Nakia Burrise

Growing up in Stockton, CA, Nakia was introduced tomusical theater and performance in elementary school. She began performingacrobatics by the age of five and later ventured into theater, musical theater,dancing, singing, and modeling. While attending Edison High School in Stockton,California, Nakia auditioned for UCLA’s prestigious theater department. She wasthe only African American female freshman accepted into the theater departmentthat year. By the time she was a junior at UCLA, her professional career hadbegun. She booked her first role as a series regular on Power Rangers, as TanyaSloan, the yellow ranger; while simultaneously recording her first pop albumwith her singing group, Divine. She has played an array of characters in such showsand movies as Atypical, Barbie’s Life in the Dreamhouse (voice), The Mindy Project,Rebel, Jane the Virgin, Baby Daddy, Murder in the First, Angie Tribeca Hart ofDixie (recurring), Star Trek Continues… Along with her television, voiceover,web series credits, she has appeared in numerous films, national commercials,musicals, and print ads.

Nakia Burrise

Growing up in Stockton, CA, Nakia was introduced tomusical theater and performance in elementary school. She began performingacrobatics by the age of five and later ventured into theater, musical theater,dancing, singing, and modeling. While attending Edison High School in Stockton,California, Nakia auditioned for UCLA’s prestigious theater department. She wasthe only African American female freshman accepted into the theater departmentthat year. By the time she was a junior at UCLA, her professional career hadbegun. She booked her first role as a series regular on Power Rangers, as TanyaSloan, the yellow ranger; while simultaneously recording her first pop albumwith her singing group, Divine. She has played an array of characters in such showsand movies as Atypical, Barbie’s Life in the Dreamhouse (voice), The Mindy Project,Rebel, Jane the Virgin, Baby Daddy, Murder in the First, Angie Tribeca Hart ofDixie (recurring), Star Trek Continues… Along with her television, voiceover,web series credits, she has appeared in numerous films, national commercials,musicals, and print ads.