Lathan's performance earned an NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.
The film also received an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture.
The Best Man went on to become one of the top ten highest grossing African American films in history and Lathan received a NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance.
The Wood, another ensemble film starring Diggs and Omar Epps, cast her as the love interest of Epps.
As a voice actress, from 2009 to 2013, she voiced Donna Tubbs in The Cleveland Show and in all concurrent and subsequent Family Guy appearances.
She has starred in many films, including The Best Man (1999) and its 2013 sequel, The Best Man Holiday.
On stage, Lathan was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun and starred in 2010 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.
She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor's degree in English.
Predator (2004), Something New (2006), The Family That Preys (2008), Contagion (2011), and Now You See Me 2 (2016).
"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.
I know that there's this statistic that says that like 13 percent of black men are in interracial relationships.
And don't quote me on this, but it's like four percent or three percent of black women are in interracial relationships; and I think that says a lot about, you know, either black women's loyalty her black man or her either guilt about stepping outside of the race." In 2011, Lathan co-starred in the Steven Soderbergh thriller Contagion alongside Matt Damon, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne.
In 2011, Lathan starred with Anthony Mackie and Forest Whitaker in Repentance, a psychological thriller directed by Phillipe Caland.Create a FREE personal ad and start dating online today.