Nia Long – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Nia Long

Nia Long is an American actress who is famous for movies and series such as The Best Man, Boyz n the Hood, Big Momma’s House, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch.

Nia Long Childhood Accomplishments

She took classes in academics as well as ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, guitar, and acting. 1989 saw her graduate from Los Angeles’ Westchester High School.

Nia Long Awards and Achievements

Nia Long won the NAACP Image Awards and Black Reel Awards in 2000 for her movie The Best Man for outstanding actress in a movie.

She was awarded in 2004 and 2005 the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding actress in a drama series from Third Watch.

At the American Blak Film Festival she won best actress and best ensemble in 2014 for The Best Man Holiday and in 2000 she was honored with Star of the Year.

Best Known For

Nia Long is best known for her role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Beullah “Lisa” Wikes. Her films include The Best Man and its sequel, Boyz n the Hood, and The Big Momma’s House and its sequel.

Nia Long Body Measurements

Height5 ft 2 in / 157 cm
Weight141 lb / 64 kg
Breast Size33 in / 86 cm
Bra Size38 D (US) / 85 D (EU)
Cup SizeD (US)
Body Measurements33-24-35 in | 86-61-91 cm
Chest Size33 in / 86 cm
Waist Size24 in / 61 cm
Hips Size35 in / 91 cm
Shoe Size7 (US) or 37.5 (EU)
Dress Size10 (US) or 42 (EU)
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Natural Breasts or ImplantsNatural

Nia Long’s Pre-Relationships

Nia Long was engaged to Massai Z. Dorsey with whom she shares a son born in 2000. Nia Long was rumored to have dated Cuttino Mobley, Dwight Freeney, Kevin Phillips, Chris Webber, Chris Tucker, Peter Thomas and Alfonso Ribeiro.
In 2010, she started dating Nigerian-American basketball player Ime Sunday Udoka, who is the head coach of Boston Celtics. They have a son together.

Nia Long Family and Personal Life

She was born on October 30, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York, to teachers Talita and Doughtry Long.

Nia Long’s mother was a teacher and a printmaker, and her father was a poet and a high school teacher.

Her mother had Trinidadian, Grenadian, and Bajan ancestors. Her parents seperated when she was two years old.

Her mother and she later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, where her mother pursued a career in the fine arts.

They later moved to Los Angeles, where she attended Paseo Del Rey Elementary School from third to sixth grades.

She graduated from Westchester High School in 1989 after attending St. Mary’s Academy.

Her first break came when she was 16 and appeared in Disney’s B.R.A.T Petrol (1989).

Her breakthrough role was Brandi in the film Boyz n the Hood. She has two sons, one from her previous relationship. Currently, she is engaged to Ime Sunday Udoka, head coach of Boston Celtics.

Nia Long Personal Info

Full NameNia Talita Long
NicknameNia
OccupationActress
ReligionChristianity
Date of Birth30 October 1970 (age 51 years)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Zodiac SignScorpio
Father NameDoughtry Long
Mother NameTalita Gillman
Sibling NamesSommore (Older Half-Sister)
PartnerIme Udoka (2010–)
ChildrenKez Sunday Udoka, Massai Zhivago Dorsey II

Interesting Facts about Nia Long

  1. Nia Long’s name in Swahili means Purpose, it is also one of the seven days of Kwanzaa.
  2. Before Lucy Liu, Nia Long was casted for Charlie’s Angel.
  3. For a 2009 PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) advertisement, she posed naked.
  4. Nia currently also works as a motivational speaker at the Sterling’s Children Home in Barbados.
  5. Nia Long was voted as one of the most beautiful actresses in 2000 by People Magazine.
  6. Nia is an advocated for People for Ethical treatment of Animals.
  7. She was given the first Essence of Being Extraordinary Award by the nonprofit organisation HerShe Group, which helps young girls in foster care adjust to adulthood.

Nia Long Most Favorite Things

Favorite FoodPeanut butter and jelly on whole-wheat bread
Favorite ColorBlack
Favorite Shoe DesignerJimmy Choo, Gianvito Rossi
Favorite Cosmetic BrandChantecaille

What is Nia Long’s Net Worth?

Nia Long’s net worth is $13 million.

What is her source of income?

The actress main source of income comes from her acting career.

Nia Long Education

Nia Long went to Paseo Del Rey Elementary School from third to sixth grade. She went on to attend St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, California, a Catholic school. She received her diploma from Westchester High School in Los Angeles in 1989.

Nia Long Interviews

She discussed being a proud 51-year-old during an interview with People’s magazine. She said, “I really appreciate the compliment. However, I have to admit that there is a lot of pressure in this field to stay young and attractive.

Furthermore, I have no desire to embrace the idea of perfection. I am a proud 51-year-old woman who will someday age in a way that will be evident, and I want it to happen gracefully and in beauty. Because I believe that beauty comes at all ages, I don’t really want the pressure to feel like I have to be beautiful and perfect.

Nia Long House

The actress currently lives in her Los Angeles home, with fiancé Ime and her two sons; Udoka Masai and Udoka Kez. The home has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sitting at 2,819 sqft.

Nia Long Cars

Nia also owns a Range Rover Evoque SUV with $35,000.

Makeup Tips by Nia Long

Nia Long has an expensive beauty regime. She owns various luxurious cosmetics by designers such as:

  • Home Health Almond Glow
  • Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat in Luminous Amber
  • Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Rose Gold
  • Makeup For Ever Waterproof Lip Liner
  • Nars Satin Lip Pencil
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder in Dark Deep
  • Kerastase Masquintense for hair.
  • Her make is infused with powerful eyeliner and bold red lipstick that gives her stance a glow. She believes in projecting confidence.

Brands Nia Long owns or uses

In 2014, Nia Long became the first black woman to be named the face of Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds Fragrance. She has also appeared in commercials for Target and Old Spice. She also owns designer items from Jimmy Choo, Gianvito Rossi, and Chantecaille, to name a few.

Nia Long Social Media Profiles

Nia Long Movies List

  • 1990 – Buried Alive
  • 1991 – Boyz n the Hood
  • 1993 – Made in America
  • 1995 – Friday
  • 1997 – Love Jones, Hav Plenty, Soul Food
  • 1998 – Butter, Black Jaq
  • 1999 – In Too Deep, The Best Man, Stigmata, Held Up, The Secret Laughter of Women
  • 2000 – The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, Boiler Room, If These Walls Could Talk 2, Big Momma’s House
  • 2002 – Sightings: Heartland Ghost
  • 2003 – BAADASSSSS!
  • 2004 – The N-Word, Alfie
  • 2005 – Are We There Yet?
  • 2006 – Big Momma’s House 2
  • 2007 – Premonition, Are We Done Yet?
  • 2008 – Gospel Hill
  • 2009 – Good Hair
  • 2010 – Mooz-lum, Boston’s Finest
  • 2013 – The Best Man Holiday
  • 2014 – The Single Moms Club
  • 2016 – Keanu
  • 2017 – Beaches, Roxanne Roxanne, Lemon
  • 2018 – The Goldbergs: 1990-Something
  • 2019 – 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
  • 2020 – The Banker, Fatal Affair, Life in a Year

Nia Long TV Shows

  • 1986 – 227, The Disney Sunday Movie
  • 1991 – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • 1991,93 – Guiding Light
  • 1993 – Living Single
  • 1994,95 – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • 1995 – Live Shot
  • 1996 – ER, Moesha
  • 2001,02 – Judging Amy
  • 2003,05 – Third Watch
  • 2006 – Everwood
  • 2007 – Boston Legal
  • 2007,08 – Big Shots
  • 2009,10 – The Cleveland Show
  • 2011 – Chase
  • 2013 – House of Lies
  • 2014 – The Divide
  • 2016 – Uncle Buck
  • 2017 – Hand of God, Dear White People, Empire
  • 2017,18 – NCIS: Los Angeles
  • 2020 – blackAF

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