Nia Talita Long is an American actress that was born in Brooklyn, New York on the 30th of October 1970 to Talita long (nee Gillman) who was a teacher and printmaker.
In this post you will learn what Nia Long’s net worth is in 2019.
Her mother was a high school teacher and poet; she came from a family of Trinidadian’s, Grenadian and Bujan descent. She followed her mother to Iowa City, Iowa after her parents divorced.
Long’s mother moved to the south of Los Angeles when she was just seven years old. Long attended St. Mary’s Academy in Inglewood, California. While studying she learned ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, guitar, and acting. She graduated from Westchester High School in 1989.
Nia Long’s Career
Long big screen debut was on John Singleton’s debut effort “Boyz N the hood” which was produced in 1991. Her big break came that same year when she was featured in the cast of the daytime soap guiding light in which she signed a 3-year contract playing the role of “Kat” Kathryn.
By 1994 she had already landed an even bigger role in the comedy series. The fresh prince of Bel Air which she played the role of Will Smith’s girlfriend. Nia remained consistent and relevant, by the year 2000 she was offered the role of Alex in Charlie’s Angel’s but she turned down the offer.
Her role in Big Momma’s House in 2000 earned her a nomination for the 2001 NAACP image award for outstanding actress in motion picture as well as the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for favorite actress in a comedy. She also has a list of awards to her name which includes Best actress in the movie” The Best Man” in the year 2000.
In 2004 and 2005 she won outstanding actress in a television drama” Third Watch”. She appeared in the 2013 film The Best Man Holiday, reprising her role from the original 1999 film. Unlike the original film, however, her character is in an interracial relationship with a white man.
In 2017 the talented actress landed a role on the crime drama series NCIS: Los Angeles.
Nia Long Net Worth 2019
Much of her wealth was acquired through her illustrious acting career but she also has a couple of endorsement deals with top brands such as dark and lovely and white diamonds luster fragrance.
She is currently estimated to have a net worth of $13 million dollars and this comes as no surprise as she is already a household name in the movie industry till date and still manages to be relevant over the years.