Nia Long to announce shock retirement from acting?

Long created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for Long fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actress best known for her roles in Third Watch or The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, is about to announce her retirement from acting, at age 49, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 12/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actress isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actress-dancer just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouNia was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.

“Nia Long was unlike any other actress we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouNia”
— @universalObserver, 11 Aug 2020
“I thought Nia Long retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 11 Aug 2020

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