5 Fast Facts about actress & dancer Nia Chanel
Nia Chanel is a 16-year-old, up-and-coming actress from Chandler, AZ who is also a competitive dancer, model and youth ambassador for the Made in Her Image organization.
She is represented by NTA Talent and her work includes PSA’s with Fox Sports, a lead role in the short film ‘Souls’, co-star role as ‘Jada’ on Insecure (HBO), and most recently a co-star role as ‘Brianna’ on Abbott Elementary. Her dance crew recently won first place in the Prelude Dance Competition in Claremont, CA and will be competing in the Body Rock dance competition in San Diego this June.
Let’s find out more about this talented teen with 5 Fast Facts about Nia Chanel!
Filming Abbot Elementary had an ‘explosive’ moment!
Abbott Elementary was one of the funnest sets I’ve worked on–especially learning from Quinta Brunson and the rest of the cast. However, my absolute favorite part was meeting Tyler Williams. I grew up on Everybody Hates Chris and Let It Shine so, meeting him was so real! The funniest part was filming the interrogation scene. The straw to the Capri Sun Janine offers my character Brianna was metal. During a take, the straw poked all the way through kind of exploding it making a mess and we all tried to stay in character.
She loves inspiring other people to perform.
When I am able to inspire people. Whether that’s in dance and I inspire more people to try dancing, or TV/Film. The usual question I get is how I got into acting and that they want to start as well. I always perk up seeing them so interested.
She loved the Candyland Prom (which TWK sponsored).
The Candyland prom so great! I loved having a great time with my friends. Also meeting new friends throughout the night. Networking was fun and we danced the night away. And the view from the venue was one I won’t forget. Definitely a night to remember.
Nia’s got a couple of surprising hobbies.
Something not a lot of people know about me is I produce my own music as a hobby and fun release. That goes hand in hand with me also playing the guitar. Fun fact, my guitar’s name is Tiana. And, oh boy do I love skating. When I was around 5, I got my first pair of skates and my mom says I basically lived in them. I recently got a new pair for Christmas from my older brother and I’m happy I can use them as often as I want!
She doesn’t like a very common treat:
Something I could never eat is surprisingly peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It’s the texture and the smell of the peanut butter, I just can’t do it. But, you can always catch me having a grilled cheese sandwich!
Selfie time! : )
Right before one of my pageant workshops for an upcoming Juneteenth pageant