Nyima Funk

Nyima Funk
Nyima Funk
Born Nyima Anise Woods
Ann Arbor, Michigan,
United States
Spouse Joshua Funk (?-present)

Nyima Funk (born Nyima Anise Woods in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American actress, comedian and singer. She is best known for her work on MTV's improvisation show Wild 'n Out.

Contents

Biography

Early life

Funk started studying classical ballet at age 4 and performed in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater by age 7. Her mother, Wendy Woods, was a City Council member from 2001 to 2007 in Ann Arbor. She attended the University of Michigan, majoring in musical theater, where she met her husband Joshua Funk. Nyima, along with her brothers Raleigh and Renan Woods, was a founding member of the Detroit-based techno group "The Sound Odyssey" as its lead singer.[1]

Career

Nyima's career has extensively featured stage performances. Most notably, she served as a cast member of The Second City in both Chicago and Detroit and has performed at the Goodman Theatre and Planet Ant Theatre. During this time, Nyima wrote, along with Keegan-Michael Key and her husband Joshua, several Joseph Jefferson Award-winning revues including "Curious George Goes To War", and "Pants on Fire". She also regularly performs in Los Angeles with 313 Improv, "Baby Wants Candy", and "Opening Night, the Improvised Musical".

On television, she was a cast member of the 2007 NBC improvisation show Thank God You're Here and MTV's improvisation show Wild 'n Out. Additionally, she has appeared on Kitten vs. Newborn, Chocolate News, Short Circuitz, According to Jim, Girlfriends, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also narrates a show on the Style Network called Style Star.

Personal life

Nyima is married to Joshua Funk and currently resides in Los Angeles, California with him.

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Wild 'n Out — infobox television show name = Nick Cannon Presents: Wild n Out caption = rating = TV PG format = Improv runtime = 30 minutes (including commercials) creator = Nick Cannon executive producer = Nick Cannon director = starring = Nick Cannon, DJ D… …   Wikipedia

  • The Second City — For other uses, see The Second City (disambiguation). The Second City logo by Chicago calligrapher John Weber The Second City is a improvisational comedy enterprise which originated in Chicago s Old Town neighborhood. The Second City Theatre… …   Wikipedia

  • Thank God You're Here (U.S. TV series) — Infobox Television show name = Thank God You re Here caption = genre = Improvisation comedy creator = Working Dog Productions developer = presenter = starring = Host David Alan Grier Judge Dave Foley Repertory Company Chris Tallman Maribeth… …   Wikipedia

  • The Second City Detroit — is a comedy theatre located in the Detroit suburb Novi, Michigan. It is the Second City s third mainstage theatre in North America following the Second City Chicago and Toronto. [ [http://www.secondcity.com/?id=history/timeline#nineties The… …   Wikipedia

  • Short Circuitz — For the computer animated series, see Short Circutz. Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz The Short Circuitz title card. Format Comedy …   Wikipedia

  • List of alumni of the Second City — The following are notable writers, performers, directors, and musicians who have performed with the Second City. [cite web|url=http://www.secondcity.com/?id=history/alumni|publisher=secondcity.com|accessdate=March 31|accessyear=2007|title=The… …   Wikipedia

  • religion — religionless, adj. /ri lij euhn/, n. 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and… …   Universalium

  • Sven Hedin — Sven Anders Hedin KCIE (* 19. Februar 1865 in Stockholm; † 26. November 1952 ebenda) war ein schwedischer Geograph, Topograph, Entdeckungsreisender, Fotograf, Reiseschriftsteller und ein Illustrator eigener Werke. In vier Expeditionen nach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sven von Hedin — Dr. Sven Anders Hedin KCIE (* 19. Februar 1865 in Stockholm; † 26. November 1952 ebenda) war ein schwedischer Geograph, Topograph, Entdeckungsreisender, Fotograf, Reiseschriftsteller und ein Illustrator eigener Werke. In vier Expeditionen nach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Musique amérindienne — La musique amérindienne est celle pratiquée par les peuples premiers vivant en Amérique. Aussi appelés « Indiens », les Amérindiens sont les peuples autochtones dont la présence précède toute colonisation occidentale. Organisés en… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”