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
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.
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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