niecy nash

*Niecy Nash is a busy actress! She appears on two TV series.

She plays a preacher’s wife, Lolli Ballantine, on “The Soul Man” with Cedric the Entertainer. And a nurse on “Getting On.”

It’s not the first time she was on two TV shows at the same time. Remember when, she was on “Clean House” and “Reno 911!” simultaneously?!

Well, the hardworking actress isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

She dished to about what she loves about “The Soul Man,” tonight’s (03-26) live episode on TVLand, black love and brown girls in Hollywood.

She loves her character and her marriage on the show with Cedric — a representation lacking on TV.

“The thing that I’m happiest about is in this climate where you have so many negative images in television, I continue to play half of a happily married couple. When Cedric first asked me to play his wife on the show, I asked him, “Are we happily married? Because I don’t want to be a mean wife or argumentative with the man. I want to be in love.” And he was like, “Yes!” Then I said, “I’m in!”

She continued with what she loves about the black couple:

“So I’m excited that we get to be that sort of Black couple in love on television, that we get to be the picture of that. A lot of the brown girls have to play the sidepiece these days, so I’m happy to be the rib tip!”

Her own real-life marriage has something to do with what she brings to her character on the show.

“For me, I feel like it grounds my character and makes her a lot more realistic. I do talk to Cedric in the same vernacular that I use at home. In the script, if they have me calling him “Boyce,” I may call him “Babe” or I may call him another pet name,” she said.

She added, “I’m just very tender in the way I speak with him and that makes my character a lot more realistic because it’s grounded in my own truth.”

And the excitement does not end with her awesome character and chemistry with Cedric, but season three is kicking off March 26 and a live episode is coming up.

“Season 3 is very exciting and this go around we actually are going to have a live episode. I think it’s going to be so much fun. One of my good girlfriends is going to be apart of the live episode — Brandy Norwood. She has a very funny part that she’ll be playing with us,” she said.

She continued with joking around about how the show could turn out!

“Also, my TV husband [Cedric the Entertainer] never knows his lines [laughs] so I’m excited to see what’s going to happen there! If the wheels fall off it for any reason it is still going to be entertaining, that’s what I know for sure.