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Nia Long Net Worth 2022: An American Dancer, and Actress
Nia Long Net Worth: Nia Long is a dancer and actress from the United States with a net worth of $7 million as of 2022. She is best known for her roles in Hollywood films and television series. The actress rose to prominence after appearing in hit films such as Boyz n the Hood (1991), The Best Man (1999), and Big Momma’s House in 2000. She then established herself as one of the top television actresses by starring in shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Empire as “Lisa” Wilkes.
Nia Long Early Life
Nia Talita Long was born on October 30, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York. Her father, Doughtry Long, was a high school teacher and poet, and her mother, Talita (née Gillman), was a teacher and printmaker. Sommore (born Lori Ann Rambough), Nia’s older half-sister, is a well-known comedian and actress in the Hollywood film industry. Her parents separated and divorced when she was only two years old. She and her mother moved to Iowa City, Iowa, before relocating to South Los Angeles when she was seven years old. Her father is from Trenton, New Jersey.
Moving on to her education, Long first attended St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, and then Paseo Del Rey Elementary School in California from Grade three to Grade six. In 1989, she received her high school diploma from Los Angeles’ Westchester High School. Long then began taking gymnastics, ballet, tap, jazz, guitar, and acting classes.
Nia Long Career
Nia Long began her acting career in 1986 on the Disney Channel’s TV film The B.R.A.T. Patrol, alongside actors such as Tim Thomerson, Brian Keith, and Sean Astin. Long rose to prominence between 1991 and 1994 when she was cast as Katherine “Kat” Speakes in the popular American television soap opera Guiding Light. That was her first notable role, and she received a lot of attention for it.
Nia Long made her film debut in the 1990s as Fingers in the film Buried Alive. She played Brandi in the drama film Boyz n the Hood in 1991, while also appearing on the soap opera Guiding Light. This role aided her rise to prominence in the entertainment industry. Nia Long played Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes, Will Smith’s girlfriend, on the television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1994 to 1995.
Long then began playing minor roles in episodes of TV shows such as Moesha and ER in 1996, as well as various unsold television pilots such as 1995’s Live Shot and 1998’s Black Jaq. Long played Andrea Solomon on the legal drama television series Judging Amy from 2001 to 2002. She rose to prominence after portraying NYPD Officer Sasha Monroe on the crime drama series Third Watch, which aired from 2003 to 2005.
Long has appeared on numerous television shows since then, including Everwood 2005-06, Boston Legal 2006-07, Big Shots 2007-08, The Cleveland Show 2009-010, and many others. Nia Long was a cast member on the hit television show Empire 2016, where she played Giuliana, a Las Vegas club owner. She appeared in eight episodes of the Empire series between 2016 and 2017.
In addition, the actress appeared in a number of popular shows in 2020, including The Cleveland Show, Chase, House of Lies, The Divide, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Uncle Buck, Dear White People, NCIS: Los Angeles, Blaze, and the Monster Machines, and blackAF. Apart from her work in television series and shows, Long also earned a lot of recognition in the film industry.
She began her film career by appearing in the 1991s movie Boyz n the Hood and then went on to star in several films including, 1993s Made in America, 1995s Friday, 1997s Love Jones, Hav Plenty, and Soul Food, 1998s Butter, 1999s The Best Man, and In Too Deep, Stigmata, 2000s Boiler Room, Big Momma’s House, 2004s Alfie, 2005s Are We There Yet?, 2006s Big Momma’s House 2, 2008s Gospel Hill, 2013s The Best Man Holiday, 2016s Keanu, 2017s Lemon, 2019s 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, 2020s The Banker, and more.
Nia Long Personal Life
Nia Long has dated a number of celebrities, including Shemar Moore, Chris Tucker, 50 Cent, Peter Thomas, Chris Rock, Kendu Isaacs, Chris Webber, and Will Smith. Nia Long and actor Massai Dorsey began dating in 1999 and married in 2001. However, after ten months of engagement, the couple called it quits. Long and Dorsey did, however, welcome their first child, Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, on November 26, 2000.
Long then met Ime Udoka, a former American-Nigerian professional basketball player, in 2009. On November 7, 2011, they were blessed with a son named Kez Sunday Udoka. In May of 2015, the couple got engaged.