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15 Reasons Why Nia Long Can Do No Wrong

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ESSENCE Editors and Staff
May, 27, 2015 4:04 PM UTC

 "Because she's a classic beauty." -Ericka Perry, ESSENCE Magazine Creative Director

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"Because she was the face of the iconic White Diamonds fragrance" -Deena Campbell, ESSENCE.com Hair and Beauty Editor

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"Because we see a little of ourselves in ALL of her leading roles. (See: Jordan in The Best Man, Bird in Soul Food and Nina in Love Jones)" -Charli Penn, ESSENCE.com Love & Relationships Editor

"Because she is the epitome of cool. From her fashion to her lifestyle." - Yolanda Sangweni, ESSENCE.com Entertainment Editor

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"Because she made the balance between her career and single motherhood look effortless." - Dominique Hobdy, ESSENCE.com Freelance Editor

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"Because she has beautiful, brown skin that is simply flawless!" -Jolie A. Doggett, ESSENCE.com Editorial Intern

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"Because was the one woman for Will on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." -Taylor Lewis, ESSENCE Magazine Editorial Assistant

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"Because she's the love interest in Snoop Dogg's new "California Roll" music video." -Gia Peppers, ESSENCE Fest Junior Editor

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"Because she's the all-American girl next door." -Tracey Woods, ESSENCE Magazine Associate Photo Editor

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"Because no one can rock a short, pixie cut like she can." -Taylor Lewis, ESSENCE Magazine Editorial Assistant

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"Because she was able to find love after 40." -Charli Penn, ESSENCE.com Love & Relationships Editor

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"Because she stepped to Deebo in the first Friday movie." -Dominique Hobdy, ESSENCE.com Freelance Editor

"Because her Instagram is addictive!" -Jolie A. Doggett, ESSENCE.com Editorial Intern

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"Because she looks exactly the same as she did on her 2007 ESSENCE Magazine cover!" -Gia Peppers, ESSENCE Fest Junior Editor

"Because she makes being over 40 look AMAZING" - Abby West, ESSENCE.com Senior Editor

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