Twenties and Dear White People fans we’ve got good news for you. Your favorite, Nia Jervier has joined The Chi for its 5th season. Yes! She’s portraying “Tierra”, the god-niece of Douda (Curtiss Cook).
This Nia Jervier Bio explores her life.
Nia Jervier On The Chi
Showtime’s The Chi returned for its fifth installment on June 26, 2022, and there appeared Nia Jervier as “Tierra” — the poised, polished, and driven god-niece of Douda, whom he recruited for a rebranding effort.
But she wasn’t the only newbie, the show also introduced Carolyn Michelle Smith as Deja (Shaad’s new love interest), L’lerrét Jazelle as journalist Fatima, and Antonyah Allen as Simone (Kevin’s new classmate).
Also, returning this season were cast members Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr., Michael V. Epps, Birgundi Baker, Luke James, and Curtiss Cook.
According to Showtime’s official page, season 5 of The Chi “delves deeply into the many joys and complications of Black love: relationships, children, career, community, and self.”
Super excited for the premiere Nia took it to her April 20 IG post to share, “See you on the South Side June 24th! So much love to my Sister @lenawaithe @hillmangradproductions @shothechi #TheChi”
Also, on May 7, Nia once again shared an IG promo video captioned, “Let’s go! Season 5 The Chi! Premiering June 24th #thechi @shothechi @showtime.”
Did you know: The news about Nia joining The Chi first came in Feb 2022.
Nia Jervier Career
TV shows and movies might be new to Nia Jervier but she’s been performing in the theatre ever since she was 8. Caching the acting bug after her first visit to City Lights Youth Theatre in New York, she started performing at the musical theater every Saturday and Wednesday until she graduated from High School.
From musicals and plays including Once On This Island, The Apple Tree to The Music Man, Nia has appeared in numerous works. “It was the most magical of places to me. I fell in love with the theater there. It’s where I developed the heart of an artist,” she recalled.
Fast forward to years of theater and a brief break from it, Nia then landed her first big role as “Kelsey Phillips” on Dear White People in 2017. And 2 years later, she was then asked to portray “Vanessa” in the Twenties season 2.
Created and written by Waithe, Twenties featured a black girl who chased her dreams of being a screenwriter in Los Angeles alongside her two best friends, Marie and Nia.
According to Nia, the most rewarding part about her job was the ability to tell stories that are powerful enough to change the atmosphere of people’s hearts, and also the fame that came with it. Her proudest moment in life was going to the 2015 Cannes film festival for an amazing short film Lady Like.
Her inspirations include classic music from Cole Porter, Jazz standards, Bob Marley and Dina Washington. Also, she is obsessed with Diahann Carroll. “She is my biggest inspiration. Her style. Such grace! She’s the first black woman to win a Tony Award for Best Actress on Broadway, and the first black woman to star in her own weekly primetime television series,” the actress praised her icon.
When Nia isn’t filming, she keeps herself busy with interior design, particularly vintage and antiques. The actress even had a boutique design company called House of Jervier. What’s more, Nia even confessed she would absolutely be an interior designer if she wasn’t acting.
Trivia: Nia’s first-ever musical gig was at City Lights Youth Theatre. There she sang The Wind Beneath By Wings.
Is Nia Jervier Married?
Nia Jervier didn’t reveal her relationship status. So it’s unclear if she’s ever married or not.
However, digging around we found that she was on a date with a man in November 2008, and even posted some of their lovey-dovey pics over her FB. Sadly, we have no idea if he was her boyfriend or husband.
Nia Jervier Ethnicity
Nia Jervier flaunts Trinidadian-American ethnicity.
Her heritage is from the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago.
Nia Jervier Height
Nia Jervier stands tall at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm).
Her district features include — dark eyes, long black hair, and an oval face.
Is Nia Jervier On Instagram?
Yes, find her on Instagram @niajervier.
Nia Jervier Age
Nia Jervier was 41 years of age when she appeared on The Chi in 2022.
Yes, she does look a lot younger though.
Nia Jervier Family
Nia Jervier loves her mother, Cherry, the most in her family.
According to the actress, the love she has for her mother can never be put into the world. She inspired her and never failed to be a source of love and wisdom. “There would be no me without her,” Nia added.
Well, given that Cherry raised this “crazy creative child” all on her, she deserved the love.
Other members of Nia’s family include Lucien M Jervier (born: Jan 1937) and Mavis A Jervier (born: Oct 1938).
When Is Nia Jervier Birthday?
Nia receives her birthday wishes on June 7 and is of the Gemini zodiac.
Where Is Nia Jervier From?
Nia hails from Brooklyn, New York.
But as of 2022, she resided in Los Angeles, CA.
How Much Is Nia Jervier Net Worth?
Nia garnered a net worth of under $600 thousand by 2022.
The last we checked, she was represented by A3 Artists Agency – Theatrical in NY and CA, and Anonymous Content in CA.
So far, she has had training from Lesly Kahn, Annie Grindlay Studio, Margie Haber Studio, American Musical Dramatic Academy, F.H. LaGuardia H.S. for Music Art and Performing Arts, Ensemble Theatre Community School, City Lights Youth Theatre, and British American Youth Festival.