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Giles, Nancy

Nancy Giles

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Nancy Giles was born on July 17, 1960 in Queens, New York, US.  

Giles attended Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, where she earned a B.A.

Irrational Man~2015 - President's Assistant
The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz~2014 - Torquemada
The Foxy Merkins~2013 - Featured Interview
Superheroes~2007 - Barbara Finch
Joshua~2007 - Besty Polscheck
Loverboy~2005 - Principal
Pop Life~2002 - Marcia
States of Control~2001 - Volker
True Crime~1999 - Leesha Mitchell
I'm Not Rappaport~1996 - Ella Mae Tilden
Fear of a Black Hat~1994 - Loreatha
Angie~1994 - Bedside Nurse
Penn & Teller Get Killed~1989 - TV Interviewer
New York Stories~1989 - TV Interviewer (see Actor Connections - Film)
Working Girl~1988 - Petty Marsh Secretary (see Actor Connections - Film)
Me and Him (Ich und Er)~1987 - Martella
Big~1988 - Administrative Woman
Off Beat~1986 - Celestine

Half Life~2018 - Roselyn in:
     Strange Bedfellows
     Love Song
     So Great
     Almost Old
CBS News Sunday Morning~2002-2018 - Contributor/Commentator
Hardball with Chris Matthews~2016 - Herself/Guest Nov 23, 2016
Bearhood~2015 (doc) - Narrator
The Jim Gaffigan Show~2015 - Eleanor Williams in Superdad
Melissa Harris-Perry 2012-2015 - Herself/Guest (5 episodes)
MSNBC Live~2014 - Herself  Dec. 27, 2014
Up with Steve Kornacki~2013 - Herself Aug. 11, 2013
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton~2013 - Herself/Guest Jun. 26, 2013
Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show~2013 - Herself/Guest Mar. 20, 2013
Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read~2012 (doc) - reader
Snow Babies~2012 (doc) - Narrator
Joy Behar: Say Anything!~2012 - Herself - Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Gloria Steinem, Shelby Knox, Howard Bragman, Nancy Giles
Caris' Peace~2011 (doc) - Herself
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black~2009 - Herself
The Electric Company~2009 - Mrs. Mappler in Franscent
The Wrong Coast~2004 - Celebrity voices (see Actor Connections - TV)
Law & Order~2004 - Claudia Gaines in Gov Love
Hey! Joel~2003 - Z in Judgment Day
PB&J Otter~1998 - Aunt Nanner/Additional Voices
Fox After Breakfast~1996 - Announcer
The Jury~2004 - Tamira Davis in Mail Order Mystery
Spin City~1998 - Social Worker in It Happened One Night
Dollhouse Murders~1992 - Librarian
Delta~1992 - Connie Morris
Dream On~1994 - Carolyn in Where There's Smoke, You're Fired
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air~1992 - Madie in Community Action
L.A. Law~1991 - Angela Sprung in Badfellas
In Living Color~1991 - in Home Alone Again
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson~1989 - Guest - Show #4071 and #4030
Clinton and Nadine~1988 - Alice
China Beach~1988 - Pvt. Francis "Frankie" Bunsen (53 episodes)

TV Commercials
Office Depot
Burger King
True Value Hardware
Folger's coffee
Cooking School (Food Network)
Channel 13:  Three Mo Tenors in Africa
Kilimanjaro film promo
Showtime: Black History Month promo
All About Eve: Bette Davis film promo
Lifetime Television
New York Times

Good For Otto~2018 - (The New Group, New York, NY)
The Further Adventures of the Accidental Pundette~ - Herself
Suite for Human Nature~2004/-2005 - narrator
Notes of a Negro Neurotic~1999 - One-woman show (Dixon Place Theater/Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC; tour)
Black Comedy: The Wacky Side of Racism~1999 - (Passage Theatre "Solo Flights Series", Trenton, NJ)
Police Boys~1995 - Officer Babe Ruth (Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY)
Urban Blight~1988 - Miss Byrd (Manhattan Theatre Co., Manhattan, NY)
Mayor The Musical (revue)~1985/6 - Bess Meyerson (Village Gate, New York, NY)
A Raisin in the Sun~1984 - Beneatha (Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL) Note: Received her union card here.
Nancy Giles (left), Melva Williams (seated), Antoine Roshell, Jackie Taylor, Brent Jennings); Photo: Norment, Lynn (March 1984). 'Raisin' Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary. Ebony Magazine. Page 60.
The Best of Second City~ - (National Tour)
Hey, Stay A While~1984 - (Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL)

Live Performances
Purdue University~2006 - Speaker on Martin Luther King (West Lafayette, Indiana)
Grand Rapids Community College~2006 - Speaker/Lecturer
Suite for Human Nature – A Family Holiday Event~2004 - Narrator
Hamilton Burr Duel 200th Anniversary~2004 - Narrator (Weehawken, New Jersey) (also broadcast on C-SPAN)
Dixon Place Donor Dinner~2003 - Host

Jay Thomas Morning Show~2001-? - sidekick
Giles & Moriarty~ - co-host

Video Games
Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory~2001 - Robot (voice)
Star Wars: Episode I - Jedi Power Battles~2000 - Adi Gallia (voice)

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Gracie Allen Awards (American Women in Radio and Television):
Rec'd 2004  Best Talk Show/Radio for Giles Moriarty (shared)
Rec'd 2003 Best Talk Show/Radio for Giles Moriarty (shared)
Theatre World Awards:
Rec'd 1984-5 Best Debut Performance for Mayor

2014 - Doctor of Humane Letters (Grinnell College)

Started with the Paper Bag Players as a singing bag of garbage.

Once played a Santa Elf at Macy's.

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