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    Guiding Light Alum Nia Long Honored.

    Monday, June 01 2009

    Nia Long as Kat Speakes (CBS)
    Guiding Light fans will recognize her best as Kat Speakes, but Nia Long is getting a different kind of recognition this month. The actress is being honored at the 2009 Salute to Hollywood & the Arts. The Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) and the Institute of Caribbean Studies will be paying tribute to her on June 21 as part of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.

    Long is the daughter of immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago and has made a name for herself with her versatile work in films and television. She first caught the attention of audiences with her performance as Kat Speakes from 1991-1994 before going on to play Will Smith's girlfriend Lisa Wilkes on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." Since then, she has also appeared in movies like "Boyz N the Hood," "Friday," and "Big Momma's House."

    This isn't the actress' first award either. She also picked up an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2004 for her work on "Third Watch." She is currently cast in a new series called, "The Cleveland Show," a spin-off of the hit animated series, "Family Guy." sends Nia our congratulations and wish her all the best.

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    Posted by LTsoapfan at Monday, June 01 2009 05:17 PM

    Congrats to Nia on her award. I loved her on GL and on 3rd Watch. She is a star!

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