Her name is Swahili for "work of art".
She is African-American.
Gained 20 pounds for her role in Disappearing Acts (2000).
Alfre Woodard has played Sanaa's mother in three different films: Something New (2006), Love & Basketball (2000) and The Family That Preys (2008).
Voted one of Ebony magazine's 55 Most Beautiful People.