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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

is 47 years old
Singer, Actress

Real name: Dana Elaine Owens
Born: Wednesday, March 18, 1970
  (Newark, New Jersey, USA)
Height: 5' 10"

Rating
97% (152 votes)

Star Sign:
Pisces
Other Pisces celebrities
CreditsPhotos (30)Posters (4)Wallpapers (6) 

Queen Latifah in Bringing Down the House (2003)

QUEEN LATIFAH (Charlene/executive producer): musician; television and film actress; talk show host; a label president; an artists manager; an author and entrepreneur. Blessed with style and substance, Queen Latifah has blossomed into a one-woman entertainment conglomerate. Heralded by the press and the industry as a force to be reckoned with, she is a talent to be watched. Latifah has quite simply done it all and shows no sign of slowing down.

Latifah can currently be seen in Miramax’s “Chicago” with Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger. She has received rave reviews, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and a SAG Award nomination for her portrayal of Mama Morton.

Queen Latifah is also one of music’s most well respected rappers. From her ground breaking 1989 debut, “All Hail the Queen,” which set the visual and contextual standard for female rappers, to her bold foray into R&B, Latifah continues to define what a woman in the music industry should be. She has earned three Grammy nominations as well as a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance in 1994.

In late April, Latifah will once again return to the music scene with a brand new album demonstrating both her rapping and singing talents. On this highly anticipated album, Latifah will collaborate with Missy Elliot as well as a slew of new artists off of her Flavor Unit label, including Cole, Gotti, and Picasso.

And then there’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, a company owned and operated by Queen Latifah and her partner Sha-Kim Compere. The company is based in New Jersey and manages some of the biggest names in music.

For two years, Queen Latifah hosted a one-hour syndicated talk show appropriately entitled “Queen Latifah.” This exciting daily strip offered a mix of celebrities and entertainment, as well as real people and relatable issues. It was honest, real, frank, positive and fun, with a passion and a point of view all of its own – focusing on resolutions as opposed to problems.

That was not Queen Latifah’s first experience with television. Her first series, “Living Single,” was a huge success and is currently in syndication. From the small screen, Latifah made a leap to film and her acting skills have earned her the status of leading lady.

Since her screen debut in Spike Lee’s 1992 film “Jungle Fever,” her film career has taken off. She starred in “Set it Off,” which earned her a nomination for a Spirit Award in the Best Actress category, and costarred with Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito in the critically acclaimed “Living Out Loud.” In 1999, she was seen in Universal’s “The Bone Collector,” directed by Philip Noyce starring Denzel Washington. In 2002, she co-starred with Taye Diggs and Sanaa Latham in Fox Searchlight’s “Brown Sugar.”

In addition to music, film and television, Queen Latifah has also written a book on self-esteem entitled Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman.

Queen Latifah is diligent in her pursuit of excellence, as evidenced by the awards she has received for her work in film and music. Her sincere concern for others is revealed by the generous amount of time and money that she donates to worthwhile charitable organizations. Every year Queen Latifah serves as cochairman for the Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Established by her mother, Rita Owens, to perpetuate the memory of a loving son and brother, the foundations provide scholarships to students who excel scholastically, but are limited in financial resources.

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Queen Latifah

 appeared in following movies:
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) [Post-production] Ellie (voice)
What Happens in Vegas (2008) [Filming]69% (234 votes) Dr. Twitchell
Mad Money (2008) 60% (58 votes) Nina Brewster
Secret Life of Bees, The (2008) 80% (14 votes) August Boatwright
Arctic Tale (2007) 80% (8 votes) Narrator
Hairspray (2007) 89% (373 votes) Motormouth Maybelle
Life Support (2007) 80% (6 votes) Ana
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) 90% (202 votes) Penny Escher
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) 80% (217 votes) Ellie (voice)
Last Holiday (2006) 70% (50 votes) Georgia Byrd
Beauty Shop (2005) dvd60% (19 votes) Gina Norris$10,000,000
Muppets' Wizard of Oz, The (2005) 59% (4 votes) Auntie Em
Taxi (2004) dvd51% (65 votes) Belle
Cookout, The (2004) dvd36% (7 votes) Security Guard
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) dvd51% (25 votes) Gina
Bringing Down the House (2003) dvd52% (77 votes) Charlene Morton"roughly" $1,000,000
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best Fight 2004
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best Female Performance 2004
VH1 Divas Duets (2003) Host
Will On Will & Grace (2003) Guest
Chicago (2002) dvd84% (412 votes) Matron 'Mama' Morton$325,000
    • Nominated for Academy Award - Best Actress in a Supporting Role 2003
    • Nominated for BAFTA Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2003
    • Nominated for Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2003
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best Female Performance 2003
Country Bears, The (2002) dvd36% (7 votes) Cha-Cha
Brown Sugar (2002) dvd56% (10 votes) Francine
Bone Collector, The (1999) dvd58% (197 votes) Thelma
Living Out Loud (1998) dvd74% (24 votes) Liz Bailey
Mama Flora's Family (1998) dvd Diana
Sphere (1998) dvd48% (143 votes) Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher
Hoodlum (1997) dvd51% (19 votes) Sulie
Set It Off (1996) dvd59% (18 votes) Cleopatra 'Cleo' Sims
My Life (1993) dvd54% (22 votes) Theresa
Juice (1992) dvd62% (14 votes) Ruffhouse M.C.
House Party 2 (1991) dvd45% (5 votes) Zora

 
 Screenplay - 

Queen Latifah

 worked as writer on following movies:
Cookout, The (2004) dvd36% (7 votes) story
 
 Production - 

Queen Latifah

 worked as producer on following movies:
Perfect Holiday, The (2007) 30% (13 votes)
Who's Your Caddy? (2007) 30% (117 votes) executive producer
Life Support (2007) 80% (6 votes) executive producer
Kidnapped (2006)
Beauty Shop (2005) dvd60% (19 votes) $10,000,000
Cookout, The (2004) dvd36% (7 votes)
Bringing Down the House (2003) dvd52% (77 votes) executive producer"roughly" $1,000,000
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best Fight 2004
    • Nominated for Mtv Movie Award - Best Female Performance 2004

 Appeared as Herself
Golden Globes Announcement Special (2008) Herself
34th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (2008) Herself - Host
33rd Annual People's Choice Awards, The (2007) Herself - Host
47th Annual Grammy Awards, The (2005) Herself - Host/Performer
36th NAACP Image Awards (2005) Herself/Presenter
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '05 (2005) Herself
Making 'Scary Movie 3' (2004) 97% (1 votes) Herself
Premiere Women in Hollywood Awards (2004) Herself (Received Icon Award)
1998 Billboard Music Awards, The (1998) Herself
Entertainment Tonight: (Episode dated 17 December 2008) (0000) Herself
Entertainment Tonight: (Episode dated 10 October 2008) (0000) Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: (Episode dated 15 March 2006) (0000) Herself




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