She started her movie career on 1998 playing the role of Vanessa Brooks in Blade.
Sanaa Mc Coy Lathan was born on September 19, 1971 (her age is 43 years old) in New York, U. Her first name means "art" in Swahili and "brilliance" in Arabic.In February 1985, Lathan began dating Shemar Moore. She was then in a relationship with actor Omar Epps in 1999. There were rumors that Lathan began dating Regina Hall. Later in March 2007, Lathan dated Adewale Ogunleye and ended the relationship in September 2008.She went on to date Steve Rifkind in January 2009 and broke up with her boyfriend in December 2010. Lathan has not married till date and does not have any children.She then joined the University of California, Berkeley and then graduated with a degree in English.She was enthusiastic at becoming an actress thus she joined Yale University and graduated with a degree in Drama.