THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB
NIA LONG (May) Stunning pop culture icon, Hollywood leading
lady and three-time NAACP award winner Nia Long returned to the big screen this
fall in the highly anticipated Universal Pictures sequel The Best Man Holiday
(in theaters November 15th) where she reunited with original castmates Taye
Diggs ("Private Practice"), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Morris Chestnut
(The Brothers) and Harold Perrineau ("Lost"). Additionally in Spring 2014, Long
will star in Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club alongside Wendi McLendon- Covey
(Bridesmaids), Tyler Perry and Amy Smart (Crank).
Early this year, Long joined the all-star cast of Showtime's "House of Lies"
alongside Golden Globe Award winner Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell as "Tamara," a
business school classmate and former flame of Marty's (Don Cheadle) who has been
hired by the same consulting firm Galweather Stearn after taking time off to
raise a family.
Long made her film debut in the poignant film portraying the social problems
in inner-city Los Angeles, Boyz N The Hood , and continued on to star in Friday
alongside Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, as well as Love Jones, which won the
prestigious Audience Award at Sundance. Other notable film roles include Soul
Food, Alfie opposite Jude Law, The Best Man, Are We There Yet?, Big Momma's
House 1 & 2 opposite Martin Lawrence, Stigmata, The Broken Hearts Club and Made
On the small screen, Long's portrayal of "Officer Sasha Monroe" on NBC's hit
crime drama "Third Watch" awarded her two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding
Actress in a Drama series. Long's other TV accomplishments include "The Fresh
Prince of Bel-Air," "Boston Legal," "Judging Amy," and "Big Shots." Long also
voiced "Roberta" in the first season of the Fox hit "The Cleveland Show." Making
her directorial debut on Ashanti's music video "Baby" and Yolanda Adam's "This
Too Shall Pass," Nia continues her work behind the camera and is currently
developing a feature film that centers on renowned world champion boxer and
trainer Ann Wolfe.
In addition to her film and TV work, Long's passion lies in serving her
community. With her family roots firmly planted in Trinidad, Long's long term
goals are to connect women in the US to those of the island and to mentor young
girls to regain their self-esteem. Additionally, Long lends her support to Black
Girls Rock, an organization that promotes the arts for young women of color and
encourages dialogue on the ways women of color are portrayed in the media. In
2012 she was named an official surrogate to the Barack Obama reelection
A Brooklyn native, Long now calls Los Angeles home where she lives with her
12 year old son, Massai, 14 month old son, Kez and partner Ime Udoka, an
Assistant Coach for the San Antonio Spurs. Long loves to cook organic farmer's
market fresh meals adding a twist of her Trinidadian heritage. When she's not
juggling between her career and motherhood, she enjoys staying active by doing
pilates, boxing, hiking, and horseback riding. Long also finds pleasure in
traveling and experiencing different cultures throughout the world. One of her
favorite locations to visit is Jamaica, a place she calls her second home where
she can reflect and refuel.
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