Sanaa Lathan joins Season 4 of 'The Affair' on Showtime
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Sanaa Lathan joins Season 4 of 'The Affair' on Showtime

Sanaa Lathan has been tapped for a recurring role in Season 4 of The Affair on Showtime.

Lathan will play Jenelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah (Dominic West) teaches, who intrigues him. She's got a lot to prove to her school's oppositional administration and faculty, who seem to fight her at every turn.

The Affair stars Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson. The series explores the emotional and psychological effects of an affair that destroyed two marriages, and the crime that brings these individuals back together. Season four finds Noah (West), Helen (Tierney), Alison (Wilson) and Cole (Jackson) in their own orbits, alienated from each other, spinning further and further away from where they all began. Every character is involved in a new relationship, forcing them each to decide if they're ready and willing to leave the past behind for good - a season about new beginnings, tragic ends and the ever-elusive possibility of forgiveness.

Lathan is currently filming the Netflix film Nappily Ever After.  She recently starred in the Fox event series Shots Fired, and co-stars in American Assassin, which is in theaters now.