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Today we are catching up with actress Nia Peeples, who has appeared in several movies and TV series, including the show Fame that aired in the 1980s. So, what is Peeples doing now? Let's find out!

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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Amanda Blake: Played Miss Kitty on the TV series "Gunsmoke"

Pat Hingle: He's appeared in "Splendor in the Grass", "The Gauntlet", "Norma Rae" and other movies and was Commissioner Gordon in the "Batman" movies

Ridley Scott: Director, "Alien", "Blade Runner", "Thelma & Louise", "Blackhawk Down"

(Answer at the bottom)

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Nia Peeples

Learn More About Nia Peeples on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: 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".

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

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.

Her mother is a flamenco dancer, father is an artist.

Her hobbies include hiking, tandem surfing, rollerblading and skiing.

WHERE IS SHE 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.

WRITE TO NIA PEEPLES:
Nia Peeples
c/o Staff Member
Innovative Artists (LA)
1505 10th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

CREDITS:
2012 Miracle Underground (pre-production)

2012 23 Minutes to Sunrise (filming)...Rachel

2014 Dante's Paradiso Documented (post-production)...Speaker: 2nd Sphere - Mercury

2012 Dante's Inferno Documented (post-production)...Speaker: Exit

2011 Dante's Inferno Animated (short) (post-production)...Furies (voice: English version)

2010-2011 Pretty Little Liars (TV series)...Pam Fields

2011 Battle of Los Angeles (video)...Capt. Karla Smaith

2009 Citizen Jane (TV movie)...Evelyn

2009 The Outside...Joanne Blakey

2007-2009 The Young and the Restless (TV series)...Karen Taylor / Karen Winters

2007 Arwin! (TV series)...Ms. Hawkhauser
Pilot

2006 Connors' War (video)...Amanda

2006 Special Unit (TV movie)...Tara

2006 Alpha Mom (TV moviea)...Susan

2005 Barbershop (TV series)...Det. Hahanna

2005 Sub Zero (video)...Kelli Paris

2005/I Inside Out...Maria

2004 The Division (TV series)...Sandra Prestiss
Zero Tolerance: Part 1
Zero Tolerance: Part 2

2004 Andromeda (TV series)...Rox Nava
The Spider's Stratagem

2004 The Coven (TV movie)

2002 Half Past Dead...49er Six

2002 The Chang Family Saves the World (TV movie)...Pearl Empress

2001 The Riff...Heather Anderson

2001 Bruised (short)...Michelle

1999-2001 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV series)...Sydney Cooke / Sydney Gage

2000 Alone with a Stranger...Beth Jenkins

1998 Heroes: The Mystique, the Movies, the Men (TV movie)...Special Guest Host

1998 Poodle Springs (TV movie)...Angel

1998 Blues Brothers 2000...Lt. Elizondo

1998 Real Life (TV series)...Maya
Unaired Pilot

1997 Tower of Terror (TV movie)...Jill Perry

1997 Crisis Center (TV series)...Lily Gannon

1997 Early Edition (TV series)...Sister Mary
Angels and Devils

1997 Odd Jobs (TV movie)...Assassin

1996 Bloodhounds II (TV movie)...Nikki Cruise

1996 Terminal (TV movie)...Janet Reardon

1995 Mr. Stitch (TV movie)...Doctor Elizabeth English

1995 Courthouse (TV series)...Veronica Gilbert

1995 Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 (TV movie)...Allie Thompson

1995 Marker (TV series)...Lisa
Snowballs in Hawaii

1995 Crazy Love (TV series)

1994 Touched by an Angel (TV series)...Angela Evans
Fallen Angela

1994 Improper Conduct...Bernie

1994 XXX's & OOO's (TV movie)...Sasha Townes

1994 Highlander (TV series)...Nefertiri
Pharaoh's Daughter

1994 My Name Is Kate (TV movie)...Annie

1993 Return to Lonesome Dove (TV mini-series)...Agostina Vega

1993 The New WKRP in Cincinnati (TV series)...Sierra Smith
Chicago Story
Treasure of Sierra Smith

1992 I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore...Theresa Garabaldi

1991 The Party Machine with Nia Peeples (TV series)...Host - Herself
Episode dated 11 January 1991

1989-1990 Nasty Boys (TV series)...Serena Cruz

1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV movie)...Cathy Redding

1989 Nasty Boys (TV movie)...Serena Cruz

1989 Matlock (TV series)...Morgan Gerard
The Starlet

1989 Swimsuit (TV movie)...Maria

1989 DeepStar Six...Scarpelli

1987 North Shore...Kiani

1983-1986 Fame (TV series)...Nicole Chapman / Jesse's Girlfriend / Nicole

1984 Fame (short)...Nicole

1984 T.J. Hooker (TV series)...Maria Dominguez
Gang War

1983-1994 General Hospital (TV series)...Carla Escobar

1983 Days of Our Lives (TV series)...Mallory

1983 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV series)...Waitress
Flying Down to Rio

1983 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV series)...Zita Henriques
The Sultan of Swat

1981 The Music Shoppe (TV series)...Darcie

1981 A Single Light (TV movie)...Deaf Girl


To see Then & Now pictures of Nia Peeples, visit: Celebrity Nooz

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Amanda Blake: DEAD (AIDS)
Born: 02/20/1929 Died: 08/16/1989

Pat Hingle: DEAD
Born: 07/19/1924 Died: 01/03/2009

Ridley Scott: ALIVE
Born: 11/30/1937

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

10/5
Niver Arboleda, 43, Colombian footballer, heart attack.
Graham Dilley, 52, English cricketer, cancer.
Bert Jansch, 67, Scottish folk guitarist, singer and songwriter (Pentangle), cancer.
Steve Jobs, 56, American computer entrepreneur and inventor, co-founder of Apple Inc., pancreatic cancer.
Charles Napier, 75, American actor (The Silence of the Lambs).
Fred Shuttlesworth, 89, American civil rights leader.
Goksin Sipahioglu, 84, Turkish photographer.

10/4
Diana Gribble, 69, Australian publisher (McPhee Gribble), cancer.
Hanan Porat, 67, Israeli rabbi, educator and politician, cancer.
Shmuel Shilo, 81, Israeli actor and director.

10/3
Mikko Laine, 30, Finnish rock musician, truck accident.
Aden Meinel, 88, American astronomer and optical scientist.
David I. Mitchell, 79, American set designer (Annie), cancer.
Jim Neal, 81, American basketball player (Syracuse Nationals, Baltimore Bullets).
Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr., 92, American businessman (ACNielsen), Parkinson's disease.

10/2
Vasily Aleksanyan, 39, Russian lawyer and businessman, Executive Vice President of Yukos, complications from AIDS.
Don Lapre, 47, American television pitchman, suicide.
Peter Przygodda, 69, German film editor, cancer.
John Romonosky, 82, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Senators).
Francois Abu Salem, 60, French-born Palestinian actor and director.
Pavlos Tassios, 69, Greek film director.
Moshe Wertman, 87, Israeli politician.

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