I try as hard as I can to have a diverse selection of women featured in Hot or Not. While some aren't as well known because they're newer to the scene, others aren't recognized at first because they've been cast in character roles for so long that they're unfortunately just a pretty piece of scenery. Such is the case with this week's babe.
Sanaa (pronounced like "Sinatra" minus the "tra" part) has been around the entertainment business for a long time, with her dad directing television programs for years and her mother a Broadway actress. Sanaa started with theater herself and ended up gaining her first high-profile role against Wesley Snipes in BLADE. (Since I hate that movie, I actually don't remember her in it... kinda my point about beautiful scenery.)
Since then, she wowed me in many movies, from THE WOOD to LOVE & BASKETBALL (an unflinching portrayal of a young woman who is good at the sport and doesn't go along with the conventions of what a girl should act or dress like) to roles with heavyweight Denzel Washington in OUT OF TIME.
What do you think of Sanaa Lathan?