Nitara Carlyn Long is popularly known as Nia Long. She is an American actress. She starred in many Hollywood movies and television series. She is not only a television and film actress but also a music video director too. Let’s find out more about how much is Nia Long’s net worth in 2018.
Nia Long Early Life
Nia Long was born in 1970 on 30th October. She is from Brooklyn, New York. Her father and mother Doughtry Long and Talita Long, both are teachers. She has an elder half-sister who is also an actress, Samore. She was just two when her parents got divorced. She stayed with her mother.
When Nia was 7, she and her mother moved to LA. Her father lives in New Jersey. Nia went to St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood. She attended Paseo Del Rey Elementary School. Besides her academic classes, she also studied ballet, jazz, tap, guitar, and acting. She went to Westchester High School and graduated from there in 1989.
Nia Long Career, Awards & Achievement
Nia Long’s mentor was Betty Bridges, who is the mother of Todd Bridges, the Diff’rent Strokes star. She started her career with The B.R.A.T Patrol, a Disney Television Movie. Her roles as Kat in the soap opera ‘Guiding Light’, was her first notable role. She played the role of Brandi in Boyz n the Hood. This role helped her in building confidence.
In2003 Long started playing the character of Sasha Monroe in the drama Third Watch. She ruled the television for a long time by appearing on a number of television series like The Fresh Prince of Bel-air, ER, If These Walls Could Talk 2, Third Watch, Boston Legal, The Cleveland Show, Empire, NCIS Los Angeles etc. She appeared on famous movies like Friday, Love Jones, Soul Food, The Best Man, Big Mamma’s House and Mooz-lum.
Awards & achievements
In 2000 she won two awards for her spectacular acting in the movie The Best Man. The awards are Black Reel Awards and Image Awards. She won Image Awards in 2004 and in 2005 for her role in the TV series Third Watch. In 2005 she was nominated for BET Awards for her outstanding performance in the Theatrical Film Alfie.
Net worth of Nia Long
This charismatic actress has a net worth of $15 million. She accumulated most of her wealth from her works on television and films. She became a fixture in a lot of African-American films. Though she started her career as an actress of soap opera eventually she proved herself with her acting skill and now she is mostly known for her roles on major Hollywood films like Soul Food, Love Jones, Big Mamma’s House and The Best Man.
In 2010, Nia started dating Ime Sunday Udoka, a former professional basketball player who is now an assistant coach of an NBA team. The next year she gave birth to a son, Kez Udoka. She has another son from her previous relationship. She became engaged to Ime in 2015.
Nia is a supporter of PETA. She works as a motivational speaker in a children’s home in Barbados named Sterling Children’s Home. Nia also dated many famous Hollywood stars like Chris Tucker, Chris Webber, Ice Cube and Martin Lawrence.