Birth Name: Nia Long
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born Oct. 30, 1970 in Brooklyn, NY, Nitara Carlynn Long made her screen debut in a 1986 episode of "227" (NBC, 1985-1990) and in "The B.R.A.T. Patrol" installment of "The Disney Sunday Movie" (ABC, 1986-88). It would be four years later, however, before she made her film debut in the horror flick "Buried Alive" (1990), but Long would earn much more acclaim for her fantastic work in John Singleton's "Boyz in the Hood" (1991) as Brandi, the ambitious girlfriend of Tre (Cuba Gooding, Jr.). Her success in the film buoyed her to a two-year stint on "Guiding Light" (CBS, 1952-2009) as well as an Image Award-nominated recurring role on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (NBC, 1990-96) as the levelheaded...
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