Nia Long Biography

Birthday: 1970-10-30
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York USA
Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)
Wiki Biography: Nia Long is an exceptional actress and devoted philanthropist. This three-time NAACP winner's career spans genre and audience. Long's success has afforded her the opportunity to give back to the communities that have long appreciated her work. Long was last seen in Chris Rock's Good Hair (2009), which premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival and won Best Documentary. "Good Hair" was nominated for Best Documentary by the Gotham Independent Film Awards and NAACP awards. Long will next appear in, Mooz-lum (2011), a story about an American-born Muslim youth who endures terrible abuse at his Islamic middle school and turns his back on his faith. Long stars as "Safiyah", the boy's mother who ultimately pulls him out of the school when she learns of the abuse. This film will premiere at the 2010 Chicago International Film Festival. Recent big screen credits include Gospel Hill (2008) opposite Angela Bassett and Danny Glover, and Are We Done Yet? (2007) opposite Ice Cube, the sequel to Brian Levant's 2005 box office hit Are We There Yet? (2005), which grossed over 84 million dollars at the box office. She also starred in Sony's Premonition (2007/I), opposite Sandra Bullock. Her other film credits include: Big Momma's House (2000) and Big Momma's House 2 (2006) opposite Martin Lawrence; the former, having surpassed the 75 million dollar box office mark, resulted in a 2001 NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and a 2001 Blockbuster Award Nomination for Favorite Actress. Long has also added Alfie (2004), opposite Jude Law, Mario Van Peebles' critically acclaimed film, "Baadasssss!", Boiler Room (2000), The Best Man (1999), The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000), In Too Deep (1999), Held Up (1999), Stigmata (1999), Soul Food (1997), Made in America (1993), Friday (1995), Boyz n the Hood (1991) and Love Jones (1997), which won the prestigious Audience Award at Sundance, to her list of starring roles. In addition to her success in film, Long has also made significant headway in advancing on the small screen. Long starred in the ABC dramas "Big Shots" (2007) and "Boston Legal" (2004) and was also seen on NBC's drama "Third Watch" (1999). Long's performance on "Third Watch" garnered a 2004 and 2005 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Long's other television credits include: "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990), "Judging Amy" (1999), If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) (TV), "ER" (1994) and "Everwood" (2002). Long performed the voice of "Roberta Tubbs" for the first season of the Fox hit animation series, "The Cleveland Show" (2009). Long made her directorial debut in 2004, directing music videos for Ashanti and Yolanda Adams. In tandem with her evolving career, Long has also had the privilege of serving her community. Most recently, Long was honored at an event entitled "The Essence of Being Extraordinary" hosted by the HerShe Group; a non-profit organization, devoted to the development of young women in foster care, where Long serves as a member of the board. The event was held in Long's honor for making a difference in the lives of many young girls in the Los Angeles community. Because of Long's mentoring efforts, she has been named as the recipient of the 2008 College Access Award through the CO-OP of Westchester High School. Nia Long was born in Brooklyn, NY, and currently resides in Los Angeles with her 9 year-old son, Massai, her best production yet.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Lisa Wilkes / ... 1990 Comedy
Moesha Babysitter 1996 - 2001
Soul Food 1997 Comedy
Held Up 1999 Comedy
Are We There Yet? Suzanne Kingston 2005 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Alfie Lonette 1966
Made in America Zora Matthews 1993
Friday Debbie 1995 Comedy, Drama
Soul Food 1997 Comedy, Drama
Butter Carmen Jones 1998 Action, Thriller
In Too Deep Myra 1999
Stigmata Donna Chadway 1999 Horror, Thriller
The Best Man 1999 Comedy, Drama
The Secret Laughter of Women Nimi Da Silva 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Boiler Room Abbie Halpert 2000 Thriller, Drama, Crime
If These Walls Could Talk 2 2000 Drama, Romance
Held Up 2000 Comedy
Big Momma's House Sherry 2000
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Leslie 2001 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Are We There Yet? Suzanne Kingston 2005 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Baadasssss! Sandra 2005 Biography, Drama
Big Momma's House 2 Sherri 2006
Premonition 2007 Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Are We Done Yet? Suzanne Persons 2007 Comedy, Drama, Family
Mooz-Lum Safiyah Mahdi 2011 Drama, Family
The Best Man Holiday Jordan Armstrong 2013 Comedy
The Best Man Wedding Jordan 2016 Comedy, Romance