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Sanaa Lathan talks pop culture during EW's personality test

Sanaa Lathan talks pop culture during EW's personality test

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Sanaa Lathan stopped by Entertainment Weekly to take their Pop Culture Personality Test on Monday.
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'Death,' 'Follies' lead Drama Desk nods

'Death,' 'Follies' lead Drama Desk nods

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- "Death Takes a Holiday" and "Follies" led the field with 10 nods a piece when Drama Desk Award nominations were announced Friday in New York.
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Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie to host Image Awards

Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie to host Image Awards

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie are to serve as hosts of the 43rd NAACP Image Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, NBC said Wednesday.
Fox orders Season 3 of 'Cleveland Show'

Fox orders Season 3 of 'Cleveland Show'

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) -- Fox announced Thursday it has ordered a third season of its U.S. animated series "The Cleveland Show."
1M copies of 'Prey' sold in North America

1M copies of 'Prey' sold in North America

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- One million copies of "Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys" have been sold in the United States and Canada since its release on DVD last week, Lionsgate said.

Coen brothers' 'Burn' is No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Four new movies, led by the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading," were the favorites in U.S. theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
12.7M watched 'Raisin in the Sun' on ABC

12.7M watched 'Raisin in the Sun' on ABC

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- An estimated 12.7 million viewers tuned in to see the U.S. television movie based on Lorraine Hansberry's classic play "A Raisin in the Sun."

P. Diddy to star in 'A Raisin in the Sun'

NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Rapper and producer Sean "P. Diddy" Combs could earn as much as $700,000 if his 15-week run in the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" is a hit.

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Hollywood Digest

Just as "The Sopranos" comes to the end of its fifth season, U.S. moviegoers are getting another chance to see an organized crime chief interact with a psychiatrist -- with this weekend's opening of "Analyze That."
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

'Dragon' leads US box office again

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The second weekend of "Red Dragon" topped the nation's box office, easily besting a large group of new releases, with an estimated $17.6 million at 3,360 theate

'Dragon' leads US box office again

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The second weekend of "Red Dragon" topped the nation's box office, easily besting a large group of new releases, with an estimated $17.6 million at 3,360 theate
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Sanaa Lathan donates memorabilia from her new movie "Alien vs. Predator" to Planet Hollywood in New York on August 5, 2004 . (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Sanaa McCoy Lathan (born September 19, 1971) is an American actress. She 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 Eartha Kitt. She is of African American and Native American descent. 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 remained close with both of her parents, moving between both Los Angeles and New York. Her brother is Tendaji Lathan (now a DJ).

She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English. Lathan contemplated a career in law, but instead enrolled at the Yale School of Drama.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sanaa Lathan."
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