Fast Facts

  • Received a scholarship to UCLA but dropped out after just one semester to pursue a career in entertainment.
  • Before embarking on her Hollywood career she was a featured member of the renowned performance troupe the Young Americans.
  • Released her debut dance-pop album, Nothin' But Trouble, in 1988.
  • Hosted a short-lived late-night musical variety show, The Party Machine With Nia Peeples, which was executive produced by Arsenio Hall. 
  • Has had costarring or recurring roles on several notable television series including General Hospital; Fame; Walker, Texas Ranger and The Young and the Restless.
  • Volunteers for the American Heart Association and in 2011 participated in the AHA's "Go Red for Women Stiletto Strut" in Glendale, CA.


  • Guy Ecker — Ex-husband
  • Sam George — Husband
  • Elizabeth Peeples — Mother
  • Howard Hewett — Ex-husband
  • Cynthia — Sister
  • Sienna Noelle — Daughter
  • Paula — Sister
  • Lauro Chartrand — Ex-husband
  • Christopher Hayzel — Son
  • Robert Peeples — Father


  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, CA


  • Birth Name: Virenia Gwendolyn Peeples
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Birthday: December 10, 1961, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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