Urged by her father to make Los Angeles her expert base, the youthful performing artist discovered early TV parts on scenes of such shows as In the House, Family Matters, NYPD Blue, and Moesha.
The Best Man was a comedic outfit film, featuring Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau Jr., and Morris Chestnut.
The Best Man happened to turn into one of the main ten most noteworthy earning African American movies in history and Lathan got a NAACP Image Award assignment for her execution.
The Wood, an alternate group film featuring Diggs and Omar Epps, give her a role as the affection enthusiasm of Epps.
Sanaa Mc Coy Lathan was born on September 19, 1971 (her age is 43 years old) in New York, U. Her first name means "art" in Swahili and "brilliance" in Arabic.
She attended Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics.
She is of African American and Native American descent.
Her mother, Eleanor Mc Coy, was an actress and dancer who performed on Broadway with Eartha Kitt.
Her father, Stan Lathan, worked behind the scenes in television for PBS, as well as a producer on shows such as Sanford & Son and Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English.
Lathan also graduated at Yale University with a degree in Drama.
Tailing her preparation at Yale, where she considered with Earle R.
Gister and performed in various Shakespeare's plays, Lathan earned approval both off-Broadway and on the Los Angeles stage.