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Nia Long

Highest Rated:   96% Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Lowest Rated:   6% Big Momma's House 2 (2006)
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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
70% Lemon
  • Cleo
2017
No Score Yet Lemon
  • Cleo
2017
50% Beaches
  • Hillary
2017
77% Keanu
  • Hannah
2016
No Score Yet The Best Man Wedding
  • Jordan
2016
94% Spy
  • Actor
$90M 2015
No Score Yet Friday 20th Anniversary
  • Actor
2015
19% The Single Moms Club
  • May
$16M 2014
69% 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
11% Are We There Yet?
  • Suzanne Kingston
$82.4M 2005
49% Alfie
  • Lonette
$13.4M 2004
No Score Yet The N-Word
  • Actor
2004
91% Baadasssss!
  • Sandra
$0.3M 2003
No Score Yet Sightings: Heartland Ghost
  • Lou
2002
63% 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
67% 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
21% Stigmata
  • Donna Chadway
1999
36% In Too Deep
  • Myra
1999
36% Hav Plenty
  • Trudy
1998
No Score Yet Never 2 Big
  • Carmen Jones
1998
80% Soul Food
  • Bird
1997
67% Love Jones
  • Nina Mosley
1997
No Score Yet Playa' Pack
  • Actor
1997
77% Friday
  • Debbie
1995
29% 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
86% Empire
2015
  • Giuliana Green Giuliana
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
32% Uncle Buck
2015
  • Alexis
  • 2016
No Score Yet Real Husbands of Hollywood
2013
  • Actor
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
92% The Divide
2014
  • Billie Page
  • 2014
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Tamara
  • 2013
46% Chase
2010-2011
  • Melissa Randolph
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Vanessa Walker
  • 2007
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Christy
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Claudia Lisa
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1991

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