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Birth name Nitara Carlynn LongNationality USABirth 30 october 1970
(50 years) at Brooklyn (USA
Nitara Carlynn "Nia" Long (born October 30, 1970) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch, and the films In Too Deep, Boyz n the Hood, Friday, Boiler Room, Soul Food, Love Jones, The Best Man, Big Momma's House, and the sequels to the latter two films.
Long has two sons, Massai Zhivago Dorsey II and Kez Sunday Udoka. With regard to being a working parent, Long says "she is up for the challenge so long as it does not require disturbing her family's well-being". "If I’m gonna hustle, I want to hustle in one place... I uprooted everything, moved to New York for two years, moved back and it was great but I really am enjoying the stability." Long described Massai as "a great kid who really is like my best friend".
The actress contributes her time to the Sterling Children's Home in Barbados, as a motivational speaker.
Long is a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
Long supported Barack Obama during his presidential campaign and became a vocal proponent of his reelection in 2012. Long said in July of that year that she had met President Obama twice. According to Long, he told her that he loved Good Hair. Long declared President Obama's first term as being dedicated to "cleaning up the mess" left by the previous administration of President George W. Bush.