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Nia Long has been the leading lady in all our lives since the ’90s. This year, October 30th,2020 marks her 50th birthday. She continues to show us that she is still our star.

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2. BET Awards ’11 – Press Room

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 26: Actress Nia Long poses in the press room at the BET Awards ’11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,adult,one woman only,adults only,portrait,music,smiling,actress,california,city of los angeles,lipstick,black hair,up do,eyes closed,blush,gambling,shrine auditorium,drop earring,eyeliner,eyeshadow,nia long,mascara

3. 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards

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Nia Long during 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage) vertical,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new york city,fashion,1990-1999,madison square garden,award,vh1,nia long,long,nia

4. ‘The Best Man Holiday’ – Los Angeles Premiere

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 05: Actress Nia Long attends the premiere of ‘The Best Man Holiday’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic) vertical,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,attending,usa,looking at camera,portrait,movie,film industry,headshot,actress,california,hollywood – california,premiere,film premiere,mann theaters,grauman’s chinese theater,nia long,the best man holiday



7. 2005 Black Movie Awards – Arrivals

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 09: Actress Nia Long arrives at the 2005 Black Movie Awards at the Wiltern Theater on October 9, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) arts culture and entertainment,usa,waist up,arrival,actor,actress,california,city of los angeles,nia long,wiltern theater,black movie awards,55860219