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Nia Peeples

Nia PeeplesAKA Virenia Gwendolyn Peeples

Born: 10-Dec-1961
Birthplace: Hollywood, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Multiracial [1]
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Singer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Walker, Texas Ranger


[1] Both maternal grandparents from the Philippines, the remainder of her ancestry primarily caucasian. Interview, August 2006: "My grandfather was from Manila, my grandmother from Sebu." Her father is a melange of Italian, Scottish, Irish and Native American, but exactly how this mix was arrived at is not known. Peeples has in the past called herself a "Native American" but clearly this is a small percentage of her ancestry. She has never stated publicly what tribe, if any, she may be a member of.

Father: Bob Peeples
Mother: Liz Peeples
Sister: Paula
Sister: Cynthia
Husband: Guy Ecker (m. 1984, div. 1986)
Boyfriend:
Carlo Imperato (actor, together 1987-87, broken engagement)
Husband: Howard Hewett (singer, m. 1989, div. 1993, one son)
Son: Christopher (b. 1990)
Husband: Lauro Chartrand (stuntman, m. 22-Nov-1997, one daughter)
Daughter: Sienna Noel (b. 1998)

    High School: West Covina High School, West Covina, CA
    University: Uinversity of California at Los Angeles

    Scottish Ancestry
    Filipino Ancestry Maternal

    TELEVISION
    The Young and the Restless Karen Taylor (2007-)
    Barbershop Det. Hahanna (2005)
    Walker, Texas Ranger Sydney Cooke (1999-2001)
    Nasty Boys Serena Cruz (1989-90)
    Fame Nicole Chapman (1984-87)
    General Hospital Carla Escobar (1983-94)
    Days of Our Lives Mallory (1983)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (9-Oct-2012)
    Battle of Los Angeles (12-Mar-2011) · Karla
    The Outside (13-Aug-2009)
    Connor's War (26-Sep-2006)
    Inside Out (13-Jun-2005) · Maria
    Sub Zero (2005)
    Half Past Dead (15-Nov-2002) · 49er Six
    Alone with a Stranger (2000)
    Poodle Springs (25-Jul-1998)
    Blues Brothers 2000 (6-Feb-1998) · Lt. Elizondo
    Tower of Terror (26-Oct-1997)
    Mr. Stitch (17-Aug-1996)
    Deadlock 2: Escape from Zone 14 (9-May-1995) · Allie Thompson
    Improper Conduct (1-Jan-1995)
    Return to Lonesome Dove (14-Nov-1993)
    I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore (24-Apr-1992)
    DeepStar Six (4-Jan-1989)
    North Shore (14-Aug-1987) · Kiani


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