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      Sanaa Lathan

      Sanaa Lathan

      Highest Rated: 86% A Raisin in the Sun (2008)

      Lowest Rated: 18% The Perfect Guy (2015)

      Birthday: Sep 19, 1971

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Talented, versatile and intelligent were all terms used to accurately describe Sanaa Lathan throughout her career as a supporting and lead actress of film, television and stage. A graduate of the prestigious Yale School of Drama, Lathan quickly landed work on TV soon after making the transition to Hollywood from the New York theater scene. A minor role in the bloody comic book adaptation "Blade" (1998) led to more nuanced performances in projects such as the romantic comedy-dramas "The Wood" (1999) and "The Best Man" (1999). It was, however, her role as an aspiring hoops player alongside Omar Epps in the critical darling of that year's Sundance Film Festival, "Love and Basketball" (2000), that truly marked a breakthrough for the actress. Other roles included a pairing with superstar Denzel Washington in "Out of Time" (2003), a turn as the heroine in the big-budget spectacle "AVP: Alien vs. Predator" (2004), and the reprisal of a character she had originated on stage in "A Raisin in the Sun" (ABC, 2007). Ironically, it was her work off-camera that brought Lathan one of her more successful roles as the voice of the unflappable Donna Tubbs in "The Cleveland Show" (Fox, 2009-13). Whether she was cast in a high-octane action movie or as a member of an ensemble family drama, Lathan consistently brought an undeniable realism and integrity to each and every performance.

      Highest rated movies

      A Raisin in the Sun
      Contagion
      Love & Basketball
      On the Come Up The Best Man
      The Best Man Holiday
      Young. Wild. Free.
      Nappily Ever After

      Photos

      Sanaa Lathan Sanaa Lathan inside for AOL Build Series Celebrity Candids - TUE, AOL Build Series, New York, NY June 4, 2019. Photo By: Steve Mack/Everett Collection Sanaa Lathan at arrivals for LITTLE Premiere, Regency Village Theatre - Westwood, Los Angeles, CA April 8, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Sanaa Lathan at arrivals for THE TWILIGHT ZONE Series Premiere on CBS ALL ACCESS, Harmony Gold Theater, Los Angeles, CA March 26, 2019. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Sanaa Lathan at arrivals for PaleyFest LA 2019 CBS All Access Star Trek: Discovery and The Twilight Zone, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 24, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Sanaa Lathan at arrivals for WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS Premiere, Regal LA Live Stadium, Los Angeles, CA August 28, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Sanaa Lathan at arrivals for International Medical Corps Annual Awards Ceremony, The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA October 23, 2014. Photo By: Xavier Collin/Everett Collection Sanaa Lathan at arrivals for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Premiere, Mann''s Village Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, December 08, 2008. Photo by: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Sanaa Lathan at arrivals for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON Premiere, Mann''s Village Theatre in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA, December 08, 2008. Photo by: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Sanaa Lathan at arrivals for 43rd NAACP Image Awards - ARRIVALS, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA February 17, 2012. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Sanaa Lathan at arrivals for CONTAGION Premiere, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rose Theater, New York, NY September 7, 2011. Photo By: Gregorio T. Binuya/Everett Collection AMERICAN ASSASSIN, FROM LEFT, DYLAN O'BRIEN, SANAA LATHAN, 2017. PH: CHRISTIAN BLACK. ©CBS FILMS BEST MAN, THE, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, 1999 BROWN SUGAR, Sanaa Lathan, 2002, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THE BEST MAN, Monica Calhoun, Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, 1999, (c)Universal OUT OF TIME, Sanaa Lathan, Denzel Washington, 2003, (c) MGM OUT OF TIME, Sanaa Lathan, Dean Cain, Denzel Washington, 2003, (c) MGM SOMETHING NEW, Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, 2006. ©Focus Films SOMETHING NEW, Simon Baker, Sanaa Lathan, 2006. ©Focus Films SOMETHING NEW, Donald Faison, Simon Baker, Sanaa Lathan, 2006. ©Focus Films

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      67% No Score Yet Young. Wild. Free. Unknown (Character) - 2023
      75% 73% On the Come Up Unknown (Character),
      Director
      $229.3K 2022
      No Score Yet 80% With/In Unknown (Character),
      Director
      - 2021
      62% 48% Native Son Trudy Thomas (Character) - 2019
      67% 71% Nappily Ever After Violet Jones (Character),
      Producer
      - 2018
      34% 60% American Assassin Irene Kennedy (Character) $36.2M 2017
      34% 53% Now You See Me 2 Natalie Austin (Character) $65.0M 2016
      43% 16% Approaching the Unknown Captain Emily Maddox (Character) - 2016
      18% 51% The Perfect Guy Leah (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $57.0M 2015
      33% 42% Repentance Maggie (Character) $1.2M 2013
      70% 83% The Best Man Holiday Robyn (Character) $70.5M 2013
      85% 63% Contagion Aubrey Cheever (Character) $75.6M 2011
      42% 33% Wonderful World Khadi (Character) $8.6K 2009
      53% 61% Tyler Perry's the Family That Preys Andrea (Character) $37.0M 2008
      86% 70% A Raisin in the Sun Beneatha Younger (Character) - 2008
      61% 72% Something New Kenya McQueen (Character) $11.4M 2006
      No Score Yet 57% The Golden Blaze Monica (Voice) - 2005
      22% 39% Alien vs. Predator Alexa 'Lex' Woods (Character) $80.3M 2004
      64% 58% Out of Time Ann Harrison (Character) $40.9M 2003
      66% 90% Brown Sugar Sidney (Character) $27.4M 2002
      60% 85% Disappearing Acts Zora Banks (Character) - 2000
      85% 95% Love & Basketball Monica Wright (Character) $27.4M 2000
      47% 64% Catfish in Black Bean Sauce Nina (Character) $1.3M 1999
      72% 86% The Best Man Robin (Character) $34.1M 1999
      61% 92% The Wood Alicia (Character) $25.0M 1999
      58% 78% Blade Vanessa Brooks (Character) $70.0M 1998
      No Score Yet 62% Miracle in the Woods Young Lilly (Character) - 1997

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 24% The Jennifer Hudson Show Guest 2024
      97% 85% Harley Quinn Selina Kyle (Character) 2023
      91% 94% The Best Man: The Final Chapters Unknown (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2012-2013 2018-2019 2022
      83% 73% Hit & Run Naomi Hicks (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet 65% Family Guy Donna (Guest Voice) 2010-2012 2014-2018 2020
      86% 77% The Affair Jenelle (Character) 2018-2019
      67% 44% The Twilight Zone Nina (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2017-2018
      84% 95% Shots Fired Detective Ashe (Character) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2011 2013 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2015 2017
      No Score Yet 10% The View Guest 2015 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013-2014
      No Score Yet 65% The Cleveland Show Donna Tubbs (Voice) 2009-2013
      81% 94% Boss Mona Fredricks (Guest Star) 2012
      74% 83% Nip/Tuck Michelle Landau (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lateline Briana (Character) 1998-2001
      83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Shirley Barish (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Built to Last Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Matters Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1996