Building a reputation as an actress of exceptional range, NIA LONG (Lonette) has delivered outstanding work in box office hits, independent features and television. In addition to “Alfie” this year, in 2005 she will star in Brian Levant’s “Are We There Yet?,” opposite Ice Cube.
Long recently starred in Mario Van Peebles’ critically acclaimed documentary “Baadasssss!,” opposite Van Peebles and Joy Bryant. She also starred in the box office hit “Big Momma’s House,” opposite Martin Lawrence. Her role in this film garnered a 2001 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture and a 2001 Blockbuster Award nomination for Favorite Actress.
Long’s other film credits include “Boiler Room.” “The Best Man.” “The Broken Hearts Club,” “In Too Deep,” “Held Up.” “Stigmata,” “Soul Food,” “Made in America.” “Friday.” “Boyz N the Hood” and “Love Jones.” which won the prestigious Audience Award at Sundance.
Long is currently starring on NBC’s critically acclaimed drama “Third Watch” as Sasha Monroe, a tough cop dedicated to improving her community. The show is currently is in its fifth season and is syndicated on A&E. Long received a 2004 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Long’s other television credits include “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Judging Amy,” “If These Walls Could Talk 2” and “ER.”