In the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode “The Cruise,” while NYPD dating detectives Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) take their relationship one step further and go on a cruise together, Gina (Chelsea Peretti) and Terry (Terry Crews) help their boss Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) survive a visit from his sister Debbie.
Debbie is portrayed by Niecy Nash. She’s best known for her roles on Getting On (Didi Ortley), Scream Queens (Denise Hemphill), The Soul Man (Lolli Ballentine), The Mindy Project (Dr. Jean Fishman), The LeBrons (Gloria), and Reno 911! (Deputy Raineesha Williams). Known as a comedic actress, Nash took on a dramatic role in the 2014 film Selma — she portrayed Jesse Jackson’s wife Richie Jean Jackson. Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX.