Nia Long is a well-known American movie and TV actress. She was born in Illinois in the United States, and began her acting career in 1991. Initially she focused on stage acting, but gained notice in the movie “Boyz N the Hood”. For her role in this, she was nominated for an Oscar and even won a BET Award.
Nia Long Net Worth is estimated at $6 million. She made her wealth mainly through acting, but also by appearing in commercials and product endorsements. Nia Long has continued to be one of the highest earning African American actresses over the years.
One of most important things that makes Nia Long stand out from other celebrities is how she never allowed fame to impact her family life. Although she has been married three times, Nia Long is now single and dedicates herself to raising her children.
Nia Long also made headlines in 2014 after recording an anti-domestic violence PSA about African American women who are abused by their partners at a rate of 35%. The PSA has been shared thousands of times across social media.
Nia Long Career
Long started her career in 1990, when she made an appearance on the television sitcom Family Matters. Her breakthrough came in 1991 with her role as Yvette Lee Bowser’s character younger sister Willona on the hit NBC comedy series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–96). She later appeared in films including Boyz n tha Hood (1991), Friday (1995) and In Too Deep (1999). She also appeared in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as Denise Robinson.
Long has had number of supporting roles in films like Soul Food, The Best Man, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Big Momma’s House series’, Pride & Prejudice and The Longshots. She also appeared in number of TV shows like Girlfriends, Strong Medicine and How to Get Away with Murder.
Nia Long Personal Life
Nia Long was born on January 30, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York to mother Dolly Lenora Kyle and father Ira Owens. Her parents divorced when she was a toddler. She attended High School of Performing Arts as a dance major before switching over to acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts during her sophomore year.
Nia Long was married to music executive Christopher Morgan from 1995-2004. The couple had one son, Kez Sunday (born December 11, 1998). Nia Long has been in a relationship with musician/actor LL Cool J since September 2012 . She also dated rapper 50 Cent for six years before the two ended their engagement on June 15, 2014.
Nia Long is the spokesperson for EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund. The organization funds groundbreaking cancer research, education and outreach projects conducted by world-class scientists at leading medical institutions across the United States to ultimately enable women with all types of cancer to live longer, better lives.
She also supports the American Diabetes Association through her mother, Dolly Lenora Kyle’s organization “American Diabetes Alert Day” which takes place on January 11 each year.
She is also a supporter of Fabletics by Kate Hudson. Nia Long partnered with the company in 2016 to help support women through fitness.
Nia Long was honored at Harvard University as one of their graduates who made a humanitarian impact on society in May 2016.
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