Award-winning actress Nia Long will guest star in a three-episode arc of ABCs 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 Shores help.In addition to her work in box office hits such as Big Mommas House and Big Mommas 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.