Nia Long has quickly built a reputation as an actress of exceptional range in feature film hits, independent features and television series.

Long stars in Charlie Shyer's highly anticipated re-make of "Alfie," opposite Jude Law and which released in late October, 2004. Additionally, she stars in Brian Levant's "Are We There Yet?" opposite Ice Cube due in January 2005.

Long starred last May in Mario Van Peebles' critically acclaimed documentary, "Baadasssss!" opposite Van Peebles and Joy Bryant.

In addition, Long also starred in 20th Century Fox's box office hit, "Big Momma's House" opposite Martin Lawrence. Her role in this film garnered her 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," "Best Man," "The Broken Hearts Club," "In Too Deep," "Held Up," "Stigmata," "Soul Food," "Made in America," "Friday," "Boyz in the Hood" and "Love Jones" (which won the prestigious Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival).

Long stars on NBC's popular drama "Third Watch" as Sasha Monroe, a tough and principled cop dedicated to improving her community. The series is currently is in its sixth season and is syndicated on the A&E Channel. As a result of her work in the series, 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 NBC’s "ER."

A resident of New York, Long’s birthday is October 30th.

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