Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa McCoy Lathan (/səˈnɑ/ born September 19, 1971) is an American stage, film, television, and voice actress. She is the daughter of actress Eleanor McCoy and film director Stan Lathan. She earned bachelor's degree in English from University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in drama from Yale. She is best known for her roles as Robyn in The Best Man films and subsequent TV miniseries on Peacock, Naomi Hicks on Netflix's Hit & Run, Violet Jones in Nappily Ever After, Ashe Akino on Fox's drama Shots Fired, Deputy Director Natalie Austin in Now You See Me 2 (2016), Leah Vaughn in The Perfect Guy (2015), Jenelle Wilson on Showtime's drama The Affair, Mona Fredricks on Starz' drama Boss, Andrea in Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (2008), Beneatha Younger in ABC's film adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun (2008), Kenya McQueen in Something New (2006), Ann Merai Harrison in Out of Time (2004), Sidney 'Sid' Shaw in Brown Sugar (2002), Monica Wright in Love & Basketball (2000), Zora Banks in Disappearing Acts (2000), Alicia in The Wood (1999), Vanessa Brooks - the mother of Wesley Snipes' title character - in Blade (1998), and Briana Gilliam on NBC's sitcom Lateline. She had recurring roles on HBO's Succession and FX's Nip/Tuck, and starred on NBC's short-lived sitcom Built to Last. In 2022, she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, for her work on the television series Succession. Her other movie credits include With/In Vol 1 (2021) and Vol 2 (2022), American Assassin (2017), Contagion (2011), Powder Blue (2009), AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004), and more. She voiced Catwoman on HBO's animated series Harley Quinn, and Donna Tubbs on The Cleveland Show and on all Family Guy appearances. In 2004, she starred on Broadway as Beneatha Younger in A Raisin in the Sun with Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, and Phylicia Rashad, and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress. She later reprise her role in the 2008 film adaptation. In 2010, she starred in the all-black performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre in London. She earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her recurring role on Succession. She received an NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance in Brown Sugar. She received a NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance in The Best Man. She earned an Essence Award for Best Actress for her performance in Disappearing Acts. She earned the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress, and a BET Award for her performance in Love & Basketball. In 2000, she was named by Ebony magazine as one of its 55 Most Beautiful People and was honored by Essence magazine and Black Entertainment Television. In 2022, she made her directorial debut with the film On the Come Up, in which she also has a supporting role.

  • Title: Sanaa Lathan
  • Popularity: 19.492
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1971-09-19
  • Place of Birth: New York City, New York, USA
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  • Also Known As: Sanaa McCoy Lathan
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Sanaa Lathan Movies

  • 2004
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    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    AVP: Alien vs. Predator

    5.908 2004 HD

    When scientists discover something near Antarctica that appears to be a buried Pyramid, they send a research team out to investigate. Little do they...

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  • 2003
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    Out of Time

    Out of Time

    6.322 2003 HD

    Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under...

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  • 1999
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    Life

    Life

    6.646 1999 HD

    Two men in 1930s Mississippi become friends after being sentenced to life in prison together for a crime they did not commit.

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  • 2008
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    A Raisin in the Sun

    A Raisin in the Sun

    6.1 2008 HD

    Dreams can make a life worth living, but they can also be dashed by bad decisions. This is the crossroads whare the Younger family find themselves...

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  • 2009
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    Wonderful World

    Wonderful World

    5.2 2009 HD

    Ben Singer is a failed children's folk singer, a career proofreader, a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad, and perhaps the most negative man alive....

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  • 1998
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    Blade

    Blade

    6.786 1998 HD

    The Daywalker known as "Blade" - a half-vampire, half-mortal man - becomes the protector of humanity against an underground army of vampires.

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  • 2000
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    Love & Basketball

    Love & Basketball

    7.438 2000 HD

    Monica Wright and Quincy McCall grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in...

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  • 2006
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    Something New

    Something New

    6.5 2006 HD

    Kenya McQueen, a corporate lawyer, finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and...

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  • 2008
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    Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

    Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

    6.735 2008 HD

    Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright and her dear friend Alice Pratt, a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship...

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  • 2002
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    Brown Sugar

    Brown Sugar

    6.7 2002 HD

    Sidney and Dre can attribute their lifelong friendship and the launch of their careers to one single childhood instant... witnessing the birth of...

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  • 1999
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    The Wood

    The Wood

    6.8 1999 HD

    In the panicky, uncertain hours before his wedding, a groom with prenuptial jitters and his two best friends reminisce about growing up together in...

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  • 1999
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    The Best Man

    The Best Man

    6.7 1999 HD

    After writing a soon-to-be bestselling novel, writer and committed bachelor Harper attempts to hide the fact that his saucy new book is loosely based...

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  • 2000
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    Disappearing Acts

    Disappearing Acts

    6.4 2000 HD

    Zora Banks is a school teacher and aspiring singer hoping to become a successful star while taking a break from heartache. Franklin Swift is a...

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  • 2011
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    Contagion

    Contagion

    6.641 2011 HD

    As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control...

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  • 2009
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    Powder Blue

    Powder Blue

    6.1 2009 HD

    On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.

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  • 2014
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    Repentance

    Repentance

    4.8 2014 HD

    An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses...

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  • 2013
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    The Best Man Holiday

    The Best Man Holiday

    6.6 2013 HD

    When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances...

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  • 2016
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    Now You See Me 2

    Now You See Me 2

    6.826 2016 HD

    One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to...

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  • 2015
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    The Perfect Guy

    The Perfect Guy

    5.7 2015 HD

    With a fulfilling career and a loving relationship, lobbyist Leah Vaughn seems to have it all. Things come crashing down when Dave, her long-term...

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  • 2016
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    Approaching the Unknown

    Approaching the Unknown

    5.308 2016 HD

    Captain William Stanaforth is on a one-way solo mission to take the first steps in colonising Mars. Like all pioneers throughout history, Stanaforth...

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  • 1999
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    Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

    Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

    5.4 1999 HD

    An African American couple (Winfield and Alice) adopt two orphans from a Vietnamese refugee camp. After twenty-two years, the children are reunited...

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  • 1997
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    Drive

    Drive

    6.1 1997 HD

    A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers...

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  • 2017
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    American Assassin

    American Assassin

    6.39 2017 HD

    Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to...

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  • 2019
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    Native Son

    Native Son

    5.5 2019 HD

    A young black man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life...

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  • 2018
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    Nappily Ever After

    Nappily Ever After

    7.2 2018 HD

    After an accident at the hair salon, Violet realizes she's not living life to the fullest. A soulful barber helps her put the pieces back together.

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  • 1997
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    Miracle in the Woods

    Miracle in the Woods

    5.9 1997 HD

    Quarreled sisters; Sarah and Wanda inherit property from their mother. It has always belonged to the family. Sarah insists on selling it as soon as...

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  • 2021
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    With/In Volume 1

    With/In Volume 1

    5.5 2021 HD

    Giving creatives the chance to step outside the box while being confined to their own homes, the filmmakers behind With/In range from seasoned...

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  • 2024
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    The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

    The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat

    1 2024 HD

    Three best friends dubbed “The Supremes” have weathered life’s storms together for two generations, through marriage and children,...

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  • 2022
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    On the Come Up

    On the Come Up

    6.15 2022 HD

    Sixteen-year-old Brianna Jackson is a gifted rapper who plans to take the battle rap scene by storm to lift up her family and do right by the legacy...

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  • 2005
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    The Golden Blaze

    The Golden Blaze

    1 2005 HD

    Two African American boys schoolyard rivalry spirals out of control when their fathers develop superpowers.

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  • 2022
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    With/In Volume 2

    With/In Volume 2

    7.4 2022 HD

    An anthology film that centres around relationships, love and family. A man misses his flight and instead finds love in quarantine, a lonely...

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  • 1970
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    Leap

    Leap

    1 1970 HD

    Sanaa Lathan's directorial debut. A short film created for the With/In anthology.

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  • 2023
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    Young. Wild. Free.

    Young. Wild. Free.

    1 2023 HD

    High school senior Brandon is drowning in responsibilities when his world is turned upside down after being robbed at gunpoint by the girl of his...

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  • 2021
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    With/In Volume 1

    With/In Volume 1

    5.5 2021 HD

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  • 2022
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    On the Come Up

    On the Come Up

    6.15 2022 HD

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  • 2015
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    The Perfect Guy

    The Perfect Guy

    5.7 2015 HD

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  • 2018
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    Nappily Ever After

    Nappily Ever After

    7.2 2018 HD

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  • 2023
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    Young. Wild. Free.

    Young. Wild. Free.

    1 2023 HD

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  • 2022
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    With/In Volume 2

    With/In Volume 2

    7.4 2022 HD

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  • 1970
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    Leap

    Leap

    1 1970 HD

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  • 1999
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    Family Guy

    Family Guy

    7.333 1999 HD

    Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter...

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  • 1989
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    Family Matters

    Family Matters

    6.684 1989 HD

    A long-running dramedy centering on the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, and their pesky next-door neighbor,...

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  • 1996
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    Moesha

    Moesha

    6.7 1996 HD

    Moesha was an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996 to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood...

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  • 2003
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    Nip/Tuck

    Nip/Tuck

    7.192 2003 HD

    Hotshot plastic surgeons Dr. Sean McNamara and Dr. Christian Troy experience full-blown midlife crises as they confront career, family and romance...

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  • 1993
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    Late Night with Conan O'Brien

    Late Night with Conan O'Brien

    7.051 1993 HD

    Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The...

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  • 1998
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    LateLine

    LateLine

    1 1998 HD

    LateLine is an American TV sitcom that ran on NBC from March 17, 1998, through March 16, 1999. Due to an abrupt cancellation, there were seven...

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  • 1997
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    Built to Last

    Built to Last

    3 1997 HD

    Built to Last is an American sitcom that aired on NBC on Wednesday from September 24, 1997, to October 15, 1997.

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  • 2011
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    Boss

    Boss

    7.123 2011 HD

    Boss is an American political drama television serial created by Farhad Safinia. The series stars Kelsey Grammer as Tom Kane, the mayor of Chicago,...

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  • 2017
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    Shots Fired

    Shots Fired

    6 2017 HD

    A media storm sets off when an African-American cop kills a white teenager in a small North Carolina town.

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  • 2009
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    The Cleveland Show

    The Cleveland Show

    5.802 2009 HD

    The bizarre adventures of Cleveland Brown and his family.

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  • 2019
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    The Twilight Zone

    The Twilight Zone

    6.692 2019 HD

    Tales of science fiction, fantasy and the occult, exploring humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways. Next stop ahead The...

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  • 2014
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    The Affair

    The Affair

    6.617 2014 HD

    The Affair explores the emotional effects of an extramarital relationship between Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart after the two meet in the resort...

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  • 1999
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    Family Guy

    Family Guy

    7.333 1999 HD

    Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter...

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  • 2021
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    Solos

    Solos

    6.803 2021 HD

    Anthology series telling character-driven stories set at different moments in time, aiming to showcase that during people's most isolated moments,...

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  • 1988
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    LIVE with Kelly and Mark

    LIVE with Kelly and Mark

    5.4 1988 HD

    A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments that are unrivaled on daytime television, plus...

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  • 1999
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    Family Guy

    Family Guy

    7.333 1999 HD

    Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter...

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  • 2018
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    Succession

    Succession

    8.266 2018 HD

    Follow the lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment...

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  • 2019
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    Harley Quinn

    Harley Quinn

    8.375 2019 HD

    Harley Quinn has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City.

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  • 1995
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    In the House

    In the House

    7.3 1995 HD

    In the House is an American sitcom

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  • 2022
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    The Best Man: The Final Chapters

    The Best Man: The Final Chapters

    8.7 2022 HD

    Catch up with Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch as their relationships evolve and past grievances resurface in the...

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  • 2009
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    Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

    Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

    4.896 2009 HD

    Bravo network executive Andy Cohen discusses pop culture topics with celebrities and reality show personalities.

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  • 2022
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    The Jennifer Hudson Show

    The Jennifer Hudson Show

    6.417 2022 HD

    Talented entertainer and newly-minted EGOT Jennifer Hudson takes on the daytime talk show landscape.

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  • 2000
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    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    8.011 2000 HD

    The off-kilter, unscripted comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by...

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  • 2021
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    Hit & Run

    Hit & Run

    6.8 2021 HD

    A happily married man's life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a mysterious hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv. Grief-stricken and...

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