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Nia Long is an American dancer, music video director, and actress. She became famous after starring in the 1991 movie Boyz n the Hood. The American actress has, since her first movie debut in the 1980s, starred in over 50 Tv shows and films.
Over the years, Long has been able to bring any character to life due to her outstanding acting skill. Not only has her excellent performance on screen attracted so many nominations and awards. It has also attracted impressive wealth to the talented actress.
But how rich is Nia Long? As of 2023, Nia Long’s net worth is estimated to be $9 Million.
Aside from how much Nia Long is worth, we also covered how she garnered such impressive wealth and other exciting news about the Talented actress. We covered her biography, family, relationship, physical appearance, career, and more, so read on.
Nia Long Wiki Biography
Nia Talita Long, popularly known as Nia Long, was born in Brooklyn, New York City, United States, on October 30, 1970. As of 2022, Nia Long is 52.
Nia spent most of her childhood days in Los Angeles. She attended Paseo Del Rey Elementary School in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles.
After her elementary education, the American actress attended St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood. This city is in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, United States.
From St. Mary’s Academy, the actress moved to Westchester High School in Los Angeles. Later, Long attended Santa Monica College in California. The American actress also spent a brief time at the University of Southern California, where she enrolled in a theater program.
|Full Name||Nia Talita Long|
|Nick Name:||Nia Long|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York City, United States|
|Birthday:||October 30, 1970|
|Net Worth:||$9 Million|
|Weight:||57 kg (125 lbs)|
|Height:||5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m)|
|Currently live in:||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|High School:||St. Mary’s Academy, Inglewood, California
Westchester High School, Los Angeles
|College:||Santa Monica College in California
University of Southern California
Music video director
|Social Media Accounts:||Instagram: @iamnialong
Facebook: Nia Long
Nia Long Family, Sister, And Relationships
The name of Nia Long’s mother is Talita Gillman. Long’s mother worked as a teacher, singer, and artist (printmaker). Her father, Doughtry Long, was a high school teacher at Trenton Central High School, New Jersey, where he taught creative writing and literature.
Her father, Doughtry Long, was also a photographer, poet, and author. He wrote several books such as Timbuktu Blues, Song for Nia: A Poetic Essay in Three Parts, and Rules for Cool and Black Love Black Hope.
Nina Long’s parents got divorced when she was two. After her parents separated, the American actress moved to Los Angeles, California, with her mom while her dad lived in Trenton, New Jersey.
The distance affected the singer’s relationship with her father. During her interview with Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM, Long revealed how angry and disappointed she has always felt towards her late dad.
“Because I think for a lot of years, I was disappointed and angry, and I wanted my dad to read me a bedtime story and be there and do all the things a daddy is supposed to do,” she revealed on Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM.
Sadly, her father, Doughtry Long, passed away on January 27, 2020. He died at the age of 77.
Nia Long has an older half-sister named Lori Ann Rambough, popularly known as Sommore, who is a comedian and an actress. The two sisters did not grow up together; while Nia Long grew up in Los Angeles, Sommore grew up in Trenton, New Jersey.
Just like with her late dad, this also affected their relationship as the sisters were not close. People learned they are siblings after Sommore’s interview with Divine Martino in 2016.
During the interview, Sommore revealed they share the same father but are not close. “We share the same father, but we’re not necessarily sisters,” she admitted.
Regarding her love life, Nia Long has dated a few men. One of them is Massai Z. Dorsey, an actor.
Long met Dorsey in 1999 on the set of the American crime drama television series Third Watch. The two love birds were engaged to be married in June 2001.
Sadly, they called it quits the same year before their wedding. However, before their separation, Long and Dorsey had a son together named Massai Zhivago Dorsey, born on November 20, 2000.
Even though they are no longer together, they are still on talking terms and co-parenting their son. Ten years later, Nia Long started dating Ime Sunday Udoka, a professional basketball coach and former player.
Long and Udoka met in 2010 in Boston and started their romantic relationship after being introduced to each other by a mutual friend. A year later, they welcomed a son together named Kez Sunday Udoka.
Kez Sunday Udoka was born in November 2011. Following the birth of Kez, Udoka proposed to Long in June 2015.
The couple were together for over a decade until 2022, following Udoka’s alleged intimate relationship with his female colleague. The news broke in September 2022 when the Celtic released a statement that the Boston Celtics coach Udoka got suspended for violating team policies.
Shortly after, ESPN confirmed that his intimate relationship with his female colleague was the reason behind his suspension. “Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is likely facing a suspension for the entire 2022-23 season for his role in an intimate relationship with a female member of the franchise’s staff,” ESPN reported.
Udoka also confirmed the allegation via a written statement that ESPN’s Malika Rose Andrews shared online. “I want to apologize to our players, fans, the entire Celtics organization, and my family for letting them down.”
“I am sorry for putting the team in this difficult situation, and I accept the team’s decision,” the statement continues. “Out of respect for everyone involved, I will have no further comment.” Udoka wrote in a statement.
However, Long revealed early this year to Drew Barrymore that she is single but dating. According to the 52-year actress, she has been seeing quite some men but has an eye on one of them in particular.
|Father Name:||Doughtry “Doc” Long|
|Mother Name:||Talita Long (née Gillman)|
|Sister Name:||Lori Ann Rambough, AKA Sommore|
|Boyfriend:||Massai Z. Dorsey (ex-fiance)
Ime Sunday Udoka (ex-fiance)
Kez Sunday Udoka (Son)
Massai Zhivago Dorsey II (Son)
Nia Long has a stunning body. At 52, the American actress still looks young and attractive.
She weighs 57 kg which is about 125 lbs. The gorgeous actress also has a good height. Long is 5 feet 2 inches tall (about 1.57 m).
The talented actress has dark brown eye color. Her hair color, on the other hand, is black.
In addition to her academic studies, Nia Long took gymnastics, ballet, tap, jazz, guitar, and acting classes, which also helped her career-wise. After school, Long pursued a career in acting.
She made her acting debut in 1986 on the set of The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986) alongside actors like Dylan Kussman, Sean Patrick Astin, and Joseph Timothy Thomerson, popularly known as Tim Thomerson. However, she rose to fame after her outstanding performance as Brandi on the Boyz n the Hood.
Ever since, Nia long has starred in many popular films such as Made in America (1993), The Best Man (1999), Friday (1995), Look Both Ways (2022), and You People (2023). The American actress has also starred in over 25 Television shows, such as Guiding Light (1991–1993), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1991–1995), and The Best Man: The Final Chapters (2022).
Due to her outstanding performances on set, Long has received many award nominations and bagged some of these awards. In 2000, she won the American Black Film Festival awards in the category “Star of the Year.”
In 2004, she bagged two American Black Film Festival awards in the category “Best Actress and Best Ensemble Cast.” Nia Long has also bagged two NAACP Image Awards and one Black Reel Award.
In 2004 and 2005, she won the NAACP Image Awards in the category “Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.” In 2000, she also bagged the Black Reel Award in the category “Outstanding Actress.”
Aside from acting, Nia Long also ventured into the music industry. She made her first cameo appearance in Kanye West’s music video titled “Touch The Sky,” featuring Lupe Fiasco.
Nia Long also became a music video director. Over the years, Long has directed some music videos of some popular music artists, including ‘This Too Shall Pass’ by Yolanda Yvette AdamLong also co-directed and appeared in Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas’s music video Baby. As a dancer, the American actress also featured in Dr. Dre’s music video Keep Their Heads Ringin.’
Nia Long Net Worth Summary
With an estimated net worth of $9 Million, Nia Long earned most of this impressive wealth from her successful acting career. She has starred in over 25 television shows and 30 films over time.
Aside from acting, Nia Long has also made good money as a dancer and music video director. The talented actress has also appeared in TV commercials such as Old Spice’s Men Have Skin Too commercial and Target.
All these ventures have also contributed to her net worth increase. Nia long has also made money from events she attends.
According to the full-service talent booking agency AAE SPEAKERS , booking Nia Long for live events costs between $50,000 and $100,000. For virtual events, it costs around $30,000 and $50,000 to book Long.