Sanaa Lathan's Surprising First Job

The actress shares with Black Enterprise.

Posted: 05/01/2011 09:00 PM EDT

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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