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Stan Lathan is a primetime and Grammy Award-winning American television, film director, and producer. He is married and a father of five kids.

Relationship Facts of Stan Lathan

Stan Lathan is married to Marguerite Lathan.
He is father of five.
Stan Lathan is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Stan Lathan's wife?

Stan Lathan is a married man who tied the knot with his wife Marguerite Lathan in 1982. He previously was in a relationship with Eleanor McCoy from 1970 to 1977.

He has altogether five children, actress Sanaa Lathan from Eleanor and DJ Tendaji Lathan, Colette Lathan, Arielle Lathan, and Liliane Lathan from his beloved wife.

Who is Stan Lathan?

Stan Lathan is a primetime and Grammy Award-winning American television, film director, and producer.

Lathan is an executive producer of an HBO stand-up comedy special Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’ and a Netflix stand-up comedy special Mo Amer: The Vagabond.

Moreover, he has collaborations with comedian Dave Chappelle, for producing several award-winning comedy specials including Killin’ Them SoftlyEquanimityThe Bird Revelation, and Sticks & Stones.

Stan Lathan- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Stan Lathan was born on July 8, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania under the birth sign Cancer. The 76-year-old actor has All-American ethnicity and American nationality.

Lathan’s father is Stanley Edward Lathan and his mother is Julia Elizabeth (Dunston), a clerical employee. He has two elder brothers, William Lathan a medical doctor in New York, and Charles Lewis, a musician living in Phoenix, Arizona.

Regarding education, Stan Lathan completed his high schooling at Overbrook High School in 1963. He then graduated with a bachelor of arts in theater at Pennsylvania State University in 1967. Later, he earned a master’s degree from Boston University.

Stan Lathan- Professional Life, Careers

Following up with the Civil Right Movement in 1968, Stan Lathan first joined WGBH-TV to create and direct the country’s first magazine on All-Americans namely Say Brother.

Comedy and Sitcom

Moving forward in Stan Lathan’s career, he has directorial credits for sitcoms like The ParkersThe Steve Harvey ShowAmen, MartinMoesha, and South Central. Similarly, he worked with famous faces like Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Jackie Long, J.B. Smoove, and Duane Martin in the 2013 American comedy television series Real Husbands of Hollywood.

Lathan not only created comedy series, Cedric the Entertainer PresentsAll of UsEve, and The Soul Man but he also worked on dance specials. Between, he starred Martha Graham Company, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Agnes de Mille in his dance specials. Additionally, he directed the popular PBS music series, SOUL! for three consecutive seasons.

Dance and Music specials

Likewise, Stan Lathan directed dramas for public television’s Great PerformancesAmerican Playhouse, and The American Short Story.

In 1989, Lathan partnered with Russell Simmons to create the stand-up comedy franchise Def Comedy Jam on HBO.  Lathan co-produced Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, which won a Tony Award

Television Partners

Working and tying up with Netflix, MTV, HBO, PBS, and famous faces of Hollywood Lathan has a great career indeed. He further acted as the executive director and producer for a stand-up series, The Ruckus in 2012 for Comedy Central and later Running Russell Simmons for Oxygen.


Most recently, he has worked on a TV special named Martin Cast Reunion Special, with Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold, Carl Anthony Payne II, and Affion Crocket. Similarly, the TV specials Earthquake: Legendary, and Dave Chappelle: The Closer are recently released.

Awards, Honors & Nominations

  • Two Grammy Awards
  • Three Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Tony Award
  • Peabody Award
  • Six NAACP Image Awards
  • 2003 Diversity Award
  • 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • honored in 2014 by the Directors Guild of America
  • 2017 Trailblazer Award
  • nominee for the 2018 DGA Award

What is Stan Lathan’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of director Stan Lathan is around $ 10 million as of 2022. Meanwhile, he has had a handsome salary from his hit comedy specials, sitcoms, drama, and series as a whole and led a luxurious life.

Stan Lathan- Rumors, Controversy

Stan Lathan has successfully managed to keep a low profile out of unnecessary rumors and controversies that hinder his growth throughout his career.

How tall is Stan Lathan?

Stan Lathan stands at a decent height of 6 feet and 1 inch. He has a weight of around 80 kg while his chest size, shoe size, and dress size are unknown. His black hair, brown body complexion, and black eyes suit are like other All-American fellows.

Social Media

Stan Lathan is not a social media fanatic and hence, is unavailable on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube. In case, if you find an account that is created by his fans in his honor to track a daily life update on his life.

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