MediaTakeOut.com just spoke with an entertainment insider who told us that actress Sanaa Lathan is claiming to be engaged.According to our insider, Sanaa told her that she was “planning her wedding.” And the lucky groom . . . music mogul Steve Rifkind.
Sanaa McCoy Lathan was born in New York City on September 19, 1971, but was raised bi-coastal following the divorce of her show-biz parents, Hollywood director Stan Lathan and Broadway actress Eleanor McCoy. So, Sanaa found herself shuttled back and forth till she matriculated at Berkeley with plans for a legal career.
But after graduation, she abandoned that dream for another which would have her following in her forbears’ footsteps. So, she enrolled in Yale School of Drama, where she honed her skills for three years.
She then caught the industry’s eye after an engaging performance as the adorable fiancee of a Vietnamese immigrant in Catfish in Black Bean Sauce. And the critical acclaim continued for her work in The Best Man, Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar and Out of Time.
Lathan landed in the tabloids for the first time after rumors of a pregnancy as a consequence of a set romance with co-star Denzel Washington. Here, she shares her thoughts about Something New, where her she plays Kenya, a very successful black woman who falls in love with the white man she meets on a her blind date, despite her reservations about crossing the color line.