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Sanaa Lathan Movies, Family, Height, Net Worth, Eye Color, Ethnicity, Nationality, Age, Bio, Wiki

Who is Sanaa Lathan?

Sanaa Lathan is an Amerian actress. She has performed in various films such as Blade (1998), The Best Man (1999), Love & Basketball (2000), The Family That Preys (2008), The Best Man Holiday (2013), and The Perfect Guy (2015). She gave voice of Donna Tubbs in The Cleveland Show and all concurrent and subsequent Family Guy appearances from 2009 to 2013. Sanaa was nominated for a Tony Award for her Broadway performance in A Raisin in the Sun.

Sanaa McCoy Lathan is the daughter of actress Eleanor McCoy and director Stan Lathan. She was raised in the entertainment industry and knew that she wanted to work in the arts from a young age. 

Full NameSanaa McCoy Lathan
Popular Forher role in the romantic drama ‘Love & Basketball’

Birthday and Zodiac

Age (As in 2022)51 years old
Date of BirthSeptember 19, 1971
Zodiac SignVirgo
Birth PlaceUnited States


School/UniversityManhattan Centre for Science & Mathematics and Beverly Hills High School/University of California and Yale University

Physical Status

Height5 Feet 7 inches (170 centimetres)
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Weight59 kilograms

Net worth

Estimated net worth$5 Million

Family and Relationship

FatherStan Lathan
MotherEleanor McCoy
ChildrenNo Children
SiblingsArielle Lathan, Colette Lathan, Lilane Lathan and Tendaji Lathan

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Sanaa Lathan Parents, Mom, Age

Lathan was born in the city of New York. Eleanor McCoy, her mother, was also an actress and dancer who appeared on Broadway with Eartha Kitt. Stan Lathan, her father, worked for PBS as a producer on shows like Sanford & Son and Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. Tendaji Lathan, a well-known DJ, is her brother. Lathan had a difficult adolescence. She revealed that she was a latchkey kid with absent parents. Sanaa was compelled to live with drug addict relatives. Thereafter, she has maintained a strong relationship with her parents.

Sanaa Lathan Age

Sanaa Lathan Education

Sanaa Lathan went to both the Manhattan Centre for Science and Mathematics and Beverly Hills High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. She went on to Yale University, where she received a master’s degree in drama.

Sanaa Lathan Husband, Kids, Spouse, Who is she dating?

Sanaa Lathan has not formally married anyone. Sanaa Lathan is reported to be single right now. She had previously dated co-star Omar Epp and former ‘National Basketball Association’ (NBA) player Adewale Ogunleye.

 Sanaa Lathan Career

ð Movies and Television

Lathan began her career in both ‘Off-Broadway’ shows and the Los Angeles stage circle. Her performance as a mother in the 1998 superhero horror film ‘Blade’ received positive reviews. The next year, she was nominated for a ‘National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award’ for her romantic comedy ‘The Best Man.’ In 2000, she had a major breakthrough in her career when she co-starred with Omar Epps in the romantic drama ‘Love & Basketball.’ For her role as Epps’ love interest, she received the ‘NAACP Image Award’ for ‘Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.’ She also starred in the thriller ‘Out of Time as well as the science-fiction film Alien vs Predator.’ The latter was an international success, grossing nearly $171 million. 

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Her part in the romantic comedy ‘Something New,’ which featured an interracial relationship with Simon Baker, made her famous and led to her being cast in a number of similar roles. In 2009, she starred alongside Matthew Broderick in the dark comedy-drama ‘Wonderful World.’ The part of ‘Leah Vaughn’ in the 2015 romantic thriller ‘The Perfect Guy’ was played by Lathan. She also served as the film’s executive producer. 

ð Major Projects

Sanaa Lathan’s notable films include ‘Blade’ (1998), ‘The Best Man’ (1999), ‘Love & Basketball’ (2000), ‘Brown Sugar’ (2002), ‘Out of Time’ (2003), ‘Alien vs. Predator’ (2004), ‘Something New’ (2006), ‘The Family That Preys’ (2008), ‘The Perfect Guy’ (2015), ‘Approaching the Unknown’ (2016), ‘American Assassin’ (2016), and ‘Nappily ever after’ (2018).

Some of her notable TV projects include ‘In the House’ (1996), ‘Family Matters’ (1997), ‘NYPD Blue’ (1998), ‘Late Line’ (1998–1999), ‘Disappearing Acts’ (2000), ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ (2008), ‘The Cleveland Show’ (2009–2013), ‘Family Guy’ (2010–present), ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ (2014), and ‘The Affair’ (2018).

ð Awards & Achievements

For her performance in ‘Love & Basketball,’ Sanaa Lathan received the ‘BET Award’ and the ‘Black Reel Award’ for ‘Best Actress.’ For the same role, she received the ‘NAACP Image Award’ for ‘Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.’ She was named ‘Best Actress’ at the ‘Black Reel Awards’ ceremony for her performance in ‘Out of Time.’ Her role in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ earned her the ‘Theatre World Award’ for ‘Best Female Lead.’ For her acting in ‘By the Way, Meet Vera Stark,’ she received the ‘Lucille Lortel Award’ for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress.’ For her role in ‘The Perfect Guy,’ she received the ‘NAACP Image Award’ for ‘Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.’

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 Sanaa Lathan Personal life

Sanaa Lathan adores animals and currently has three dogs to keep her company.

Sanaa Lathan Net Worth

Sanaa Lathan’s net worth in 2022 is expected to be $5 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Sanaa Lathan’s Physical Appearance 

In terms of his physical appearance, Sanaa Lathan is 5′ 7′′ (170 cm) tall and weighs 59 kg (130 pounds). Her body measurements are 35-26-37 inches (89-66-94 cm). Sanaa Lathan’s hair is black, and her eyes are brown.


  • Sanaa was raised in Beverly Hills with her father, director Stan Lathan, and in New York with her mother, Broadway stage actress Eleanor McCoy.
  • Her name is Swahili for “art,” but it can also mean “artwork” or “work of art.”
  • Sanaa Lathan has never been married. 
  • In 2001, ‘Ebony,’ a popular monthly magazine, named Sanaa Lathan one of the “55 Most Beautiful People.” The following year, she was honoured by ‘Essence,’ another monthly magazine, and ‘Black Entertainment Television.’
  • Sanaa Lathan gained 20 pounds for her role in ‘Disappearing Acts,’ a TV movie.
  • On ‘The Cleveland Show,’ Sanaa Lathan has lent her voice to the character ‘Donna Tubbs.’


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age of Sanaa Lathan?

Sanaa McCoy Lathan, the daughter of actress Eleanor McCoy and director Stan Lathan (born September 19, 1971), is an actress from the United States.

What is the net worth of Sanaa Lathan?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, A. Sanaa Lathan’s net worth in 2022 is expected to be $5 million.

What is Sanaa Lathan famous for?

. Sanaa Lathan is best known for her role in the romantic drama ‘Love & Basketball,’ in which she co-starred with Omar Epps.


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