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About Sanaa Lathan - Things That You Didn't Knew About Her Personal Life

Published Mon Nov 09 2020 By Aashika
About Sanaa Lathan - Things That You Didn't Knew About Her Personal Life

Sanaa Lathan is an American actress who is known for her notable work in romantic drama 'Love & Basketball' along with Omar Epps. She has won the 'BET Award' and 'Black Reel Award' for her best performance in the series.  

She is also popular as the daughter of Stan Lathan and Eleanor McCoy. Her date of birth is September 19, 1971, in New York City and falls under the Virgo zodiac sign. Lathan was raised in Beverly along with step-brother. 

Here are some facts about Lathan which people don't know much. 

Net Worth: $4 million

Sanna Lathan holds a net worth of around $4 million. Her primary source of income is her career as an actress. She started her acting when she appeared in some Shakespearean plays at University. 

Then, Stan Lathan encouraged her and took as an actress in his series 'In the House'. After that, she has not looked back and gave excellent work in movies and series.   

Gain 20 Pound For Movie

As an actress, it is very difficult to gain weight, but Lathan is so passionate about acting that she increased 20-pound for a movie. In the movie 'Disappearing Acts' where she appeared as Zora Banks. She says ' To show a real woman's body on the screen instead of another skinny model.'

Sanaa Lathan alongside co-actor Wesley Snipes in the 'Disappearing Acts'.
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Belongs To Celebrity Family

Besides knowing her professionally, she was always in camera sensation. As the daughter of Stan Lathan who worked behind the scenes in television for PBS as a television show producer and director. 

Whereas Sanaa's mother Eleanor McCoy was an actress and dancer who performed on Broadway. Her parents got divorced but she was very close to both. 

Father Stan Lathan (a producer and director) and mother Eleanor McCoy (an actress and dancer). 
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'Contagion' actress is the stepsister of Tendaji Lathan who is a well-known DJ. She also has three half-siblings, Colette Lathan, Ariel Lathan, Liliane Lathan who are from the father's side. They spent and hang out together and have a good bond.  

Married Life with Ex-Husband

Lathan had dated Shemar Moore, an actor, and model. They were in a romantic relationship from 1989 to 1996. After dating for a long period she got engaged with him in 1989. 

The couple got married in May 1990. After their relationship didn’t work out between them and ended officially by giving a divorce.

Former Husband Shemar More.
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Previous Relationship

The actress has been always in the headline about her relationships. She has dated many celebrities such as Boris Kodjoe (in 1993), Omar Epps (in 1999-2002), Terrell Owens (in 2006), Adewale Ogunleye (in 2007-2008), Tyrese Gibson (2012-2014). 

In fact, Sanna was engaged in February 2010 with Steve Rifkind after dating for a year but separated in 2011. Likewise, she dated French Montana from July 2015 to May 2016. Currently, her relationship status is single and focusing on her career. 

Sanaa Lathan with her ex-boyfriend Omar Epps.
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Was Gymnast and Dancer

Before making a career in the industry, Lathan was an athlete as well as taking training as a gymnast and dancer. She was interested in the athlete at a young age but turned a career in acting due to her parents. 

Rumor and Controversy 

There is a rumor about her that she is dating the professional football player, Colin Kaepernick. Likewise, Lathan was in the headline when she was dating French Montana who is the rapper. 

And also claimed that she is pregnant with a rapper's child which was also being made at that time. After an appearance on ‘The Reel’, he denied all such controversy. 

Education and Alma Maters

She attended the 'Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics' and pursued her graduation in major English from 'University of California, Berkeley'.  Later, went to 'Yale University' for her master's degree in drama. 

Dog Lover

She is so fond of dogs and has three pets at her home. Her pets are three dogs with which she enjoys her day and free time.

Uploaded dog picture on social media where Sanaa Lathan. 
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