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:
- Djamila Long - Half Sister
- Massai Zhivago Dorsey II - Son
- Doughtry Long - Father
- Massai Dorsey - Ex-fiancé
- Chris Webber - Ex-significant Other
- Talita Long - Mother
- Ime Udoka - Significant Other
- Kez Sunday Udoka - Son
- Attended Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, CA