television.\nNash hosted Style Network show Clean House from 2003 to 2010, for which she won the Emmy Award in 2010. As actress, she is best known for her role as Deputy Raineesha Williams in the Comedy Central comedy series Reno 911!. Nash received critical acclaim and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for her performance as nurse Denise \"DiDi\" Ortley in the HBO comedy Getting On. As of 2012, she is also starring as Lolli Ballantine on the TV Land sitcom The Soul Man. Nash also played a number of roles in films and has made many guest appearances on television shows. In 2014, Nash played the role of civil rights activist Richie Jean Jackson in the historical drama film Selma.