Nia Long is an American actress who started her career from Disney shows until she became one of the pioneering starters on successful TV shows loved by everyone like “The Third Hour” and “Empire”. She is also a movie star who has performed in blockbuster movies such as “Big Momma’s House” and “Are We There Yet”.
Her most recent films are “47 Meters Down” and “Uncaged”. The dramatic actress’s career is full of amazing work and she is still going on more projects for her fans.
Nia Long was born in 1970 in Michigan. Her parents are Shelita Long and longtime Doughtry. Both her parents were teachers. Her sister is also a star as she is a comedian and actress named Sumore. After the divorce of her parents, she had the chance to leave her city to study arts. She attended a Roman Catholic School. She also studied ballet, tap, and jazz to nourish her artistic mind and begin her passion for more art.
She started her career as a Disney star in the movie “BRAT PATROL”. She signed her first contract in the movie “Guiding Lights”. Her first real movie role was in Boyz n the hood. She also played a major role in the popular beloved show “The New Prince” as Will Smith’s girlfriend. Multiple roles are offered to her afterward.
Nia Long also received award nomination roles such as the movie Love Jones which nominated her for Best Actress. Here is another hit “Vacation Best Man” that took the accolades after being nominated again, although she was criticized for her role in this movie for being in an affair with a white man.
Her movies are loved by many and critics love her as she continues to be nominated and win for her outstanding performance. Nia Long was one of the actors in the popular movie “Single Moms Club”.
Her TV work is just as great as her movie work. She was nominated for several awards for her performance with Will Smith in “The Fresh Prince”. Several successful shows like “ER”, “Uncle Buck” and “Beaches” made her famous as well. She is one of the stars in the popular series “Empire“, “NCIS: Los Angeles” and has received a lot of appreciation and awards for her role in “House of Lies”. Her television career is still going on and she is achieving more success and more awards to come.
Nia Long has two sons, Keys Sunday and Maasai Zhivago. She is a motivational speaker.
During her acting in different Hit shows and movies, she has earned a net worth of $13 Million.