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Yale School of Drama graduate.


Her name is Swahili for "work of art".


Says her name is pronounced Sa-NA, "like Sinatra without the tra".


Voted one of Ebony magazine's 55 Most Beautiful People. (2000)


Gained twenty pounds for her role in "Disappearing Acts


Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for her performance as Beneatha in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun


Daughter of actress/dancer Eleanor McCoy.


Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for her performance as Beneatha in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."


Sanaa was raised partly in Beverly Hills with her father, director Stan Lathan. She lived the other part in New York with her mother, Eleanor McCoy, a Broadway stage actress.


She also has Native American ancestry.


Gained twenty pounds for her role in "Disappearing Acts".


Daughter of Stan Lathan.


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