The writers patterned the role after her. Nia stayed with the show 2 1/2 years from 1984 - 1987.
Along the way she was getting featured in local and national magazines, including the ever
popular teen magazines. "Fame" was a series that enabled Nia to develope and showcase all
went a step further and had her character killed off in a drunk driving
accident. After "Fame", Nia made her 1st feature film, the surfing
movie "North Shore". She returned to TV as host of an american
running british music
show "Top Of The
Pops". While hosting
the show, she recorded
her first album for
"Mercury", "Nothin But
Trouble". Her 1st single,
"Trouble", became a
#1 hit on the dance
charts. She appeared
new talent, and even appeared
on the ledgendary "Soul Train".
She played before 150,000 in
Germany with Phil Collins and
Roxette. Thruout these live
appearances, she was joined
by her sister, Cynthia dancing
and singing backup. Nia also
had a song on a movie soundtrack
for a film very much like "Fame"
months. That experience gave her more national
exposure and feature articles in "People" magazine
album for "Charisma". The self titled album was released in 1992. Nia's talents also extended
to song writing and she had one of her songs recorded by "Pepsi & Shirlie". Her music also
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"Melrose Place", and "One Life To Live" Nia also recieved "Billboard" and "Cashbox"
awards including"Best New Single", and "Best Choregraphy". In 1992 she also
"I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore" with
the popular "Seinfeld" star Jason
Alexander. Nia also had a major
role in the TV mini-series "Return
To Lonesome Dove". In recent years
Nia Has focused on acting, making
TV guest shots, including a popular
those pilots resulted in short lived series: "Courthouse" in 1995, and "Crises Center" in 1997.
"Tower Of Terror". She also expanded
her talents by producing and directing
a short film "Treading Water", and
writing a TV pilot "Educating Annie".
Nia also had a role in the long awaited
sequel film "Blues Brothers 2000". In
November 1997, Nia married Lauro
CBS series "Walker ,Texas Ranger". The film "Half Past Dead" with
Steven Segall soon followed. After "Walker" Nia has made TV series
series pilots and guest appearances and filmed 2 films and voice work
on her first animated|
film, all soon to be released. She is currently co- hosting the make over series "Pulled Over"
on the Style network.
Nia Peeples is truly a multi-talented performer.
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