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SANAA LATHAN (Sidney) first worked with Rick Famuyiwa on his directorial debut, THE WOOD. She will next be seen opposite Denzel Washington in Carl Franklin's crime thriller OUT OF TIME.

Lathan received critical acclaim, including a Best Actress Award from the NAACP, for her performance in writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood's romantic drama, LOVE & BASKETBALL, with Omar Epps. She reunited with Prince-Bythewood for the HBO film "Disappearing Acts," starring opposite Wesley Snipes. Lathan also appeared in Malcolm Lee's THE BEST MAN opposite Taye Diggs. Her performance earned her an Image Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Additional feature film credits include Ted Demme's hit comedy LIFE; New Line's sci-fi thriller BLADE, with Wesley Snipes; and producer/writer/director Chi Muoi Lo's CATFISH IN BLACK BEAN SAUCE.

Lathan's television credits include a series regular role on NBC's "Lateline" with Al Franken and a starring role in the CBS original movie "Miracle In the Woods" with Della Reese and Meredith Baxter.

A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Lathan has performed on stage in numerous regional and off-Broadway productions including "Por' Knockers" and "A Movie Star Has To Star in Black and White" at The Public Theater. Last summer she appeared as Isabella, the nun, in a Shakespeare in the Park production of "Measure for Measure" at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Her performance in "To Take Arms" in Los Angeles was rewarded with a nomination for Best Actress by the NAACP Theatrical Award Committee. Most recently she starred in New York's West Side theatre production of Eve Ensler's acclaimed production of "The Vagina Monologues."

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