Long appears in the video for Kanye West's "Touch the Sky".
She directed Yolanda Adams's music video for "This Too Shall Pass".
She won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2004 for her performance on Third Watch.
Long co-directed and appeared in Ashanti's music video, "Baby".
"African-American women who are extremely successful can't always find black male counterparts on that level so it's a little bit of a reflection of reality that black women are starting to date outside their race — and why not?
She is best known for her roles in the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch, and the films In Too Deep, Boyz n the Hood, Friday, Boiler Room, Soul Food, Love Jones, The Best Man, Big Momma's House, Are We There Yet? She also had a starring role in Friday with Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. She accompanied her mother when she moved to Iowa City, Iowa, to study fine arts. She was bused from South Los Angeles to Paseo Del Rey Elementary School in Playa Del Rey from 3rd grade through 6th grade.
Her mother moved to South Los Angeles when Long was seven years old, as she planned to marry there. In addition to her academic classes, she studied ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, guitar, and acting.
Some fairy tales begin a little differently than others, and for these famous couples, their love story is anything but traditional.
We’ve gone past to present to dig up some of the most famous celebrity cheating scandals of all time.Her earliest role was in the Disney television movie, The B. Jada Pinkett Smith was originally supposed to play Lisa, but was too short for the role (opposite a 6'2" Will Smith), thus leaving Nia to take the part.