Nicco Annan

actor, dancer, choreographer, known for iconic role as ‘Uncle Clifford’ in P-Valley

  • The immensely talented and versatile actor, dancer, and choreographer stars on Katori Hall’s critically acclaimed drama series P-VALLEY, that was picked up for a 3rd season. He stars as ‘Uncle Clifford’, a role that he has been with since its conception over a decade ago. It has earned him a 2022 NAACP Image Award, a 2021 Independent Spirit Award Nomination, a 2021 NAACP Image Award nomination, and he was honored at the Critics’ Choice Black Celebration of Cinema with the Actor Award for Television. He also stars as ‘Jeff “Beatty” Roy’ in ensemble dramedy SERVED. He will host and EP 6-part docu-series DOWN IN THE VALLEY for Starz alongside EP Katori Hall (P-VALLEY) premiering July 5th, taking viewers on a 'tantalizing tour of the Deep South'
  • He has been featured in recurring and guest-starring roles on series such as SHAMELESS, THIS IS US, SNOWFALL, CLAWS, HALF SISTERS, SMOSH, and CHEETAH IN AUGUST
  • He trained under pillars in the American Theatre such as Isreal Hicks, George Faison, and Marilyn McCormick. He trained and earned his BFA from the Conservatory of Acting at Purchase College
  • After college, he was hired as the choreographer in residence at the Yale School of Drama
  • Theatre credits include, Katori Hall’s PUSSY VALLEY- World Premiere, LADY KILLER'S LOVE STORY (CeeLo Green musical), SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, and STORYVILLE
  • Currently resides in Los Angeles
  • The immensely talented and versatile actor, dancer, and choreographer stars on Katori Hall’s critically acclaimed drama series P-VALLEY, that was picked up for a 3rd season. He stars as ‘Uncle Clifford’, a role that he has been with since its conception over a decade ago. It has earned him a 2022 NAACP Image Award, a 2021 Independent Spirit Award Nomination, a 2021 NAACP Image Award nomination, and he was honored at the Critics’ Choice Black Celebration of Cinema with the Actor Award for Television. He also stars as ‘Jeff “Beatty” Roy’ in ensemble dramedy SERVED. He will host and EP 6-part docu-series DOWN IN THE VALLEY for Starz alongside EP Katori Hall (P-VALLEY) premiering July 5th, taking viewers on a 'tantalizing tour of the Deep South'
  • He has been featured in recurring and guest-starring roles on series such as SHAMELESS, THIS IS US, SNOWFALL, CLAWS, HALF SISTERS, SMOSH, and CHEETAH IN AUGUST
  • He trained under pillars in the American Theatre such as Isreal Hicks, George Faison, and Marilyn McCormick. He trained and earned his BFA from the Conservatory of Acting at Purchase College
  • After college, he was hired as the choreographer in residence at the Yale School of Drama
  • Theatre credits include, Katori Hall’s PUSSY VALLEY- World Premiere, LADY KILLER'S LOVE STORY (CeeLo Green musical), SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, and STORYVILLE
  • Currently resides in Los Angeles
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NICCO ANNAN is an immensely talented and versatile actor, dancer, and choreographer who, after making his mark in the Off-Broadway and regional theatre communities, has etched his way on the Hollywood scene.

Annan stars on Katori Hall’s critically acclaimed drama series, P-VALLEY. The series follows the community that builds around a strip club in the Mississippi Delta. Annan plays “Uncle Clifford,” a role that he has been with since its conception over a decade ago. As a Black gay man playing a non-binary role, Annan defies traditional gender limitations while bringing dignity and grace central the common humanity of the character he plays. Alan Sepinwall from ROLLING STONE calls Annan‘s role, “the cast’s big breakout — cynical boss and sentimental mother hen in one shiny package...” For his role as Uncle Clifford, Nicco garnered a 2021 Independent Spirit Award Nomination for "Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series," as well as a 2021 NAACP Award nomination for “Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.” The second season premiered on June 3 on Starz.

Also on television, Annan has been featured in recurring and guest-starring roles on series such as SHAMELESS, THIS IS US, SNOWFALL, CLAWS, HALF SISTERS, SMOSH, and CHEETAH IN AUGUST. 

In addition to Annan’s television work as an actor, he and his partner, Rhapsody James, from their commercial dance program, Motivating Excellence, choreographed the cotillion piece in the ALL AMERICAN episode titled, “Protect Ya Neck.” The piece fuses the worlds of classical ballroom dance and current day commercial hip-hop, which has been submitted for a 2020 Emmy® nomination. 

In the theater community, Annan trained under pillars in the American Theatre such as Isreal Hicks, George Faison, and Marilyn McCormick. He trained and earned his BFA from the Conservatory of Acting at Purchase College. Annan made his signature theatre premier in The Hot Wing King by Katori Hall which is a genial play, built around a cooking contest in Memphis. Annan’s other theatre credits include, Katori Hall’s Pussy Valley- World Premiere, Lady Killer's Love Story (CeeLo Green musical), Smokey Joe's Café, Five Guys Named Moe, and Storyville. 

Annan currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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