Sanaa Lathan Net Worth

How much is Sanaa Lathan worth?

Net Worth:$5 Million
Profession:Professional Actress
Date of Birth:September 19, 1971 (age 51)
Country:United States of America
5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)

About Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan is an American film actress, director, producer, and voice actress. She first began her career in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Some of the first films that she starred in are Drive, Blade, The Best Man, and Life. She gained popularity for her regular and recurring roles in Late Line, Nip/Tuck, and The Cleveland Show. Thanks to her outstanding performance, she has received many awards and nominations including several NAACP Image and Black Reel Awards, as well as one nomination for a Tony Award.

American actress Sanaa Lathan has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars, as of 2023. As a voice actress, from 2009 to 2013, Lathan voiced Donna Tubbs in The Cleveland Show and in all concurrent and subsequent Family Guy appearances.

She was born on September 19, 1971, in New York City, New York. Her first name has a literal translation meaning “art” in Kiswahili and “piece of art” in Arabic. Her father is Stan Lathan, he worked for the PBS television and producer of shows such as Sanford and Son and Def Comedy Jam. Her mother also worked as an actress and dancer. She attended the Center for Science and Mathematics in Manhattan.

At the time she was still attending the UC Berkley, where she later got a bachelor’s degree in English, Sanaa became interested in acting. Her acting debut came in the year of 1996 when she auditioned for a small role in the sitcom In the House. Also that year, she got another small role in Moesha. The following year, in her film debut, the young actress starred in the short television film Miracle in the Woods, followed by the action film Drive.

The actress started to become rich after she landed some important roles on television. In the late 1990s, she also joined the cast of films such as Blade, The Wood, The Best Man, Catfish in Black Bean Sauce, and Life.

All of the movies, especially the first became box-office hits and racked up millions. The superhero project Blade alone earned more than $131.2 million at the global box office and, despite having a small role in it, Sanaa was able to earn enough to live and work as an actress.

In addition to the aforementioned movies, she starred in television series such as Family Matters, NYPD Blue, and LateLine. In the latter, she was cast in the regular role of Briana Gilliam. In her first project from the year 2000, she portrayed the character of Zora Banks in the television film Disappearing Acts. Around that time, in addition to earning around $300,000 annually from her acting, Lathan also began receiving nominations and awards for her incredible skills. In 2006, she starred in the movie Something New.

In the past decade or so, Sanaa’s career has been on the up and up with many memorable performances. In 2009, she began working as a voice actress when she joined the cast of The Cleveland Show. Concurrently with that show, she reprised her role as Donna Tubbs in the epic comedy Family Guy, where she first joined as a recurring role, and since season 14 has been a regular cast member.

Throughout the rest of the 2010s, she starred in various television films and series – Shots Fired, The affair, Powder Blue, Contagion, Repentance, and American Assassin. Also since that decade, she began working as a producer. Some of the projects that she directed are the films The Perfect Guy and Happily Ever After.

Lathan’s Total Net Worth

Towards the new millennium, Sanaa’s career hit its peak thanks to her promising acting skills. The first television production that helped her achieve mainstream recognition was Love and Basketball, which earned her one BET and one Black Reel Award. She then joined the cast of Brown Sugar, A Raisin in the Sun, Out of Time and the box-office hit Alien versus Predator.

Overall, from all of Lathan’s film and television work, combined with her directing and producing credits, and all of the appearances that she has made as herself. It is estimated that she has earned $10.5 million in total career gross income.

Of that amount, $1-1.5 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $9.25 million, will have been taxed at 42% as Lathan has been residing in the state of New York. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $5.36 million dollars, having paid $3.89 million dollars in taxes.

Sanaa Lathan has never married and therefore has not been through any costly divorces. She has had no children and so has also had lot of free time. Likely these factors have helped her effectively manager her finances and grow her wealth.

After everything is said and done, for example Lathan business costs, her personal expenditure throughout her career as well as various other miscellaneous payments. Her costs will have made quite a dent in her taxed-income. Fortunately, she has also likely invested a portion of her wealth making up for losses and likely considering when she earned most of her money, resulted in some positive returns.

In her personal life Sanaa has likely spent $1-2 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $800,000, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of around $400-600,000. Therefore, it is estimated that Sanaa Lathan has a net worth of above $5 million dollars.


Now known as one of the most familiar faces on television, Sanaa Lathan has remained on the scene for quite some time and has made a name for herself. She first began acting in the late 1990s and since then has become both an actress, voice actress, director, and producer. Most recently, thanks to her outstanding acting skills, she joined the cast of the DC Universe original series Harley Quinn.

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