About Ladies First with Laura Brown
We love to honor women who show up and get the job done, so now we're going to talk about it — and to the ladies doing the work. Hosted by InStyle's editor in chief Laura Brown, Ladies First with Laura Brown will feature guests like Michelle Pfeiffer, Emily Ratajkowski, Cynthia Erivo, Naomi Watts, La La Anthony, Ellen Pompeo, Storm Reid, and more. One thing these ladies all have in common (other than being total badasses)? They're all trailblazers who were the first to accomplish something in their field — whether that be earning the highest salary for an actress on TV or landing the first cover of People's "Most Beautiful" issue.
Niecy Nash on Confidence: Episode 6: January 5, 2021
Duration: 40:25 minutes
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Niecy Nash stunned the world in August with her fabulous wedding to singer Jessica Betts. But the Emmy Award-winning actress-comedian has been stopping the show since long before that, with roles on shows including Clean House, Reno 911, The Mindy Project, Claws, and many others, along with movies like Selma and the Netflix limited series When They See Us. Nash talks with InStyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown about the relentless inner drive that has taken her all the way to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"Very, very early on, I started to live by three words, and those three words were 'no matter what,'" she told Brown. "You don't have a babysitter? Pack them kids up, cause get to that audition no matter what. You have a fight with your husband when you got to go drive across town and be funny, you better cry all the way there and get out the car and fix your face, no matter what."
The actress also opened up about her sexuality and her past and present relationships and her marriage to Betts.
"It wasn't that I was married to men and had a desire to be married to a woman. Just that I loved the people that I loved when I loved them," she said. "And that's it. I don't have a 'this was my turning point' moment. What I'll tell you was that I'm a lover and I'm a marryin' woman, and I don't stay long on the streets."