Everyone’s In Awe Of Sanaa Lathan’s Gorgeous Mom After Seeing Their Vacation Photos

Posted On : July 6, 2017
Sanaa Lathan on vacation in Mexico

Actress, Sanaa Lathan, went on a trip to Mexico with her mother for 4th of July weekend (2017) and the beauty masterpiece that is her mom is a sight for sore eyes.

Background On Sanaa’s Parents

Sanaa’s mother, Eleanor McCoy, is a former dancer, who was married to Sanaa’s popular pops, Stan Lathan, from 1970 to 1977. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve probably seen it in the credits of one of your favorite sitcoms, comedy specials, or realty TV shows.

Sanaa Lathan and her dad, Stan Lathan

Stan is a renowned director and producer, who’s had involvement with everything from Sanford & Son, to Def Comedy Jams, and more recently, BET’s Househusbands of Hollywood, starring Kevin Hart, Duane Martin, Boris Kodjoe, Nelly, Nick Cannon, J.B. Smoove and several others. So yeah, Sanaa comes from a very artistically expressive fam.’ Now that we’re caught up on her parents history, let’s get back to the Mexico trip Sanaa took her mom on recently…

Watch Sanaa & Mother Say Hello From Mexico…

Sanaa shared video of herself and her moms having a good ol’ time for the 4th of July. We already know Sanaa is gorgeous, but for this video, it was Eleanor’s beauty that stole the WHOLE show! Fans were surprised by how flawless Eleanor still is in her late 60’s (or maybe early 70’s…we’re not sure). To say the ever-so-appropriate term, ‘she git it from her Momma,’ is an understatement regarding the powerful genes that Ms. McCoy clearly passed onto her baby. Check out their Mexico video below…


They Partied With Debbie Allen!

That’s not all though, Sanaa and Eleanor didn’t make that trip alone, they vacationed with the legendary actress/choreographer/dancer, Debbie Allen, and her beautiful daughter, Vivian Nixon…




Old School Fun Facts About Sanaa’s Mother

Remember we mentioned that Sanaa’s mother was a dancer? Well here are a couple Old School fun facts about her dancing days:

1. Eleanor was one of the dancers in the Wiz theatrical Broadway play and Sanaa remembers how she always brought her to the shows as a kid:

Via Philasun– Sanaa: “I grew up in the theater. My mother was one of the original Alvin Ailey dancers, and was in ‘The Wiz’ and ‘Timbuktu’ on Broadway – and Eartha Kitt was in ‘Timbuktu.’ So as a very young kid, I was around Eartha Kitt all the time. My mother says I was always imitating her and doing her little growl.”

2. Sanaa’s moms also danced for Stevie Wonder. Peep this cool live performance of a young Stevie, Eleanor McCoy, and her then dance partner, Gary DeLoatch…

Beautiful…just BEAUTIFUL!