Sanaa Lathan is an actress whose credits include movies such as “Cable Guy” and “When the Bough Breaks”. Being originally born in Sanaa, Yemen, she came to Hollywood with her parents and younger brother when they immigrated to Los Angeles. Being brought up in Yemen by her wealthy Moroccan father, Sanaa learned how to speak and write in her native tongue before moving on to learn English in Yemen. Her early experience of show business gave her the confidence to become an actress and began honing her craft in areas such as stage plays and small film roles before landing major roles in Hollywood. Recently she has gone back to doing her small stage role work in order to broaden her talent.
Sanaa Lathan’s father is a prominent figure in Yemen. Having been described as the second richest man in the country, his wealth has influenced every aspect of the daily life of the young girl. He gave Sanaa her name, which she keeps to this day, as it resonates with her strong roots from the rural areas of Sanaa. Being brought up by her strong family, she developed into an individual who has managed to blend her love of music with her ability to perform on stage. While at the University of Southern California, she gained a Master’s degree in Music Performance, which enabled her to further hone her voice acting skills on the stage.
As a voice actress, Sanaa Lathan can be identified as the vocalist and background dancer in the Broadway play “The Little Match Girl”. This was one of her first major roles in a Broadway play, and she did not have any prior acting experience prior to this play. This role also marked a turning point in her career, as Sanaa Lathan began to gain notice as one of the more accomplished female actors in Broadway. This particular role also gave Sanaa Lathan the chance to work with renowned director Peter Ginsberg.
In the play “The Little Match Girl”, Sanaa Lathan plays the role of Shaker Morantine, an exceptional and charming vocalist who travels to Cleveland with her mother and sister to pursue her musical dreams. However, her musical dream blossoms when she meets the older sister, played by Rosa Salazar. They quickly become friends and enjoy traveling with each other on their road trip. While on this trip, they encounter an elderly couple, played by Kevin Dunn and Jennifer Savella, who accept the pair as passengers aboard their small car.
Upon arriving in Cleveland, Shaker and Sanaa Lathan immediately take to the streets to celebrate their newly found status as well as their impending marriage. The two begin to have an affair, with Sanaa revealing to him her love for shoes. The happy couple are about to kiss when they are suddenly stopped by their wedding party, who insist that the marriage ceremony is performed in a hotel room. Sanaa Lathan, angered by their intransigent behavior, throws her shoe at them and states that they are married and ready to start a family. Thus, begins the interesting tale of Sanaa Lathan as a budding voice actress who falls in and out of love, which shows us her true path to success.
|Real Name/Full Name||Sanaa McCoy Lathan|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Sanaa Lathan|
|Birth Place:||New York, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||19 September 1971|
|Age/How Old:||49 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 170 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 56 Kg |
In Pounds – 123 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Stan Lathan |
Mother – Eleanor McCoy
|Siblings:||Arielle Lathan, Colette Lathan, Liliane Lathan, Tendaji Lathan.|
|School:||Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics.|
|College:||UC Berkeley & Yale University|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2021|
There are several rumors circulating that Sanaa Lathan is in talks for a role in the upcoming Spider-Man series. She has also reportedly been in talks for a role in Disney’s The Nutcracker and Broadway’s revival of Rent. We could just be looking at all the early going stages, or Sanaa Lathan could simply be following the footsteps of predecessors like Anna Kournikova, Karen Carpenter, Ann-Margret andreene reprisals of earlier successes. Whichever the case, we could certainly expect great things from Sanaa Lathan in the future, both in acting and in directing. Her social media accounts seem to suggest that she is currently focused on building up her film portfolio, following the great success she had in producing and directing her first feature, the 2021 independent film Summer Camp.