Caribbean StarPower: Nia Long

 The list of stars with Caribbean heritage is long – much longer than you might expect. With so much beauty and diversity found across the islands, it’s only to be expected that some of the most talented and influential stars in the world have (and proudly acknowledge) Caribbean roots.

Nia Long

Actress Nia Long

In an interview with Vibe, Nia Long said, “I will always be an island girl. The food, the music, the people are beautiful. My grandmother was born in Grenada and raised in Trinidad. She taught me to fear nothing and no one but God. She is a fearless warrior and my hero. I am kind of a hippie in many ways. Open to most things, cultures and non-traditional ideas. Always barefoot and would rather be close to the water than on the red carpet.”