Sanaa McCoy Lathan
Sanaa McCoy Lathan was born on September 19, 1971. Sanaa McCoy Lathan is a Tony Award-nominated American actress. Sanaa McCoy Lathan has starred in box office hits such as: Love & Basketball, Alien vs. Predator, Something New, and The Family That Preys. Lathan was born in New York City and attended Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics. Her first name means “work of art” in Swahili. Her mother, Eleanor McCoy, was an actress and dancer who performed on Broadway with the likes of Eartha Kitt.
Her father, Stan Lathan, worked behind the scenes in television for PBS, as well as a producer on shows such as Sanford & Son and Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam. Her parents divorced when she was young, however she kept in close relationships with both of her parents moving between both Los Angeles and New York. Her brother is Tendaji Lathan(now a DJ). Being exposed to the life of entertainment and stars at a very early age had a profound impact upon her life. As a child, she was very athletic and was into the arts through training in gymnastics and dance. She is currently dating Randy Bynes.