Nancy Humphries O'Dell is an American television host and entertainment journalist. Nancy O'Dell and Billy Bush served as co-hosts of Access Hollywood, a 30-minute entertainment news program. Nancy O'Dell serves as a contributor for NBC's Today Show and Dateline NBC. She also co-hosted the Miss USA and Miss Universe competitions, the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on WNBC and the Miss USA 2006 and 2007.
Nancy O'Dell has appeared in several movies as either herself or a generic entertainment reporter, and has also taken on other acting roles, including minor roles in the television series Charmed and Scream 3 as herself. Nancy O'Dell was also the host and consulting producer of the USA Network talent competition Nashville Star over its first two seasons, but made the choice to leave the show upon its move from Saturday to Tuesday because of conflicts with her Access Hollywood schedule.
Born February 25, 1966, her primary personality traits are represented by the Chinese Zodiac elemental animal sign, the Fire Horse. The Fire Horse either succeeds beyond our wildest imagination or goes down in flames; they are the movers and shakers of the world. She tends to be volatile in the extreme and not afraid to take even the most dangerous risks. Depending on how much artistic talent she has, she can be a flamboyant, charismatic performer. She adds excitement to our lives and is great to have around---when she can control her temper and innate restlessness.