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Quinta Brunson, Sanaa Lathan, Barack Obama, And More Land First-Ever Emmy Nominations

The 2022 Emmy Nominations are in! See which of your faves made the list of outstanding performers and creators in the full nominees list. The ever-growing list of Black Primetime Emmy winners is likely about to grow exponentially and several of our favorite actors, comedians, and producers have made the list of nominees for the 74th Annual Emmy Awards.
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Paramount Players Movie ‘On The Come Up’ From ‘Succession’ Emmy Nominee Sanaa Lathan To Make TIFF World Premiere

The feature adaptation of Angie Thomas’ bestseller On the Come Up is making its world premiere at the 47th Toronto Film Festival. The pic reps the feature directorial debut from Sanaa Lathan, who received her first Emmy nomination for Succession yesterday in the Guest Actress Drama Series category. Lathan plays Lisa Arthur on the HBO show, which notched 25 Emmy noms, the most for any TV series this year.
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Sanaa Lathan on Diversity Criticism Over ‘Succession’ and Upcoming Directorial Debut

To hear Sanaa Lathan tell it, she was quite literally born to perform. The actress from The Affair and Contagion, now appearing in season three of HBO’s Emmy-winning hit Succession, notes her earliest exposure to acting was being on the Broadway stage thanks to her actress-dancer mother, Eleanor McCoy. “I was in her stomach when she was a dancer in the original Alvin Ailey company,” says Lathan, 50, whose first name means “art” in Swahili. “Then she plopped me out and put me under the piano during dance rehearsals — I was running around backstage at The Wiz; I was around Eartha...
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Twinning! Sanaa Lathan And Her Mom Look Exactly Alike In Recent Photo

Plus, other celebrities who look just like their moms. Over the weekend, Sanaa Lathan (50) shared heartwarming Instagram photos bonding with her parents, siblings, and bonus mom. While most were in awe of how youthful the actress looked beside her family, it was an image of the Love & Basketball actress with her mom that left us jaw-dropped and convinced that good genes run in the family.
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Sanaa Lathan recalls almost losing ‘Love & Basketball’ role

Sanaa Lathan has proven to be a major player on the Hollywood landscape after starring in films like Disappearing Acts, The Wood, The Best Man and Brown Sugar but many came to know her in the 2000 romantic classic Love & Basketball. Starring alongside Omar Epps in the basketball romance film, Lathan recently stopped by Jemele Hill’s Jemele Hill is Unbothered podcast and revealed she almost didn’t land the role because she couldn’t play a lick of basketball in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s film directorial.
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