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.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 51% Native Son Trudy Thomas (Character) - 2019
67% 72% Nappily Ever After Violet Jones (Character) - 2018
34% 60% American Assassin Irene Kennedy (Character) $36.2M 2017
43% 15% Approaching the Unknown Captain Emily Maddox (Character) - 2016
33% 53% Now You See Me 2 Natalie Austin (Character) $65M 2016
18% 51% The Perfect Guy Leah (Character),
Executive Producer
$57M 2015
70% 83% The Best Man Holiday Robyn (Character) $70.5M 2013
20% 42% Repentance Maggie (Character) $1.2M 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) $37M 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 50% The Golden Blaze Monica (Voice) - 2005
20% 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
83% 95% Love & Basketball Monica Wright (Character) $27.4M 2000
60% 85% Disappearing Acts Zora Banks (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 77% The Best Man Robin (Character) $34.1M 1999
61% 92% The Wood Alicia (Character) $25M 1999
47% 65% Catfish in Black Bean Sauce Nina (Character) $1.3M 1999
55% 78% Blade Vanessa Brooks (Character) $70M 1998
No Score Yet 59% Miracle in the Woods Young Lilly (Character) - 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 61% Family Guy Donna (Guest Voice) 2020 2014-2018 2010-2012
86% 76% The Affair Jenelle (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018-2019
66% 47% The Twilight Zone Nina (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018-2019 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA Day 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 2017 2013 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live 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 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Boris & Nicole Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Unknown (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet 63% The Cleveland Show Donna Tubbs (Voice) 2009-2013
81% 93% Boss Mona Fredricks (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Morning Buzz Live Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
75% 79% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE SHOWTIME: The Affair Jenelle (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME The Affair Jenelle (Character)

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