Who is Sanaa Lathan and what is her net worth 2019? Sanaa Lathan was born on 19th September 1971 in New York City, New York, United States. Her full name is Sanaa McCoy Lathan. Her first name means “art” in Swahili and “shining light” in Arabic. Sanaa belongs to an American nationality. Sanaa comes from an African American and Native American traditional culture. She is an American actress and voice actress.
Lathan started her film career in 1998’s Blade as character Vanessa Brooks. She has since been seen in movies such as The Best Man, Life, love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, Out of Time, Alien vs. predators, Something New, The Family that Preys, Power Blue, Contagion, The Best man Holiday, The Perfect guy, The Best Man Wedding.
In 2016 she will soon be seen as Natalie Austin film, Now You See Me: The Second Act. Her TV career began in 1996 as character Charese in an episode of In the House. Later she went on to be seen in Moesha, Family Matters, NYPD Blue, Late Line as Briana Gilliam, Disappearing Acts as Zora Banks, Nip/Tuck, The Raisin in the Sun, The Cleveland Show as Donna Tubbs, Family Guy as Donna Tubbs and Boss as Mona Frederick.
Lathan has won and nominated in many awards for her unusual acting skills such as a BET Award, Black Reel Award, NAACP Image Award, Theatre World Award and a Lucille Lortel Award and many other nominations for NAACP Image Award, Black Movie Award, Tony Award and Independent spirit award for her different roles.
Lathan has a long relationship history. She had to date with Westley Snipes and Denzel Washington. In February 1985, Lathan started dating Shemar Moore. Their relationship failed in July 1996. She was then dating actor Omar Epps in 1999. They had broken up in March 2002. There were whispers that Lathan started dating Regina Hall.
In 2006, she started dating Terrell Owens. Later in March 2007, Lathan started dating Adewale Ogunleye and finished the relationship in September 2008. Then she dated Steve Rifkind in January 2009 and split up with her boyfriend in December 2010. She started dating French Montana in July 2015.
She is a daughter of a mother named Stan Lathan and father named Eleanor McCoy. Her mother was an actress and a dancer and her father worked behind the scenes of PBS. Her father also was a producer of many shows. Sanaa has a brother named Tendaji Lathan and three sisters named Colette Lathan, Lilane Lathan, and Arielle Lathan.
Education: Sanaa went on to join Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics. She then attended the University of California, Berkeley and then completed graduation with a degree in English. She was passionate at becoming an actress. Later she joined Yale University and graduated with a degree in Drama.
Net Worth of Sanaa Lathan
Saanaa net worth is estimated $4.7 million. Sanaa Lathan is also a singer and plays different roles not only in movies but also in television that has really helped her to increase her wealth.
Sanaa Lathan has won different awards that have also subscribed to her celebrity. She was nominated in the Tony Awards as the best stage actress which was established on her performance in Broadway in “A Raisin in the Sun”. She has also used her voice in the animated film “The Golden Blaze” and TV Show “The Cleveland Show”.
Sanaa Lathan wished of her Los Angeles home to be a relaxing sanctuary. Lathan’s “treehouse” involves an enormous California Oak that appears from her living room and balcony, so she selects a color scheme that works well with the natural elements that surround it.
While her home is mostly a place for Lathan to relieve and relax, it’s also the place of many dance parties for her and her friends.
Lathan loves entertaining and likes her guests to feel right at home — although sometimes her guests feel a little too at home. Her 3-bedroom house is designed by Billy Royle.
Sanaa has also started to spread herself in the business by co-producing for going to be released movies with Queen Latifah.
Nearing the finishing line of her college days with thoughts of what her next move would be, Sanaa thought about the natural progression of an English major to law school, but her fate was closed as she was motivated to apply to the Masters program at the Yale School of Drama by a recruiter. She earned a love for the stage and the drama greats, such as William Shakespeare, by performing in school productions like “Othello”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “The Winter’s Tale” and “Twelfth Night”.
Wishing to live in New York near her mom, she started her career performing in off-Broadway productions, like “Por’ Knockers” and “A Movie Star Has to Be Born in Black and White”. After watching her presentation in a number of productions and aware about her skill and ambitions, her father consulted and motivated her to switch to California, to get into the hot-bed of work that Hollywood could supply her in the business.
In an unwilling and hesitant way, she made the switch and has not turned back. Upon her own inventiveness, without the help of her professional dad, she was able to get remarkable appearances in television on shows. Making sharp her skills and returning to her enthusiasm for the stage, Sanaa also worked at the South Coast Repertory Theatre in the play, “Our Town” and also other productions, while pursuing her career in television and the movies. Her first movie role came in the action movie, Drive, where she played the estranged wife (“Carolyn Brody”), opposite Kadeem Hardison.
The acting was no issue, but the basketball was not a skill Sanaa madly liked. Having never touched a basketball and without a guarantee of getting the part, Sanaa spent some months training, with her brother and friends, with her co-star/boyfriend and finally with an expert coach to look like a professional ball player for this movie. He realising the awesome talent of Sanaa, had her audition for the lead role in her next film direction, the made-for-television HBO movie, Disappearing Acts, based on the best-selling novel by famous author Terry McMillan.
In 2000, Sanaa earned the NAACP Image fame nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a motion picture for her role in The Best Man.
Taking into consideration the lack of color in the awarding process of the Oscars and the Golden Globes in 2001, many black organisations select to determine their powerful performances in 2000 among people of color. Essence Magazine granted Sanaa the OMAR for Best Actress. BET gave permission to fans to choose winners for which Sanaa won Best Actress for her role in Love & Basketball in the motion picture category and also Best Actress in the television movie or mini-series category for her role in Disappearing Acts. The online magazine Reelimagemagazine.com also gave permission to fans and a professional panel to choose winners for its awards.
Through the three years of the training and skill achievement that Yale supplied, Sanaa is able to envisage how she could effectively combine her talents, giftedness, and intelligence to communicate herself through this powerfully expressive art form called acting. Sanaa has the capacity to sail over and above the ranks of other famous stars.