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Nitara Carlynn Long was born on 30 October 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is an actress, music video director and dancer, who is best known for her appearances in such movies as “Boiler Room” directed by Ben Younger, “In Too Deep”, a thriller-drama directed by Michael Rymer, American drama film “Boyz n the Hood” directed by John Singleton, “Friday” comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray, and “The Best Man” directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
So just how rich is Nia Long, as of mid-2017? Authoritative sources estimate that Nia has a net worth of over $15 million, acquired largely by acting in over 30 movies, and almost the same number of TV productions, during a career which began in the mid-1980s.
Nia Long Net Worth $15 Million
Nia’s parents named their daughter as one of the seven days of Kwanzaa – a week-long celebration by Western African Diaspora, which means “purpose” in Swahili language. As a teenager Nia attended theRoman Catholic school St. Marys Academy, where she also studied guitar, acting, ballet and jazz, and after matriculating from Westchester High School in 1989, she immediately started working as an actress.
Nia was cast in her first role in the TV film entitled “227” in 1986, which established her net worth, and was the first serious step in Nia’s acting career. In the movie industry, Nitara didn’t make her debut until 1990, when she played Fingers in “Buried Alive”- the movie based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Her first notable role and the first serious increase to her net worth was in 1991, when Nia signed a three-year contract to play Kathryn – “Kat” – in the soap opera called “Guiding Light”. Later, Nia Long starred in the American TV sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” together with Will Smith and James Avery, firstly in 1991, and again for 15 episodes in 1994-95.
During her career Nia Long has been nominated for nine different awards, and has won four of them: Best Actress award in 2000 by Black Reel Awards and three Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama and Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture. Today Nia Long’s net worth still increases thanks to her hard work. She has already has taken part in the filming of the action comedy film “Spy” directed by Paul Feig, to be released in 2015
Nia Long is mostly known to audiences thanks to many drama and comedy movies she has appeared in, but she has attempted other genres too – she appeared in the supernatural horror movie “Stigmata”, which was released 1999, and in the same year she acted in the inner-city police thriller called “In Too Deep” and in the business crime drama “The Boiler Room”, which all helped increase Long’s net worth too. Other notable appearances included “Alfie” in 2004 – nominated for Best Supporting Actress – “Mooz Lum” in 2010 nominated for the same award, and “The Best Man Holiday” in 2013 being nominated for Best Actress Black Reel Award, meantime steadily increasing her net worth.
In her personal life, in 2000 Nia Long had a son with Massai Dorsey, and in 2010 another son with Ime Udoka to whom she became engaged in 2015. Nia Long is known as a strong supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) organization, and also of the Sterling Children’s Home in Barbados.