Sanaa Lathan Biography (1971?-)

Given name is pronounced "Sa-nah"; born September 19, 1971 (some sources cite1973), in New York, NY; daughter of Stan Lathan (a director and producer) and Eleanor McCoy (an actress and dancer); stepsister of Tendaji (a director).Addresses: Agent: Steve Dontanville, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Emily Gerson Saines, Brookside Artist Management, 250 West 57th St., Suite 2303, New York, NY 10107.; Publicist: Carrie Byalick, I/D Public Relations, 155 Spring St., 6th Floor, New York,NY 10012.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
September 19, 1971?
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Vanessa Brooks, Blade, New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Nina, Catfish in Black Bean Sauce, Phaedra Cinema, 1999
  • Daisy, Life, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Alicia, The Wood, Paramount, 1999
  • Robin, The Best Man, MCA/Universal, 1999
  • Monica Wright, Love & Basketball, New Line Cinema, 2000
  • Roxanne, Smoker, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Vanessa Brooks, Blade II, New Line Cinema, 2002
  • Sidney, Brown Sugar (also known as Seven Days), Fox Searchlight, 2002
  • Ann Harrison, Out of Time, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Linda Finkleton, Built to Last, NBC, 1997
  • Brianna, LateLine, NBC, 1998-1999 Showtime, 1999-2000
  • Movies
  • Carolyn Brody, Drive, HBO, 1997
  • Young Lilly, Miracle in the Woods, CBS, 1997
  • Zora Banks, Disappearing Acts, HBO, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Charese, "The Curse of Hill House," In the House, UPN, 1996
  • Ebony, "A Concerted Effort: Parts 1 & 2," Moesha, UPN, 1996
  • Allison, "Revenge of the Nerd," Family Matters, ABC, 1997
  • Shirley Barish, "You're under a Rasta," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1998
  • Specials
  • The 32nd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher After-Party, ABC, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Linda Finkleton, Built to Last, NBC, 1997
  • Stage Appearances
  • Emily Webb, Our Town, South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA, 1988
  • Tamara, Por' Knockers, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Clara, A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White (double-bill with Funnyhouse of a Negro), Signature Theatre Company, Susan Stein Shiva Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • The Alexander Plays ... Suzanne in Stages, Signature Theatre Company, Susan Stein Shiva Theatre, Public Theatre, 1996
  • The Vagina Monologues, Westside Theatre Downstairs, New York City,1999
  • Isabella, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 2001
  • Also appeared in a Los Angeles production of To Take Arms.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 27, Gale, 2001
    Periodicals
    • Ebony, July, 2000, pp. 140-146
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 28, 2000
    • Essence, August, 2000, p. 63
    • Honey, December/January, 2001, pp. 72-77
    • Interview, February, 2000, p. 144
    • Jet, May 8, 2000, pp. 60-64
    • Los Angeles, May, 2000, p. 50
    • Movieline, June, 2002, p. 18
    • Vanity Fair, May, 2000, p. 157
    • Village Voice, May 2, 2000, p. 136

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