Nia Long

Actor, Singer
A gorgeous, gifted actress, Nia Long impressed as Cuba Gooding Jr. 's girlfriend in "Boyz in the Hood" (1991) and charmed opposite Will Smith in "Made in America" (1993) and on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

The Divide 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club 2014 (Movie)

May (Actor)

House of Lies 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

Jordan (Actor)

Mooz-lum 2011 (Movie)

Safiyah (Actor)

Celebrity Ghost Stories 1991 - 1996, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleveland Show 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Good Hair 2009 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Gospel Hill 2009 (Movie)

Mrs Palmer (Actor)

Guiding Light 1951 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Shots 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Are We Done Yet? 2007 (Movie)

Suzanne Persons (Actor)

Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Premonition 2007 (Movie)

Annie (Actor)

The 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

2005 Black Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Momma's House 2 2006 (Movie)

Sherri (Actor)

Everwood 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Third Annual Vibe Awards on UPN 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Are We There Yet? 2005 (Movie)

Suzanne Kingston (Actor)

Third Watch 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

Lonette (Actor)

America Beyond the Color Line 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Baadasssss! 2004 (Movie)

Sandra (Actor)

Sightings: Heartland Ghost 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 32nd NAACP Image Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

Sherry (Actor)

Boiler Room 2000 (Movie)

Abby (Actor)

Held Up 2000 (Movie)

Rae (Actor)

The 31st Annual NAACP Image Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Broken Hearts Club 2000 (Movie)

Leslie (Actor)

In Too Deep 1999 (Movie)

Myra (Actor)

Stigmata 1999 (Movie)

Donna Chadway (Actor)

The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

Jordan (Actor)

12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Hav Plenty 1998 (Movie)

Trudy (Actor)

The 29th NAACP Image Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Laughter of Women 1998 (Movie)

Nimi Da Silva 'Big Eyes' (Actor)

Love Jones 1997 (Movie)

Nina Mosley (Actor)

Soul Food 1997 (Movie)

Bird (Actor)

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Live Shot 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Moesha 1991 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friday 1995 (Movie)

Debbie (Actor)

MTV's Spring Break '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Living Single 1992 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Made in America 1993 (Movie)

Zora Matthews (Actor)

Boyz N The Hood 1991 (Movie)

Brandi (Actor)

The 18th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Buried Alive 1989 (Movie)

Fingers (Actor)

The B.R.A.T. Patrol 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Butter (TV Show)

Actor

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Show)

Actor

The N-Word (TV Show)

Actor

Uncle Buck (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A gorgeous, gifted actress, Nia Long impressed as Cuba Gooding Jr. 's girlfriend in "Boyz in the Hood" (1991) and charmed opposite Will Smith in "Made in America" (1993) and on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC, 1990-96). Achieving movie stardom, she scored memorable roles in such hits as "Friday" (1995), "Love Jones" (1997), "Soul Food" (1997), "Hav Plenty" (1997), "Held Up" (1999), "Stigmata" (1999) and "The Best Man" (1999), for which she won a Best Actress Image Award. Long also scored small roles in "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy" (2000) and "Boiler Room" (2000), but ascended to box office heaven with roles in the blockbusters "Big Momma's House" (2000) and its 2006 sequel. She earned critical acclaim as undercover detective Sasha Monroe on "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005), which earned her an additional two Best Actress Image Awards. After a supporting turn in "Alfie" (2004), she starred opposite Ice Cube in the family-friendly comedies "Are We There Yet?" (2005) and "Are We Done Yet?" (2007). One of the premier African-American leading ladies of her era, Nia Long proved she was an exceptional talent deserving of bigger and better roles.

Relationships

Massai Z Dorsey Actor

Companion
Were engaged to be married in June 2001, but ended their relationship before they wed No longer together

Massai Dorsey

Son
Born on Nov. 26, 2000; father, Massai Dorsey

Doughtry Long

Father
Divorced from Long's mother in 1974

Talita Long

Mother
Divorced from Long's father in 1974

Djamila Long

Half-Sister

Peter Thomas

Companion
No longer together

Ime Udoka

Companion
Began dating c. 2010

Kez Udoka

Son
Born Nov. 7, 2011; father, Ime Udoka

Chris Webber Actor

Companion
No longer together

EDUCATION

Santa Monica College

Santa Monica , California

Westchester High School

Los Angeles , California 1989

Milestones

2007

Again starred opposite Ice Cube in the sequel, "Are We Done Yet?"

2007

Cast as Sandra Bullock's best friend in the thriller, "Premonition"

2006

Co-starred with Martin Lawrence in the comedy "Big Momma's House 2"

2006

Guest-starred in three episodes of "Boston Legal," (ABC) as Vanessa Walker, a disciplined, ambitious, micromanaging new associate

2005

Starred opposite Ice Cube in the comedy "Are We There Yet?"

2004

Played Lonette, the ex-girlfriend of Alfie's best friend, in a remake of "Alfie"

2004

Starred in "Baadasssss!" Mario Van Peebles' homage to his father Melvin's 1971 film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

2003

Became a regular on the drama series "Third Watch" (NBC)

2001

Had recurring role as a love interest for Richard T Jones' character on the CBS drama "Judging Amy"

2000

Played Giovanni Ribisi's girlfriend in "Boiler Room"

1999

Co-starred in the comedy film, "The Best Man"

1998

Starred in the pilot "Black Jaq" (an unsold pilot, produced by Forest Whitaker)

1997

First lead role in a feature, "Love Jones"; also performed two songs

1997

Formed own production company

1997

Was in the ensemble cast of the hit film "Soul Food"

1997

Co-starred in the festival-screened "Hav Plenty"; screened at Sundance in 1998

1995

Co-starred in the film comedy "Friday"

1994

Joined cast of NBC sitcom "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" in recurring role of Will's girlfriend

1991

Breakout role as the love interest to Cuba Gooding Jr. in John Singleton's "Boyz N the Hood"

1991

First notable role was as Kathryn 'Kat' Speakes on the CBS soap opera "Guiding Light"

1990

Appeared in first feature, "Buried Alive"

1986

First major role in the ABC movie, "The B.R.A.T. Patrol"

1986

Made TV debut in an episode of "227" (NBC)

1977

Moved with family to Los Angeles at age six

Born in NYC

Bonus Trivia

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Long discovered that one of her classmates in junior high was her half-sister Djamila.

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"I thank God I grew up in an environment where things were real. It wasn't a movie. It wasn't glamorous. It was my life." - Long to People magazine, March 31, 1997

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"I get annoyed because [show] business is so full of shit sometimes. But for the most part, I'm very happy with the pace that I'm taking to get where I'm going. I think in a couple of years everyone will know who Nia Long is. Put it like that." - from Movieline magazine, October 1997

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"I've always been the type of person to disappear. Every time I come back I'm better and stronger." - Long quoted to Honey magazine, August 2003

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