Nancy Friedrich grew up in Columbia, Maryland, in a little neighborhood called Longfellow. The town had multiple interfaith centers and the schools did not have closed classrooms, just door-less, wall-less "pods" with tribal names. Her theatrical debut was at age six when she played a green anteater in the biblically inspired Two by Two. She completed her BFA from Shenandoah University before moving to Chicago where she had one foot in the theater scene, one foot in improv and another foot in sketch comedy.
While in Chicago, Nancy received a Jeff Award nomination for Lead Actress in a Play for the role of Jennifer in A Dastardly Ficus and other Tales of Woe and Misery, produced by The Strange Tree Group in 2009. The following year she won a Jeff Award for Supporting Actress in a Play for the role of Mary Warren in The Crucible. Nancy spent many years performing at iOChicago with several troupes including Virgin Daquiri and Henrietta Pussycat. She also wrote and performed multiple shows at The Annoyance Theatre and with several comedy groups Pennybear, St Gregs Place and Mountain Dawn. She has appeared in several festivals including TBS' Just For Laughs in Chicago, New York Fringe and San Francisco Sketchfest.
Nancy relocated to LA in 2013 and loves it! Hiking in February? Yes, please! She has appeared in the feature film Warren, a film selection of the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Her TV credits include Another Period on Comedy Central, A TO Z on NBC, Dr. Ken on ABC, Single Long for HBO-GO, the NBC pilot State of Romance, a pilot presentation called Hell on Earth, and several short films and commercials. Nancy has also performed live on a number of amazing comedy shows in LA including Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen, The Super Serious Show and Andy Kindler's Particular Show.