four-time NAACP Award winner, known for The Best Man franchise, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Empire, and Boyz n the Hood, upcoming memoir
Nia Long is widely known for her iconic work and legendary roles across both film and television.
Long can most recently be seen in the worldwide hit Netflix comedy YOU PEOPLE from Kenya Barris, starring opposite Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. In its first week, the film debuted at number one on the Netflix Top 10 list, being streamed for more than 55 million hours in the U.S., and The Hollywood Reporter said of her performance, “Nia Long is formidable as Amira’s mother, Fatima.”
Long also recently reprised her role in THE BEST MAN franchise alongside the original cast for the limited series THE BEST MAN: THE FINAL CHAPTERS for Peacock, for which her performance earned her a 2023 NAACP Award. She also headlined Sony’s follow-up to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed box office hit SEARCHING, entitled MISSING, along with Storm Reid.
Nia previously produced and starred in the Netflix smash hit thriller FATAL AFFAIR which debuted at #1 on the platform. She also starred with Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie in the Apple TV+ feature film THE BANKER.
A four-time NAACP Award winner, Long has starred in BOYZ N THE HOOD, FRIDAY, LOVE JONES, THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, THIRD WATCH, Tyler Perry’s THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB, PREMONITION, ARE WE THERE YET, MADE IN AMERICA, NCIS: LOS ANGELES and EMPIRE, as well as the Sundance Film LEMON, Netflix’s ROXANNE ROXANNE opposite Chanté Adams and Mahershala Ali, Kenya Barris’ #BLACKAF, and Justin Simien’s DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, among others.
Long is a longtime supporter of Nothing But Nets, a global campaign focused on fighting the spread of Malaria in African countries. Long currently resides in Los Angeles with her two sons Massai and Kez.