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Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan, pronounced Sa-NAA, "like Sinatra without the tra", was born on September 19, 1971, in New York, as her actress mother Eleanor McCoy performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt, and her director father Stan Lathan worked behind the scenes in television for PBS. She was exposed to the life of entertainment and stars at a very ... See full bio »

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AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Love & Basketball
Love & Basketball Monica Wright
Something New
Something New Kenya Denise McQueen
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Out of Time Ann Merai Harrison


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 2018 Nappily Ever After (post-production)
Violet Jones
 2017 American Assassin
Irene Kennedy
 2016 Approaching the Unknown
Emily Maddox
 2016 Now You See Me 2
Deputy Director Natalie Austin
 2015/I The Perfect Guy
 2013 The Best Man Holiday
 2013/I Repentance
Maggie Carter
 2011 Contagion
Aubrey Cheever
 2009 Wonderful World
 2009 Powder Blue
 2008 The Family That Preys
 2006/I Something New
Kenya Denise McQueen
 2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator
Alexa Woods
 2003/I Out of Time
Ann Merai Harrison
 2002 Brown Sugar
Sidney 'Syd' Shaw
 2000 Love & Basketball
Monica Wright
 1999 The Best Man
 1999 The Wood
 1999/I Life
 1998 Blade
 1997 Drive
Carolyn Brody
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Stage: Appeared in "Por' Knockers", off-Broadway, New York City. "Por' Knockers" and "A Movie Star Has to Be Born in Black and White". See more »

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5' 7" (1.7 m)

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I grew up in the business. My dad is a director/producer and my mom is a dancer, she performed with Alvin Ailey, but I didn't even think about becoming an actress.


Yale School of Drama graduate. See more »



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