Queen Latifah

Biography

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.

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.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 75

Birthday 1970-03-18

Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey, USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://www.queenlatifah.com

Also Known As

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade as Ellie
2016 Miracles from Heaven as Angela
2015 The Wiz Live! as The Wiz
2015 Bessie as Bessie Smith
2015 Lip Sync Battle(1 episode) as Herself
2014 22 Jump Street as Mrs. Dickinson
2013 The Queen Latifah Show(3 episodes)
2013 House of Bodies as Nicole
2012 Steel Magnolias as M'Lynn
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift as Ellie (voice)
2012 Joyful Noise as Vi Rose Hill
2011 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas as Ellie
2011 The Dilemma as Dana
2010 Just Wright as Leslie Wright
2010 Valentine's Day as Paula Thomas
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs as Ellie (voice)
2008 The Secret Life Of Bees as August Boatwright
2008 What Happens in Vegas as Dr. Twitchell
2008 Mad Money as Nina Brewster
2007 Hairspray as Motormouth Maybelle
2007 Arctic Tale as Narrator
2007 Life Support as Ana
2006 30 Rock(1 episode)
2006 Stranger Than Fiction as Penny Escher
2006 VH1 Rock Honors(1 episode)
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown as Ellie (voice)
2006 Last Holiday as Georgia Byrd
2005 The Tyra Banks Show(1 episode)
2005 Hogan Knows Best(1 episode)
2005 Beauty Shop as Gina Norris
2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz as Aunt Em
2004 Taxi as Isabelle 'Belle' Williams
2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business as Gina
2004 Making 'Scary Movie 3' as Himself
2003 Scary Movie 3 as Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle
2003 I Love the '80s Strikes Back(10 episodes)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(6 episodes)
2003 Bringing Down The House as Charlene Morton
2002 Chicago as Matron Mama Morton
2002 Brown Sugar as fracine
2002 American Idol(1 episode)
1999 The Bone Collector as Thelma
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 Bringing Out the Dead as Dispatcher Love (Voice)
1998 Mama Flora's Family as Diana
1998 Living Out Loud as Liz Bailey
1998 Sphere as Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher
1997 Hoodlum as Sulie
1997 The View(7 episodes)
1996 Set It Off as Cleo
1996 Spin City(2 episodes)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1994 The Critic(1 episode)
1994 Intimate Portrait(1 episode)
1993 My Life as Theresa
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(5 episodes)
1993 Living Single(118 episodes)
1993 Who's the Man? as Herself
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(4 episodes)
1992 Juice as Ruffhouse M.C.
1991 House Party 2 as Zora
1991 Roc(1 episode)
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air(2 episodes) as Marissa Redman
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(6 episodes) as Herself
1979 CBS News Sunday Morning(1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live(4 episodes)
1973 Don Kirshner's Rock Concert(1 episode)
1959 The Grammys(1 episode)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)

Production

2015 Brotherly Love … Executive Producer
2013 The Queen Latifah Show(3 episodes) … Producer
2012 Joyful Noise … Executive Producer
2011 Single Ladies(37 episodes) … Producer
2011 Let's Stay Together(45 episodes) … Producer
2010 Just Wright … Producer
2003 Bringing Down The House … Executive Producer

Costume & Make-Up

2005 Beauty Shop … Hairstylist

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