Nia Long Net Worth: Nia Long is an American dancer and actress who has a net worth of $6 million. She earned her net worth by acting in many popular Hollywood movies like ‘Boyz n the Hood’ and ‘Big Momma’s House’ and television shows like ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ and ‘Empire’.
The first years of life: Nia Talita Long was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 30, 1970. Her mother, Talita (née Gillman), was a teacher and printmaker, and her father, Doughtry Long, was a high school teacher as well as a poet. Long has an older half-sister, Sommore (born Lori Ann Rambough), who is also an actress in addition to being a comedian. When Long was two, her parents divorced. She later moved with her mother to Iowa City, Iowa before moving to South Los Angeles. Her father lived in Trenton, New Jersey. She graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles in 1989, after also attending St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, California.
Career: Long’s first professional acting role was on the Disney Channel television movie “The BRAT Patrol” (1986) alongside actors such as Sean Astin, Tim Thomerson and Brian Keith. She followed up with a three-year contracted role as the character Kathryn “Kat” Speakes in the popular soap opera ‘Guiding Light’ from 1991 to 1994. This was her first notable role which helped her gain more exposure . . In her first year on Guiding Light, Long landed the role of Brandi in Boyz n the Hood (1991). After her departure from “Guiding Light,” Long played Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes, the girlfriend (and later fiance) of Will Smith’s character on the television show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
Long went on to have several small roles on television, appearing in just one or two episodes of “ER” (1996) and “Moesha” (1996), as well as several unsold TV pilots such as “Live Shot” (1995) . ). and “Black Jack” (1998). Her role as Andrea Solomon on Judging Amy was one of her longest running, appearing in 6 episodes between 2001 and 2002. Her next notable television role was as NYPD Officer Sasha Monroe on the show “Third Watch”, which ran from 2003 to 2005 (when the show ended). She went on to make appearances on shows like ‘Everwood’ (2005 – 2006), ‘Boston Legal’ (2006 – 2007) and ‘Big Shots’ (2007 – 2008). In 2016, Long was cast as the character Giuliana, a Las Vegas club owner, in the television series “
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In addition to her television work, Long has also enjoyed a successful film career. After appearing in ‘Boyz n the Hood’ (1991), he went on to appear in films such as ‘Made in America’ (1993), ‘Friday’ (1995), ‘Love Jones’ (1997), ‘Hav Plenty’ (1997 ). ), “Soul Food” (1997), “Butter” (1998), “The Best Man” (1999), “In Too Deep” (1999), “Stigmate” (1999), “Boiler Room” (2000) ) , “Grandma’s House” (2000), “Alfie” (2004), “Are We There Yet?” (2005), “Big Momma’s House 2” (2006), “Gospel Hill” (2008), “The Best Man Holiday” (2013), “Keanu” (2016), “Lemon” (2017) and “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” (2019), among others.
For her acting, Long received numerous awards and nominations. For her lead role in “The Best Man,” she received the Best Actress Award at the Black Reel Awards in 2000. She won three Image Awards, twice for Best Actress in a Television Drama (once in 2004 and again in 2005), and once for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (in 2000). Additionally, she was nominated for a BET Comedy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.
Personal life: Long is a mother of two. She shares her first son, born in 2000, with Massai Dorsey. She had her second son, born in 2011, with former professional basketball player Ime Udoka. Long and Udoka began dating in 2010 and got engaged in May 2015.