Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan

American, Actress
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  • In August 2021, during an interview, Sanaa revealed that she had stopped drinking 3 years ago.
  • She enjoys watching the TV show, The Real Housewives.
  • She went straight to 7th grade after she completed her 5th grade.
  • Sanaa was 5 years old when she met the legendary singer-songwriter, Bob Marley.
  • In 2018, Tiffany Haddish spread the word during an interview that Sanaa had bitten Beyoncé in the face during a Jay-Z concert. She denied the allegations saying “I adore Beyoncé. I would never do anything malicious like that to her, or to anyone. It’s so bizarre.” However, celebrities like Tiffany Haddish and Oprah Winfrey found it hard to believe that for some reason.
  • In the past, she started a foundation called the Sanaa Lathan Foundation that helps empower communities that may be at any kind of risk.
  • She is best pals with actress Regina Hall.
  • In the year 2000, she was featured as Ebony magazine’s “55 Most Beautiful People”.
  • Sanaa in Swahili means “work of art” and “beauty”.
  • She was quite young when both her parents separated from each other and she used to part her time between Beverly Hills and New York.
  • Growing up, she took part in gymnastics and dance and also indulged in performing arts and athletics.
  • Sanaa had been exposed to celebrities and entertainment since her childhood years as both her parents are well known in the entertainment industry.
  • Her first name Sanaa is pronounced as “Sa-NAA” just as “Sinatra would be pronounced with missing tra”.
  • Daughter of Stan Lathan.
  • Gained twenty pounds for her role in "Disappearing Acts".
  • She also has Native American ancestry.
  • Sanaa was raised partly in Beverly Hills with her father, director Stan Lathan. She lived the other part in New York with her mother, Eleanor McCoy, a Broadway stage actress.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for her performance as Beneatha in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."
  • Daughter of actress/dancer Eleanor McCoy.
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for her performance as Beneatha in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun
  • Gained twenty pounds for her role in "Disappearing Acts
  • Voted one of Ebony magazine's 55 Most Beautiful People. (2000)
  • Says her name is pronounced Sa-NA, "like Sinatra without the tra".
  • Her name is Swahili for "work of art".
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