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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 mother Eleanor McCoy performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt, and her father Stan Lathan worked behind the scenes in television for PBS. She was exposed to the life of entertainment and stars at a very early age, which ... See full bio »
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 2016 Now You See Me 2 (post-production)
Natalie Austin
 2015 Ad Inexplorata (post-production)
Captain Emily Maddox
 2010-2015 Family Guy (TV Series)
Donna Tubbs
- Pilling Them Softly (2015) ... Donna Tubbs (voice)
- Take My Wife (2015) ... Donna Tubbs (voice)
- He's Bla-ack! (2014) ... Donna Tubbs (voice)
- Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream (2012) ... (voice)
- Cool Hand Peter (2011) ... Donna Tubbs (voice)
 2015 The Perfect Guy
 2009-2013 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Donna Tubbs
- Wheel! Of! Family! (2013) ... Donna Tubbs (voice)
- Crazy Train (2013) ... Donna Tubbs (voice)
- Mr. & Mrs. Brown (2013) ... Donna Tubbs (voice)
- Of Lice & Men (2013) ... Donna Tubbs (voice)
- Grave Danger (2013) ... Donna Tubbs (voice)
 2011 Tilda (TV Movie)
Sasha Litt
 2007 CR: Alien vs. Predator (Video Game)
Alexa Woods
 2005 The Golden Blaze (Video)
Monica (voice)
 2002 Brown Sugar
Sidney 'Syd' Shaw
 2000 Disappearing Acts (TV Movie)
Zora Banks
 2000 The Smoker (Short)
 1999 The Wood
 1999/I Life
 1998-1999 LateLine (TV Series)
Briana Gilliam
- The Christian Guy (1999) ... Briana Gilliam
- Karp's Night Out (1999) ... Briana Gilliam
- Svadharma (1999) ... Briana Gilliam
- Kids 'N' Guns (1999) ... Briana Gilliam
- The Minister of Television (1999) ... Briana Gilliam
 1998 Blade
 1998 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Shirley Barish
- You're Under a Rasta (1998) ... Shirley Barish
 1997 Miracle in the Woods (TV Movie)
Young Lilly
 1997 Built to Last (TV Series)
- Pilot (1997) ... Linda
 1997 Drive
Carolyn Brody
 1997 Family Matters (TV Series)
- Revenge of the Nerd (1997) ... Allison
 1996 Moesha (TV Series)
- A Concerted Effort: Part 2 (1996) ... Ebony
- A Concerted Effort: Part 1 (1996) ... Ebony
 1996 In the House (TV Series)
- The Curse of Hill House (1996) ... Charese
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Stage: Appeared in "A Movie Star Has to Be Born in Black and White", off-Broadway, New York City. See more »

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5 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


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.


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