Nia Long is the perennial girl next door. She stars in Netflix’s new hit Fatal Affair, a psychological thriller that quickly takes a dangerous turn for Nia’s character, Ellie. It’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, or diving under your pillows.
She plays opposite Omar Epps, her previous co-star in In Too Deep, another thriller released in 1999. And, no, she was not a child star in that flick—Nia just happens to be defying the natural course of aging. She’s 49 years old, though it’s hard to believe looking at her effortlessly glowy and utterly flawless skin. But, peep her long list of acting roles, including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Will’s girlfriend and nearly wife, and it totally checks out.
It’s not makeup or filtered photos, Nia’s shared proof of her all-natural glamour with a handful of no-makeup shots. More often than not, Nia’s all made up (because that’s the movie star life), but her natural beauty really shines when there’s not bit of product in the very rare no-makeup selfie. Her secret? Heritage Products Aura Glow Almond-Scented Massage Oil, which is under $10, according to Ebony.
Clearly, it works. Nia captioned this shot: “Wild thang!” She’s likely referring to her free-flowing wavy hair. But, it’s also absolutely wild how clear and wrinkle-free her skin is. (And, hello eyebrow goals!)
Fans and followers have showered compliments on Nia. One wrote, “Naturally GORGEOUS.” Another commenter added, “It’s funny I just saw you on fresh prince and recently catching up on empire. You are aging gracefully like fine wine.”
A few freckles dot Nia’s cheeks in this sunnies selfie. “Black and strong, strong and ready. Walking with PRIDE!!!
Nia shared a sweet selfie with her son and captioned it: “My Sunday ❤️.” There are no Sunday scaries or makeup to be found. The duo’s bright eyes and wide smiles really say it all.
One fan noticed Nia’s freckles on her makeup-free cheeks. One commenter wrote, “I didn’t know you had freckles 😳🤩They Are Gorgeous.” Another fan added, “I’m mad I never knew you had frecks 😍😍 man u shoulda let them rock in some movies.” Here’s hoping her next role leaves room for freckles and a fresh face!