Nia Long Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

How rich is Nia Long?

Nia Long net worth is
$15 Million

People also search for

Nia Long Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017

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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 30, 1970
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
Profession:Actress, Music Video Director, Dancer, Voice Actress
Education:Roman Catholic school St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood, California, Paseo Del Rey Elementary School in Playa Del Rey, Westchester High School in Los Angeles
Nationality:American
Partner:Massai Dorsey, Ime Udoka (m. 2010-)
Children:Kez Sunday Udoka, Massai Zhivago Dorsey II
Parents:Doughtry Long, Talita Long
Siblings:Sommore
Awards:Black Reel Awards (2000), Image Awards - Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture/Television Drama
Nominations:BET Comedy Awards (2005), NAACP Image Awards, Acapulco Black Film Festival Awards for Best Actress
Movies:In Too Deep (1999), Boyz n the Hood (1991), Friday (1995), Boiler Room (2000), Soul Food (1997), Love Jones (1997), The Best Man Holiday (2013), Big Momma's House (2000), Are We There Yet? (2007)
TV shows:The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1991-1995), Third Watch 92003-2005), Big Shots (2007-2008), Beaches (2017)
facebook.com/nialong/
twitter.com/NiaLong
plus.google.com/11685441285421
instagram.com/iamnialong/?hl=en
imdb.com/name/nm0000505
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nia_Long


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Currently filming Big Momma's House 2 (2006). [April 2005]
2Is currently portraying "Sasha Monroe" as she returns as a regular cast member for her second on NBC's multi-faced drama Third Watch (1999). [January 2004]
3Returned to work 12 months after giving birth to her son Kez in order to begin filming The Single Moms Club (2014).
4Nia and Ime Udoka welcomed a baby boy named Kez on Monday November 7th 2011 he weighed 7lbs 15oz and was 19.5 inches long at birth.
5Younger half-sister of comedian Sommore.
6She and Massai Z. Dorsey were to wed in June 2001, but ended their relationship before getting married to each other.
7Career got started by Betty A. Bridges, mother of actor Todd Bridges. Betty was her acting coach for 15 years.
8She is of Trinidadian, Granadian, and Barbadian descent.
9Was a registered Girl Scout.
10First child Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, with Massai Z. Dorsey was born on November 26th, 2000 in Los Angeles.
11Took Third Place by the readers of Black Men Magazine for "The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year." [2000]
12Nia and her beau, Massai Z. Dorsey, have announced that they are expecting their first child in November 2000. They also announced that they will wed in June 2001.
13Voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the World 2000 by People Magazine


Quotes

#Quote
1We're all in the service business. If you hire me to do a job I expect everybody else to be where I am. A little bit of crazy is good. It keeps things - balanced.
2I said 'Brian, no one is going to respect me as a mother after this.' He said, 'oh no, yes they will, this is a movie, don't worry about it.' But they're not.
3I'm not going to live my life unhappy and why should he and we talk about it and I think what's great about the film is that it shows is the meaning of family doesn't have to be as traditional as it once was, like you can make a family.
4In terms of Cube I think he's very conscious of the technical aspect of the business whereas when you're just hired as an actor, you're not really secure in that part of your work and you're not really paying attention to where the camera.
5It took a long time to get that film made. I went in for it almost right after or like maybe six or seven months after I had my son and actually auditioned for the Regina King part and they just were like, 'No, you're just - you just don't really seem the part.'
6We haven't even gotten a start date but we'll see what happens with that and that will be fun. I've gotten a couple of other things but I'm not really committing myself to anything yet.
7I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough, I have a reputation of also being the girl next door, kind of sweet but I have standards and my thing is, it's me on that screen and I don't have control over everything in this and I'm grateful and thankful.
8I think Nina Simone has had an amazing journey. She was spicy and she had attitude and she didn't care, she wanted her money in a paper bag and don't mess with me and I've been doing some research on that so.
9I think you grow through your experiences; you get better as you grow and I'm not nearly where I think I'm going to be eventually where I inspire to be and hopefully the opportunities will continue to come.
10I was happy she got it and I have to sort of - and one of the reasons I did Third Watch is because I wanted to break that thing of just being the pretty girl and play it down and let it be about the work.
11It's like going to the gym everyday. It really is. I work hard on my craft, I sweat a little bit, I run a little bit, I might sprain an ankle every now and them, but it's all good and the more you do it, the more in shape you are and it's like a machine.
12I don't think you should reprimand your child for everything you're feeling because for them it's as serious as when something happens in our day and we get upset about it.
13I think for me to find that project is going to be something that I'm going to have to develop for myself.
14I've seen some great write ups and I emailed her the other night because I saw her on an awards show recently.
15But that we didn't have the level of experience in terms of working in the industry so you weren't sure and you needed to see it and this is an industry that the more you work the better you get and that the more opportunities you have the better you get.
16You need the words, you need the script, you need the material, you need the commitment, you need the passion, it's like we depend on writers, we depend on producers, directors depend on us and once things are in the divine order as they happen.
17Well, the studios don't really want to take those risks right off the bat. They'll take the risk after they've seen the finished product and say oh yeah we want that. This is a great film but they are hesitant to take the risk when you just see it on paper.
18I took a little break - I was coming back to work and the last thing I was going to do was take a step backwards, so I knew that if I was going to take a feature it was going to have to be taking a step forward.
19First of all when you're a mommy like you like the consistency of being on a show like that's just peace of mind, I know I have financial, you know stability.
20I have a beautiful son, I don't regret it, I'm very proud of the way that we handle our relationship and the way that we keep our son first and that's our priority.
21They have the big ferris wheel and we've been out of town for two months, so he just was like, 'Mommy I want to go to Toys R Us and I don't care if you have a movie coming out and all that.' He was just being a kid. But I had to allow him to have that moment.
22I know where I'm going to be, I'm not traveling here and there and everywhere. That didn't necessarily prompt me to it but it definitely opened up my mind of saying okay, maybe this is a good time to do this.
23It's my motor, it's the thing that keeps me going and so when I have these auditions for these big movies, I can depend on myself because I've been working consistently.
24I have a four year old and I'm telling you we did Nickelodeon last night and he embarrassed me. It was like one of those moments when I couldn't believe my kid is acting like this. I just had to just like walk away from him because he was really pushing my buttons.
25I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented, it's just about this opportunity - it's just about when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine.
26He just was being four. He just was being a child. He wasn't interested in what my agenda was. He wanted to do what he wanted to do and it started because he saw the lights on in Toys R Us.


Pictures

All Nia Long pictures »

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastThe Best Man Holiday (2013)· Eddie Cibrian
· Morris Chestnut
· Terrence Howard
· Taye Diggs
· Harold Perrineau
· Regina Hall
· Sanaa Lathan
· Melissa De Sousa
· Monica Calhoun
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ActressThe Best Man Holiday (2013)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThird Watch (1999)
2004Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesThird Watch (1999)
2000Black Star AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalStar of the Year
2000Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best ActressThe Best Man (1999)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureThe Best Man (1999)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Actress, Motion PictureThe Best Man Holiday (2013)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesHouse of Lies (2012)
2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActressMooz-Lum (2010)
2005BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical FilmAlfie (2004)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressAlfie (2004)
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Supporting ActressBoiler Room (2000)
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - ComedyBig Momma's House (2000)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureBig Momma's House (2000)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialIf These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)
1998Black Film AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ActressLove Jones (1997)
1998Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Motion PictureLove Jones (1997)
1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lemon2017Cleo
Roxanne Roxanne2017Ms. Peggy Gooden
Beaches2017TV MovieHillary Whitney
Uncle Buck2016TV SeriesAlexis Russell
Keanu2016Hannah
The Divide2014TV SeriesBillie Page
The Single Moms Club2014May
Sit Down with the Stars2014TV Series
The Best Man Holiday2013Jordan
House of Lies2013TV SeriesTamara
Chase2011TV SeriesMelissa Randolph
Boston's Finest2010TV MovieTaylor Sanchez
Mooz-Lum2010Safiyah Mahdi
The Cleveland Show2009-2010TV SeriesRoberta Tubbs
Gospel Hill2008Mrs. Palmer
Big Shots2007-2008TV SeriesKatie Graham
Are We Done Yet?2007Suzanne Persons
Premonition2007/IAnnie
Boston Legal2007TV SeriesVanessa Walker
Everwood2006TV SeriesCassie
Big Momma's House 22006Sherri
Third Watch2003-2005TV SeriesSasha Monroe
Are We There Yet?2005Suzanne Kingston
Alfie2004Lonette
Baadasssss!2003Sandra
Sightings: Heartland Ghost2002TV MovieLou
Judging Amy2001-2002TV SeriesAndrea Solomon
Big Momma's House2000Sherry Pierce
If These Walls Could Talk 22000TV MovieKaren (segment "1972")
Boiler Room2000Abbie Halpert
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy2000Leslie
The Secret Laughter of Women1999Nimi Da Silva
Held Up1999Rae
Stigmata1999Donna Chadway
The Best Man1999Jordan Armstrong
In Too Deep1999Myra
Black Jaq1998TV MovieJaqueline 'Jaq' Blackman
Butter1998Carmen Jones
Hav Plenty1997Trudy
Soul Food1997Bird
Love Jones1997Nina Mosley
Moesha1996TV SeriesBabysitter
ER1996TV SeriesChristy Wilson
Live Shot1995TV SeriesRamona Greer
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1991-1995TV SeriesLisa Wilkes Claudia
Friday1995Debbie
Living Single1993TV SeriesStacey Evans
Made in America1993Zora Mathews
Boyz n the Hood1991Brandi
Buried Alive1990Fingers
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesDarla Perkins
2271986TV SeriesGirl
Guiding Light1952TV SeriesKatherine 'Kat' Speakes (1991-1993)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Cleveland Show2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Love Jones1997performer: "Lyric: I Am Looking at Music", "Poem No. 3"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Road Trippin': The Making of 'Are We There Yet?'2005Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Harry2017TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2007-2017TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2009-2017TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2017TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Real Husbands of Hollywood2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2016TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
Today2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Made in Hollywood2009-2016TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Now2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The 42nd Annual People's Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Oprah's Lifeclass2014TV SeriesHerself
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Access Hollywood Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself
Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself
The Insider2013TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself
Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D2012Documentary shortHerself
Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie2012Documentary
The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood2011Video documentary shortHerself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
Black Girls Rock2010TV MovieHerself - Host
BET Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
'Friday' Straight Up2009Video documentary shortHerself
Moving Pictures Live!2009TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Good Hair2009DocumentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHerself
Glimpses of the Future: Making 'Premonition'2007Video documentary shortHerself
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Young Hollywood Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2006TV SeriesHerself
That's What I'm Talking About2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004-2006TV SeriesHerself
Martha2006TV SeriesHerself
The 3rd Annual Vibe Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special2005TV SpecialHerself
The Black Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHerself
BBQ Pool Party2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Road Trippin': The Making of 'Are We There Yet?'2005Video documentary shortHerself - 'Suzanne'
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
2004 Hispanic Heritage Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The N Word2004DocumentaryHerself
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Friendly Fire: Making an Urban Legend2003Video documentary shortHerself
America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr.2002TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
32nd NAACP Image Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2000TV SeriesHerself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
31st NAACP Image Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
The Daily Show1999TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999TV SeriesHerself
29th NAACP Image Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
The Jon Stewart Show1995TV SeriesHerself
MTV Spring Break: Lake Havasu1995TV MovieHerself
The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2017TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesMay in 'The Single Moms Club'

Is Nia Long's Net Worth Deserved?