Nicco Annan is an actor, dancer, and choreographer. He is best known for his portrayal of Uncle Clifford on the Starz drama series P-Valley, which is an adaptation of Katori Hall’s stage play Pussy Valley, in which Nicco played the role of the proprietor of the “PANK.”
Raised in Detroit’s NorthTown area, Nicco’s mother grew up in the southern United States, and his father is from Ghana. From an early age, Nicco wanted to pursue acting and went on to study improv and theater. When he was 17, he joined a dance troupe and found that he also has a passion for choreography. He received his diploma from Cass Technical High School and studied musical theater at the State University of New York-Purchase, where he received a bachelor of fine arts degree.
After college, Nicco was hired as the choreographer in residence at the Yale School of Drama. He also performed in theater productions on and off-Broadway. He moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to pursue acting and has appeared in Claws, Shameless, This is Us, and Snowfall. He is also the choreographer for the series All American.
In 2009, a friend of Nicco’s recommended him for a role in Pussy Valley, a play written by Katori Hall that centered on a strip club in the Mississippi Delta. Nicco auditioned for and was cast as Uncle Clifford, “The Pank’s” non-binary owner. He developed a detailed backstory for the character and portrayed the role in several smaller runs as well as the full production at Mixed Blood Theatre in 2015.
When the play was ordered for a television adaptation by the Starz Network, He again auditioned was cast to reprise Uncle Clifford’s role. The P-Valley series premiered in 2020, and Nicco received critical acclaim for his season one portrayal.