Nia Long Net Worth: Her Early Life, Career And Personal Life

Nia Long’s net worth 

Nia Long is an American actress and dancer with an estimated net worth of $6.5 million. Her net worth was built through her appearances in a variety of famous Hollywood films such as “Boyz in the Hood” and “Big Momma’s House,” as well as television shows like “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” as well as “Empire.”

Early Life

Nia, The Talita Lang, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on the 30th of October 1970. The mother of her child, Talita (nee Gillman), was a teacher and printmaker.

Her dad, Doughtry Long, was an instructor at a high school and poet. Long is a half-sister to her older half-sister named Sommore (born Lori Ann Rambough) and is an actress and comedian.

When Long was just two old girls, her parents divorced. Later, she relocated with her mother to Iowa City, Iowa, after which she moved to South Los Angeles.

Her father was from Trenton, New Jersey. She graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles in 1989; she has also been to the Roman Catholic all-girls high school St. Mary’s Academy, located in Inglewood, California.

Career

His first acting job professionally was with The Disney Channel, in the television movie “The B.R.A.T. Patrol” (1986), and actors such as Sean Astin, Tim Thomerson, and Brian Keith. Then she followed that up by signing a three-year contract as persona Kathryn “Kat” Speaks on the popular soap drama “Guiding Light” from 1991 until 1994.

It was her first significant part that allowed her to get more attention. After her first year appearing in the show “Guiding Light,” Long landed the part in the role of Brandi in the movie “Boyz in the Hood” (1991).

After her removal from “Guiding Light,” Long played Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes, the girlfriend (and later, fiancé) for Will Smith’s character in the television show called “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1994 until 1995.

Long was later to play numerous roles on television. She appeared in only two or three episodes of shows such as “E.R.” (1996) along with “Moesha” (1996), along with a few un-sold T.V. pilots, including “Live shot” (1995) along with “Black Jaq” (1998).

Her character in the role of Andrea Solomon on the show “Judging Amy” was among her most memorable roles, and she appeared in six episodes from 2001 to 2002. Her next television appearance was that of N.Y.P.D. officer Sasha Monroe on the show “Third Watch,” which ran from 2003 until 2005 (when the show was canceled).

Then she followed that up with appearances on shows such as “Everwood” (2005 from 2005 to the year 2006), “Boston Legal” (2006 through 2007), and “Big shots” (2007 between 2007 and 2008). In 2016, Long was played by the character Giuliana, a club owner located in Las Vegas, on the television show “Empire.”

She was in “Empire” from 2016 until 2017 for eight episodes. Other shows she’s been in include “The Cleveland Show” (2009 from 2009 to the year 2010), “Chase” (2011), “House of Lies” (2012), “The Divide” (2014), “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (2015 to the year 2016), “Uncle Buck” (2016), “Dear White People” (2017), “N.C.I.S.: Los Angeles” (2017 from 2017 to 2018) and “Blaze with Monster Machines” (2019).

Alongside her T.V. performances, Long has also enjoyed an impressive film career.

Following her appearance in “Boyz in the Hood” (1991) and “Boyz n the Hood” (1991), she continued to appear in films such as “Made in the U.S.A.” (1993), “Friday” (1995), “Love Jones” (1997), “Hav Plenty” (1997), “Soul Food” (1997), “Butter” (1998), “The Best Man” (1999),

“In Too deep” (1999), “Stigmata” (1999), “Boiler Room” (2000), “Big Momma’s House” (2000), “Alfie” (2004), “Are We There Yet?” (2005), “Big Momma’s House 2” (2006), “Gospel Hill” (2008), “The Best Man Holiday” (2013), “Lemon” (2013), “Keanu” (2016), “Lemon” (2017)”Lemon” (2017), “Lemon” (2017), and “47 Meters Down Uncaged” (2019)”47 Meters Down Uncaged” (2019) in addition to others.

For her acting skills, Long has won numerous nominations and awards. For her role as the lead in “The Best Man,” she was awarded the prize for Best Actress at the Black Reel Awards in 2000.

She has received the award three times: Image Awards, twice for Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama (once in 2004 and then again in 2005), and one to be recognized as an Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (in 2000). She has also been recognized for her B.E.T. Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Theatrical Film.

Personal Life

Long is the mother of two children. Her first son was born in 2000, together with Massai Dorsey. Her second son was born in the year 2000 and 2011, together with former pro basketball star Ime Udoka. Long and Udoka began their relationship in 2010 and engaged in May 2015.

 

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