Sanaa McCoy Lathan is an American actress also known as Nana SL. Before she played any film, she was involved in television shows. The first movie acted by her was Miracle in the Woods in the year 1997 AD. Other movies played by her are “Lost in America,” “American Assassin,” “Approaching the Unknown,” etc., whereas the latest movie played by Nana SL is Native Son in the year 2019 AD.

Sanaa Lathan is a successful actress as she has won many rewards and many movies acted by her have gone for nomination in various reward shows.

Quick Info
Full NameSanaa McCoy Lathan
Date of BirthSeptember 19, 1971
Birth PlaceNew York, United States
OccupationActress, voice actress
Net worth$4 Million

Early Life and Bio

Sanaa Lathan was born on the 19th of September 1971 in New York City of the United States. She has four siblings Tendaji Lathan, Colette Lathan, Arielle Lathan, Liliane Lathan. Her father was Stan Lathan and Mother Eleanor McCoy. As her father was also an actor, she didn’t have any economic problems, and it was easy for her as she already had a member in the Hollywood sector.

She completed her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in English. Later as for her further studies, she attended Yale University, where she completed her master’s degree in Drama.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Sanaa Lathan is 5’7″ feet tall, weighing 56 KG. She has a body measurement of 35-26-37. Bra size of Sanaa is 35C. Her body type Hourglass. She has dark brown colored eyes and black hair color.

 She was born in America, and since her parents were all from America itself, she is an American by Nationality.

Her zodiac sign is Virgo.


Movies and TV Series

Sanaa has played in several movies and series; although she started her career from television series, she set her foot as one of the best actresses in Hollywood’s history. Some of the hit ones are “The Best Man,” “The Best Man Holiday,” “Brown Sugar,” “Alien vs. Predator,” “Now You See Me,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Something New,” “The Perfect Guy,” “Love and Basketball,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Out of Time,” and the latest one is “The Affair.” 

As voice acting, she has voiced “Donna Tubbs” in “The Cleveland Show.”

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Love & Basketball

The movie “Love & Basketball” is an American romantic sports drama from the year 2000. The film is written as well as directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. The movie stars are Omar Epps, Sanaa Lathan, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Haysbert, Kyla Pratt, and Debbi Haysbert.

Sanaa has played the role of Monica Wright-McCall. 

The movie’s budget was $14-20 Million, and the box office income was 27.7 Million.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 7.2/10.

The Perfect Guy 

This movie is an American romantic thriller movie from 2015. The movie is directed by David M. Rosenthal and written by Alan B. McElroy and Tyger Williams. The movie stars are Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut, Tess Harper, Charles S. Dutton, L. Scott Caldwell, Kathryn Morris, and Rutina Wesley.

Sanaa has shown herself as Leah Vaughn, the main character in the movie.

The movie’s budget was $12-18 Million, and the box office income was $60.3 Million.

The IMDb rating of the movie is 5.6/10

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Awards and Achievements

Sanaa has been nominated for various awards, and mostly, she has been nominated for the awards  “Independent Spirit Awards,” “Black Reel Award,” “NAACP Image Award,” “Tony Award,” “Black Movie Awards,” and “Drama Desk Award.” 

The awards that she has her name are “BET Award,” “NAACP Image Award” for multiple times followed by “Black Reel Award,” “Theatre World Award,” “Lucille Lortel Awards.”

She was honored as “55Most Beautiful People” by a popular monthly magazine, “Ebony” in 2001. 

Personal Life: Husband and Children

Sanaa is single, and she does not prefer in being a relationship or marrying. However, she stated that she had dated Omar Epp, a co-star in her movie “Love and Basketball,” Adewale Ogunleye, a former NBA player.

What is Sanaa Lathan’s Net Worth?

The net-worth of Sanaa is approximately $4 Million. Sanaa prefers to keep animals as she has three dogs to get the company with the dogs. She has been a role model for many teens and beginner actors.

Social Media Presence

Sanaa Lathan has 4.9 Million followers on Instagram. She updates her daily with her activities and also, she promotes the conservation of the voiceless animals. She loves animals, and she frequently posts about her life with the dogs she has. She also posts and promotes her movies and television series.

She is active on Twitter also as she tweets a tweet in two days maximum. She also posts about the current status of her society and in the context of America.


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