Nia Long

Biography: 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 Bassett, and Laurence Fishburne. She followed the film with Made in America (1993), a comedy that cast her as the daughter of Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson and also co-starred Will Smith.

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 (2000) to inner-city police thriller In Too Deep (1999).
Long got a son, named Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, November 26, 2000, with Massay Z. Dorsey
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Nia Long's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 75 Gettin' the Man's Foot Outta Your Baadasssss!
Lowest Metascore: 21 Held Up
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 8 out of 19
19 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Susan Cooper May 22, 2015 Cast tbd
31 Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club Mar 14, 2014 Principal Cast / May 2.7
59 The Best Man Holiday Nov 15, 2013 Jordan / Jordan Armstrong 5.6
48 Mooz-lum Feb 11, 2011 Safiyah 6.8
72 Good Hair Oct 9, 2009 Herself 6.7
36 Are We Done Yet? Apr 4, 2007 Suzanne Persons 3.9
29 Premonition Mar 16, 2007 Annie 5.5
34 Big Momma's House 2 Jan 27, 2006 Sherri 5.2
27 Are We There Yet? Jan 21, 2005 Suzanne Kingston 3.5
49 Alfie Nov 5, 2004 Lonette 5.7
75 Gettin' the Man's Foot Outta Your Baadasssss! May 28, 2004 Sandra 8.3
51 The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy Sep 29, 2000 Leslie 7.5
33 Big Momma's House Jun 2, 2000 Sherry Pierce 5.6
21 Held Up May 12, 2000 Rae 4.6
63 Boiler Room Feb 18, 2000 Abbie Halpert 7.9
61 The Best Man Oct 22, 1999 Jordan Armstrong 7.8
28 Stigmata Sep 10, 1999 Donna Chadway 7.4
53 In Too Deep Aug 25, 1999 Myra 7.8
68 Soul Food Sep 26, 1997 Bird 6.0
54 Friday Apr 26, 1995 Debbie 7.5