Nia Long Net Worth: Wealth, Family Members, Children, and Weight in 2022

Nia Long


An American actress and dancer, Nia Long, is worth around $6 million in money. In addition to starring in some renowned Hollywood films and television programs, including “Boyz N the Hood,” “Big Momma’s House,” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” she has also made her money from endorsement deals.


On October 30, 1970, Nia Talita Long was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father was born and raised in Trenton, NJ. Her parents, Talita (née Gillman) and Doughtry Long were both high school English teachers and poets. Aside from being a comedian, Sommore, Long’s elder half-sister (born Lori Ann Rambough), is an actress. Long’s parents split when she was two years old. She then went to Iowa City, Iowa, with her mother, before going to South Los Angeles with her father. In addition to St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, California, Nia Long attended Westchester High School in Los Angeles, where she received her high school diploma in 1989.

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Career: Nia Long

The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986) was Long’s first professional acting role, opposite Sean Astin, Tim Thomerson, and Brian Keith on the Disney Channel. Her next role was as Kathryn “Kat” Speakes on the long-running popular soap opera “Guiding Light,” which she played for three years, from 1991 to 1994. With this part, she made her acting debut and began to get more attention. When she appeared on “Guiding Light” for the first time, Long was cast as Brandi in the movie “Boyz n the Hood” (1991). Immediately following her departure from “Guiding Light,” Long starred as Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes in the television drama “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Will Smith’s character’s girlfriend from 1994 to 1995.

As a television actor, Nia Long appeared in only a few episodes of series like “E.R.” (1996), “Moesha” (1996), and many unproduced pilots like “Live Shot” (1995) and “Black Jaq,” as well as in the the a few commercials (1998). Her six-episode stint as Andrea Solomon on “Judging Amy” in 2001-2002 was one of her favorite roles. The part of N.Y.P.D. Officer Sasha Monroe in the sitcom “Third Watch,” which she played from 2003 to 2005, was her second major screen appearance (when the show ended).

As a result, she was cast in several television series, including “Everwood” (2005-2006), “Boston Legal” (2006-2007), and “Big Shots” (2007-2008). In 2016, Long was cast in the television series “Empire” in the role of Giuliana, a club owner in Las Vegas. During her time on “Empire,” she featured in eight episodes between 2016 and 2017. Her other television appearances include “The Cleveland Show” (2009–2010), “Chase,” “The Divide,” “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “Uncle Buck,” and “Dear White People.” She has also appeared on “N.C.I.S.: Los Angeles,” “Blaze and the Monster Machines,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and “Blaze and the Monster Machines” (2019).

Nia Long

Nia Long has a long list of acting honors and nominations to her credit. In 2000, she got the Black Reel Award for Best Actress for her performance in “The Best Man.” Two times for Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama (in 2004 and 2005), and once for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, she has received three Image Awards for her work in films and television (in 2000). Additionally, she has been nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical Film category for the B.E.T. Comedy Award.

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Nia Long has two children of her own. She and Massai Dorsey have a kid together, born in 2000. Ime Udoka, a former professional basketball player, gave birth to her second child in 2011. A year after they first met, Nia Long and Udoka got engaged in May 2015.

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