Widely known for her portrayal of character Pam Fields in the television show, Pretty Little Liers, Virenia Gwendolyn “Nia” Peeples is a very famous actress and singer from the USA.
Professionally known as Nia Peeples, she is also very well known for her role as Karen Taylor Winters on another television show The Young and the Restless. Her portrayal of Sydney Cooke in 1999’s show Walker, Texas Ranger is also one of her notable works.
Born on 10th December of 1961, Nia’s birth place is Hollywood, USA. She was born to father, Robert Eugene Peeples who is an artist and mother Elizabeth Joan who is a flamenco dancer.
Her father has ancestry of Italian, Irish, Scottish and Native American whereas her mother’s roots are German, Spanish and Filipino.
Nia attended the West Covina High School and later went to UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). For her talent in musical, the University provided Nia a scholarship. She was studying major in voice. However, after just a semester, she dropped out from the Univesity.
She later started to take acting lessons.
While Nia attended her university, she worked in Las Vegas during weekends as the opening act of Liberace.
As a Singer
Initially, Nia started her career in singing through The Young Americans. She was a performer in the group.
In 1988, Nia released her first single ‘Trouble.’
The song was on the no. 1 on the chart of Hot Dance Music/Club Play whereas the song also was in the 35th place of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
On the other hand, her single ‘Street Of Dreams’ is one of her most successful songs. Released back in 1991, the song ranked 12th on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
In the year 1985, Peeples was featured in the music video of Prince’s song titles ‘Raspberry Beret’ahh.
As an Actress
Nia made her debut in the field of acting through the role of a deaf girl in television film A Single Light. It was in the year 1981.
Nia gained recognition as an actress through her role as Nicole in 1984’s TV show Fame. The Fame is a very famous TV series. In the show, her character was an art student.
Nia also played the role of Kiani in 1987’s North Shore.
From the year 1999 to 2001, the singer cum actress was cast as Sydney Cooke, a Texas Ranger in show Walker, Texas Ranger. The show was also a huge hit and still has a good following.
Nia also made an appearance in an episode of Andromeda. She made her appearance in 2004 in the 4th season of the show. In the show, she played the role of Rox Nava.
Later in 2007, she was cast in the television show ‘The Young and the Restless.’ She portrayed Karen Taylor in the series, and it is also known to be one of her most well-done works as an actor. The show aired in May of 2009.
Currently, she is playing the role of Pam Fields in hit teen drama show Pretty Little Liars. In the show, she plays the mother to one of the lead characters in the series Emily Fields.
Nia Peeples is currently 55-years-old. She weighs 121 pounds (55 kg) and also has a height of five ft and 2in. Her body measurement is 34-24-36 in, and her bust size is 34C.
Relationships, Marriage, Divorce and Children
On 26th May of 1984, Nia got married to her first husband Guy Ecker, and they got a divorce in 1986.
Later in May of 1989, she again got married to Howard Hewett. The duo together had their first child Christopher Eugene Howard Hewett on 19th June of 1989. But the pair ended their marriage in 1993.
On 22nd November of 1997, she got married to Lauro Chartrand who is her third husband. Together they had a child on 11th November of 1998. Her name is Sienna Noelle Peeples Chartrand. Nia again ended her marriage with Chartrand on 1st June of 2004.
On 31st August of 2007, Nia for married to Sam George who is a filmmaker and a surfer. However, Nia filed a divorce against Sam only 20 days before their 8th anniversary. The duo finally got a divorce in recent 2015.
Actress cum singer has a total of 161 thousand followers on her official Instagram page along with 2 thousand 8 hundred followers on her official Twitter page.
Nia also has a total of 139 thousand fans on her official Facebook fan page.
The estimated net worth of Nia Peeples is $1.5 million. She earned the sum through her career as an actress and singer.
In August of 2015, it was rumored that the Pretty Little Lier actress was separating with her husband, Sam George. The information turned out to be true as the duo are no longer together.