Sanaa Lathan Bio, Career, Age, Husband, Family & Net Worth

November 9, 2022
Sanaa Lathan

American actress and model Sanaa Lathan, also known as Sanaa McCoy Lathan. Sanaa Lathan has a net worth of $5 million as of 2022. After appearing in films like Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999), The Family That Preys (2008) and Now You See Me 2 (2016) she rose to prominence.

For her role in A Raisin in the Sun, she was a Tony Award nominee once. She has also appeared in television series and shows such as Real Husbands of Hollywood (2014). Miracle in the Woods (1997). A Raisin in the Sun (2008). In the House (1996). Next, she will appear in The Best Man: The Final Chapters. She will also reprise her role as Robyn.

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Sanaa was born 19 September 1971. Lathan is 51 years old. Her birthplace is New York City, New York. This was where she grew up, and also where she spent her early years. After that, she moved to Los Angeles, California, United States. She currently resides in Los Angeles. Sanaa is an American citizen. She believes in Spirituality.

Sanaa started her schooling in elementary school. Next, she attended a middle school in her area. The Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics was her next stop. From there, she went to University of California Berkeley and received a B.A. She earned a degree in English.

Yale University also granted her Master’s in Drama. Then, she pursued acting under the guidance of Earle R. Gister, a renowned acting coach.

Name Sanaa Lathan
Full Name Sanaa McCoy Lathan
Net Worth $5 million
Date of Birth 19 September 1971
Age 51 Years Old
Birth Place New York, United States
Currently Live In Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Actress and Model
Debut TV Series: In the House (1996)
Video Games: Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (2014)
Music Video: Imagine (2014)
Film: Drive (1997)
Years Active 1996 – Present
Famous Role Vanessa Brooks in Film Blade (1998)
Nationality American
Religion Spiritual
Hometown New York City
Zodiac Sign Virgo
School/High School Local Elementary School
College/University University of California, Berkeley (BA), Yale University (MFA)
Education Qualification BA, MFA

Sanaa Lathan Career

Nathan was an early performer on both the ‘Off-Broadway” stage and the Los Angeles stage. She was praised for her role as a mother and a character in the 1998 horror film Blade. Her performance in the romantic comedy “The Best Man” earned her a nomination for the ‘National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’ Image Award.

In 2000, she made a significant breakthrough in her acting career by starring alongside Omar Epps’ romantic drama ‘Love & Basketball. For her role as Epps’ love interest, she won the ‘NAACP Image Award for ‘Outstanding Actress In a Motion Picture’. During the same time, she made an ‘Off Broadway’ appearance in the play “The Vagina Monologues”.

She was first cast in 2001 in the multicultural comedy, ‘Catfish In Black Bean Sauce’. This was closely followed in 2002 by her role in the movie Disappearing Acts’ as a singer-songwriter.

In 2004, she appeared in the Broadway play, ‘A Raisin in the Sun.’ Later, she reprised her role in the ABC TV production. She was also seen in the thriller Out of Time’ as well as the science-fiction film Alien vs. Predator’. The latter made over $171 million worldwide.

She was popular for her role in “Something New,” a romantic comedy that featured an interracial relationship between Simon Baker and her. In 2009, she starred alongside Matthew Broderick as the dark comedy-drama “Wonderful World”.

Lathan played the role as ‘Leah Vaughn,’ in the romantic thriller “The Perfect Guy” (2015). She also served as the executive producer. Sanaa also produced and acted the romantic comedy “Nappily Ever after.”

She appeared in several reality TV parodies, including ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood.’ She has also been seen in drama series ‘Shots Fired,’ and ‘The Affair.

Sanaa Lathan awards

For her role in ‘Love & Basketball’, she won the BET Award’ and Black Reel Award’. For her role in “Out of Time”, she was awarded the ‘Best Actress” award at the Black Reel Awards’ ceremony.

Her performance in “A Raisin in the Sun” won her the “Theatre World Award” for the Best Female Lead’ and she was awarded the Lucille Lortel Award for the Outstanding Lead Actress’ in “By the Way Meet Vera Stark.”

For her role in “The Perfect Guy”, she won the NAACP Image Award for ‘Outstanding Actress In a Motion Picture’.

Sanaa Lathan Family & Husband

Stan and Eleanor are Sanaa’s parents. Stan Lathan was Sanaa’s father. Sanaa Lathan was born to Stan Lathan (father). Eleanor McCoy is Sanaa’s mother.

Her father is a producer and director, while her mother is a Broadway performer. Sanaa is the only sibling of Tendaji Lathan, her brother. He is a DJ. Sanaa is currently single. Shemar Moore was her first husband.

Other romantic connections include Wesley Snipes and Colin Kaepernick, Omar Epps and Tyrese Gibson. She is also close to French Montana, Denzel Washington, Omar Epps, Omar Epps and Tyrese. Rumours even suggested that she was in a film with Regina Hall, her long-time friend.

Sanaa Lathan Height & Weight

Sanaa is a gorgeous woman with a short, black twirly tresses. Her eyes are dark brown and subdued. She can reach 5 feet 7 inches (173 cm) in height. Sanaa is toned and athletic with an hourglass body.

She is 56 kg (123 lbs) in weight. Her body measurements include a breast size 35 inches, a waist measurement of 26 inches and a hip measurement of 37 inches. Sanaa is a Black woman with an African American heritage.

Sanaa is a heterosexual (straight-eating) female. Her star sign is Virgo. She is a US 6 in a dress and US 6.5 in shoes. She has US 32 and C-sized bras.

Height (approx) centimeters: 173 cm
meters: 1.73 m
feet inches: 5’ 7”
Weight (approx) in kilograms: 56 kg
in pounds: 123 lbs
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Sanaa Lathan Net worth

Her estimated net worth as of 2022 is $5 million.

Some facts about Sanaa 

  • In 2001, Sanaa Lathan was selected by Ebony as one of the “55 Most Beautiful Persons”. Her honor was also given by ‘Essence’, another monthly magazine, as well as ‘Black Entertainment Television’ in the next year.
  • Swahili for “work of art”, her name is Sheila.
  • For her role in “Disappearing Acts,” she gained 20 pounds.
  • She has been a voice actor for Donna Tubbs on “The Cleveland Show”.


Q. Did Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps get married?

A. It’s not clear when their relationship started or ended but fans speculate that their relationship lasted a little under two years. Lathan and Epps eventually split.

Q. Was Shemar Moore married to Sanaa Lathan?

A. Shemar Moore and Sanaa Lathan were married in 1991 the couple filed for divorce in 1996.

Q. How did Sanaa Lathan get famous?

A. She received her breakout lead role when she appeared in the acclaimed romantic drama, Love & Basketball where she played (“Monica”) followed by the box office hit Alien vs. Predator.

Q. Did Sanaa Lathan have a baby?

A. They do not have a child together.

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