Sanaa is well recognized as a powerful music video editor for many iconic artists such as Mariah Carey, Jadakiss, Common, Dr. Sanaa has directed episodes of Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville and popular films such as Something New and Just Right.
Presently, she produces and directs for the highest rated network television show, the musical drama Empire on FOX.
Before Empire you might have seen her being all sorts of beloved on Person Of Interest. She's onscreen as queen doctor Catherine Avery on Grey's Anatomy, but this lady's been KILLING IT offscreen as well. Lena made her onscreen debut in The Comeback in 2014 and found a breakout role in 2015 as Denise on Master of None.
Among the shows she's directed: Grey's (of course), but also Jane the Virgin, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Empire, Survivor's Remorse, Everybody Hates Chris, Girlfriends, That's So Raven, and what feels like a billion more going back to the '80s and the Fame TV show. But she's also been around behind the scenes, with writing credits on Bones, Hello Cupid, How to Rock, and more. Viola brought the Emmys to its knees in 2015 when she won for How to Get Away With Murder and gave a speech that is still reverberating through our hearts and minds.
Sanaa’s message for the girls was this; “where I grew up I had much less than most people.The two meet again at a party, and Kenya hires Brian to landscape her new home.Over time, they hit it off, but Kenya's reservations about the acceptance their romance will find among her friends and family threatens everything.Kenya Mc Queen is a successful African-American CPA, working her way to the top of the corporate ladder -- but her life has become all work and no play.Urged on by her friends to try something new and to let go of her dream of the "ideal black man," she accepts a blind date with an architectural landscaper named Brian, only to cut the date short upon first sight, because Brian is white.If I was not laughing, I was smiling through out the entire film.One of the best romantic comedies I've seen in a long time. Previously: The Game, Moesha, Drop Dead Diva, 90210, One on One, Thea. Look no further than the average Twitter feed, which she dominates every Thursday she graces our televisions with her presence. Scandal remains a juggernaut, and Kerry remains the star at its center. This girl's gonna slay us for decades to come, just you watch. Kenya Mc Queen (Sanaa Lathan) is a successful, single African American woman who has sacrificed romance in order to pursue a career as a certified public accountant.Her obsessive compulsive desire for perfection and control has manifested itself in the bland, monochromatic decor of her new home and the rigid rules she follows in her personal life.