NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15:  Nia Long at her Birthday Soiree Introducing Belvedere Intense Unfiltered 80, hosted by Marcus Samuelsson Red Rooster on October 15th, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Mychal Watts/PictureGroup)

Nia Long


Audiences first fell in love with Long when she appeared in director John Singleton’s 1991 breakthrough Boyz in the Hood. After appearing in the daytime drama Guiding Light, she became a bonafide TV star with roles on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and the drama Third Watch. Her standout performances in the films Friday, Soul Food, Love Jones, and The Best Man have made her a mainstay of black Hollywood. Born in Brooklyn, she now lives in Los Angeles with her son.

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