NIA LONG TO GUEST STAR ON ABC�S �BOSTON LEGAL�
Award-winning actress Nia Long will guest star in a three-episode arc of ABC�s critically acclaimed, award-winning drama series, �Boston Legal.� Long will play Vanessa Walker, a disciplined, ambitious, micro-managing new associate from the New York office of Crane Poole & Schmidt who comes to Boston to solicit Alan Shore�s help.
In addition to her work in box office hits such as �Big Momma�s House� and �Big Momma�s House 2,� opposite Martin Lawrence, Long has also starred in several independent feature films and television shows. Other credits include Mario Van Peebles� critically acclaimed film, �Baadasssss!,� �Best Man,� �Stigmata� and �Soul Food.� Upcoming film projects include �Are We Done Yet?,� where she will once again co-star with Ice Cube in this sequel to �Are We There Yet?� She will also appear in the upcoming �Premonition,� starring Sandra Bullock.
�Boston Legal� stars James Spader as Alan Shore, Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer, Mark Valley as Brad Chase, Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston and Craig Bierko as Jeffrey Coho, Constance Zimmer as Claire Simms, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.
�Boston Legal� was created by David E. Kelley. Kelley, Bill D�Elia and Janet Leahy are executive producers. The series is produced by David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television, and premiered October 3, 2004.