American film and voice actor who has appeared in several successful productions, including A Raisin in the Sun. Her performance earned her a Black Reel Award for Best Actress.
She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English.
She was nominated for a Tony Award in 2003 for her work in the play A Raisin in the Sun.
She became romantically involved with actor Omar Epps. She has a younger brother named Tendaji Lathan.
She starred in the 2003 film Out of Time opposite Denzel Washington.