Sanaa Mc Coy Lathan (born September 19, 1971) is an American actress and voice actress.She has starred in many films, including the box-office hit The Best Man, its 2013 sequel, The Best Man Holiday, Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, Alien vs. Lathan was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun.Interestingly enough, Jada Pinkett-Smith -- Smith's current wife -- was originally supposed to play the part, but was deemed too short opposite the 6'2" Smith. Terrence Howard's great-grandmother, Minnie Gentry, was a stage actress and is credited with spurring Howard's interest in acting. Morris Chestnut's first film role was opposite Cuba Gooding Jr.and Ice Cube in John Singleton's "Boyz n the Hood," in which he played star high school football player Ricky Baker. Filling in for the male lead, Taye Diggs temporarily appeared in a Broadway production of "Wicked" opposite his wife, Idina Menzel, in 2003.Harper's autobiographical novel is almost out, his girlfriend Robin desires commitment, and he's best man at the wedding of Lance, a pro athlete. See full summary » Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer.
Melissa De Sousa claims that people often call her Shelby, her character's name.Previously, they were featured together in the Tony Award-winning "Rent." Diggs revisited his role as Benny, the landlord, for the movie version of "Rent" in 2005. Long is featured in Kanye West's music video for "Touch the Sky." 6.The parents of Harold Perrineau legally changed the actor's last name to Williams -- his father's surname -- when he was seven years old. Besides the two "Best Man" films, Regina Hall and Sanaa Lathan also appeared together in 2000's "Love & Basketball" and "Disappearing Acts." 8.From 2009 to 2013, she voiced Donna Tubbs in The Cleveland Show.In 2010, she starred in the all-black performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre in London. 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. She attended Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics.