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Nia Long

Nia Long young

Birth Date

October 30, 1970

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Dark brown

Height

5 ft 2 in | 157 cm

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Body Measurements

38-28-38 in | 96.5-71-96.5 cm

Weight

57 kg | 126 pounds

Bra Size

34D

Shoe size

7 US | 37.5 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Nia Talita Long was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on October 30, 1970, is an American actress.

Young Nia Long started her professional acting career in Disney television series Wonderful World of Color (1986) in episode "The B.R.A.T Patrol", in role as Darla Perkins.

She made her big screen debut in horror thriller film Buried Alive (1990) in role as Fingers.

Her breakthrough performance came as Brandi in crime drama movie Boyz n the Hood (1991), opposite Ice Cube and Cuba Gooding Jr.

She got her directorial debut with Ashanti's music video "Baby" and Yolanda Adam's "This Too Shall Pass" in 2005.

New Movies

Fatal Affair (2020) drama in role as Ellie, opposite Omar Epps and Stephen Bishop

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) survival horror in role as Jennifer

Life in a Year (2019) drama romance in role as Catherine, opposite Cara Delevingne and Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Banker (2019) drama in role as Eunice Garrett, with Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult and Anthony Mackie

Best Movies

Soul Food (1997) comedy drama opposite Vanessa Williams and Vivica A. Fox

Friday (1995) drama comedy with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker

Stigmata (1999) supernatural horror opposite Patricia Arquette and Gabriel Byrne

In Too Deep (1999) crime thriller with LL Cool J

The Best Man (1999) romantic comedy drama opposite Sanaa Lathan

Big Momma's House (2000) action comedy opposite Martin Lawrence

Boiler Room (2000) crime drama with Vin Diesel and Ben Affleck

Alfie (2004) romantic comedy drama with Jude Law, Sienna Miller and Marisa Tomei

The Single Moms Club (2014) comedy drama directed by Tyler Perry

Premonition (2007) supernatural thriller opposite Sandra Bullock

Keanu (2016) action comedy opposite Keanu Reeves

Lemon (2017) comedy drama opposite Brett Gelman and Michael Cera

TV Shows

She won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress for her role as Officer Sasha Monroein in crime drama television series Third Watch (2003–2005).

She played Kathryn "Kat" Speakes on the American television soap opera Guiding Light (1991-1994).

She was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Beullah "Lisa" Wilkes in sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1994–1995).

She was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress for her role as Karen in television film If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000).

Judging Amy (2001-2002) CBS legal drama television series in role as Andrea Solomon

Boston Legal (2007) comedy drama television series in role as Vanessa Walker

Big Shots (2007-2008) television drama series in role as Katie Graham

She voiced Roberta Tubbs in animated sitcom The Cleveland Show (2009-2010).

She was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Tamara in Showtime comedy television series House of Lies (2012).

The Divide (2014) WE tv drama series in role as Billie Page

Uncle Buck (2016) ABC single-camera comedy television series in role as Alexis Smith-Russell

She was nominated for a Black Reel Award for Best Actress in a Television Movie or Limited Series for her role as Hillary Whitney in television drama movie Beaches (2017).

Dear White People (2017) Netflix comedy drama television series in role as Neika Hobbs

She played Giuliana 'Giusi' Green in musical drama television series Empire (2017).

NCIS: Los Angeles (2017-2018) CBS action television series in role as Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosley

Facts

Attended the Roman Catholic school St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood, California.

Graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles.

Studied ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, guitar and acting.

She is of Trinidadian, Granadian and Barbadian descent.

Featured in music video for Kanye West "Touch the Sky" (2005).

Friends with F. Gary Gray.

Supporter of PETA.

Lives in South Los Angeles, California.

Relationships

She dated Will Smith (1995), Cuttino Mobley (2007), Dwight Freeney (2006), Kevin Phillips (2006-2008) and Chris Webber (1993-1995).

Has been engaged to actor Massai Z. Dorsey (1999-2001), they have one son.

She started dating basketball player Ime Udoka in 2010, they have one son.

Quotes

I think for me to find that project is going to be something that I'm going to have to develop for myself.

I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough, I have a reputation of also being the girl next door, kind of sweet but I have standards and my thing is, it's me on that screen and I don't have control over everything in this and I'm grateful and thankful.

I think there are a lot of other movies actors that are just talented, it's just about this opportunity - it's just about when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine.

We haven't even gotten a start date but we'll see what happens with that and that will be fun. I've gotten a couple of other things but I'm not really committing myself to anything yet.

I don’t feel less loved or less loving because I’m not married.

As long as the acting is good, I can appreciate it.

Directing music videos is all about capturing images.

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