Nia Long

Nia Long

Highest Rated: 96% Boyz N the Hood (1991)

Lowest Rated: 5% Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

Birthday: Oct 30, 1970

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A gorgeous, gifted actress, Nia Long impressed as Cuba Gooding Jr.'s girlfriend in "Boyz in the Hood" (1991) and charmed opposite Will Smith in "Made in America" (1993) and on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC, 1990-96). Achieving movie stardom, she scored memorable roles in such hits as "Friday" (1995), "Love Jones" (1997), "Soul Food" (1997), "Hav Plenty" (1997), "Held Up" (1999), "Stigmata" (1999) and "The Best Man" (1999), for which she won a Best Actress Image Award. Long also scored small roles in "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy" (2000) and "Boiler Room" (2000), but ascended to box office heaven with roles in the blockbusters "Big Momma's House" (2000) and its 2006 sequel. She earned critical acclaim as undercover detective Sasha Monroe on "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005), which earned her an additional two Best Actress Image Awards. After a supporting turn in "Alfie" (2004), she starred opposite Ice Cube in the family-friendly comedies "Are We There Yet?" (2005) and "Are We Done Yet?" (2007). One of the premier African-American leading ladies of her era, Nia Long proved she was an exceptional talent deserving of bigger and better roles.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
18% 14% Fatal Affair Ellie Warren (Character),
Producer
- 2020
78% 100% The Banker Eunice Garrett (Character) - 2020
45% 68% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Jennifer (Character) $22.3M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life in a Year Catherine (Character) - 2018
50% 30% Beaches Hillary (Character) - 2017
70% 62% Roxanne Roxanne Ms. Peggy Gooden (Character) - 2017
56% 32% Lemon Cleo (Character) $29.1K 2017
77% 55% Keanu Hannah (Character) $20.6M 2016
18% 58% Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club May (Character) $16M 2014
71% 83% The Best Man Holiday Jordan Armstrong (Character) $70.5M 2013
78% 78% Mooz-lum Safiyah (Character) - 2010
95% 69% Good Hair Herself (Character) $4.2M 2009
8% 50% Premonition Annie (Character) $47.9M 2007
8% 31% Are We Done Yet? Suzanne (Character) $49.6M 2007
5% 58% Big Momma's House 2 Sherry Pierce (Character) $70.2M 2006
12% 45% Are We There Yet? Suzanne Kingston (Character) $82.3M 2005
48% 51% Alfie Lonette (Character) $13.4M 2004
91% 84% Baadasssss! Sandra (Character) $365.2K 2003
No Score Yet 11% Sightings: Heartland Ghost Lou (Character) - 2002
62% 72% The Broken Hearts Club Leslie (Character) $1.7M 2000
No Score Yet 83% If These Walls Could Talk 2 Karen (Character) - 2000
17% 42% Held Up Rae (Character) $4.7M 2000
66% 78% Boiler Room Abby (Character) $16.9M 2000
30% 57% Big Momma's House Sherry (Character) $117.6M 2000
No Score Yet 36% The Secret Laughter of Women Nimi Da Silva (Character) - 1999
22% 63% Stigmata Donna Chadway (Character) $50M 1999
No Score Yet 79% The Best Man Jordan Armstrong (Character) $34.1M 1999
39% 75% In Too Deep Myra (Character) $14M 1999
No Score Yet 67% Butter Carmen Jones (Character) - 1998
81% 86% Soul Food Bird (Character) $43.5M 1997
73% 97% Love Jones Nina Mosley (Character) $12.5M 1997
78% 91% Friday Debbie (Character) $27.4M 1995
31% 30% Made in America Zora Mathews (Character) $41.8M 1993
96% 93% Boyz N the Hood Brandi, Tre's Girlfriend (Character) $55.1M 1991
No Score Yet 26% Buried Alive Fingers (Character) - 1990

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2020 2016-2018 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Host 2020
No Score Yet 77% NCIS: Los Angeles Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosley (Character) 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2018 2016 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017
84% 49% Empire Giuliana Green (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2017 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017
30% 48% Uncle Buck Alexis (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Unknown (Character) 2015
92% 97% The Divide Billie Page (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2013 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2013
No Score Yet 62% The Cleveland Show Roberta Tubbs (Voice),
Executive Producer
2009-2013
6% No Score Yet Big Shots Katie Graham (Character) 2007-2008
86% 90% Boston Legal Vanessa Walker (Guest Star) 2007
93% 95% Everwood Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Officer Sasha Monroe (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2003-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 80% ER Christy Wilson (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live Shot Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1994-1995 1991

QUOTES FROM Nia Long CHARACTERS

May says: My grandmother used to say a woman's purse is a reflection of her life.

Ben says: Oh, I'm sorry. Ben Rawley's the name. Pleased to meet you.

Sherry says: Sherry.

Ben says: Oh, okay.

Smokey says: Why you hook me up with that fat ass, bald head girl?

Debbie says: Who, Rita? Rita is not fat. She's just big boned.

Smokey says: Shit! That girl wider than all outside. Talkin' bout she look like Janet Jackson.

Debbie says: Oh, no she didn't go there!

Smokey says: Bitch got out the car lookin' more like Freddie Jackson. Don't laugh, it ain't funny!

Debbie says: I'm not trying to laugh. I just thought you two would like each other.

Smokey says: 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 says: Aw, I'm sorry Smokey! [laughs]