In an interview with NPR, Lathan said the script took a fresh approach to telling an interracial love story, by describing the internal conflict some African-American women confront when it comes to dating interracially.
"I feel like with black women, in a way, I feel like it has been harder for us to go there just in terms of culturally.
She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in English.
Lathan then attended Yale University and earned a master's degree in drama.
French Montana and Sanaa Lathan seemed to have clarified things before the rumors could even be substantiated ... We got French outside Hooray Henry's in West Hollywood Friday night and he skirted questions about dating Sanaa but was super complimentary of her.
For Sanaa's part, she was outside Playhouse in Hollywood and got pretty handsy with "The Wire" star Michael K.
In 2011, Lathan starred alongside Anthony Mackie and Forest Whitaker in Repentance, a psychological thriller directed by Phillipe Caland.