The Wood, an alternate group film featuring Diggs and Omar Epps, give her a role as the affection enthusiasm of Epps.
Lathan and Epps were brought together onscreen in Gina Prince-Bythewood's Love & Basketball, this time playing several as enthusiastic about b-ball as they are about one another.
Her father, Stan Lathan, worked behind the scenes in television for PBS, as well as a producer on shows such as Sanford & Son and Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in English.
Lathan also graduated at Yale University with a degree in Drama.
Truly, the few were additionally dating at the time.