Nia Long is an American actress. Long is most recognised for her roles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Love Jones, Soul Food (both 1997), The Best Man (1999) and its sequel The Best Man Holiday (2013), Big Momma’s House (2000), and Big Momma’s House 2 (2006). She played Beullah “Lisa” Wilkes on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1991–1995) and Sasha Monroe on the crime thriller series Third Watch (2003–2005) on television.
Early Life and Biography
Nia Long was born on 30 October, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York to Talita Long and Doughtry Long. Her mother and father was a teacher. When she was 2, her parents divorced and she moved to Lowa City with her mother to study fine arts. When she was 7 her mother decided to remarry again. She has one-half sister-Sommore, is an American actress and comedian. From third to sixth grade, she was bussed from South LA to Paseo Del Rey Elementary School in Playa Del Rey, and then to St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, California. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, guitar, and acting in addition to her academic lessons. In 1989, she graduated from Los Angeles’ Westchester High School.
Nia Long started his acting career was in Disney television movie, The B.R. A.T patrol alongside Sean Astin , Tim Thomerson and Brian Keith. Her first famous television role was as Kathryn “Kat” Speakes on the serial series Guiding Light for three years. From 1991 through 1994, Long played Kat. In Boyz n the Hood, Long played Brandi. She played Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes, Will Smith’s girlfriend and fiancée, in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1994 to 1995. Long appears alongside Queen Latifah in the second episode, “She Ain’t Heavy,” as Claudia, Will’s love interest.She joined the cast of the drama Third Watch in 2003, playing NYPD Officer Sasha Monroe until the series’ conclusion in 2005. Long was on Everwood in 2005 and 2006, and on Boston Legal in the 2006–2007 season. Long also appeared in Big Shots with Michael Vartan and Dylan McDermott from 2007 to 2008. Long was cast in a recurring role on the TV show Empire in 2016. She was cast as Giuliana, a Las Vegas nightclub owner.
Long starred in a number of films as a supporting actor, including Friday and Made in America. Long appeared in several films, including Soul Food, Love Jones, Boiler Room, Big Momma’s House, Are We There Yet?, and The Best Man, in which he played a prominent part or was a member of the primary ensemble. Ice Cube has appeared in four of her films, and Regina King (a fellow Westchester High alum) has appeared in two. Long appeared in the films Soul Food and Third Watch with Michael Beach. Long appears in Kanye West’s “Touch the Sky” music video. Yolanda Adams’ music video “This Too Shall Pass” was directed by her. During the first season of the sitcom Living Single, he also made a cameo appearance. She played Roberta Tubbs on The Cleveland Show until Reagan Gomez-Preston took her spot.She reprised her role from the original 1999 film in the 2013 film The Best Man Holiday.
Long will appear in the Netflix psychological thriller Fatal Affair in July 2020.
Nia is dating with Ime Udoka, head coach of Boston Celtics since 2009. Both are engaged but they decided to never gotten married. Couple have one son- Zen , was born in 2011.
Nia Long’s height is 5 ft 1 inches tall and weight around 70 kg. She is vegetarian and she included organic food only in her diet. She has a hourglass figure wiith body measurements of 34-23-3 inches. She has balck colored hair and eyes.
Net Worth of Nia Long in 2022
As of 2022, her estimated source of income is $7 million. She gain her major source of earning accumulated form acting career.