Following her training at Yale, where she studied with Earle R.
Gister and performed in a number of Shakespeare's plays, Lathan earned acclaim both off-Broadway and on the Los Angeles stage.
The Wood, another ensemble film starring Diggs and Omar Epps, cast her as the love interest of Epps.
The Best Man was a comedic ensemble film, starring Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Harold Perrineau Jr., and Morris Chestnut.
The Best Man went on to become one of the top ten highest grossing African American films in history and Lathan received a NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance.
Encouraged by her father to make Los Angeles her professional base, Lathan found early television roles on episodes of such shows as In the House, Family Matters, NYPD Blue, and Moesha.
She has been in two celebrity relationships averaging approximately 4.8 years each. Given Name: Sanaa Mc Coy Lathan Age: 45 (9/19/1971)Occupation: Entertainment - Actress Most Famous For: Love and Basketball, film "This is the time of my life.
I'm back in the studio ready to go on tour with the guys.