Nia Long is an American actress. She has received several accolades, including three NAACP Image Awards and a Black Reel Award.
The Award-winning actress is best known for her roles in the films Boyz n the Hood (1991), Love Jones, Soul Food (both 1997), The Best Man (1999) and its sequel The Best Man Holiday (2013), Big Momma’s House (2000) and its sequel Big Momma’s House 2 (2006).
Fortunately for her, Nia Long in the early stages of her career had an acting coach who guided her in all her endeavors in the movie industry.
Her first notable role on television was a three-year contract role as Kathryn “Kat” Speakes on the soap opera Guiding Light. Long portrayed Kat from 1991 to 1994.
Long was offered the role of Alex Munday in Charlie’s Angels, yet she turned it down, and the job was in the end given to Lucy Liu.
In 2003, she joined the cast of Third Watch, where she played NYPD Officer Sasha Monroe, going on until the series finale in 2005.
Are Nia Long and Jamie Foxx Related?
No, Nia Long and Jamie Foxx are not related. Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, comedian, and singer. In 1991, he joined the cast as a featured player in the sketch comedy show In Living Color until the show’s end in 1994.
The two starred in a comedy movie, Held Up, released in 1999.