Nia Long Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Nia Long        

NAACP Image Award-Winning Television & Film Actress, Philanthropist

Nia Long is the movie and television actress known for her iconic roles in the classic 90’s show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as Lisa and comedic films, Friday and Are We There Yet? alongside Ice Cube, and the Big Mamma’s house franchise opposite Martin Lawrence. Recently Long started in KEANU opposite Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key and the Richard LaGravenese / Tony Goldwyn series THE DIVIDE on WEtv.

Nia is three-time NAACP Image award winner and was was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for her performance in the hit Showtime series House of Lies opposite Don Cheadle She starred in the Universal feature Best Man Holiday, which opened to #1 at the domestic box office and the Lionsgate feature Single Mile Club for director Tyler Perry. Her recent film credits include Premonition opposite Sandra Bullock for MGM, Are We Done Yet? opposite Ice Cube , ALFIE opposite Jude Law.

In addition to her film and TV work, Long’s passion lies in serving her community. With her family roots planted in Trinidad, Grenada, and Barbados, Long’s long term goals are to connect women in the US to those of the islands and to mentor young girls to regain their self-esteem. 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 re-election campaign.

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.

Related Speakers View all

More like Nia