- Name: Nia Long
- Age: 46 years old
- Height: 5ft 2in (158 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Net Worth: US $13 Million
- Status: Alive
Nia Long is an American film and television actress. She rose to prominence on the series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch. Her film credits include Love Jones (1997), Big Momma’s House (2000) and Are We There Yet? (2005). Long was born Nitara Carlynn Long on October 30, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents Talita and Doughtry are both educators. She has a half-sister named Sommore. Long spent her early childhood in Iowa City, Iowa, before moving to Los Angeles at age seven. She’s attended St. Mary’s Academy, Westchest High School, and Santa Monica City College.
Long studied acting for several years under coach Betty Bridges. Her very first screen appearance was an uncredited role in the sitcom 227 (1986). That same year she was featured in the television movie, The B.R.A.T. Patrol. Long was cast as Kathryn “Kat” Speakes on the soap opera Guiding Light (1991-93). She played Will Smith‘s love interest on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1994-95). Other early television appearances include Moesha, Live Shot and Judging Amy.
Long made her feature film debut in the 1990 thriller ‘Buried Alive’ starring Robert Vaughn. She followed up with memorable roles in Boyz in the Hood (1991), Friday (1995), Love Jones (1997) and In Too Deep (1999). More recent films include Good Hair (2009) with Chris Rock, The Best Man Holiday (2013) with Taye Diggs and Keanu (2016) with Jordan Peele. Long starred as officer “Sasha Monroe” in the NBC crime drama series, Third Watch. she held that role from 2003 to 2005 for a total of 45 episodes. Other notable shows include Empire, Dear White People, House of Lies and The Divide.
Long has won 3 NAACP Image Awards and a Black Reel Award. She was nominated for a BET Comedy Award for outstanding supporting actress for the film, Alfie (2004). Long is a supporter of PETA. She posed naked for their “I’d rather go naked that wear fur” ad campaign back in 2009.
Nia Long is 5ft 2in tall and she’s of Trinidadian, Grenadian, and Bajan ancestry. She has an estimated net worth of $13 million. Long dated basketball player ‘Chris Webber’ in the mid 1990s. She was later engaged to ‘Massai Dorsey’ but they never got married. They had a son, Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, in November 2000. Long began a relationship with former basketball player ‘Ime Udoka’ in 2010. They welcomed a son, Kez Sunday Udoka, in November 2011. The couple got engaged in May 2015.
Nia Long Age, Birthday, Wiki
- Birth Name: Nitara Carlynn Long
- Birthday: October 30, 1970
- How Old : Age: 46 years old
- Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 2in (158 cm)
- Occupation: Actress
- Years Active: 1986-present
- Net Worth 2017: US $13 Million
- Partner(s): Massai Dorsey, Ime Udoka
- Death-O-Meter: Alive