Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa McCoy Lathan (born September 19, 1971) is an American actress. As a voice actress, from 2009 to 2013, she voiced Donna Tubbs in The Cleveland Show and in all concurrent and subsequent Family Guy appearances. She has starred in many films, including The Best Man (1999) and its 2013 sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Her other film credits include Love & Basketball (2000), Brown Sugar (2002), Alien vs. Predator (2004), Something New (2006), The Family That Preys (2008), Contagion (2011), and Now You See Me 2 (2016). On stage, Lathan was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun and starred in 2010 in the all-black performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre in London.

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Drive (1997)

A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Wang
CAST:  Mark Dacascos  •  Kadeem Hardison  •  John Pyper-Ferguson  •  Brittany Murphy

A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Wang
CAST:  Mark Dacascos  •  Kadeem Hardison  •  John Pyper-Ferguson  •  Brittany Murphy

AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the Predator race.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Raoul Bova  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Colin Salmon

When scientists discover something in the Arctic that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they know that they are about to step into a hunting ground where Aliens are grown as sport for the Predator race.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Raoul Bova  •  Ewen Bremner  •  Colin Salmon

Blade (1998)

The Daywalker known as "Blade" - a half-vampire, half-mortal man - becomes the protector of humanity against an underground army of vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Norrington
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  N'Bushe Wright

The Daywalker known as "Blade" - a half-vampire, half-mortal man - becomes the protector of humanity against an underground army of vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Norrington
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Stephen Dorff  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  N'Bushe Wright

Brown Sugar (2002)

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Taye Diggs  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Queen Latifah

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Taye Diggs  •  Yasiin Bey  •  Queen Latifah

Disappearing Acts (2000)

Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own business. The two meet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Wesley Snipes  •  CCH Pounder  •  Clark Johnson

Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a down-on-his-luck construction worker and not-quite divorced father of two hoping to start his own business. The two meet ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Wesley Snipes  •  CCH Pounder  •  Clark Johnson

Life (1999)

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Obba Babatundé  •  Nick Cassavetes

Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Demme
CAST:  Eddie Murphy  •  Martin Lawrence  •  Obba Babatundé  •  Nick Cassavetes

Love & Basketball (2000)

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Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Chris Warren  •  Kyla Pratt  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Omar Epps

Quincy McCall and Monica Wright grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Chris Warren  •  Kyla Pratt  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Omar Epps

Out of Time (2003)

Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in order to find out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Eva Mendes  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  John Billingsley

Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in order to find out ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Franklin
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Eva Mendes  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  John Billingsley

Something New (2006)

Kenya McQueen, a corporate lawyer, finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanaa Hamri
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Simon Baker  •  Katharine Towne  •  Wendy Raquel Robinson

Kenya McQueen, a corporate lawyer, finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanaa Hamri
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Simon Baker  •  Katharine Towne  •  Wendy Raquel Robinson

The Best Man (1999)

After writing a soon-to-be bestselling novel, writer and committed bachelor Harper attempts to hide the fact that his saucy new book is loosely based on the lives and loves of his tight-knit group of friends. Harper is set to be best man at his friend Lance's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Nia Long  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Terrence Howard  •  Harold Perrineau

After writing a soon-to-be bestselling novel, writer and committed bachelor Harper attempts to hide the fact that his saucy new book is loosely based on the lives and loves of his tight-knit group of friends. Harper is set to be best man at his friend Lance's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Nia Long  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Terrence Howard  •  Harold Perrineau

The Wood (1999)

In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the twenty-something trio's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Richard T. Jones  •  Taye Diggs  •  Malinda Williams

In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in the middle-class African-American neighborhood of Inglewood, California. Flashing back to the twenty-something trio's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Omar Epps  •  Richard T. Jones  •  Taye Diggs  •  Malinda Williams

American Assassin (2017)

Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Dylan O'Brien  •  Michael Keaton  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Shiva Negar

Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cuesta
CAST:  Dylan O'Brien  •  Michael Keaton  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Shiva Negar

The Best Man Holiday (2013)

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Terrence Howard  •  Harold Perrineau  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Sanaa Lathan

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Malcolm D. Lee
CAST:  Terrence Howard  •  Harold Perrineau  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Sanaa Lathan

Repentance (2014)

An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him and his family for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Caland
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Nicole Ari Parker

An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him and his family for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philippe Caland
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Anthony Mackie  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Nicole Ari Parker

Contagion (2011)

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As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Kate Winslet  •  Jude Law

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Kate Winslet  •  Jude Law

Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)

An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and forcing the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chi Muoi Lo
CAST:  Chi Muoi Lo  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Paul Winfield  •  Mary Alice

An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited with their birth mother, bringing deeply submerged resentments and misconceptions to the surface and forcing the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chi Muoi Lo
CAST:  Chi Muoi Lo  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Paul Winfield  •  Mary Alice

Now You See Me 2 (2016)

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One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Dave Franco

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Mark Ruffalo  •  Woody Harrelson  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Dave Franco

Miracle in the Woods (1997)

Quarreled sisters; Sarah and Wanda inherit property from their mother. It has always belonged to the family. Sarah insists on selling it as soon as possible because she has many difficulties. She goes there with her daughter; Gina. Wanda, on the other hand, wants ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Meredith Baxter  •  Della Reese  •  Patricia Heaton  •  Anna Chlumsky

Quarreled sisters; Sarah and Wanda inherit property from their mother. It has always belonged to the family. Sarah insists on selling it as soon as possible because she has many difficulties. She goes there with her daughter; Gina. Wanda, on the other hand, wants ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Allan Seidelman
CAST:  Meredith Baxter  •  Della Reese  •  Patricia Heaton  •  Anna Chlumsky

Wonderful World (2009)

Ben Singer is a failed children's folk singer, a career proofreader, a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad, and perhaps the most negative man alive. Floundering in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comfort comes from regular chess games and friendly debates on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Goldin
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Michael Kenneth Williams  •  Mia Ford

Ben Singer is a failed children's folk singer, a career proofreader, a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad, and perhaps the most negative man alive. Floundering in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comfort comes from regular chess games and friendly debates on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joshua Goldin
CAST:  Matthew Broderick  •  Sanaa Lathan  •  Michael Kenneth Williams  •  Mia Ford

The Family That Preys (2008)

Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam stayed with Alice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Kathy Bates  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Tyler Perry  •  Sanaa Lathan

Alice Pratt, a hard working Christian woman, raised her two daughters while managing a simple diner of her own. Her snobbish and arrogant daughter Andrea graduated in Economic Science and works in a construction corporation while her sister Pam stayed with Alice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Kathy Bates  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Tyler Perry  •  Sanaa Lathan
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