Birth Name: Nitara Carlynn Long
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 30, 1970
Ethnicity: African-Trinidadian, African-Granadian, African-Barbadian, African-American
Nia Long is an American actress.
She is the daughter of Talita and Doughtry Long. Her mother is of African-Trinidadian, African-Granadian, and African-Barbadian ancestry. Her father is of either African-Caribbean or African-American descent.
Nia has a son with her partner, professional baseball player and coach Ime Udoka; and a son with her former partner Massai Dorsey.
Nia’s maternal grandfather is Clyde Vernon Gillman (the son of Cyril Graham Gillman and Fezon Adina Harewood). Clyde was born in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Nia’s maternal grandmother is Pearl Miriam Gittens (the daughter of George Benjamin Gittens and Verona Rhoda Sayers). Pearl was born in Grenada, to a father from Saint Vincent (part of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), and to a mother from Barbados; Pearl was raised in Port of Spain, also in Trinidad and Tobago.