Last updated on January 9th, 2023 at 07:12 am
Kez Sunday Udoka is the son of Nia Long and Ime Udoka. He was born on November 2011, in Los Angeles, California. His middle name, Sunday, is a tribute to the day he was born.
Kez is of Nigerian descent on his father’s side and American-African descent on his mother’s side.
He has a sibling, Massai Zhivago Dorsey.
His Grand parents are Vitalis Udoka, Doughtry Long, Talita Long.
Kez’s parents met in Boston in February 2010, Nia Long was filming a pilot for NBC and Udoka was playing against the Boston Celtics.
They were actually introduced to one another by a mutual friend. They began dating and become engaged in 2015.
Nia Long On Marriage
Nia Long has stated in the past that she has no plans to marry.
“Love is complicated, let’s just start there,” she said. “And then you start a marriage, which I’ve never been married. And there’s a reason for that because I don’t know that I need to say ‘I do’ to prove to you that I love you.”
She added, “But also, what does marriage really [mean]… that you own me now and I own you? I don’t get that part.” The actor said she did understand that some people get married because of religion.
However, she made it clear marriage isn’t for her. “But I don’t know that I need that to feel like I’m in a partnership that’s working,” she said.
As to whether Nia Long and Ime Udoka will get married one day, only time will tell. For now, they seem content to raise their family together and remain committed to one another without the need for a formal ceremony.
Kez’s godparents are Hill Harper and Taye Diggs.
Kez, Nia Long and Udoka currently reside in Boston with each perusing different interests.
Long said after Udoka got the head coaching position. “The thing that I think makes it work for us is we give each other the space and time to do what we have to do individually, as well as together.”
Nia Long Early Childhood And Career
Nia Long was born on October 30, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York to Talita Long and Doughtry Long, a high school teacher.
Nia’s parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised by her mother.
Nia began her acting career her earliest role in the Disney television movie, The B.R.A.T. Patrol alongside Sean Astin, Tim Thomerson and Brian Keith.
She has since gone on to star in such films as “Boyz n the Hood,” “Soul Food,” “Love Jones,” “The Best Man,” “Big Momma’s House,” and “Are We There Yet?”
Nia has also appeared in such television shows as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “NYPD Blue,” “E.R.,” “Third Watch,” and “House of Lies.”
In addition to her acting career, Nia is also a producer and director.
She made her directorial debut with the short film “Fatal Affair ,” which she is starring and has also produced.
Nia Long And Will Smith
Nia Long and Will Smith met while they were both working on the set of the television show “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”
Long played Lisa Wilkes on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Her character got engaged to Will Smith ‘s character, but the two never ended up getting married on the show.
In real life, however, Will Smith and Nia Long are rumored to have dated for a short time in the 1990s.
She even once joked about never getting married because Jada Pinkett had taken the husband.
Nia Long And Massai Z. Dorsey
Long also has an older son named Massai Zhivago Dorsey II, and Massai Z. Dorsey is his father.
Massai Z. Dorsey is known for Third Watch (1999) and The Single Moms Club (2014)
Ime Udoka Early Childhood And Career
Ime Udoka was born on August 9, 1977, in Portland, Oregon. His father, Vitalis Udoka, is Nigerian, and his mother, who died in late 2011, was an American from Illinois.
His older sister, Mfon, played in the WNBA.
Ime’s parents divorced when he was a child, and he was raised by his mother.
Udoka’s professional basketball career started by playing in the NBDL with the Charleston Lowgators who drafted him with 39th overall pick in 2002 NBDL Draft.
Ime has also played for such professional teams as the San Antonio Spurs, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, and New Jersey Nets.
He is currently the Boston Celtics head coach.