Nia Long

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Nitara Carlynn Long
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/30/1970, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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Nia Long Fast Facts:Her name, Nia, comes from the fifth day of Kwanzaa and represents "life purpose."
  • Was coached in acting for 15 years by Betty Bridges, mother of Todd Bridges.
  • Began her career with an uncredited appearance in a 1986 episode of the sitcom 227.
  • Won back-to-back Image Awards for her role in Third Watch (2004 and 2005).
  • Received the first Essence of Being Extraordinary Award from the charity HerShe Group, which gives assistance to girls in foster care as they transition into adulthood.
  • Posed naked for a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) ad in 2009.
  • Nia Long Relationships:
  • Massai Zhivago Dorsey II - Son
  • Talita Long - Mother
  • Massai Dorsey - Ex-fiancĂ©
  • Djamila Long - Half Sister
  • Kez Sunday Udoka - Son
  • Ime Udoka - Significant Other
  • Doughtry Long - Father
  • Chris Webber - Ex-significant Other
  • College:
  • Attended Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA

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