Nia Long Age, Wiki, Bio, Career, Net Worth, Family

Nia Long is an American actress who works in Black cinema. She was born on October 30, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York to Talita and Doughtry Long. She started her acting career in 1986 with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

She also starred in films like Boyz n the Hood, Soul Food, Big Momma’s House and Empire. She has two sons, Massai and Kez, and a partner, Ime Udoka. She is known for her beauty, talent and versatility.

Nia Long Outside NYC

Personal Details

Full NameNia Long
Also Known AsNone
Profession(s)Actress, Model
Date of BirthAugust 30, 1970
Age (as of 2023)52
Place of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York
Zodiac SignVirgo
Ancestry & HeritageAfrican-American

Physical Stats

Height5′ 7″ (170 cm)
Weight125 lbs (57 kg)
Body Measurements34-24-34
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack

Family & Relationships

ParentsTalita Long (mother) and Doughtry Long (father)
SiblingsOne older brother, Christopher Long
Relationship StatusSingle
ChildrenTwo sons, Massai Zhivago Dorsey (born 2000) and Daniel Amari Dorsey (born 2010)
Nia Long with her son Kez

Education & Early Life

Schoolingattended Brooklyn College
Higher EducationAttended Howard University
Early LifeBorn and raised in Brooklyn, New York City
Early InfluencesHer mother, who was a model and actress


DebutMade her film debut in the 1991 film Boyz n the Hood
Significant WorksThe Best Man (1999), Soul Food (1997), Waiting to Exhale (1995), Friday (1995), Love Jones (1997)
Awards & NominationsNominated for two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
FilmographyOver 50 films and television shows
Voice WorkVoiced the character of T’Challa’s mother in the animated film Black Panther (2018)
Music VideosAppeared in music videos for Usher’s “U Remind Me” (2001) and Tyrese’s “Sweet Lady” (2002)
Tours & Live ShowsHas performed in several stage productions, including The Vagina Monologues
CollaborationsHas collaborated with several brands, including CoverGirl and MAC Cosmetics
DocumentariesFeatured in the documentary Black Girls Rock! (2013)
Nia Long with Jennifer Baltimore

Net Worth & Assets

Net Worth$40 million
PropertiesOwns a home in Los Angeles
Business VenturesOwns a production company called LongHouse Productions
InvestmentsInvests in real estate and stocks

Trivia & Miscellaneous

Hobbies & InterestsReading, traveling, and spending time with her family
ControversiesNone that are publicly known
Philanthropy & ActivismSupports several charities, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP
Public ImageConsidered to be one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in Hollywood
Personal ChallengesHas spoken openly about her struggles with depression and anxiety
Notable InterviewsHas given several memorable interviews, including one with Oprah Winfrey in 2000
Publications & BooksHas not written any books
Personal AnecdotesNone that are publicly known
Quotes“I’m not afraid to be myself.”

Social Media & Online Presence

Nia Long at Dubai Award Show

Legacy & Influence

Cultural ReferencesHas been referenced in several songs and television shows
Achievements Outside Primary ProfessionNone that are publicly known
MentorshipHas mentored several young actresses
LegacyConsidered to be one of the most influential actresses of her generation