Nia Long Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 8,000,000
Source of Wealth Movies, TV Shows
Profession Actress
Spouse/Partner Married
Date of Birth Oct 30, 1970
Zodiac Scorpio
Age 52
Gender Female
Height 157 cm / 5 ft 1 inch
Nationality American

Biography

Nia Talita Long was born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 30, 1970. She is a well-known American actress, dancer, and producer [1] .

In her career, she has appeared in many notable movies such as The Best Man Holiday, Fatal Affair, Big Momma’s House, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Brat Patrol, Boyz n The Hood, and many others.

Long is estimated to have a net worth of $8 million.

Early Life

Nia Talita Long, known as Nia Long, is the second child of Talita and Doughtry Long. Both of Long’s parents were teachers by profession, and her father was a poet.

Unfortunately, Nia's parents divorced when she was only two years old. After the divorce of her parents, Nia moved with her mother to Iowa City.

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When Long was seven years old, she moved again with her mother to Los Angeles, where she graduated from Westchester High School in 1989 after attending St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood. While attending high school, the actress studied ballet, tap jazz, gymnastics, guitar, and acting.

Nia was not the only one that managed to build a career as an actress in her family. Her older half-sister Sommore is another successful actor and comedian from the Long family.

Gaining popularity

When she was sixteen, Long got her first role in Disney's “B.R.A.T Patrol.” This role allowed her to act alongside prominent and established actors such as Sean Patrick Astin, Tim Thomerson, and Brian Keith and opened the path to great success.

Taking part in the soap opera “Guiding Light” was the turning point in Long's acting career.

After the role of Kathryn 'Kat' Speakes on Guiding Light, Long started taking on many other projects such as “Boyz n the Hood,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Third Watch,” “Ever Wood,” “Boston Legal,” and many more[2] .

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Numerous nominations and wins mark her movie career; In 2014, she won an award for Best Actress and Best Ensemble Cast for Best Man Holiday, granted by the American Black Film Festival.

In 2000, Long won an award for outstanding actress for her role in the movie “The Best man,” given by the BET Comedy Awards. The same year she won an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in Motion Picture for the same movie.

When asked if she was surprised that the movie went straight to the box office, the actress answered:

  • “Actually, I wasn't, because we put so much into this film, and we as artists committed in each and every moment of making this movie, and it’s a sort of instinct that you get when you are working on a project… When I worked on Boyz n the hood, I felt the same way when I worked on Soul food I felt the same way. And I think what it is the chemistry of all the actors combined with the support of the studio heads combined with the support directors, and it makes it easy to succeed in a way”.

In 2004, Long won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in the American crime drama “Third Watch”.

Next to the many wins are the nominations for Best Actress by the American Black Film festival for the movie “Love Jones,” Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical Film by the BET Comedy Awards for the movie Alfie and many others.

Most notable roles

Movie

Role

Soul Food

Robyn "Bird" Joseph

Love Jones

Nina Mosley

Boiler Room

Abbi Halper

Big Momma’s House

Sherry Pierce

Are we there yet?

Suzanne Kingston

The Best Men

Jordan Armstrong

TV Shows and music videos

Besides taking part in numerous movies, Long was featured in multiple music videos of world-famous artists such as Dr. Dre, Kanye West, and Snoop Dogg.

In addition to the successful films, Nia has taken part in, are also many popular TV Shows such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “House of Lies,” “Boston Legal,” “Big Shots,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and many more.

Relationships and personal life

Nia Long is a mother of two sons, born in 2000 and 2011. She has been engaged to the NBA player Ime Udoka since 2015.

The couple has been dating since 2010 and got engaged in 2015.

Fun Facts

  • Nia Long turned down the role of Alex Munday in Charlie's Angels.
  • She is the voice behind Roberta Tubbs in The Cleveland Show.
  • Her name is mentioned in 15 rap songs.
  • The mother of Todd Bridges, Betty Bridges, was Nia’s acting coach.

Conclusion

Nia Long is an American actress mostly known for her roles in The Best Men, Soul Food, Love Jones, and many more.

Her net worth is estimated to be around 8 million dollars.

Long has built a successful and distinguished career thanks to her hard work and participation in many successful movies.

References

  1. IMDb.com. (n.d.). Nia Long. IMDb. Retrieved November 2, 2022, from https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000505/bio?ref_=nm_ql_1

  2. Wikimedia Foundation. (2022, October 19). Nia Long. Wikipedia. Retrieved November 2, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nia_Long