Queen Latifah

Actress / Singer-songwriter / Voice Actress / Model (person) / Comedian / Songwriter / Television Presenter / Businesswoman / Film Producer / Record Producer / Television Producer | * 03/18/1970 (51) | Newark, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, actress, and producer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen on November 28, 1989, featuring the hit single "Ladies First". Nature of a Sista' (1991) was her second and final album with Tommy Boy Records. Latifah starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single from 1993 to 1998. Her third album, Black Reign (1993), spawned the single "U.N.I.T.Y.", which was influential in raising awareness of women's rights and the perspective of women in communities worldwide. The record won a Grammy Award and peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. She then starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) and released her fourth album, Order in the Court, on June 16, 1998, with Motown Records. Latifah garnered acclaim with her role of Matron "Mama" Morton in the musical film Chicago (2002), receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Act... ()
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Dana Elaine Owens was born on March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey. Better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, she is a rapper, actress and singer. Queen Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination.From 1993-1998, Latifah had a starring role on Living Single. She began her film career in supporting roles in the 1991 and 1992 films House Party 2, Juice and Jungle Fever. Later, Latifah appeared in the 1996 box-office hit, Set It Off and subsequently had a supporting role in the Holly Hunter film Living Out Loud (1998). She also played the role of Thelma in the 1999 movie The Bone Collector, alongside Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Although she had already received some critical acclaim, she gained mainstream success after being cast as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the musical Chicago (2002). Latifah received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.Since then, she has starred in a number of popular films including; Bringing Down the House, with Steve Martin, Taxi, Beauty Shop, Hairspray and Last Holiday. In 2007, she produced the film The Perfect Holiday starring Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union. Her most recent films include; Just Wright (2010), The Dilemma (2011) and she is set to reprise her role in the next installment of the animated film, Ice Age.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Queen Latifah

Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance Soul Train Music Award for Sammy Davis Jr. – Entertainer of the Year 2x Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble BET Award for Best Actor Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Candace Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Movies with Queen Latifah as Actress(65)

as Willie May2022 The Tiger Rising
2021 Hustle
as Dr. Obayuwana2019 The Trap
as herself2017 And the Winner Isn't
as Iza Banks2017 Flint
as Sasha Franklin2017 Girls Trip
as Ellie (voice)2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
as Ellie (voice)2016 Ice Age: Collision Course
as Angela Bradford2016 Miracles from Heaven
as Bessie Smith2015 Bessie
as The Wiz2015 The Wiz Live!
as Mrs. Dickson (uncredited)2014 22 Jump Street
as Nicole2013 House of Bodies
as herself2013 Teach
as Toni Dubois2013 Hope
as Vi Rose Hill2012 Joyful Noise
as Ellie (voice)2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift
as M'Lynn2012 Steel Magnolias
as Dana2011 The Dilemma
as Ellie (voice)2011 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
as Paula Thomas2010 Valentine's Day
as Leslie Wright2010 Just Wright
as Ellie (voice)2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
as Dr. Twitchell2008 What Happens in Vegas
as Nina Brewster2008 Mad Money
as August Boatwright2008 The Secret Life of Bees
as Narrator2007 Arctic Tale
as Motormouth Maybelle2007 Hairspray
as Ana2007 Life Support
as Mrs. Christmas2007 The Perfect Holiday
as Penny Escher2006 Stranger Than Fiction
as Georgia Byrd2006 Last Holiday
as Ellie (voice)2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown
as Gina Norris2005 Beauty Shop
as Isabelle 'Belle' Williams2004 Taxi
as Security Guard2004 The Cookout
as Charlene Morton2003 Bringing Down the House
as Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle2003 Scary Movie 3
as Midge Harmon2002 Talking to Heaven
as Cha-Cha2002 The Country Bears
as Host2002 Mama Africa
as Francine2002 Brown Sugar
as Matron Mama Morton2002 Chicago
as Thelma1999 The Bone Collector
as Dispatcher Love (Voice)1999 Bringing Out the Dead
as Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher1998 Sphere
as Liz Bailey1998 Living Out Loud
as Sulie1997 Hoodlum
as Cleo1996 Set It Off
as Theresa1993 My Life
as herself1993 Who's the Man?
as Ruffhouse M.C.1992 Juice
as Zora1991 House Party 2
as Lashawn1991 Jungle Fever
as herself1990 The Earth Day Special

TV Shows/Series with Queen Latifah as Actress(44)

as Gran Bruja (voice)2021 Maya and the Three
as Robyn McCall2021 The Equalizer
as Detective Grasso2020 When the Streetlights Go On
as Hattie McDaniel2020 Hollywood
as herself2017 Carpool Karaoke
as Carlotta Brown2016 Star
as herself2015 Lip Sync Battle
as Carlotta Brown2015 Empire
as herself2012 Finding Your Roots
as Aunt Esther Jean Johnson2010 Hot in Cleveland
as Regina Bookman2006 30 Rock
2003 Eve
as herself1997 The View
1995 MADtv
1994 Ellen
as Khadijah James1993 Living Single
1991 Roc
as Marissa Redman1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
as Diana1988 Mama Flora's Family
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
??? Today

Movies with Queen Latifah as Crew(14)

Production/Executive Producer2022 The Tiger Rising
Production/Executive Producer2019 Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom
Production/Executive Producer2016 The Secrets of Emily Blair
Production/Executive Producer2015 Brotherly Love
Production/Executive Producer2015 Bessie
Production/Executive Producer2013 Percentage
Production/Executive Producer2012 Joyful Noise
Production/Producer2010 Just Wright
Production/Executive Producer2007 Who's Your Caddy?
Production/Producer2005 Beauty Shop
Sound/Music Consultant2004 Taxi
Production/Producer2004 The Cookout
Writing/Story2004 The Cookout
Production/Executive Producer2003 Bringing Down the House

TV Shows/Series with Queen Latifah as Crew(4)

Production/Executive Producer2015 Scream: The TV Series
Production/Producer2011 Let's Stay Together
Production/Producer2011 Single Ladies
Production/Producer2000 The Queen Latifah Show

Albums by Queen Latifah on Apple Music / iTunes Store

Persona (Bonus Track Version)

19 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2009 - Flavor Unit Records, a Division of Flavor Unit Entertainment Co, Inc.


14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2009 - Flavor Unit Records, a Division of Flavor Unit Entertainment Co, Inc.


14 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2009 - Flavor Unit Records, a Division of Flavor Unit Entertainment Co, Inc.

Trav'lin' Light

13 Tracks - Jazz
2007 - abel Group Release; ℗ 2007 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Hi - Five: Queen Latifah - EP

5 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2006 - Tommy Boy Music

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Queen Latifah

10 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2005 - ilation ℗ 2005 Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

The Dana Owens Album

12 Tracks - R&B/Soul
2004 - Creative Battery LLC and AEG Live! LLC

I Can Do Too (Single Version + The Neptunes Remixes) [feat. Queen Latifah]

8 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
2000 - Records Release; ℗ 2000 Capitol Records

Order In the Court

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1998 - UMG Recordings, Inc.

Order In the Court

14 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1998 - UMG Recordings, Inc.

Original Flavor Unit

11 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1996 - and 1996

Black Reign

15 Tracks - R&B/Soul
1993 - UMG Recordings, Inc.

Nature of a Sista'

12 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1991 - Tommy Boy Music

Ladies First (feat. Monie Love) - EP

5 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1989 - Tommy Boy Music

All Hail the Queen

15 Tracks - Hip-Hop/Rap
1989 - Tommy Boy Music

Additional Information

Full Name: Dana Elaine Owens
Born: Wednesday, 03/18 1970 (March) in Newark, New Jersey (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 51 years + 313 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Irvington High School
Record Label: Verve Records, A&M Records, Interscope Records, Motown, PolyGram, Tommy Boy Records
Other names for Queen Latifah (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Dana Owens"
"퀸 라티파"
"Κουίν Λατίφα"
"Dana Elaine Owens"
Queen Latifah frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (35x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (30x, Actor)
Bill Hader (27x, Actor)
Jason Sudeikis (23x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (22x, Actress)
Martin Short (21x, Actor)
Tina Fey (19x, Actress)
Kenan Thompson (19x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (18x, Actress)
Scarlett Johansson (17x, Actress)
Chris Rock (17x, Actor)
Chris Wedge (10x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:681, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/05/2022