Giles, Nancy 1960-

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Giles, Nancy 1960-


Born July 17, 1960, in New York (some sources cite St. Albans), NY; daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Dorothy Aileen (maiden name, Dove) Giles. Education: Oberlin College, B.A., 1981.


Agent—House of Representatives, 211 South Beverly Dr., Suite 208, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actress. Second City, Chicago, member of touring company for three years; performer at comedy clubs, including Gothic Comedy Club, Moonwork, and Don't Tell Mama. Voice for commercials, including spots for Tide laundry detergent and the New York Times.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Alliance of Women Veterans (honorary member).

Awards, Honors:

Theatre World Award, outstanding new talent, 1985, for Mayor.


Film Appearances:

Celestine, Off Beat, Buena Vista, 1986.

Martella, Ich und Er (also known as Me and Him), Columbia, 1987.

Administrative woman, Big, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Petty Marsh secretary, Working Girl, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Television interviewer, "Oedipus Wrecks," New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989.

Television interviewer, Penn & Teller Get Killed (also known as Dead Funny), Warner Bros., 1989.

Bedside nurse, Angie, Buena Vista, 1994.

Loreatha, Fear of a Black Hat, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1994.

Ella Mae Tilden, I'm Not Rappaport, Gramercy, 1996.

Joanna Volker, States of Control, 1997, Phaedra Cinema, 2001.

Leesha Mitchell, True Crime, Warner Bros., 1999.

Marcia, Pop Life, Flinkin Productions, 2001.

Principal, Loverboy, ThinkFilm/Screen Media Films, 2005.

Meghan, Hold Up (short film), 2006.

Betsy Polsheck, Joshua, Fox Searchlight, 2007.

Barbara Finch, Superheroes, 2007.

Caris' Peace (documentary), GR Films, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Private Frankie Bunsen, China Beach, ABC, 1988-91.

Connie Morris, Delta, ABC, 1992-93.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sprung, "Badfellas," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Madie, "Community Action," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1992.

Madman of the People, NBC, 1994.

Carolyn, "Where There's Smoke, You're Fired," Dream On, HBO, 1994.

Carolyn, "Significant Author," Dream On, HBO, 1995.

Announcer, Fox after Breakfast (also known as The Vicki Lawrence Show), Fox, 1996.

Social worker, "It Happened One Night," Spin City, ABC, 1998.

Voice of Aunt Nanner, "Babbleberry Day," PB&J Otter (animated), Disney Channel, 1998.

Voice of Z, "Judgment Day," Hey Joel (animated), 2003.

Voice of Z, "Tatoos and Taboos," Hey Joel (animated), 2003.

Voice of Z, "Dream," Hey Joel (animated), 2003.

Tamira Davis, "Mail Order Mystery," The Jury, Fox, 2004.

Claudia Gaines, "Gov Love," Law & Order, NBC, 2004.

Commentator, CBS News Sunday Morning (also known as Sunday Morning), CBS, 2007.

Also appeared in episodes of Davis Rules and In Living Color, Fox.

Television Appearances; Other:

Alice, Clinton and Nadine (movie; also known as Blood Money and Blood Money: The Story of Clinton and Nadine), HBO, 1988.

Librarian, The Dollhouse Murders (also known as Secrets in the Attic and Shadows in the Attic), 1992.

Celebrity voices, The Wrong Coast (miniseries), 2004.

Narrator, Will & Grace: Backstage Pass (special), Lifetime, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Mayor (revue), Top of the Gate, Latin Quarter, New York City, 1985-86.

Joanne Jones, Christena (Tiny Mommy), Janice, and other roles, Young Playwrights Festival, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Urban Blight, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1988.

Sergeant Ruth "Babe Ruth" Milano, Police Boys, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1995.

Black Comedy: The Wacky Side of Racism (solo show), Mill Hill Playhouse, Trenton, NJ, 1999.

"Notes of a Negro Neurotic" (solo show), in Going to the River, Dixon Place Theatre, New York City, 1999, then Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Cohost of The New Jack Parr Show, a monthly presentation, West Bank Cafe, Laurie Beechman Theatre; also appeared in productions of The Best of Second City, Hey, Stay a While, and A Raisin in the Sun.

Radio Appearances; Series:

The Jay Thomas Morning Show, New York City, c. 2001.


Video Games:

Voice of Adi Gallia, Star Wars: Episode I—Jedi Power Battles, 2000.

Voice of pedestrian, Grand Theft Auto III (also known as GTA3), 2001.

Voice of robot, Smuggler's Run 2: Hostile Territory, 2001.



Black Comedy: The Wacky Side of Racism (solo show), Mill Hill Playhouse, Trenton, NJ, 1999.


Hold Up (short film), 2006.