Jowharah Jones

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Jowharah Jones
Born1982 (age 41–42)
Occupation(s)Actress, singer

Jowharah Jones (born 1982) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her television role as Nico Slater, daughter of Vanessa Williams' character, on the series Ugly Betty, which she played in the first season (that role was played in the fourth season by Yaya DaCosta).


Jones was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Hershey. She attended Milton Hershey School and graduated with honors in 1999. She then moved to New Orleans, where she attended Xavier University of Louisiana as a mathematics major. After a year at Xavier, she moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.

Jones trained at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. During the following four years, she worked two jobs as she attended Tisch full-time and auditioned for stage, television and film roles. After graduating in 2004, she moved to Los Angeles, where she now resides.



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Janky Promoters Loli Tyson
2017 Backfire Aminah


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Veronica Mars Yolonda Hamilton Episode: "Lord of the Bling"
2005 Without a Trace Shantel Episode: "Neither Rain Nor Sleet"
2005 CSI: NY Kaitlyn Episode: "Supply & Demand"
2006 Ugly Betty Nico Slater 3 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Amelia Clarke Episode: "Broken Home"
2013 The Client List Paula Cole 4 episodes

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