Nia Peeples (Actress) as Nicole - Fame
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Updated: 6/04/2007

Name: Nia Peeples

Birth Name: Virenia Gwendolyn Peeples

Born: December 10, 1961 in Hollywood, California

Claim To Fame: She is best known for her role as Nicole Chapman on the TV series Fame.

Family Life: Lauro Chartrand (1997 - 2004) (divorced) 1 child
Howard Hewett (1989 - 1993) (divorced) 1 child
Guy Ecker (1984 - 1986) (divorced)

Children: Christopher (b. 1990) and Sienna Noel (b. 1998).

Info: Peeples got her break when she accompanied a friend to a rehearsal one day and was spotted by the producers, who cast her in the play "Music Shop". This led to guest appearances in TV shows "Hardcastle and McCormick" and "T.J. Hooker".

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Trivia: Nia attended UCLA on a music scholarship, during which time she performed as Liberace's opening act in Las Vegas on weekends.

She was once engaged to her "Fame" co-star, actor Carlo Imperato.

Mother Elizabeth Peeples is of Filipino, German and Spanish descent. Father Robert is of Italian, Scottish, Irish and Native American Heritage.

Mother is a flamenco dancer, father is an artist.

Her hobbies include hiking, tandem surfing, rollerblading and skiing. She also does a lot of charity work.

Often gets mistaken for Valerie Bertinelli

Her one husband Howard Hewitt was a singer in the group Shalimar.

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Where Are They Now: Peeples joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in 2007 in the role of Karen Taylor. She was part of the cast until May 2009.

She currently plays the role of Pam Fields on the ABC Family TV series Pretty Little Liars, based on the book series by Sara Shepard.

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Nia Peeples
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Innovative Artists (LA)
1505 10th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401


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