October 30, 1970
52 years old
5 ft 2 in | 157 cm tall
34-23-35 in | 86-58-89 cm
56 kg | 124 pounds
7 US | 37 EU
Nia Talita Long was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on October 30, 1970, is an American actress.
Young Nia Long began her professional acting career in 1986.
She got her television debut in Disney's 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).
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 and Omar Epps
The Best Man (1999) romantic comedy drama opposite Sanaa Lathan and Terrence Howard
Big Momma's House (2000) action comedy opposite Martin Lawrence and Paul Giamatti
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 and Amber Valletta
Keanu (2016) action comedy opposite Keanu Reeves and Tiffany Haddish
Lemon (2017) comedy drama opposite Brett Gelman and Michael Cera
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) survival horror in role as Jennifer, with Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx and Brianne Tju
The Banker (2019) drama in role as Eunice Garrett, with Samuel L. Jackson, Nicholas Hoult and Anthony Mackie
The Banker (2020) drama in role as Eunice Garrett, with Anthony Mackie, Samuel L. Jackson and Nicholas Hoult
Fatal Affair (2020) drama in role as Ellie, opposite Omar Epps and Stephen Bishop
Life in a Year (2020) drama romance in role as Catherine, opposite Cara Delevingne and Cuba Gooding Jr.
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
Attended the Roman Catholic school St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood, California.
Graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles (1989).
Studied ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, guitar and acting.
Has Trinidadian, Granadian and Barbadian ancestry.
She got her directorial debut with Ashanti's music video "Baby" and Yolanda Adam's "This Too Shall Pass" in 2005.
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.
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.