Niersha Butler

  1. Sanaa Lathan, Love & Basketball, 1999. Producer Spike Leer insisted the tomboy lead had to shoot bskets.   Auteur Gina Prince-Bythewood worked her way therough 700 hopefuls for the part: actors, ballplayers, etc The final selection came down to Lathan and Butler  – a star player and 1999 Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year. “I put Sanaa with a basketball coach for two months and Niesha with an acting coach,” said Gina, And Sanaa won Gina’s debut feature. Up until 2019, she has completed 16 more films, TV and video works; Sanaa’s 44th screen role was Catwoman in TV’s Harley Quinn toon series.

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