Sanaa Lathan, the American Actress/Voice Actress, has come into the limelight and gained quite a face after getting her breakout roles in several movies and TV series. She has also appeared in box office films including Best Man’s Holiday, Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, and Aliens vs. Predators. Besides, she also sang on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun for which she received a Tony Award nomination.
Sanaa Lathan was born on September 19, 1971, in New York City. Her parents are Stan Lathan and Eleanor McCoy. Her mother was an actress and dancer while her father worked behind the scenes of a TV show. He also worked as a producer for several shows.
Sanaa Lathan is of African American family and has a mixed ethnic background. Sanaa has 4 siblings named Tindaji Lathan, Colette Lathan, Lilian Lathan, and Ariel Lathan. Sanaa Lathan is of African American and Native American descent.
She attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with a degree in English. She was excited to become an actress so she joined Yale University and graduated with a degree in Drama.
Sanaa Lathan began her film career in the 1998 movie Blade as Vanessa Brooks. She has since been seen in such films as Best Man, Life, Love and Basketball, Brown Sugar, Over, Alien vs. Predators.
Lathan later appeared in Something New, The Family That Preys, Power Blue, Contagious Disease, Best Man’s Holiday, The Perfect Man, Best Man’s Wedding. She appeared in the 2016 Natalie Austin film, Now You See Me: Chapter Two.
Lathan made her television debut in 1996 playing Charles in an episode of Home. Later Went To Be Seen On Mosha, Family Matters, NYPD Blue, Late Line as Brianna Gilliam, D Show Acts as Zora Banks, Nip/Tuck, Raisin in the Sun, The Cleveland Show as Donna Tubbs, Family Guy as Donna Tubbs, And a boss like Mona Fredericks.
From her illustrious career, Sanaa Lathan has earned a huge amount of money. Her estimated net worth is around $4 million, according to Celebrity’s net worth. For her outstanding roles in many films and TV shows, Lathan has won many prestigious awards such as BET Award, Black Reel Award, and NAACP Image Award.
Sanaa Lathan also owns a mansion in Los Angeles. In 1988, she was an actress in the box office hit movie Blade, which grossed over $130 million worldwide on a budget of $45 million. She appeared in the film alongside Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorf, and Kris Kristofferson.
Sanaa Lathan also appeared in the caper thriller Now You See Me 2 which was also a commercial success, grossing over $334 million at the worldwide box office while its production cost was $90 million. In the movie, she shared the screen with Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Mark Ruffalo.
Sanaa Lathan has a long history of dating. She had a relationship with Westley Snipes and Denzel Washington. In February 1985, Lathan began dating Shemar Moore. However, their relationship ended in July 1996.
Sanaa Lathan had a relationship with actor Omar Epps in 1999. They broke up in March 2002. There were rumors that Lathan was also in a relationship with Regina Hall. In 2006, she started dating Terrell Owens. However, the couple did not last long and separated in 2007.
In March 2007, Lathan dated Adewale Ogunleye and the relationship ended in September 2008. She dated Steve Rifkind in January 2009 and broke up with her boyfriend in December 2010. She started dating French Montana in July 2015. Lathan is not married yet and has no children.
Lathan is also an animal lover and has three dogs.