Jamia Simone Nash Bio, Boyfriend, Career, Music, Films

Jamia Simone

Jamia Simone Nash Biography

Jamia Simone Nash also knows as Jamia is an American singer and actress.

She is the youngest African-American to perform on the Annual Academy Awards ceremony worldwide telecast to date.

Age | How old is Jamia?

She was born on August 21, 1996 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S. She is 26 years old as of 2023.

Family | Parents

She was born to the family of Charlene Nash and James Nash. Her father, James, CEO of The Popular Entertainment Group manages her career. She has a younger sister called Olivia who stays with her parents in Los Angeles, California.

Boyfriend |Who Is Jamia’s Boyfriend?

As of 2023 there is hardly any information on whether Jamia is in any kind of relationship. She has kept her dating life private.


She started to sing when she was 4 years old. Her first appearance was in a syndicated music television program “Showtime at the Apollo” in 2002, where she performed Alicia’s Keys song “Fallin”.

In 2003, she performed at the Essence Awards singing Who’s Lovin You by Michael Jackson in honor of Mary J. Blige. She also made her acting debut in 2003 when she acted the role of Aretha in the TV show My Wife and Kids.

In her music career, she has shared the stage with superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Josh Groban and John Mayer.


Before her appearing on the stage, she appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and The CBS Early Show, she sang for Aretha Franklin, John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey, the King of Jordan and the President of the United States, who named her”the definition of the future”.

Still in 2003, she sang the National Anthem during the 2003 NBA All-Star Game festivals and she appeared in several movies like My Wife and Kids, Romeo and The Backyardigans.

In 2004, she sang together with he sister the hook in the song Black Girl Pain on Talib Kweli’s 2004 album, The Beautiful Struggle.


In 2006, she landed a role of  Fantasia Barrino on the Lifetime Original movie Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, a biopic about the American Idol winner from 2004.

She appeared in the musical film August Rush in 2005, playing the role of Hope, Evan’s little friend and was also the lead vocalist on the song Raise It Up from this movie. For this role, she got her first nomination in Young Artist Awards in 2008 and for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress.

On February 24, 2008, at the 80th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, she performed the Oscar-nominated original song “Raise It Up”.

Her inspiring lead performance with the Impact Repertory Theater of Harlem not only won her rave reviews, but also secured her place in the history books as the youngest African-American to perform on the prestigious worldwide telecast to date.The song was then nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Original Song.


She played Ana Hamilton on  CBS’ daytime television opera The Young and the Restless in 2008 and on June 21, the same year, she appeared at Atlanta’s Phillips Arena on a two hour musical event called Songs of Soul and Inspiration.

This event was directed by Debbie Allen, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony award-winning producer and choreographer. On July 18, 2009 she sang Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love at the Kennedy Center as a tribute to the Apollo program’s 40th anniversary.

She has appeared in TV series in episodes of 7th Heaven and The Young and Restless. On March 28, 2017, she independently released her first EP, Simply Jamia.

Jamia Simone Nash Filmography

She has appeared in several movies and TV Shows as follows:

Half & Half
7th Heaven
Haley Michaels
My Wife and Kids
The Backyardigans
Uniqua (Singing voice)
Jack’s Big Music Show
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Young Fantasia Barrino
August Rush
The Young and the Restless
Ana Hamilton


She has one EP called Simply Jamia that she released independently on March 28, 2017.

Jamia Simone Nash Songs

Venice Beach
Liquid Courage
Night to Remember
Raise It Up


Jamia Simone Nash Net Worth

She has earned herself an estimated net worth of $0.25 million as of 2023.

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Last Updated On:30th January 2023