Nia Long Biography

Updated On Jan 22, 2019 Published On Sep 23, 2015
Facts of Nia Long
Date of Birth: 1970 , October-30
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Nia Long
Father Doughtry Long
Mother Talita Long
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn
Religion Christian
Profession Actress
Net Worth $13 million
Eye Color Brown – Dark
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 34-23-38
Shoe Size 7
Weight in KG 56 kg
Married Yes
Married to Ime Udoka (2010)
TV Show Guiding Light (1952 – 2009)
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Nia Long commonly known as Nia is a renowned American actress best known for appearing in the popular movies like The Best Man, Big Momma's House, and many more.

Early Life And Education

Nia Long was born as Nitara Carlynn Long on October 30, 1970, and is 48 years old. She was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York of United States of America to mother Talita and father Doughtry "Doc" Long.

Nia was born in an upper-middle-class family. Both of her parents were a teacher by profession. She is of American nationality and belongs to the black ethnicity with multiple heritage; Trinidadian, Grenadian, and Bajan. 

Nia attended Roman Catholic school St. Mary's Academy and later got enrolled at the Westchester High School.

Career

Nia Long dreamed of acting since her childhood days. While she was in her high school days, she used to take part in several stage shows.

Nia began her professional acting career in 1986 when she was only sixteen years old. In 1990, she played her first movie role in Buried Alive.

Till the date, Nia has appeared in numerous movies and television series like Boyz n the Hood,  In Too Deep, Big Momma's House, Are We Done Yet?, The Best Man Holiday, Roxanne Roxanne, The Best Man Holiday, ER, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Cleveland Show, Third Watch, and many others.

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Personal Life

Nia Long is not married yet but is engaged to her long-term boyfriend turned fiance Ime Udoka. The pair started dating back in 2010 and got engaged in May 2015.

Just a year after dating, the couple welcomed their first child, Kez Sunday Udoka on November 7, 2011.

Previously, she was involved in a love affair with Massai Z. Dorsey. She also had a baby with him. Their son Massai Zhivago Dorsey Jr. was born on November 26, 2000.

Body Measurements

Nia Long has an average body build.

Height: Nia stands 5 feet 2 inches

Weight: Nia weighs around 57 kg.

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Body Measurements: Her body measurements are 38-28-38 inches.

Bra Size: 34D

Net Worth and Earnings

As of early 2019, Nia Long's net worth is reported to be around $13 million. Her net worth in 2015 was estimated to be around $12 million. Nia earns a huge amount of money from her professional acting career.

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Born in Brooklyn, New York City

October 30 , 1970

Nia Long was from an upper middle class family born as Nitara Carlynn Long in Brooklyn, New York City, New York of United States of America to Talita and Doughtry "Doc" Long. Both of her parents were teacher by profession. She is also of diverse descent and that is of Trinidadian, Grenadian and Bajan.

Began dating Massai Z Dorsey

1998

Nia Long is not married yet but she remained in relationship with lots of times in her life. She was once in love affairs with Massai Z. Dorsey. She also had a baby with him and she was also about to get married and be each other’s loving spouse. But it didn't happen. 

First child, Massai Zhivago Dorsey II

November 26 , 2000

She became mother for the first time in her life in 2000. She gave birth to her first child named Massai Zhivago Dorsey II on 26th of November in 2000. The father of her child was he partner, Massai Zhivago Dorsey whom she dated from the start of 1998.

Second child, Kez Sunday Udoka

November 7 , 2011

She became mother for the second time in her life after one decade. She gave birth to her second child, Kez Sunday Udoka. The father of her child is Ime Udoka, whom she dated from the start of 2010. When he was born he was in good health. 

Net Worth

2019

As of early 2019, Nia Long's net worth is reported to be around $13 million.

First major movie

1990

Yes it was 1986, when she first began her acting career but that was not the year she played her role in the movie. It was four years back she played her role in the movie. It was 1990, when she played her first movie role and that was in Buried Alive, and its budget was net worth of $12 million.

Listed in People Magazine listings

2000

She has also been honored by the several magazines; they have listed her in several renowned listings. In 2000, she was honored by the People Magazine, they listed her in the 50 most beautiful people in the World and she was also ranked first in that listing.

Won Acapulco Black Film Festival

2000

She has also been honored by the Acapulco Black Film Festival. She first got nominated in this award in 1998 for Best Actress for portraying her role in the Love Jones, but that was not the year she was honored with it, it was 2000 and she won it for Star of the Year.

Won Black Reel Awards

2000

She has also been honored by the Black Reel Awards. She has been nominated in this award for five different times in her life but it was from her first nomination she was honored with this award and that was also her last win as she has not been honored with this then.

Won Image Awards

2004

Image Awards is also one of the prestigious trophies in the movie world and she is also honored with this award not once but thrice in her life. She first won this award in 2000 for portraying her role in The Best Man. She also won this award back in 2004 and 2005.