Sanaa Lathan as Donna
Tony Award-nominated actress Sanaa Lathan brings a striking presence and undeniable energy to every project she takes on as she continues to build on an already impressive career. She will next be seen in the second season of the cable drama "Boss," opposite Kelsey Grammer, as the mayor's incorruptible new chief of staff.
Recently, Lathan appeared in Stephen Soderbergh's thriller, "Contagion," opposite Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Laurence Fishburne. She also played the title role in the off-Broadway play "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark." She was seen in the critically acclaimed and award-winning West End revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" as "Maggie the Cat" and starred alongside Tyler Perry, Kathy Bates and Alfre Woodard in Perry's feature film, "The Family That Preys."
Lathan earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the revival of the Broadway classic "A Raisin in the Sun." She later reprised her critically acclaimed role as "Beneatha Younger" in the television adaptation of the play, alongside Sean Combs.
Lathan's additional credits include her NAACP Image Award-nominated roles in "Something New" and "Nip/Tuck." She previously starred in "Out of Time," "Alien vs. Predator," "Brown Sugar," "Love & Basketball" and "The Best Man."
She resides in Los Angeles.
Donna Tubbs was childhood friends with Cleveland and secretly had a crush on him, but she dated and eventually married her high school sweetheart, Robert Tubbs. With Robert, she had two kids: her now teenage daughter, Roberta, and five-year-old Rallo. While she tries to be a doting wife, Donna is also an independent woman who often pushes Cleveland to realize his true potential and helps him stand up for himself. She also tried to be friends with the wives of Cleveland's friends, but she longed for and wound up hanging out with her single, man-hating friends instead. Donna works as a Principal's Assistant at Stoolbend High, and at one time she starred in the blaxploitation film "Hot Cocoa Bang Bang."
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