Sanaa Lathan's Surprising First Job

Sanaa Lathan's Surprising First Job

The actress shares with "Black Enterprise."

Published May 1, 2011

While she may be the daughter of noted television producer Stan Lathan, actress Sanaa Lathan hasn’t always lived the charmed life. In a recent interview with Black Enterprise, Lathan shared her very first job.  She told the magazine during the video Q&A, “I was a maid.”


She added, "My grandmother had an older man friend who lived in the building with us, and I would go over and clean his apartment when I was 13 years old. He would give me like $30...I think that there's no shame in making a living and getting money by honest means. So I would just say, do what you have to do, but do it honestly. Go after your dream, but there's nothing wrong with making money with a regular job."


Her experience as a housekeeper is surely coming in handy now as Lathan is currently portraying a maid in the new Broadway play By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.

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Written by Michael Arceneaux


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