Nia Long

Nia Long

  • Highest Rated: 96% Boyz n the Hood (1991)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
  • Birthday: Oct 30, 1970
  • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • A charismatic actress who possesses equal parts beauty and talent, Nia Long became a fixture of many African-American ensemble films of the late 1990s. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 30, 1970, Long developed an interest in acting at an early age. She received training from Betty Bridges, mother of former child star Todd Bridges (best known for his role on the TV series Diff'rent Strokes. Long got her start on TV, playing a character on the soap opera Guiding Light from 1991 to 1993. She earned her first helping of fame with her role on the popular sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air, which cast her as Will Smith's love interest. The actress made her film debut in John Singleton's acclaimed Boyz 'N the Hood (1991), sharing the screen with the likes of Cuba Gooding, Jr., Ice Cube, Angela Basset, and Lawrence Fishburne. She followed the film with Made in America (1993), a comedy that cast her as the daughter of Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson. Long subsequently established herself as a strong presence in romantic dramas and comedies, carving out a niche in such films as Soul Food (1997), Love Jones (1997), and The Best Man (1999). The actress also ventured into a number of other genres, as demonstrated by her roles in films ranging from supernatural horror (Stigmata) (1999) to big business crime drama (The Boiler Room) (1999) to inner-city police thriller (In Too Deep) (1999).As the new century got under way she had major roles in Big Momma's House and Boiler Room, as well as BAADASSSSS! On the small screen she joined the cast of the NBC drama Third Watch. In 2005 she was in the hit Are We There Yet?, and she followed that up with the sequel Are We Done Yet. Long also made time for the sequel Big Momma's House 2. In 2010 she appeared in the drama Mooz-lum. She reprised her role from The Best Man in the 2013 sequel The Best Man Holiday and later starred in The Single Moms Club.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

41% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Jennifer 2019
70% Roxanne Roxanne Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Best Man Wedding Jordan 2018
56% Lemon Cleo $29.6K 2017
50% Beaches Hillary 2017
77% Keanu Hannah 2016
95% Spy Actor $90M 2015
No Score Yet Friday 20th Anniversary Actor 2015
19% The Single Moms Club May $16M 2014
72% The Best Man Holiday Jordan Armstrong 2013
78% Mooz-lum Safiyah 2011
33% Gospel Hill Mrs. Palmer 2008
8% Are We Done Yet? Suzanne Persons $50M 2007
8% Premonition Annie $47.9M 2007
6% Big Momma's House 2 Sherrie Pierce $70.2M 2006
12% Are We There Yet? Suzanne Kingston $82.4M 2005
48% Alfie Lonette $13.4M 2004
No Score Yet The N-Word Actor 2004
91% Baadasssss! Sandra $0.4M 2003
No Score Yet Sightings: Heartland Ghost Lou 2002
64% The Broken Hearts Club Leslie 2000
30% Big Momma's House Sherry $0.5M 2000
17% Held Up Rae 2000
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2 Karen 2000
66% Boiler Room Abby 2000
No Score Yet The Secret Laughter of Women Nimi Da Silva 1999
No Score Yet The Bestman Actor 1999
72% The Best Man Jordan 1999
22% Stigmata Donna Chadway 1999
36% In Too Deep Myra 1999
36% Hav Plenty Trudy 1998
No Score Yet Never 2 Big Carmen Jones 1998
81% Soul Food Bird 1997
67% Love Jones Nina Mosley 1997
No Score Yet Playa' Pack Actor 1997
78% Friday Debbie 1995
31% Made in America Zora Mathews 1993
96% Boyz n the Hood Brandi 1991
No Score Yet Buried Alive Fingers 1989
No Score Yet The B.R.A.T. Patrol Darla Perkins 1986

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

73% Schooled
2019
Lucy Somers
  • 2019
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Shay Mosely Shay Mosley
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Lucy Somers
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest
  • 2017
84% Empire
2015
Giuliana Green Giuliana
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2016
30% Uncle Buck
2015-2016
Alexis
  • 2016
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013-2016
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
92% The Divide
2014
Billie Page
  • 2014
77% House of Lies
2012-2016
Tamara
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2013
46% Chase
2010-2011
Melissa Randolph
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show
2009-2011
Guest
  • 2009
6% Big Shots
2007-2008
Katie Graham
  • 2008
  • 2007
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Vanessa Walker
  • 2007
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Sasha Monroe
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Andrea Salamon
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Christy
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Claudia Lisa
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1991
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Stacey
  • 1993

QUOTES FROM Nia Long CHARACTERS

May
My grandmother used to say a woman's purse is a reflection of her life.
Ben
Oh, I'm sorry. Ben Rawley's the name. Pleased to meet you.
Sherry
Sherry.
Ben
Oh, okay.
Smokey
Why you hook me up with that fat ass, bald head girl?
Debbie
Who, Rita? Rita is not fat. She's just big boned.
Smokey
Shit! That girl wider than all outside. Talkin' bout she look like Janet Jackson.
Debbie
Oh, no she didn't go there!
Smokey
Bitch got out the car lookin' more like Freddie Jackson. Don't laugh, it ain't funny!
Debbie
I'm not trying to laugh. I just thought you two would like each other.
Smokey
You knew she was bald head, you knew she didn't have no damn hair! [Debbie laughs out loud] Don't laugh, it ain't funny!
Debbie
Aw, I'm sorry Smokey! [laughs]