Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan

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Updated On January 30, 2022

Sanaa Lathan is a beautiful actress who is also popular as the daughter of the actress, Eleanor McCoy, and director, Stan Lathan. Sanaa Lathan was on the nominated list for a Tiny Award for her appearance on Broadway in “A Raisin in the Sun” and was also present in the all-black performance of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in 2010 at the Novello Theatre in London.

Early Life

The full name of the actress is Sanaa McCoy Lathan and the meaning of her name is “work of art” in Swahili. Her birthdate is 19th September 1971 and her birthplace is New York City, New York. Similarly, Sanaa Lathan is an American citizen and she follows the Christian religion. The actress is forty-nine years old as of now and his sun sign is Virgo. Her father’s name is Stan Lathan and her mother’s name is Eleanor McCoy. Moreover, the actress even has four siblings and their names are Arielle Lathan, Colette Lathan, Liliane Lathan, and Tendaji Lathan.

Sanaa’s brother, Tendaji Lathan is a popular DJ. Unfortunately, her parents got divorced but both of them were still close to her. The model grew up separately in Beverly Hills together with her dad and also separately with her mom in New York. From a very young age, Sanaa was a natural athlete and was training in gymnastics and dance as well. Being a daughter of the celebrities, Sanaa was obviously exposed in the entertainment industry. In fact, the actress has acted in several plays together with the “Black Theatre Workshop” when she was still young.

As for education, Sanaa Lathan went to the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics. After that, she went to the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated from there with a bachelor’s degree in English. The actress then went to Yale University from where she finished her master’s degree in drama. While she was still at Yale University, she was present in several plays by Shakespeare. Sanaa’s inspiration was her father who also inspired her to get the characters in Television series like “In the House”, “Family Matters”, and “NYPD Blue”. Then, the actress went to California in order to pursue her acting career.

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Caption: Sanaa Lathan with her mother and cousin when she was young (Source: Instagram)

Career and Professional Life

In the beginning days of her pursuing career, he went to both Off-Broadway shows and also to the Los Angeles stage circle. She got a role of a mother in “Blade” in 1998which helped her to earn her positive reviews. In fact, Sanaa was on the nomination list for a ‘National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award’ the next year for her work in “The Best Man”. Then, Sanaa Lathan got a huge achievement of her career after she worked together with Omar Epps in “Love & Basketball” in the year 2000.

Then, Sanaa became the winner of the ‘NAACP Image Award’ in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture’ for he appears as the love interest of Epps. Lathan was again present in the ‘Off-Broadway’ play ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the same time. In the year 2001, Lathan was present in “Catfish in Black Bean Sauce”. She got this role after getting another role in “Disappearing Acts” as a motivated singer and songwriter. Likewise, Lathan has also worked in the ‘Broadway’ play “A Raisin in the Sun” in the year 2004.

Some more

After that, Sanaa got a character in an ‘ABC’ television production of the play. The actress then was present in “Out of Time” and also in “Alien vs. Predator”. Sanaa’s character in “Something New” made her more famous and even promoted her to get several familiar characters. In year 2009, Sanaa worked together with Matthew Broderick in “Wonderful World”. Moreover, Lathan acted as Leah Vaughn in “The Perfect Guy” in the year 2015. In fact, Sanaa was even the executive producer of the same movie.

Sanaa has even come up and got a role in the movie “Nappily Ever After”. Then, Sanaa was present as herself in the reality television parody “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and various other series. Recently, Lathan was present in the drama series “Shots Fired” and also “The Affair”. Furthermore, Sanaa Lathan has done the voice acting as Donna Tubbs in “The Cleveland Show”. Like so, the actress has also acted in other several series, films, and also shows.

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Caption: Sanaa Lathan attending at an event (Source: Instagram)

Net Worth

Being a talented actress and a celebrity kid, it is for sure that Sanaa Lathan has been collecting a good amount of fortune all these years. As of 2018, Sanaa Lathan had a net worth of around $4 million. It seems like, Sanaa still has the same net worth as of 2021.

The actress has got twenty pounds for her appearance in the television film “Disappearing Acts”. Moreover, the actress has been living a luxurious and happy life from the day she was born. The information about Sanaa Lathan’s assets and salary is not available as of now.

Relationship Status

Sanaa Lathan first was in a romantic relationship with one of her co-star, Omar Epps. However, they broke up with each other after some time. After that, Sanaa Lathan was also dating other co-actors such as Denzel Washington and Tyrese Gibson. At a time, there was a rumor that the actress was the fiancée of an American entrepreneur, Steve Rifkind. To this day, there is no comment from them about the rumor.

On 11th May 1990, Sanaa Lathan got married to a Hollywood actor, Shemar Moore. Unfortunately, their marital relationship did not go forward and they got divorced in the year 1996. As of now, the actress seems to be single and is enjoying he singlehood. All this information came out by themselves in front of the media. The actress has never publicized any relationships in the media and the internet as well.

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Caption: Sanaa Lathan with her former boyfriend, Omar Epps (Source: FandomWire)

Body Measurement

Coming to the body measurement part, Sanaa Lathan has a good height of 5 feet 7 inches or else 170 cm or 1.7 m. The actress has a very slim body type with a bodyweight of around 55 kg or 121 lbs.

Likewise, Sanaa Lathan’s breast size is 34 inches, her waist size is 26 inches, and her hips size is 35 inches. The bra size of the actress is 33 B and Sanaa wears a shoe size of 7 (US). In addition to that, Sanaa Lathan has a fair complexion with a pair of dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Social Media

Talking about the actress’s appearance on the social media platform, Sanaa Lathan is highly active there. Sanaa Lathan was active on Instagram, Twitter, and also in Facebook. On Instagram, Sanaa Lathan has 4.9 million followers and on Twitter, she has 1.7 million followers.

Likewise, the actress has gained 6.4 million followers on her Facebook page. The actress’s social media accounts are full of her works and motivational posts as well. On the other side, Sanaa Lathan’s father is not active on any of the social media platforms. However, the actress’s mother is quite active on Instagram.

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