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Nia Long

Nia Long

Birthday: 30 October 1970, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth Name: Nitara Carlynn Long
Height: 157 cm

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 holida ...Show more

Nia Long
I know where I'm going to be, I'm not traveling here and there and everywhere. That didn't necessari Show more I know where I'm going to be, I'm not traveling here and there and everywhere. That didn't necessarily prompt me to it but it definitely opened up my mind of saying okay, maybe this is a good time to do this. Hide
It's like going to the gym everyday. It really is. I work hard on my craft, I sweat a little bit, I Show more It's like going to the gym everyday. It really is. I work hard on my craft, I sweat a little bit, I run a little bit, I might sprain an ankle every now and them, but it's all good and the more you do it, the more in shape you are and it's like a machine. Hide
I have a four year old and I'm telling you we did Nickelodeon last night and he embarrassed me. It w Show more I have a four year old and I'm telling you we did Nickelodeon last night and he embarrassed me. It was like one of those moments when I couldn't believe my kid is acting like this. I just had to just like walk away from him because he was really pushing my buttons. Hide
I took a little break - I was coming back to work and the last thing I was going to do was take a st Show more I took a little break - I was coming back to work and the last thing I was going to do was take a step backwards, so I knew that if I was going to take a feature it was going to have to be taking a step forward. Hide
I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough, I have a reputation of also being the Show more I know for me like I have a reputation of being kind of tough, I have a reputation of also being the girl next door, kind of sweet but I have standards and my thing is, it's me on that screen and I don't have control over everything in this and I'm grateful and thankful. Hide
In terms of Cube I think he's very conscious of the technical aspect of the business whereas when yo Show more In terms of Cube I think he's very conscious of the technical aspect of the business whereas when you're just hired as an actor, you're not really secure in that part of your work and you're not really paying attention to where the camera. Hide
I don't think you should reprimand your child for everything you're feeling because for them it's as Show more I don't think you should reprimand your child for everything you're feeling because for them it's as serious as when something happens in our day and we get upset about it. Hide
I'm not going to live my life unhappy and why should he and we talk about it and I think what's grea Show more I'm not going to live my life unhappy and why should he and we talk about it and I think what's great about the film is that it shows is the meaning of family doesn't have to be as traditional as it once was, like you can make a family. Hide
I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented, it's just about this opportunity - i Show more I think there are a lot of other actors that are just talented, it's just about this opportunity - it's just about when are we going to be put in those positions where we can shine. Hide
They have the big ferris wheel and we've been out of town for two months, so he just was like, 'Momm Show more They have the big ferris wheel and we've been out of town for two months, so he just was like, 'Mommy I want to go to Toys R Us and I don't care if you have a movie coming out and all that.' He was just being a kid. But I had to allow him to have that moment. Hide
First of all when you're a mommy like you like the consistency of being on a show like that's just p Show more First of all when you're a mommy like you like the consistency of being on a show like that's just peace of mind, I know I have financial, you know stability. Hide
I think Nina Simone has had an amazing journey. She was spicy and she had attitude and she didn't ca Show more I think Nina Simone has had an amazing journey. She was spicy and she had attitude and she didn't care, she wanted her money in a paper bag and don't mess with me and I've been doing some research on that so. Hide
But that we didn't have the level of experience in terms of working in the industry so you weren't s Show more But that we didn't have the level of experience in terms of working in the industry so you weren't sure and you needed to see it and this is an industry that the more you work the better you get and that the more opportunities you have the better you get. Hide
It took a long time to get that film made. I went in for it almost right after or like maybe six or Show more It took a long time to get that film made. I went in for it almost right after or like maybe six or seven months after I had my son and actually auditioned for the Regina King part and they just were like, 'No, you're just - you just don't really seem the part.' Hide
We haven't even gotten a start date but we'll see what happens with that and that will be fun. I've Show more We haven't even gotten a start date but we'll see what happens with that and that will be fun. I've gotten a couple of other things but I'm not really committing myself to anything yet. Hide
It's my motor, it's the thing that keeps me going and so when I have these auditions for these big m Show more It's my motor, it's the thing that keeps me going and so when I have these auditions for these big movies, I can depend on myself because I've been working consistently. Hide
Well, the studios don't really want to take those risks right off the bat. They'll take the risk aft Show more Well, the studios don't really want to take those risks right off the bat. They'll take the risk after they've seen the finished product and say oh yeah we want that. This is a great film but they are hesitant to take the risk when you just see it on paper. Hide
We're all in the service business. If you hire me to do a job I expect everybody else to be where I Show more We're all in the service business. If you hire me to do a job I expect everybody else to be where I am. A little bit of crazy is good. It keeps things - balanced. Hide
I have a beautiful son, I don't regret it, I'm very proud of the way that we handle our relationship Show more I have a beautiful son, I don't regret it, I'm very proud of the way that we handle our relationship and the way that we keep our son first and that's our priority. Hide
I think for me to find that project is going to be something that I'm going to have to develop for m Show more I think for me to find that project is going to be something that I'm going to have to develop for myself. Hide
I think you grow through your experiences; you get better as you grow and I'm not nearly where I thi Show more I think you grow through your experiences; you get better as you grow and I'm not nearly where I think I'm going to be eventually where I inspire to be and hopefully the opportunities will continue to come. Hide
I was happy she got it and I have to sort of - and one of the reasons I did Third Watch is because I Show more 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. Hide
I've seen some great write ups and I emailed her the other night because I saw her on an awards show Show more I've seen some great write ups and I emailed her the other night because I saw her on an awards show recently. Hide
He just was being four. He just was being a child. He wasn't interested in what my agenda was. He wa Show more He just was being four. He just was being a child. He wasn't interested in what my agenda was. He wanted to do what he wanted to do and it started because he saw the lights on in Toys R Us. Hide
You need the words, you need the script, you need the material, you need the commitment, you need th Show more You need the words, you need the script, you need the material, you need the commitment, you need the passion, it's like we depend on writers, we depend on producers, directors depend on us and once things are in the divine order as they happen. Hide
I said 'Brian, no one is going to respect me as a mother after this.' He said, 'oh no, yes they will Show more I said 'Brian, no one is going to respect me as a mother after this.' He said, 'oh no, yes they will, this is a movie, don't worry about it.' But they're not. Hide
Nia Long's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (64)
Nia Long Nia Long'S roles
Myra
Myra

Cleo
Cleo

Sherry Pierce
Sherry Pierce

Nina Mosley
Nina Mosley

Roberta Tubbs
Roberta Tubbs

Jordan Armstrong
Jordan Armstrong

Suzanne Kingston-Persons
Suzanne Kingston-Persons

Debbie
Debbie

Abbie Halpert
Abbie Halpert

Donna Chadway
Donna Chadway

Hannah
Hannah

Lisa Wilkes
Lisa Wilkes

Claudia
Claudia

May
May

Lonette
Lonette

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