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