Nia Long Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Son, Net Worth, TV Shows

Nia Long Biography

Nia Long is an American actress known for portraying Lucy Galloway in Look Both Ways. She also starred as Leslie in The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic. Some of her popular films include Mooz-lum, The Best Man Holiday, and Gospel Hill.

How old is Nia Long? – Age

The Spin City actress is 52 years old as of 2023. She was born on October 30, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York, United States, where she also grew up.

How tall is Nia Long? – Height

Nia stands at a height stature of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m).

Nia Long Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Long was born to her parents in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She is the daughter of Doughtry Long and Talita Long. His father was a high school teacher and poet while his mother worked as a teacher and printmaker. She was brought up along with her sister Sommore who is also a comedian and actress. 

Nia Long Education

The Harvest of Fire star enrolled at South LA to Paseo Del Rey Elementary School in Playa Del Rey. Afterward, he joined St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, California, and later attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles. From here, he studied and graduated in 1989.

Is Nia Long Married? – Husband

Nia was previously in a relationship with her ex-partner, Ime Udoka. He is a professional basketball coach and former player. Presently, he serves as the head coach for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. It is known that they began dating in 2010 and were officially engaged in May 2015. Unfortunately, they split up and separated in 2022.

Comedian and Actress Nia Long Photo
Comedian and Actress Nia Long Photo

Nia Long Son

The Pretender actress has a son named Massai Zhivago Dorsey II from her previous relationship with Massai Z. Dorsey. He was born on November 26, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Therefore, he is 22 years of age as of 2022.

Acting Career

Long is a vastly recognized actress known for the role of Jennifer in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged. She also starred as Jordan Armstrong in The Best Man Holiday. Afterward, she reprised the role in The Best Man: The Final Chapters.

Most noteworthy, she made several appearances in Judging Amy where she had the recurring role of Andrea Solomon. Likewise, she joined 5 Third Watch Officer playing the role of Sasha Monroe. She was cast in NCIS: Los Angeles where she played the character of E.A.D. Shay Mosley.

Afterward, she landed the role of Lucy Somers in The Goldbergs: 1990-Something. It is also known that she appeared as Vanessa Walker in Boston Legal. She also portrayed the role of Beullah “Lisa” Wilkes in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Furthermore, she was featured as Sherry Pierce in both Big Momma’s House and its sequel. Later, she played the role of Suzanne Persons in Are We Done Yet? In addition, she starred as May Miller in The Single Moms Club.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Big Momma’s House
  • Missing
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Friday
  • The Best Man
  • Boyz n the Hood
  • Fatal Affair
  • Love Jones
  • You People
  • Big Momma’s House 2
  • Are We Done Yet?
  • The Best Man Holiday
  • Soul Food
  • 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
  • The Banker
  • Boiler Room
  • Alfie
  • Made in America


  • Two NAACP Image Awards
  • Black Reel Award

Nia Long’s Net Worth

Citing her acting career, Long has an estimated net worth of $10 Million.

Nia Long Instagram

You can find and follow Nia on Instagram using the account name: @iamnialong

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