Sanaa Lathan to Star in Fox Event Series “Shots Fired”
Sanaa Lathan’s upcoming Fox event series officially has an air date and a name. Shots Fired will follow the dramatic events of a racially charged shooting of a white teen by a black police officer in a small town in Tennessee. The series is written and produced by Gina Prince-Bythewood and her husband Reggie Rock Bythewood.
Via press release, David Madden, the President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, said “Gina and Reggie have crafted a profoundly moving portrayal of a timely and sensitive issue that pervades our culture at this very moment. This is not only an important story to tell, but also an explosive mystery-thriller.”
Actress Sanaa Lathan has officially launched her own foundation. The self-titled Sanaa Lathan Foundation is an organization, that according to its mission statement, is dedicated to helping young women transition from foster care to adult independence.
According to Sanaa, as girls age out of the foster care system, they often find themselves alone and with few resources. “That is where my foundation comes in,” she recently NPR. “We assist young women in furthering their education, acquiring job skills and employment, even housing if needed.”
Sanaa Lathan is covering the latest edition of Kontrol magazine. The 43-year old actress is super hot right now, having scored a massive hit with her most recent film The Perfect Guy. Sanaa quickly followed up that success by landing two new roles, one in the Fox mini-series The Incident, and the other as the lead in the film adaptation of Omar Tyree’s book Flyy Girl.
Sanaa spoke to Kontrol about her continued success, and how she manages to stay working despite the lack of opportunities for black actresses in Hollywood. She also spoke about the rumors surrounding a supposed sequel to Love & Basketball. Check out a few choice excerpts below, as well as her photo shoot.
Sanaa Lathan recently took time out of her busy shooting schedule to show off her home to People magazine.
The 43-year old actress gave the publication a tour of her Hollywood Hills retreat, which she describes as a zen treehouse. “There is a huge California Oak right outside my window,” Sanaa told the magazine. “I’m positive it helps me sleep better. The energy from it is just so massive and powerful.”
Actress Sanaa Lathan will reunite with writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood for a special Fox mini-series tentatively titled The Incident.
Sanaa will play a special prosecutor sent to a small town to investigate the shooting of a white teen by an African American police officer. The project is being written, directed and co-produced by Prince-Bythewood, who gave Sanaa her first big break when she cast her alongside Omar Epps in the film Love & Basketball (2000).
Actress Sanaa Lathan is gracing the cover of 360 magazine.
The 43-year old veteran posed for the Istanbul Issue which can be digitally downloaded today via either iTunes or Google Play.
Sanaa celebrates the success of her latest film The Perefct Guy by sitting down with the mag and dishing on what she thinks makes a man perfect.
Rumored to be dating rapper French Montana, Sanaa had a lot to say on the topic, including her belief that perfection is unrealistic.
Emotional by Sanaa Lathan to be featured on The Perfect Guy Soundtrack
Sanaa Lathan can sing. Who knew? “The Perfect Guy” actress stunned fans late last night when she unveiled her first single, Emotional, via her Facebook page.
The track features rapper Def Loaf and will appear on the soundtrack to her latest film, which according to published reports, topped Friday’s night’s box office.
Sanaa collaborated with producer Details (Drunk in Love) and said via Instagram “Life can be amazing when you step outside your comfort zone sometimes and say yes. Who would have thought I’d have a single out. It tickles me pink.”
Now here is someone we don’t get to see very often. The lovely actress Sanaa Lathan, who has been hard at work on Broadway the last few years, turned up at the Wired Café over the weekend to attend day 3 of the Comic-Con convention. Sanaa, along with several members from the cast and crew of the animated series The Cleveland Show, turned out for the event, which showcases the latest happenings in the world of anime, manga and comic books.
Sanaa can presently be heard voicing the character Donna on The Cleveland snow, but is also expected to star in the upcoming HBO original series “Tilda.”
Sanaa Lathan is currently featured in the March edition of Pride Magazine ((Pride is like the U.K. version of Essence Magazine)). The actress is currently in London playing the role of Maggie in the revival of “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.” Sanaa’s shoot was done inside the Royal Opera House where “Cat” is playing and features actual costumes the actress wears in her role.