Nia Talita Long is an American actress. She has received several accolades, including three NAACP Image Awards and a Black Reel Award.
Nia Long Biography
|Full Name||Nia Talita Long|
|Age||51 years old|
|Date Of Birth||October 30, 1970|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, New York,
|Hometown||Brooklyn, New York|
|Height||5 ft 2 in (157 cm)|
|Weight||57 kg (126 pounds)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Nia Long Net Worth
As of 2023, Nia Long’s net worth is estimated to be around $7 million US. The actress has accumulated a good sum of money for herself throughout her successful acting career. She began her career as being the cast of soap operas and earned a lot of stardom with her outstanding performances in films and series. Some of the highlights of Nia Long’s career are including, Boyz n the Hood, The Best Man, and the Big Momma’s House.
Films, television series, shows, and brand endorsements are the great source of her income. She came up as one of the first black women to be the face of White Diamonds Fragrance by Elizabeth Taylor in 2014. She was also featured in various television commercials such as Target and more. When it comes to social work and charities in America, Long is in the top spot, she is the motivational speaker of Sterling Children’s Home as well as the promoter of PETA.
Nia Long Net Worth 2023
|Net Worth||$7 Million|
|Annual Salary||$1 Million|
Nia Talita Long was born on the 30th of October 1970, in Brooklyn, New York. Her father Doughtry Long used to work as a high school teacher and also was a poet while her mother Talita (née Gillman) was a teacher and printmaker. Nia’s older half-sister, Sommore (born Lori Ann Rambough), is a well-known comedian and an actress in the Hollywood film industry.
Her parents got separated and filed for divorce when she was only 2 years old. She and her mother moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and then at the age of 7, they shifted to South Los Angeles. Her dad resides in Trenton, New Jersey.
Moving on to her education, Long first studied at St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, and then from Grade three to Grade six, she attended Paseo Del Rey Elementary School in California. She finally completed her high school graduation from Los Angeles’ Westchester High School in 1989. After that, Long started taking classes in gymnastics, ballet, tap, jazz, guitar, and acting.
Nia Long has dated many celebrities at different times including Shemar Moore, Chris Tucker, 50 Cent, Peter Thomas, Chris Rock, Kendu Isaacs, Chris Webber, Will Smith, among others. In 1999, Nia Long and actor Massai Dorsey started dating and they got engaged in 2001. However, the two broke up after 10 months of engagement. Although, on November 26, 2000, Long and Dorsey welcomed their first son named Massai Zhivago Dorsey II. Then in 2009, Long met Ime Udoka who is a former American-Nigerian professional basketball player. They were blessed with a son named Kez Sunday Udoka who was born on November 7, 2011. The couple got engaged in May 2015.
Nia Long has been able to buy expensive properties and she has purchased a three-bedroom four bath home in 2003. The lavish home spans over 2800 square feet and the current price of the house is around $2 million. The residence has a long setback from the street with a private driveway. This property is a dramatic mid-century architectural home with an open floor plan that leads out to the gardens.
Apart from that, the actress also has some pretty luxury cars including, Range Rover Evogue, Lincoln Navigator, Jaguar XF, Bentley Continental, and Rolls Royce Wraith.
Awards and Achievements
Nia Long has received so many awards and nominations throughout her acting career. In 2000, she appeared in the film The Best Man, in which she won the Black Reel Awards for Best Actress. In 2004 and 2005, the actress won two Image Awards one for Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama and then for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture. On top of that, in 2005, Long has received a BET Comedy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical Film Alfie.
In 1986, Nia Long got an opportunity to start her acting career on the Disney Channel’s TV film titled The B.R.A.T. Patrol, alongside actors like Tim Thomerson, Brian Keith, and Sean Astin. From 1991 to 1994, she came to the limelight when Long started playing the regular role of Katherine “Kat” Speakes in the popular American television soap opera Guiding Light. That was her first notable role where she earned a lot of recognition.
Nia Long made her film debut as Fingers in the 1990s movie Buried Alive. While appearing in the soap opera Guiding Light, she also played the hit role of Brandi in the drama film Boyz n the Hood in 1991. This role helped her to achieve more fame in the entertainment industry. From 1994 to 1995, Nia Long landed the role of Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes, the girlfriend of Will Smith on the television sitcom titled The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Long then started playing numerous minor roles in episodes of the TV series including, Moesha and ER in 1996, various unsold television pilots such as 1995s Live Shot, and 1998sBlack Jaq. From 2001 to 2002 Long landed the recurring role of Andrea Solomon on the legal drama television Judging Amy. She then gained fame from her appearance as NYPD Officer Sasha Monroe on the crime drama series Third Watch which was aired from 2003 to 2005.
Since then Long appeared on several television shows including, Everwood 2005-06, Boston Legal 2006-07, Big Shots 2007-08, The Cleveland Show 2009-010, and many more. Nia Long became one of the cast members of the hit television series titled Empire 2016, in which she played to role of Giuliana, a Las Vegas’ club owner. From 2016 to 2017 she starred in a total of 8 episodes of the Empire series.
Moreover, the actress made her appearances in many popular shows such as The Cleveland Show, Chase, House of Lies, The Divide, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Uncle Buck, Dear White People, NCIS: Los Angeles, Blaze, and the Monster Machines, and blackAF, in 2020.
Apart from her work in television series and shows, Long also earned a lot of recognition in the film industry. She began her film career by appearing in the 1991s movie Boyz n the Hood and then went on to star in several films including, 1993s Made in America, 1995s Friday, 1997s Love Jones, Hav Plenty, and Soul Food, 1998s Butter, 1999s The Best Man, and In Too Deep, Stigmata, 2000s Boiler Room, Big Momma’s House, 2004s Alfie, 2005s Are We There Yet?, 2006s Big Momma’s House 2, 2008s Gospel Hill, 2013s The Best Man Holiday, 2016s Keanu, 2017s Lemon, 2019s 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, 2020s The Banker, and more.