Nia Peeples - Updated May 2024

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Nia Peeples

Nia Peeples is an American singer and Actress. Nia Peeples is best known for her role in popular TV series like Fame and Pretty Little Liers. Her recent work includes the role of Grace’s mom, Susan, on The Fosters.

Early Life

Nia Peeples was born on December 10, 1961, in her birthplace, Hollywood California. And her age is currently 61 years old.

She is the daughter of father Robert Peeples and mother Elizabeth Joan who is a flamenco dancer. Although her birth name is Virenia Gwendolyn  Peeples, she goes by the name Nia.

She has a multiethnic descent with maternal grandparents of Filipino, Spanish, French, and German descent.

Moreover, even her father who was originally from Mississippi had Scots-Irish, English, Native American, and Italian ancestry.

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Caption: Nia Peeples with her family (Source: patcher)


Looking into her educational background, she attended West Covina High School. Later she joined UCLA.

The university even provided her scholarship for her talent in music. However, after her 1st semester, she dropped out of the university and moved on to pursue her career.

Nia Peeples – Net Worth 2023

The music scholar, Nia has massive earnings from her acting and music career. Her estimated net worth is $3 million. However, there is no inforomation about her salary and other asset values.

Relationship Status

Nia is currently single. However, in the past, she has had several love relationships but none could last forever.

She has had five marriages but all of them failed. Her first husband Guy Ecker is an American Actor.

They tied knows in 1984. However, it could not last for more than 2 years. After separating from Ecker, she dated Carlos Imperato for a year.

But this relationship also didn’t work out for her. Later in 1988, she married American Actress Howard Hewett.

The couple stayed together for 5 years and had a son together. They named him Christopher.

Eventually, in 1993 they called it off. 4 years after things ended with Howard, she met Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle.

And the two were married for 7 years from 1997-2004. Moreover, they had a child together named Sienna Noel.

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Caption: Nia Peeples with ex-husband Sam
Source: daily mail

Her most recent relationship was with Sam George a songwriter.

They got married in 2004 and had a 12-year-long relationship. Yet in 2016, the two got divorced.


Peeples’s love life and relationships have been quite controversial since she has had 5 marriages and probably more love affairs. Despite that, her professional journey has not faced any controversy.

Body Measurements

Even in her late 50s, Peeples looks healthy and energetic. Nia has an average height of 5 feet 2 inches and weighs 56 kg.

Moreover, she has a curvaceous body figure measuring 37-25-37. Talking about her other body features she has brown hair and light brown eyes.

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Caption: Nia at the #PLL100 party
Source: Pinterest

Career and Professional Life


Peeples started her career in the 1980s as a part of the performance group The Young Americans.

Subsequently, in 1988 she got her first hit with her single ” Trouble” which ranked no. 1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart and no. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Similarly, in 1991 she released another successful single “Street of Dreams which made it up to 12th rank on the Billboard Hot 100.

Apart from this, she has released two albums Nothin’ But Trouble and Nia Peeples.

Her contribution to the music industry has earned her several fans and followers. She has even given oversea concerts.

Some of her popular songs are; Trouble, High Time, Faces of Love, Street of Dreams, Be My Lover, and many more


In 1981, she debuted as a Hollywood actress playing the role of a deaf girl in the movie A Single Light. However, she is mostly recognized for portraying Nicole Chapman on the hit TV series Fame.

She has been a part of several movies and TV shows. Her popular movies include North Shore, Improper Conduct, Odd Jobs Tower of Terror, and many more.

Similarly, as a Tv series actress, she appeared on Andromeda’s The Spider’s Stratagem, The Young and the Restless, etc. Moreover, she has also been cast in the 2010 ABC Family hit TV series Pretty Little Liars.

Besides, she also hosted the American version of Top of the Pops and a weeknight dance music program called The Party Machine with Nia Peeples.

Her pre-production movies are Ulysses Coyote as Isadora Begay and Miracle Underground.


Despite being talented and hardworking, she has not taken how any awards. Nevertheless, she was once nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series in 2009 for her role in The Young and the Restless.

Brand Endorsements

Despite, being a famous personality, Nia Peeples hasn’t been endorsed by any brands till now. Hope she might be involved in some of the brand endorsements in the coming future.

Nia Peeples – Social Media

‘Actor, Dancer, Writer, Director, Mother, and Friend’ This is how Nia describes herself on her social media accounts.

Fans of her amazing voice and acting skills follow her on her social media sites.

She is active on Twitter with 153.1k followers and on Instagram with 190k followers. She keeps sharing her personal and professional life vis these sites.


She is passionate about health and fitness, often sharing her workout routines and healthy lifestyle tips on social media. Nia is an advocate for mental health awareness and has openly discussed her struggles with mental health, using her platform to raise awareness and promote mental wellness.

She promotes body positivity and encourages individuals to embrace their natural beauty, believing in celebrating all body types and creating a more inclusive society.  Likewise, she is also a lifelong learner with a thirst for knowledge, constantly seeking new opportunities for personal growth.