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Nyima Funk

Biography

Original cast person in MTV’s Crazy ‘N Away with Nick Cannon and NBC’s Thank God You’re Right here who became a cast member around the revived improv show Whose Line could it be Anyway? and sponsor of Undercover Cupid on Nickelodeon/NickMom. She actually is an alumnus of THE NEXT Town Chicago and Detroit Mainstages. In 2003, she was granted The Joseph Jefferson honor for Greatest Comedic Actress on her behalf work at THE NEXT Town Chicago. She was created in Cincinnati, Ohio and elevated in Ann Arbor, Michigan as you of five kids. She wedded Joshua Funk in 2000, and collectively they will have a child named Ziza along with a child called Moze. She became a member of Whose Line could it be Anyhow? when Aisha Tyler became the sponsor.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nyima Funk
Date Of Birth March 22, 1975
Place Of Birth Cincinnati, OH
Profession Comedian
Education University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Nationality American
Spouse Joshua Funk
Parents Wendy Woods
TV Shows Thank God You're Here, Undercover Cupid, Kitten vs. Newborn, Style Star, Lifegame
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1Is the first, and so far, only cast member on 'Whose Line is it, Anyway?' to play an Improv game in bare feet. In her 2nd episode, for the 'Sideways Scene' sketch, she removed her shoes and did the scene barefoot.
2Daughter is Ziza Funk, son is Moze Funk.
3She was awarded the 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for "Curious George Goes to War" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
4Her improv comedy troupe "The 313" is named after the Detroit area code. The group... (Joshua Funk, Nyima Funk, Larry Joe Campbell (According To Jim), Keegan Michael Key (Mad TV), Marc Evan Jackson, and Andy Cobb) are all former cast mates from The Second City .
5Nyima Funk was a cast member of Second City Detroit and Second City Chicago. Nyima co-wrote and performed in the Joseph Jefferson Award winning revues "Curious George Goes To War", and "Pants on Fire", along with Keegan-Michael Key and Director Joshua Funk.
6Nyima Funk started studying Classical Ballet at age 4. Nyima performed with The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater by age 7.
7Along with her brothers Raleigh and Renan Woods, Nyima Funk was a founding member of the Techno Detroit Techno Group "The Sound Odyssey". She was the lead singer: Annie Gravy.
8Attended the University of Michigan for Musical Theater. Met her husband Joshua Funk there.
9Performed at the Planet Ant Theater in Hamtramck, Michigan.
10Frequently uses her mother's name for improvisational scene characters. Her mother, Wendy Woods, is an Ann Arbor, Michigan, City Council member (2001-2007).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Son of Zorn2016TV SeriesShirley
American Dad!2016TV SeriesCashier
Shaded2015TV SeriesAnika Calhoun
Key and Peele2012-2015TV SeriesNyima / Singer / Real Instructor / ...
The Soul Man2015TV SeriesTerri / Mrs. Williams
Chasing Life2015TV SeriesPolice Officer
Undercover Cupid2014TV SeriesNyima Funk
Ask a Slave2013TV SeriesTracy Hunt
Mary J Blige Unaired Burger King Commercial2012Video shortMary J. Blige
Basketball Wives LA2011TV SeriesImprov Teacher in class
Second City This Week2011TV SeriesCelebrity Guest
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesOprah's Script Writer
SuperNews!2009-2010TV Series
Chocolate News2008TV SeriesNyima Funk
Kitten vs. Newborn2008TV SeriesKeisha
Saints Row 22008Video GameVarious (voice)
Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz2007TV SeriesCondileeza rice Condileeza Rice
Thank God You're Here2007TV SeriesEnsemble
Revenge2007TV MovieLesbian Driver
According to Jim2007TV SeriesNurse #1
Sucker for Shelley2007ShortRoxy
Grounds Zero2006ShortNo Decaf Babe
Saints Row2006Video GameStilwater's Resident (voice)
Dr. Miracles2006ShortJudge Woods
Exposed: 25 Most Notorious Moments of Fashion Week2005TV MovieNarrator
Girlfriends2005TV SeriesNurse Gwen
Lifegame2001TV SeriesPlayer
Garage: A Rock Saga2000Rosa (as Nyima Woods)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mary J Blige Unaired Burger King Commercial2012Video short
Katt Williams: American Hustle2007Video documentary
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV Special contributing writer
Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz2007TV Series consultant writer - 9 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shaded2015TV SeriesHerself
Whose Line Is It Anyway?2013-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2013TV SeriesHerself
25 Favorite TV Weddings of All Time2011TV Movie documentaryNyima Funk
TV's Most Unforgettable Moments of 20102010TV Movie documentaryNyima funk
TV Land: Myths and Legends2007-2008TV Series documentaryHerself
BET Hip-Hop Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2007TV SeriesImproviser / Herself
Style Star2004-2007TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Tyra Banks Show2005-2006TV SeriesNyima Funk
Wild 'N Out2005-2006TV SeriesVarious / Herself

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