Actress, Director & Producer
Sanaa Lathan is an actor, director, producer, and activist, well-known for starring in such hit films as Love & Basketball, The Best Man and Best Man Holiday, Brown Sugar, Alien vs. Predator, and Nappily Ever After.
She is currently shooting the 3rd season of the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Succession.
Her lengthy list of credits includes Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Jon Chu’s Now You See Me 2, American Assassin opposite Michael Keaton and Focus Features’ Something New.
In TV, Lathan starred in Netflix action-thriller Hit and Run opposite Lior Raz. She can be seen starring in Replay, an episode of Jordan Peele’s remake of The Twilight Zone on CBS All Access. She also stars in Showtime’s The Affair and Fox’s Shots Fired created by Gina Prince- Bythewood, and Rashid Johnson’s Native Son on HBO. She currently stars as the voice of “Donna Tubbs” on Family Guy and The Cleveland Show.
On stage, Lathan was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun and starred as ‘Maggie the Cat’ opposite James Earl Jones in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre in London’s West end.
Lathan made her directorial debut with the short film Leap for Maven Pictures, which she shot during the COVID-19 lockdown. The film about a Zoom therapist who suffers from OCD and panic disorder premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.