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Niecy Nash on Marriage, Playing Matchmaker, More

By// S. Tia Brown

There are at least three Black actresses Carol Denise “Niecy” Nash is likely to be mistaken for on the red carpet or on an errand run: Kym Whitley, Sherri Shepherd and Yvette Nicole Brown. “It’s dangerous when we all have our curly hair on at the same time,” quips Nash with her signature throaty chuckle. Then the veteran funny woman switches gears, turning the moment from laughable to teachable, adding, “People don’t ask 10 White women with blond hair how they feel— and there are a million of them— when they are compared to each other because it’s perceived as if they are all doing something different. But Black comedic actresses are compared because there are so few of us.”

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