September 19, 1971
50 years old
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm tall
35-26-37 in | 89-66-94 cm
59 kg | 130 pounds
6.5 US | 37 EU
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).
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
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).