Nia Long

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Nia Long (born October 30, 1970) is an American actress and occasional music video director. She is best known for her roles in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch, and the films Soul Food, Love Jones, The Best Man, Big Momma's House, and Are We There Yet?   Long was born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Her family is of Afro-Trinidadian descent. Her name, Nia, is one of the seven days of Kwanzaa, which means purpose in Swahili. Long's parents divorced when she was two years old, and she and her mother moved to Iowa City, Iowa. They subsequently moved to a South Los Angeles neighborhood when Long was seven. Long's father currently resides in Trenton, New Jersey. Long's half-sister is comedienne Sommore, one of the stars of The Queens of Comedy. She attended the Roman Catholic school St. Mary's Academy and studied ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, guitar, and acting. She graduated from WestchesterHigh School in 1989. Long's acting coach was Betty Bridges, better known as the mother of Diff'rent Strokes star Todd Bridges. Her earliest role was in the Disney television movie, The B.R.A.T Patrol alongside Sean Astin, Tim Thomerson and Brian Keith. Her first notable role on television was a three-year contract role as Kathryn "Kat" Speakes on the soap opera Guiding Light. Long portrayed Kat from 1991 to 1994, then f rom 1994 - 1995, she played Will Smith's girlfriend and fiancée Beulah "Lisa" Wilkes on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. In 2003, she joined the cast of the drama Third Watch, where she played NYPD Officer Sasha Monroe, continuing until the series finale in 2005. In 2005 and 2006, Long appeared on Everwood, and appeared on Boston Legal during its 2006-2007 season. Long also starred in Big Shots from 2007-2008 alongside Michael Vartan and Dylan McDermott. She also made a guest appearance on the successful sitcom Living Single during its first season. Long appeared in supporting roles in a number of movies including, Boyz n the Hood, Friday, and Made in America. She played a leading role, or a member of the primary ensemble, in several films, including Soul Food, Love Jones, Boiler Room, Big Momma's House, Are We There Yet?, and The Best Man. Ice Cube has starred with her in four films, while (fellow Westchester High alum) Regina King has starred with her in two. Long was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the World in 2000 by People. She won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2004 for her performance on Third Watch.   In addition to her film credits, she directed Yolanda Adams's music video for "This Too Shall Pass" and co-directed and appeared in Ashanti's music video, "Baby". She also appears in the video for Kanye West's, "Touch The Sky". Long and her former long-time boyfriend and fellow actor Massai Z. Dorsey have a son, Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, born on November 26, 2000.

Most Popular Nia Long Trailers

Total trailers found: 35

Spy Trailer (2015)

06 May 2015

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Boyz n the Hood Trailer (1991)

12 July 1991

Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.

Stigmata Trailer (1999)

10 September 1999

A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified.

Big Momma's House 2 Trailer (2006)

26 January 2006

FBI agent Malcolm Turner goes back undercover as Big Momma, a slick-talking, slam-dunking Southern granny with attitude to spare! Now this granny must play nanny to three dysfunctional upper class kids in order to spy on their computer hacked dad.

Keanu Trailer (2016)

21 April 2016

Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

Baadasssss! Trailer (2004)

20 January 2004

Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

Big Momma's House Trailer (2000)

31 May 2000

When a street-smart FBI agent is sent to Georgia to protect a beautiful single mother and her son from an escaped convict, he is forced to impersonate a crass Southern granny known as Big Momma in order to remain incognito.

Friday Trailer (1995)

26 April 1995

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.

Boiler Room Trailer (2000)

18 February 2000

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

Are We Done Yet? Trailer (2007)

04 April 2007

Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids.

Alfie Trailer (2004)

22 October 2004

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment.

Premonition Trailer (2007)

08 February 2007

A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.

Made in America Trailer (1993)

27 May 1993

A young black woman discovers that her father was a sperm donor, and if that weren't bad enough, he's white.

Are We There Yet? Trailer (2005)

20 January 2005

The fledgling romance between Nick, a playboy bachelor, and Suzanne, a divorced mother of two, is threatened by a particularly harrowing New Years Eve.

The Best Man Holiday Trailer (2013)

15 November 2013

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

The Best Man Trailer (1999)

22 October 1999

Harper, a writer who's about to explode into the mainstream leaves behind his girlfriend Robin and heads to New York City to serve as best man for his friend Lance's wedding.

Good Hair Trailer (2009)

09 October 2009

An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, GOOD HAIR visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community.

If These Walls Could Talk 2 Trailer (2000)

05 March 2000

The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives.

In Too Deep Trailer (1999)

25 August 1999

A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.

The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Trailer (2000)

01 February 2000

A group of friends search for fun, love and ultimately themselves in West Hollywood. This movie is an entertaining, and sometimes cynical look into the lives of six gay men trying to come to terms with what being gay and single (or gay and partnered) means to them.

Held Up Trailer (1999)

08 October 1999

While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home.

Beaches Trailer (2017)

21 January 2017

Follows the serendipitous meeting of two young girls on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on unexpected and lifelong friendship.

The Single Moms Club Trailer (2014)

14 March 2014

A group of single moms are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children's school.

Soul Food Trailer (1997)

26 September 1997

Traditional Sunday dinners at Mama Joe's (Irma P. Hall) turn sour when sisters Teri (Vanessa L. Williams), Bird (Nia Long) and Maxine (Vivica A.

Roxanne, Roxanne Trailer (2017)

22 January 2017

The most feared battle emcee in early-'80s NYC was a fierce teenager from the Queensbridge projects with the weight of the world on her shoulders.

Gospel Hill Trailer (2008)

09 February 2008

Gospel Hill tells the intersecting story of two men in the fictional South Carolina town of Julia. Danny Glover plays John Malcolm, the son of a slain civil rights activist.

Love Jones Trailer (1997)

14 March 1997

Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer.

The Secret Laughter of Women Trailer (1999)

26 November 1999

Oscar-winner Colin Firth stars in this heart-warming cross-cultural romantic comedy set in the idyllic South of France.

Butter Trailer (1998)

13 October 1998

Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company.

The B.R.A.T. Patrol Trailer (1986)

26 October 1986

A group of military brats uncovers a plot to steal base equipment.

Mooz-lum Trailer (2011)

11 February 2011

Thanks to a strict Muslim upbringing that largely shielded him from the outside world, Tariq's first year of college proves transformative.

Lemon Trailer (2017)

22 January 2017

A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his blind girlfriend.

The Best Man Wedding Trailer (2016)

15 April 2016

Sightings: Heartland Ghost Trailer (2002)

27 October 2002

The crew of a reality-TV show about the paranormal visits a small Kansas town to investigate a house that may be haunted.

Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive Trailer (1990)

03 November 1990

A young woman goes to teach at the Ravenscroft Institute, a spooky old girls' school overrun by ants and staffed by various ex-mental patients.