Who Has a Higher Net Worth Actor Nia Long or Her Partner Boston Celtics Coach Ime Udoka?
Actor Nia Long and former NBA player and current Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka are a power couple. They’ve been together for more than a decade and are both successful in their careers, which has some wondering if Long or Udoka has the higher net worth.
Read on to find out the answer to that as well as how many children they have together.
Long’s career and net worth
Long was born in the Brooklyn section of New York City to Talita and Doughtry Long. Her parents divorced when she was two years old and Long moved with her mother to Iowa before her mom settled in Los Angeles a few years later.
In high school Long studied ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, guitar, and acting. Long’s first TV gig was on Disney Channel’s The B.R.A.T. Patrol in 1986. She then landed a role as Kathryn “Kat” Speakes on the soap opera Guiding Light and played that part from 1991 to 1994. Long went on to play Beulah “Lisa” Wilkes on the popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Her other TV credits include The Cleveland Show, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and Empire to name a few.
Long has also acted on the big screen and was featured in several blockbusters including Boyz n the Hood, Friday, Big Momma’s House, and Soul Food.
Today she has a net worth of $6 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. But is that more than Udoka’s?
Udoka’s career and net worth
Udoka was born in Portland, Oregon, to Vitalis Udoka and Agnes Udoka. His father is from the state of Akwa Ibom in Nigeria. Both of his parents are now deceased. His dad died in 2006 followed by his mother in 2011.
After playing basketball in high school, Udoka played his colligate ball at Utah State University Eastern and the University of San Francisco before transferring to Portland State University. He went undrafted by the professional NBA teams but was selected by the Charleston Lowgators in the G League and eventually called up to play for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2004.
He then played abroad for a brief time before returning to the NBA and playing for his hometown Portland Trail Blazers. He also had stints with the New York Knicks, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Sacramento Kings. Udoka began his coaching career under the Spurs’ Gregg Popovich in 2012. He was an assistant coach as well for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets. In 2020, Udoka was hired as the Celtics’ head coach.
Today, he has a net worth of $11.5 million per Celebrity Net Worth.
How many children Long and Udoka have
Long and Udoka began dating in 2010 and the following year welcomed their son Kez Sunday Udoka. Long also has an older son who she shares with her former beau Massai Z. Dorsey.
Essence noted that Long has never employed nannies to take care of her children and doesn’t have any hired help to cook or clean her house.
“I’m not that movie-star mom who’s got a private chef, a nanny, and a driver,” she told the publication. “My life is getting up and doing a bunch of things and then trying to get my s*** together after everybody is taken care of.”