Nia Long

Nia Long

Who is Nia Long?

Nia Long is an American actress. She is the two times recipient of the "NAACP Image Award" for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2004 and 2005 for her performance on the TV series "Third Watch". She is one of the most recognized Afro-American actresses in Hollywood having her career expanded for over 30 years in the film industry. Her Instagram account is @iamnialong and has 3.5 million followers. Her twitter account is @Nia Long and has 1 million followers. 

Famous for

  • Her appearance in the TV series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Third Watch" and "Empire"
  • Her role the in films "Boyz n the Hood", "Friday", "Love Jones", "Soul Food", "In Too Deep", "The Best Man", "Big Momma's House" and "Are We There Yet?".

Early Life of Nia Long 

Nia Long was born on  October 30, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Her birth name is Nia Talita Long. She holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity of Trinidadian, Grenadian, Vincentian, and Bajan descent. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio. Her father's name is Doughtry Long, a high school teacher, and poet. Her mother's name is Talita Long, a teacher, and a printmaker. She has an elder sister named Sommore who is an American comedian and actress. Long attended the Roman Catholic school St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood, California, and later got graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles in 1989. 

Career of Nia Long 

  • She began her acting career from the year 1986 in which she made her acting debut in the Disney television movie, "The B.R.A.T. Patrol" and in an episode of the series "227".
  • She made her breakthrough role as Kathryn "Kat" on the soap opera "Guiding Light" from 1991 to 1994.
  • In 2003, she played NYPD Officer Sasha Monroe in the drama "Third Watch", continuing until the series finale in 2005.
  •  Long played a leading role, or a member of the primary ensemble, in several films, including "Soul Food", "Love Jones", "Boiler Room"," Big Momma's House", "Are We There Yet?", and "The Best Man".
  • In 2013, She appeared in the film "The Best Man Holiday".
  • She made her appearance in reality TV parody "Real Husbands of Hollywood" from 2015-2016. 
  • From 2017-2018, she starred in an action TV series "NCIS: Los Angeles".
  • In  2020, Long has starred in the Netflix psychological thriller movie "Fatal Affair" and in a drama film "The Banker".
  • Nia Long will be seen playing the role of Catherine in the upcoming  American drama film "Life in a Year". 

Achievement and Awards of Nia Long 

1. Black Reel Awards for Best Actress for her work in the film "The Best Man" in 2000

2. Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama (Third Watch) in 2004 and 2005 

3.Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (The Best Man)(2000)

Personal Life of Nia Long 

Nia Long is an unmarried woman. But she has been in a relationship with former NBA Basketball player Ime Udoka from 2010 to present. Nia Long and Ime Udoka began dating from 2010 and after one year of dating, they became parents of their first child, a son named Kez Sunday Udoka was born on November 7, 2011. The two love birds became engaged in May 2015. The fact is that after being engaged for five years she hasn't married Ime Udoka yet. They are living together as a Partner or Fiance and Fiancee. Previously, Nia Long-dated her co-actor of TV series "Third Watch" Massai Z. Dorsey from the year 1999 to 2001. She also shares a son named Massai Zhivago Dorsey II with Massai Z. Dorsey who was born on November 26, 2000. 

Body Measurement of Nia Long 

Nia Long is a beautiful looking woman with slim and apple-shaped body physique.  She stands 5 ft 2 inches tall and weighs 64 Kg. Her body measurement is 33-24-35 inches (Breast-Waist-Hip). Her Bra size is 38D(US), dress size is 4 (US) and shoe size is 7(US). She has a straight sexual orientation. Her hair color is black and her eye color is Dark Brown. 

Net Worth of Nia Long 

As of 2020, The net worth of Nia Long is estimated to be the US $13 million and earns an average salary of $400K-$500k per year. her primary income source includes her acting career. She also earns an additional amount of money through endorsement deals with numerous brands such as ‘Dark and Lovely’ and the ‘White Diamonds Lustre Fragrance',  directing music videos and performing as a dancer. 

10 Real Facts of Nia Long

1. Her sister, Sommore, is known as the "Diva of Contemporary Comedy". 

2.  Long’s acting coach was Betty Bridges, better known as the mother of Diff’rent Strokes star, Todd Bridges.

3. Her name, Nia, comes from the fifth day of Kwanzaa and represents "life purpose."

4. She contributes her time to the Sterling Children's Home in Barbados, as a motivational speaker

5. She posed naked for a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) ad in 2009.

6. She directed Yolanda Adams's music video for "This Too Shall Pass".

7.  She was bused from South Los Angeles to Paseo Del Rey Elementary School in Playa Del Rey from 3rd grade through 6th grade.

8.  In addition to her academic classes, she studied ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, guitar, and acting.

9. She is often criticized by people for not marrying her fiance. 

10. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith was originally supposed to play Lisa on the TV series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" but was too short for the role thus leaving Nia to take the part. 

Nia Long
Quick Facts of Nia Long
Celebrated Name Nia Long
Age 50 years old
Nick Name Nia Long
Birth Name Nia Long
Birth Date 1970-10-30
Gender Female
Profession American actress
Nationality American
Birth Nation America
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Ethnicity mixed ethnicity
Famous for Her appearance in the TV series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Third Watch" and "Empire"
Awards Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama (Third Watch) in 2004 and 2005
Residence Los Angeles
Horoscope Scorpio
Religion Christian
Father Doughtry Long
Mother Talita Long
Sister Sommore
High School Westchester High School
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Partner Massai Dorsey (1999-2001; ex-fiancé) Ime Udoka (2010-present; fiancé)
Height 5 ft 2 inches
Weight 64 Kg
Body Measurement 33-24-35 inches (Breast-Waist-Hip)
Bra Size 38D (US)
Shoe Size 7 (US)
Dress Size 4(US)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Style Long and Straight
Net Worth US $13 million
Salary $400K-$500k per year
Source of Wealth Acting Career, music video directing, endorsement deals
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