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Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan is a Tony Award nominated actress with a striking presence and undeniable energy. Lathan's recent film credits include the romantic comedy SOMETHING NEW, in which she starred as a successful businesswoman, determined to find the perfect mate, who winds up in a passionate romance with the man whom she least expects. Lathan received a NAACP nomination for Best Actress for her role.

Lathan also costarred on the critically acclaimed FX Network series Nip/Tuck as the owner of McNamara/Troy and love interest to Dr. Troy. She received a NAACP nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role on the show. She also recently reprised her role Tony-nominated role as ‘Beneatha Younger' in ABC's A Raisin in the Sun opposite Sean Puffy Combs.

Her additional credits include a starring role in the action blockbuster ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, the romantic comedy BROWN SUGAR, and the critically acclaimed LOVE AND BASKETBALL, for which she won a BET Award and an NAACP Image Award for Best Actress. Lathan also starred in THE BEST MAN, one of the top ten highest grossing African-American films in history, Carl Franklin's crime thriller OUT OF TIME, BROWN SUGAR and MTV/Paramount's THE WOOD.

Her television credits include a series regular role on NBC's Lateline with Al Franken, a CBS original movie MIRACLE IN THE WOODS with Della Reese and the HBO film DISAPPEARING ACTS.

Lathan is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and has performed on-stage in numerous regional and off-Broadway productions including: Por' knockers, A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White, Measure for Measure, To Take Arms, and the New York West Side theatre production of Eve Ensler's acclaimed The Vagina Monologues.


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Sanaa Lathan Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdaySeptember 19, 1971 (46)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Sanaa Lathan compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Now You See Me 2
The Perfect Guy
Alien Vs. Predator
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys
The Wood
Contagion
The Best Man Holiday
Something New
Love and Basketball
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