Watch the trailer for Atlanta-filmed ‘Nappily Ever After’ starring Sanaa Lathan
6 things about Sanaa Lathan The actress was born Sept. 19, 1971 in New York City She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in English She earned he rmaster's degree in drama from Yale University Her credits include "Love & Basketball," "The Best Man," "Shots Fired," and more She has collaborated with Taye Diggs, Tyler Perry, and others In 2010, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway in "A Raisin in the Sun"
The film, which was shot in Atlanta and is based on the best-selling book by Trisha R. Thomas, follows a successful woman anticipating a wedding proposal from her longtime boyfriend. When he refuses to drop down on one knee, she cuts him off — and her hair. The big chop leads her down a road of self-discovery.
When Lathan shaved off her locks for the role last year, she revealed her new look on Instagram. “I feel so light, I could fly away,” she said in the uploaded video.
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