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Nia Long

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.


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Родился:
Oct 30, 1970 в Brooklyn, New York, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
49
Впервые появился:
на series Guiding Light 1952-06-30
Последний проект:
Кино Киану 2016-04-21
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Юристы Бостона
Poster of 106 & Park
Poster of Бойлерная
Poster of Третья смена
Фильмография
Кино Киану Hannah 2016-04-21
Series Cordell And Coneil Unknown 2016
Кино The Best Man Wedding Jordan 2016-04-15
Кино Клуб одиноких мам 2014-03-14
Series The Divide Billie Page 2014-07-16
Кино Свидетель на свадьбе 2 Jordan Armstrong 2013-11-15
Series House of Lies Tamara 2012-01-08
Кино Mooz-lum Safiyah 2011-02-11
Кино Good Hair Herself 2009-10-09
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Кино Gospel Hill Mrs. Palmer 2008-02-09
Кино Предчувствие Annie 2007-02-08
Series Big Shots Katie Graham 2007-09-27
Кино Ну что, приехали: Ремонт Suzanne Persons 2007-04-04
Кино Дом большой мамочки 2 Sherri 2006-01-26
Кино Ну что, приехали? Suzanne Kingston 2005-01-20
Кино How to Get the Man’s Foot Outta Your Ass Sandra 2004-01-20
Series Шоу Тони Данца Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Юристы Бостона Unknown 2004-10-03
Кино Красавчик Алфи, или Чего хотят мужчины Lonette 2004-10-22
Series Любовь вдовца Unknown 2002-09-16
Кино Sightings: Heartland Ghost Lou 2002-10-27
Кино Бойлерная Abbie Halpert 2000-02-18
Кино Клуб разбитых сердец: Романтическая комедия Leslie 2000-02-01
Кино Если бы эти стены могли говорить 2 Karen 2000-03-05
Кино Дом большой мамочки Sherry Pierce 2000-05-31
Series 106 & Park Unknown 2000-09-11
Кино Стигмата Donna Chadway 1999-09-10
Кино На дне бездны Myra 1999-08-25
Series Справедливая Эми Unknown 1999-09-19
Кино Held Up Rae 1999-10-08
Кино The Secret Laughter of Women Nimi Da Silva 1999-11-26
Кино The Best Man Jordan Armstrong 1999-10-22
Series Третья смена Unknown 1999-09-23
Кино Butter Carmen Jones 1998-10-13
Кино Love Jones Nina Mosley 1997-03-14
Кино Soul Food Robin (Bird) 1997-09-26
Series Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
Кино Пятница Debbie 1995-04-26
Series Live Shot Ramona Greer 1995-08-29
Series Скорая помощь Unknown 1994-09-19
Кино Сделано в Америке Zora Mathews 1993-05-27
Series Living Single Unknown 1993-08-22
Series Поздняя ночь с Конаном О`Брайэном Unknown 1993-09-13
Кино Ребята с улицы Brandi 1991-07-12
Series Принц из Беверли-Хиллз Unknown 1990-09-10
Кино Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive Fingers 1990-11-03
Кино The B.R.A.T. Patrol Darla Perkins 1986-10-26
Series Guiding Light Unknown 1952-06-30