Sanaa Lathan Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Sanaa Lathan

Biography / Wiki

Being born to parents who are prominent faces in Hollywood, Sanaa Lathan has created her own identity from her skills and talents. Although her parents got separated later they were both very close to her and encouraged her to make a career in the entertainment industry.

She started her career by making appearances on the small screen through TV serials such as ‘NYPD Blue’ and ‘Family Matters’. After completing her higher studies, she played her first major role in the horror movie ‘Blade’ as a mother. She earned popularity and world recognition for her role alongside Omar Epps in the romantic drama ‘Love & Basketball.’

While filming the movie, both fell in love and Epps was then her real-life boyfriend. She was cast in the ‘Broadway’ play ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ in which her performance was appreciated. She has tried her hands in every genre and appeared in the thriller ‘Out of Time’ and the science-fiction film Alien vs. Predator.’

To date, she has been romantically linked with a number of celebrities but currently, she is officially single. Right now she is in the prime of her career and has a bright future to look forward to hence she is only focusing on her career.

Height / Weight / Age

Sanaa Lathan weighs 55 kg and 121 lbs in pounds. This hardworking actress is 170 cm or in feet, inches 5’7” tall. She looks beautiful with dark brown color hair and wide dark brown color eyes. She will turn 51 years old.

She has a slim body with figure measurements as follows 34 inches breast, 26 inches waist, 35 inches approximately. Her bra size is 33B and her shoe size is 7. She has broad lips with a charming smile.

Net Worth

According to the sources, Sanaa Lathan’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million USD approximately.

Education / Family

Sanaa Lathan was born on September 19, 1971 as Sanaa McCoy Lathan. She was born in New York City, to actor Eleanor McCoy and director Stan Lathan. She has a brother, Tendaji Lathan, who is now a well-known DJ. At a tender, she was trained in gymnastics and dance. She got exposure to the entertainment industry due to her parents.

She participated in a number of plays with the ‘Black Theatre Workshop’. She attended the ‘Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics’ and she earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the ‘University of California, Berkeley.’


Sanaa Lathan

Real Name Sanaa McCoy Lathan
 Nickname Sanaa
Birth Place New York City, USA
Date Of Birth September 19, 1971
Age 52 Years
Height In centimeters – 170 cm

In feet inches – 5’7”

Weight In kilograms – 55 kg

In pounds – 121 lbs

Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Dark brown
Profession Actress
Zodiac sign Virgo
School High School
College University of California

Yale University

Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town New York City, USA
Debut 1988
Fathers Name Stan Lathan


Sanaa Lathan with her father
Sanaa Lathan with her father

Mothers Name Eleanor McCoy


Sanaa Lathan with her mother
Sanaa Lathan with her mother

Brothers Tendaji Lathan


Sanaa Lathan with her brother
Sanaa Lathan with her brother

Sister Colette Lathan (half-sister)

Arielle Lathan

Lilane Lathan

Sanaa Lathan with her sisters
Sanaa Lathan with her sisters

Career / Fashion And Style

Sanaa Lathan was encouraged by her father to commence her acting career by taking up roles in TV serials such as ‘In the House,’ ‘NYPD Blue,’ and ‘Family Matters.’ In 1988, she was nominated for a ‘National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award’ or her performance in the romantic comedy ‘The Best Man.’

In 2001, she appeared in a multicultural comedy movie ‘Catfish in Black Bean Sauce.’ At the ‘Black Reel Awards’ she was honored with the ‘Best Actress’ award for her role in ‘Out of Time.’ For her brilliant performance in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ she received the ‘Theatre World Award’ for the ‘Best Female Lead.’

In the movie ‘The Perfect Guy’ she played the role of ‘Leah Vaughn’ and also became the executive producer of the film. She became the voice artist on ‘The Cleveland Show’ for the character of ‘Donna Tubbs’.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

Boyfriends Not known
Marital Status Divorced
Husband Shemar Moore (ex-husband)


Sanaa Lathan & Shemar Moore
Sanaa Lathan & Shemar Moore

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actors Leonardo DiCaprio
Favorite Actress Scarlett Johansson
Favorite Food Italian Food
Favorite Destinations Miami
Favorite Color(s) Pink

Sanaa Lathan

Some Interesting Facts About Sanaa Lathan

  • Sanaa spent half of her childhood in Beverly Hills with her father Stan Lathan and the rest of the childhood was spent in New York City with her mother.
  • Her name is pronounced as ‘Sa-NA’ just the way Sinatra is pronounced without the tra.
  • She attended Yale University to pursue graduation in drama.
  • In 2000, Ebony Magazine listed her name in the list of ’55 most beautiful people’.
  • For her role in the movie ‘Disappearing Acts’, she gained 20 pounds extra.
  • In three different films like Something New, Love & Basketball, and The Family That Preys the actress Alfre Woodard has played the role of Sanaa’s mother.
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