Birth Name: Nia Talita Long
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 30, 1970
Ethnicity: African-Trinidadian, African-Grenadian, African-Barbadian, African-American
Nia Long is an American actress. Her roles include the films Boyz n the Hood, Love Jones, Soul Food, The Best Man franchise, and Big Momma’s House, and the shows The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Third Watch.
She is the daughter of Talita and Doughtry Long. Her parents were/are both black. Her mother is of Trinidadian, Grenadian, and Barbadian ancestry. Her father was born in Atlanta, and was of either Caribbean or African-American descent.
Nia has a son with her former partner Massai Dorsey; and a son with her fiancé, professional baseball player and coach Ime Udoka.
Nia’s paternal grandfather was named Doughtry Long.
Nia’s paternal grandmother was named Jessie Wooden.
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.
Source: Obituary of Nia’s father – https://www.hughesfuneralhome.net