Nia Long

Actress Nia Long portrayed Katherine 'Kat' Speakes on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV000000682" title="Guiding Light (tv program)" href="/topic/entertainment/television/guiding-light-%28tv-program%29-ENTTV000000682.topic">"Guiding Light"</a> from 1991-1993. After her stint on the show, she would become <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003729" title="Will Smith" href="/topic/entertainment/will-smith-PECLB003729.topic">Will Smith</a>'s love interest in "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." Other TV roles followed, including two seasons on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP004494" title="NBC" href="/topic/business/media-industry/television-industry/nbc-ORCRP004494.topic">NBC</a>'s "Third Watch," but the New York native has primarily made a name for herself on the big screen in films like "Soul Food," "Love Jones," and "Alfie."
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Actress Nia Long portrayed Katherine 'Kat' Speakes on "Guiding Light" from 1991-1993. After her stint on the show, she would become Will Smith's love interest in "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." Other TV roles followed, including two seasons on NBC's "Third Watch," but the New York native has primarily made a name for herself on the big screen in films like "Soul Food," "Love Jones," and "Alfie."

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