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Nia Long
Name : Nia Long
Real Name   Nitara Carlynn Long
Nick Name   Nia
Height : 5' 2" (157 cm)
Date of Birth : 30 October 1970
Place of Birth : Brooklyn, New York, USA
 
Biography:
 
Nia Long was born on 30 October 1970, in Brooklyn, New York, to Doc and Talita Long. Following the divorce of her parents when she was two years old, she moved with her mother to Iowa City, Iowa, where her mother studied fine arts. They then moved to South Central Los Angeles when Nia was seven.

Nia was interested in acting since an early age. She received training from Betty Bridges, mother of former child star Todd Bridges. She landed her television debut on the soap opera Guiding Light from 1991 to 1993 and became famous for her role on the popular sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air, in which she was cast as Will Smith's lover.

In 1991, Nia made her film debut starring alongside Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Angela Basset, and Lawrence Fishburne in Boyz 'N the Hood, which was followed by Made in America (1993), a comedy film in which she was cast as the daughter of Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson.

Nia established herself as a strong actress in romantic dramas and comedies when she starred in such films as Soul Food (1997), Love Jones (1997), and The Best Man (1999). She also demonstrated her acting skill in other genre films from the supernatural horror Stigmata (1999) to the police thriller In Too Deep (1999) to the big business crime drama Boiler Room (2000).
 
Filmography:
2006 Big Momma's House 2
2005 Are We There Yet?
2004 Alfie
2004 The N Word
2003 BAADASSSSS!
2002 Heartland Ghost
2000 Held Up
2000 The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
2000 Big Momma's House
2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2
2000 Boiler Room
1999 The Best Man
1999 In Too Deep
1999 The Secret Laughter of Women
1999 Stigmata
1998 Butter
1998 Never 2 Big
1997 Love Jones
1997 Soul Food
1996 ER: Baby Shower
1995 Friday
1993 Made in America
1991 Boyz 'N the Hood
1989 Buried Alive
1986 The B.R.A.T. Patrol
 
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