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Nia Long Available to Media Friday

K’Leigh Sims

April 22, 2015

The Hollywood actress will visit the Texas Tech campus for the 13th Annual Mentor Tech Banquet.

WHAT: Media availability for actress Nia Long

WHEN: 2:10 p.m. Friday (April 24)

WHERE: Talkington School for Young Women Leaders Library; 415 N. Ivory Ave.

Hollywood leading lady and NAACP award winner Nia Long will be available to the media for a news conference during her visit to the Texas Tech campus. She is the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual Mentor Tech Banquet on Friday (April 24).

Best known for her roles in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “Boyz N the Hood,” “Big Momma's House,” “Are We There Yet?” “Are We Done Yet?” “The Best Man Holiday” and “The Single Moms Club,” Long has been acting since the late 1980s.

Long is a three-time NAACP award winner, winning two of them for her role as Officer Sasha Monroe on NBC's crime drama “Third Watch” as an outstanding actress in a drama series. In 2013, she was brought to the small screen alongside Golden Globe winner Don Cheadle to appear in Showtime's hit comedy “House of Lies,” which garnered a NAACP nomination for best supporting actress in a comedy series.

Apart from her acting career, Long is a mentor for students both nationally and internationally, in places including Trinidad, Barbados and Grenada, where her family roots lie.

She resides in Los Angeles with her two sons, Massai and Kez.

For more information about the annual banquet and Nia Long, please visit the Mentor Tech website.

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CONTACT:  Cory Powell, director, Mentor Tech, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-8692 or cory.powell@ttu.edu.