Sanaa Lathan was born on September 19, 1971 in New York. Her father is director and producer Stan Lathan and her mom is stage actress Eleanor McCoy.

After attending Beverly Hills High School for one year, Saana returned to New York City to study acting at the High School of the Arts. Sanaa attended the University of California at Berkeley where she received her B.A. in English. While at Berkeley, Saana continued to act in the Black Theater Workshop. She later went on to earn a M.F.A. at Yale's School of Drama for acting. Sanaa decided to polish her craft by returning to New York City where she appeared in off-Broadway shows and Public Theater productions, including a starring role in "A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White" at the Signature Theater Company. Her performance in "To Take Arms" was rewarded with a nomination for Best Actress by the NAACP Theatrical Award Committee.

Sanaa's tv guest appearances include "NYPD Blue," "Moesha" and "Family Matters." She also had a recurring role in the FX series "Nip/Tuck."

Sanaa made her feature film debut in the movie "Drive" but she gained widespread recognition for her performance in "Love & Basketball." She has won numerous awards for her acting including the NAACP Image Award, the Indie Spirit Award and Essence Magazine award.

Sanaa's film credits include the following:

Check out the following sites for additional information about Sanaa:

Sanaa Lathan Fan Page
The Official Sanaa Lathan Fan Page
Sanaa Lathan Web Page
Sanaa Lathan@Internet Movie Database
Sanaa Lathan Pleasure Zone
Sanaa Lathan@Celebopedia
Sanaa Lathan Fan Club
Sanaa Online
Sanaa Lathan@Comic Book Hotties
Alien vs. Predator
Sanaa Lathan@Wikepedia

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