Nancy Giles

Nancy Giles

Nancy is a writer and contributor to the Emmy award-winning "CBS News Sunday Morning." She was the announcer and co-host of the alternative morning show "Fox After Breakfast;" was girl GI Frankie Bunsen for three seasons on the acclaimed drama "China Beach;" and was hostile waitress Connie on the comedy series "Delta" starring Delta Burke (both shows on ABC-TV). She's guested on shows like "The Jury," "LA Law," "Spin City," "Law and Order," "Dream On," and "Fresh Prince."

On film, she had small but extremely important roles in "True Crime" (Clint Eastwood), New York Stories (Woody Allen's "Oedipus Wrecks"), Working Girl (Mike Nichols), and Big (Penny Marshall); plus the indies Loverboy(Kevin Bacon) and Everything's Jake.

While living in Chicago she toured for three years with the Second City comedy troupe, and got her union card playing Beneatha in "A Raisin In The Sun" at the Goodman Theatre (she still has the card). Nancy won a prestigious Theatre World Award for her off-Broadway debut in the satirical musical "Mayor." Other New York theatre credits include Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Naked Angels, Ensemble Studio Theatre, All Seasons Theatre Company, and HB Playwrights Foundation. In December of 2004 she had the joy of narrating "Suite for Human Nature," a new comic fable written by Diane Charlotte Lampert, with music by Wynton Marsalis, and performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Harlem Boys Choir. And it was great.

On radio, she was Jay Thomas' sidekick on "The Jay Thomas Morning Show" on New York's Jammin' 105, and co-hosted "Giles and Moriarty" with CBS News correspondent Erin Moriarty on WPHT in Philadelphia. Their show won back to back American Women in Radio and Television Awards ("Gracies") for "Best Radio Talk Show" for the two seasons it was on the air. She loves radio and hopes to do more of it. You've also heard Nancy's voice on radio and television commercials, in cartoons, and subliminally while you shop in plus-size clothing stores.

Nancy wrote and performed the solo pieces "Black Comedy: The Wacky Side of Racism" and "Notes of a Negro Neurotic," which were both developed with and directed by Ellie Covan at Dixon Place in New York City. She continues to develop new material at both Dixon Place and Passage Theatre in Trenton, New Jersey, and is working on a book of hopefully comic autobiographical essays: "Things My Afro Taught Me" (working title).

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