Sanaa Lathan Age Height Weight Body Measurements Net Worth

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan
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Birth Date

September 19, 1971


50 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 7 in | 170 cm tall

Net Worth

$4 Million

Body Measurements

35-26-37 in | 89-66-94 cm


59 kg | 130 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

6.5 US | 37 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Sanaa McCoy Lathan was born in New York City, New York, U.S., on September 19, 1971, is an American actress.

Young Sanaa Lathan first started acting during her years at Yale University, in school theater productions of Shakespeare plays.

She began her professional acting career on stage in off-Broadway productions.

She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play and she won a Theatre World Award for Best Female Lead for her role as Beneatha Younger in a play "A Raisin in the Sun" (2003).

She got her television debut in sitcom In The House (1996) in episode "The Curse of Hill House", in role as Charese.

She made her big screen debut in action movie Drive (1997) in role as Carolyn Brody.

Her breakthrough performance came as Vanessa Brooks in superhero film Blade (1998).

Best Movies

She played Robyn Stewart in comedy drama films:

The Best Man (1999)

The Best Man Holiday (2013)

She won the BET Award for Best Actress for her role as Monica Wright in romantic drama movie Love & Basketball (2000).

She was nominated for the American Film Award for Best Actress for her role as Violet Jones in romantic comedy film Nappily Ever After (2018).

She was nominated for the Black Reel Award for Best Actress and a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Sidney "Sid" Shaw in romantic comedy movie Brown Sugar (2002).

Life (1999) comedy drama opposite Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence

The Family That Preys (2008) drama comedy with Alfre Woodard and Tyler Perry

Wonderful World (2009) dark comedy drama with Matthew Broderick and Michael K. Williams

Alien vs. Predator (2004) science fiction action in lead role as Alexa Woods

Repentance (2014) horror psychological thriller opposite Forest Whitaker and Anthony Mackie

Approaching the Unknown (2016) science fiction drama with Mark Strong and Luke Wilson

Now You See Me 2 (2016) mystery crime in role as Agent Natalie Austin

American Assassin (2017) action thriller opposite Michael Keaton and Dylan O'Brien

Out of Time (2003) thriller with Denzel Washington and Eva Mendes

Disappearing Acts (2000) romantic drama with Wesley Snipes and Regina Hall

A Raisin in the Sun (2008) drama opposite Sean Combs and Audra McDonald

Native Son (2019) drama in role as Trudy Thomas, opposite Ashton Sanders and Margaret Qualley

Best TV Shows

She portrayed Briana Gilliam in NBC sitcom LateLine (1998–1999).

Nip/Tuck (2006) FX medical drama television series in role as Michelle Landau

Boss (2012) political drama television serial in role as Mona Fredricks

She voiced Donna Tubbs in The Cleveland Show (2009-2013).

She played Ashe Akino in drama television miniseries Shots Fired (2017).

The Affair (2018- ) Showtime drama series in role as Jenelle

Family Guy (2010-2020) animated sitcom in role as Donna Tubbs / Fangirl / Backup Singer

Harley Quinn (2020) animated superhero series in voice role as Catwoman


Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley.

Studied at Yale University, has a master's degree in drama.

Has a brother, Tendaji.

Her mother Eleanor McCoy was also actress.

Close friends with actress and comedian Regina Hall.

Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.


She dated Shemar Moore (1989-1996), Wesley Snipes (2000), Omar Epps (1999-2002) and French Montana (2015).

Has been engaged to Steve Rifkind (2010-2011).

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