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Stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long returns to the big screen this fall in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures sequel The best man holiday (in theaters November 15th) where she reunites with original castmates Taye Diggs ("Private Practice"), Terrence Howard (Hustle & flow), Morris ... See full bio »

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7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Big Momma's House
Big Momma's House Sherry Pierce
(2000)
Friday
Friday Debbie
(1995)
Boiler Room
Boiler Room Abbie Halpert
(2000)
Guiding Light
Guiding Light Katherine 'Kat' Speakes (1991-1993)
(1952)

Filmography

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 2017 Empire (TV Series)
Giuliana / Giuliana Green
- Toil and Trouble, Part 2 (2017) ... Giuliana
- Toil and Trouble, Part 1 (2017) ... Giuliana
- Absent Child (2017) ... Giuliana
- Civil Hands Unclean (2017) ... Giuliana
- Love Is a Smoke (2017) ... Giuliana
 2017 Dear White People (TV Series)
Neika Hobbs
- Chapter IX (2017) ... Neika Hobbs
- Chapter VIII (2017) ... Neika Hobbs
- Chapter III (2017) ... Neika Hobbs
 2017 Hand of God (TV Series)
Izzy
- The Last Thing Left (2017) ... Izzy
- When You Pull the Trigger (2017) ... Izzy
- What Do You Hear (2017) ... Izzy
- I See That Now (2017) ... Izzy
- Telling Me Your Dreams (2017) ... Izzy
 2017 Lemon
Cleo
 2017 Roxanne Roxanne
Ms. Peggy Gooden
 2017 Beaches (TV Movie)
Hillary Whitney
 2016 Uncle Buck (TV Series)
Alexis Russell
- Block Party (2016) ... Alexis Russell
- The Interrogation (2016) ... Alexis Russell
- Going to Jail Party (2016) ... Alexis Russell
- I Got This (2016) ... Alexis Russell
- Brothers (2016) ... Alexis Russell
 2016 Keanu
Hannah
 2014 The Divide (TV Series)
Billie Page
- To Whom Evil Is Done (2014) ... Billie Page
- I Can't Go Back (2014) ... Billie Page
- And the Little Ones Get Caught (2014) ... Billie Page
- I'm for Justice (2014) ... Billie Page
- Never Forget (2014) ... Billie Page
 2014 Sit Down with the Stars (TV Series)
 2013 House of Lies (TV Series)
Tamara
- Til Death Do Us Part (2013) ... Tamara
- Hostile Takeover (2013) ... Tamara
- Exit Strategy (2013) ... Tamara
- Liability (2013) ... Tamara
- Wonders of the World (2013) ... Tamara
 2011 Chase (TV Series)
Melissa Randolph
- Narco: Part 2 (2011) ... Melissa Randolph
 2010 Boston's Finest (TV Movie)
Taylor Sanchez
 2010 Mooz-Lum
Safiyah Mahdi
 2009-2010 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Roberta Tubbs
- Buried Pleasure (2010) ... Roberta Tubbs (voice)
- Our Gang (2010) ... Roberta Tubbs (voice)
- Love Rollercoaster (2010) ... Roberta Tubbs (voice)
- Field of Streams (2010) ... Roberta Tubbs (voice)
 2008 Gospel Hill
Mrs. Palmer
 2007-2008 Big Shots (TV Series)
Katie Graham
- Who's the Boss? (2008) ... Katie Graham
- Sex Be Not Proud (2008) ... Katie Graham
- The Better Man (2008) ... Katie Graham
- The Way We Weren't (2007) ... Katie Graham
- Who's Your Daddy? (2007) ... Katie Graham
 2007/I Premonition
Annie
 2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Vanessa Walker
- Dumping Bella (2007) ... Vanessa Walker
- Nuts (2007) ... Vanessa Walker
- Angel of Death (2007) ... Vanessa Walker
 2006 Everwood (TV Series)
Cassie
- Truth (2006) ... Cassie
 2004 Alfie
Lonette
 2003 Baadasssss!
Sandra
 2002 Sightings: Heartland Ghost (TV Movie)
Lou
 2001-2002 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Andrea Solomon
- The Bottle Show (2002) ... Andrea Solomon
- Men Aren't Monsters (2002) ... Andrea Solomon
- Women in Cacti with a Curled Up Rat (2002) ... Andrea Solomon
- The Extinction of the Dinosaurs (2002) ... Andrea Solomon
- Who Shot Dick? (2002) ... Andrea Solomon
 2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie)
Karen (segment "1972")
 1999 The Secret Laughter of Women
Nimi Da Silva
 1999 Held Up
Rae
 1999 In Too Deep
Myra
 1998 Butter
Carmen Jones
 1997 Hav Plenty
Trudy
 1997 Soul Food
Bird
 1996 Moesha (TV Series)
Babysitter
- A Concerted Effort: Part 2 (1996) ... Babysitter
- A Concerted Effort: Part 1 (1996) ... Babysitter
 1996 ER (TV Series)
Christy Wilson
- Baby Shower (1996) ... Christy Wilson
 1995 Live Shot (TV Series)
Ramona Greer
 1995 Friday
Debbie
 1993 Living Single (TV Series)
Stacey Evans
- Love Takes a Holiday (1993) ... Stacey Evans
 1993 Made in America
Zora Mathews
 1990 Buried Alive
Fingers
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Darla Perkins
- The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986) ... Darla Perkins
 1986 227 (TV Series)
Girl
- Slam Dunked (1986) ... Girl (uncredited)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Katherine 'Kat' Speakes (1991-1993)
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in Kanye West's video "Touch The Sky". See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was happy she got it and I have to sort of - and one of the reasons I did Third Watch is because I wanted to break that thing of just being the pretty girl and play it down and let it be about the work. See more »

Trivia:

She is of Trinidadian, Granadian, and Barbadian descent. See more »

Nickname:

Nia

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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