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Nia Long        

NAACP Image Award-Winning Television & Film Actress, Philanthropist

Nia Long is widely known for her iconic work and legendary roles across both film and television.

Long can most recently be seen in the worldwide hit Netflix comedy You People from Kenya Barris, starring opposite Eddie Murphy, Jonah Hill and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. In its first week, the film debuted at number one on the Netflix Top 10 list, being streamed for more than 55 million hours in the U.S., and The Hollywood Reporter said of her performance, “Nia Long is formidable as Amira’s mother, Fatima.”

Long also recently reprised her role in The Best Man franchise alongside the original cast for the limited series "The Best Man: The Final Chapters" for Peacock, for which her performance earned her a 2023 NAACP Award. She also headlined Sony’s follow-up to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed box office hit Searching, entitled Missing, along with Storm Reid.

Long previously produced and starred in the Netflix smash hit thriller Fatal Affair which debuted at #1 on the platform. She also starred with Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie in the Apple TV+ feature film The Banker.

A four-time NAACP Award winner, Long has starred in Boyz N The Hood, Friday, Love Jones, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Third Watch," Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club, Premonition, Are We There Yet, Made in America, "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Empire," as well as the Sundance Film Lemon, Netflix’s Roxanne Roxanne opposite Chanté Adams and Mahershala Ali, Kenya Barris’ "#BlackAF," and Justin Simien’s "Dear White People," among others.

Long is a longtime supporter of Nothing But Nets, a global campaign focused on fighting the spread of Malaria in African countries. Long currently resides in Los Angeles with her two sons Massai and Kez.

Speech Topics

Giving Back to the Community

A discussion about Long's road to success. She will discuss the story of growing up in Brooklyn and South Central Los Angeles while being raised by a single mother. This keynote presentation will also cover the importance of education, sex education, and creating a five-year plan.

Women’s Empowerment

A discussion about building personal wealth, diversifying your portfolio, preparing for the future, and balancing motherhood and career.

Guidelines for Health & Fitness

According to Long, health and fitness is about having a balanced life inside and out. In this motivating and informative keynote speech, Long will discuss this as it relates to time management, homeopathic approaches to medicine, and maintaining a healthy diet.


Nia Long Joining Key & Peele’s ‘Keanu’
Nia Long has joined the cast of Keanu, the debut feature film pairing comedy duo Key & Peele that has been set up at New Line Cinema. Long, who co-stars on ABC’s upcoming fall comedy Uncle Buck, will play the wife of the character played by Keegan-Michael Key in the story about a group of friends who plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.
Nia Long To Co-Star In WEtv Drama 'The Divide', Shaun Toub ...
Nia Long has joined WEtv's first original scripted series The Divide. The legal thriller centers on District Attorney Adam Page (Damon Gupton), who uncover.
Nia Long: Work Calls Stopped When I Got Pregnant – Moms ...
When Nia Long gave birth to her baby boy, she quickly realized there would be no need to pencil in maternity leave — it's already built into the business.
Nia Long Says 30-Year-Olds Shouldn't Rush for Marriage | News | BET
The actress urges young women not to compare their lives to someone else's.
Nia Long: "I'm Physically a Part-Time Single Mom" | News | BET
The actress and Jet cover girl chats about her long-distance relationship.

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