After being one of the most funniest comedic actresses in the entertainment industry, Niecy Nash is finally getting her just due.
The 47-year-old star is now gracing the Sept. 2017 issue of Essence for the first time ever and looks incredible while doing so. In the Claws star's cover story, Nash goes into detail about the struggles of being in an industry that often viewed her as being one dimensional. She was told to only stick to one type of path. However, Nash never listened and it's finally paying off big time now.
“If you look at my track record, ‘She saw her mother get shot. She buried her only brother. She went through a horrible divorce. She lost her church.’ And to look at [my life], in many ways that does feel like a Cinderella story,” Nash told Essence.
#ClawsUp for our September cover star @NiecyNash1! In this issue, the actress reflects on her humble beginnings, having an undying faith and balancing motherhood with a career. “People say, ‘Oh you can’t be a mom and do this.’ How come you can’t?” Tell ‘em girl! Pick up our new issue on newsstands on 8/18 📷: @sophyholland
She continued: “For a long time, the industry was polite, but they were like, ‘Dear, you have a lane. You do broad comedy. Stay over there. I had to be a lady in waiting and bide my time until they started to recognize. My first time doing dramatic work garnered me back-to-back Emmy nominations...You've got to figure out how to get your do-over."
You can pick up Nash's Essence issue at newsstands on Sept. 18.