Nia Long

United States

Nia Long Bio

Who is Nia Long

Nia Long is a stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner. She is best known for her roles in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch.

Early Life (Childhood)

Long was born Nitara Carlynn Long in Brooklyn, New York, to Talita (Gillman) Long, a high school teacher and poet. Long attended the Roman Catholic school St. Mary's Academy. She graduated from Westchester High School in 1989.

Interesting Facts

Nia Long is an American dancer and actress who has a net worth of $13 million. She belongs to Afro-Trinidadian and Tobagonian ethnicity.

Personal Life

Long has two sons, Massai Zhivago Dorsey II and Kez Sunday Udoka. Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, with Massai Z. Dorsey was born on November 26th, 2000 in Los Angeles. Nia and Ime Udoka welcomed a baby boy named Kez on Monday November 7th 2011.


Long has won 7 awards and was nominated in 12 category. She won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2004 for her performance on Third Watch.


There is a rumor of Nia Long marrying NBA player Ime Udoka. But she denies saying that "Marriage is not a priority," she tells "We're happy, I'm happy, the kids are fantastic."