Nia Long Net Worth

How much is Nia Long worth?

Net Worth:$5 Million
Profession:Professional Actress
Date of Birth:October 30, 1970 (age 52)
Country:United States of America
5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)

About Nia Long

Nia Long is a famous Hollywood actress who was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to a family of Afro-Trinidadian descent. Her family decided to name her “Nia” which is one of the seven days in Kwanzaa. Her name also means goal, or purpose in Swahili.

The acting career of Nia Long began when she met her acting coach Betty Bridges which is also the mother of Todd Bridges from the 1998 movie Different Strokes. As her first role, she was given the opportunity to act in the Disney Movie titled, The B.R.A.T Patrol. She worked in the movie amongst some very popular names in the acting business such as Sean Austin, Tim Thomerson, and Brian Keith.

Nia was able to build her confidence further as an actress when she took on two of the biggest roles in her career at that time. Brandi in Boyz in the Hood and Kathryn Speakes in Guiding Light, the latter being a TV series that she appeared in from 1991 to 1994. While Boyz in the Hood was Nia Long’s very first feature length movie role.

American actress Nia Long has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars, as of 2023. Nia is perhaps best known for her roles in the TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Third Watch and Empire.

When Nia Long was two years old, her parents divorced each other and that caused her to move to Iowa City, Iowa with her mother. At seven years of age, Long and her mother relocated to a neighborhood in South Los Angeles. Nia is very well known for movies and TV shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Soul Food, Big Momma’s House, and Are We There Yet?. She has a father who currently resides in Trenton, New Jersey, and her sister Sommore, is a very popular female comedian that stars in The Queens of Comedy.

Nia’s Total Net Worth

Nia Long became rich when she took the roles of lead and supporting characters in TV shows and movies. Between 1994 and 1995, Nia played as Will Smith’s girlfriend and soon to be wife Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Hollywood celebrity, Jada Pinkett Smith was supposed to be in the role of Lisa however, she was too short compared to Will Smith who was 6’2, which made Nia Long the perfect fit for fulfilling that particular part.

Around 2003, Long joined the casting crew of the drama series, Third Watch, where she played an NYPD officer named Sasha Monroe. The TV series lasted until 2005 and Nia Long worked with the production team until the finale.

From her acting work, including her work in TV series and in film, as well as from all of the appearances that she has made as herself over the years. It is estimated that Nia has earned career earnings of some $9.5 million.

Of that amount, around $1 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $8.5 million, will have been taxed at 45% as Nia has been residing in the state of California. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $4.67 million dollars, having paid $3.83 million dollars in taxes.

Nia Long married Ime Udoka in 2010 and they have remained together. They have one child together and Nia also has another child from a previous relationship. Long has been an upstanding citizen, she contributes some of her time to the Sterling Children’s Home in Barbados as a motivational speaker and to other worthy causes as well.

She has kept her body in shape, saying “I work hard. 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 then, but it’s all good and the more you do it, the more in shape you are and it’s like a machine.” It seems plausible that she has invested similar efforts into her financial life, as she has into her career.

In her personal life Nia has likely spent $1 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $450,000, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of $700,000. Therefore, it is estimated that Nia Long has a net worth of a rounded up $5 million dollars.


Nia Long has been successful in her career as an actress both in movies and in popular TV shows. Having Betty Bridges as her acting coach seems to have helped Nia’s career tremendously. Today, she has worked alongside many of Hollywood’s most popular names and become one of them herself.

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