Frequently uses her mother's name for improvisational scene characters. Her mother, Wendy Woods, is an Ann Arbor, Michigan, City Council member (2001-2007).
Performed at the Planet Ant Theater in Hamtramck, Michigan.
Attended the University of Michigan for Musical Theater. Met her husband Joshua Funk there.
Along with her brothers Raleigh and Renan Woods, Nyima Funk was a founding member of the Techno Detroit Techno Group "The Sound Odyssey". She was the lead singer: Annie Gravy.
Nyima Funk started studying Classical Ballet at age 4. Nyima performed with The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater by age 7.
Nyima Funk was a cast member of Second City Detroit and Second City Chicago. Nyima co-wrote and performed in the Joseph Jefferson Award winning revues "Curious George Goes To War", and "Pants on Fire", along with Keegan-Michael Key and Director Joshua Funk.
Her improv comedy troupe "The 313" is named after the Detroit area code. The group... (Joshua Funk, Nyima Funk, Larry Joe Campbell (According To Jim), Keegan Michael Key (Mad TV), Marc Evan Jackson, and Andy Cobb) are all former cast mates from The Second City .
She was awarded the 2003 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for "Curious George Goes to War" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.