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Queen Latifah

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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Mar 18, 1970 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie King of the South
Latest Project:
Movie End of the Road 2022-09-09
Known For
Poster of The Equalizer
Poster of Teach
Poster of The Queen Latifah Show
Movie King of the South 2024
Movie End of the Road Brenda 2022-09-09
Movie The Tiger Rising Willie May 2022-01-21
Movie Hustle Teresa Sugerman 2022-06-03
Series The Equalizer Robyn McCall 2021-02-07
Movie You're Watching Video Music Box Self (archive footage) 2021-12-03
Movie 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Self 2021-11-20
Series When the Streetlights Go On Detective Grasso 2020-04-06
Series Hollywood Hattie McDaniel 2020-05-01
Movie The Little Mermaid Live! Ursula 2019-11-05
Movie The Trap Dr. Obayuwana 2019-04-01
Movie Girls Trip Sasha Franklin 2017-07-21
Movie Flint Iza Banks 2017-10-28
Series Carpool Karaoke: The Series Herself 2017-08-08
Movie And the Winner Isn't Self 2017-12-08
Movie Miracles from Heaven Angela Bradford 2016-03-17
Series Star Carlotta Brown 2016-12-14
Movie Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ellie (voice) 2016-03-19
Movie Ice Age: Collision Course Ellie (voice) 2016-06-23
Series Lip Sync Battle Herself 2015-04-02
Series Empire Carlotta Brown 2015-01-07
Movie The Wiz Live! The Wiz 2015-12-03
Movie The Making of the Wiz Live! Herself 2015-11-25
Movie Bessie Bessie Smith 2015-05-16
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Movie 22 Jump Street Mrs. Dickson (uncredited) 2014-06-05
Movie House of Bodies Nicole 2013-04-19
Movie Teach Self 2013-09-06
Movie Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill 2012-01-13
Movie Steel Magnolias M'Lynn 2012-10-07
Movie Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie (voice) 2012-06-27
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets II - The Great Performances Self 2012-03-06
Movie Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Ellie (voice) 2011-11-24
Movie The Dilemma Dana 2011-01-13
Movie Valentine's Day Paula Thomas 2010-02-10
Movie Just Wright Leslie Wright 2010-05-14
Series The Talk Unknown 2010-10-18
Movie We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
Movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie (voice) 2009-06-26
Movie Michael Jackson Memorial Self 2009-07-07
Movie Garrett's Gift 2008-02-01
Movie Mad Money Nina Brewster 2008-01-17
Movie The Secret Life of Bees August Boatwright 2008-09-17
Movie What Happens in Vegas Dr. Twitchell 2008-05-07
Movie Life Support Ana 2007-03-10
Movie Arctic Tale Narrator 2007-06-17
Movie The Perfect Holiday Mrs. Christmas 2007-12-12
Movie Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle 2007-07-19
Movie Last Holiday Georgia Byrd 2006-01-13
Movie Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie (voice) 2006-03-29
Movie Stranger Than Fiction Penny Escher 2006-09-09
Series VH1 Rock Honors Unknown 2006-05-31
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Aunt Em 2005-05-20
Movie Beauty Shop Gina Norris 2005-04-22
Series Hogan Knows Best Unknown 2005-07-10
Series The Reichen Show Unknown 2005-11-11
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina 2004-01-20
Movie Taxi Isabelle 'Belle' Williams 2004-10-06
Movie The Cookout Security Guard 2004-09-03
Movie Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton 2003-03-07
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003-10-21
Movie Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa / The Oracle 2003-10-24
Series Eve Unknown 2003-09-15
Movie Platinum Comedy Series: Roasting Shaquille O'Neal herself / host 2002-01-29
Movie Living with the Dead Midge Harmon 2002-04-28
Movie Mama Africa Host 2002-06-07
Movie Chicago Matron Mama Morton 2002-12-10
Movie Brown Sugar Francine 2002-10-05
Movie The Country Bears Cha-Cha 2002-07-26
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Series The Queen Latifah Show 2000-02-05
Movie Bringing Out the Dead Dispatcher Love (Voice) 1999-10-22
Movie The Bone Collector Thelma 1999-11-04
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Sphere Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher 1998-02-13
Series Mama Flora's Family Diana 1998-11-08
Movie Living Out Loud Liz Bailey 1998-10-30
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Hoodlum Sulie 1997-08-27
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Unknown 1996-06-10
Movie Set It Off Cleo 1996-11-06
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Intimate Portrait Unknown 1994-01-03
Series The Critic Unknown 1994-01-26
Series Ellen Unknown 1994-03-29
Movie Who's the Man? Herself 1993-04-23
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie My Life Theresa 1993-11-12
Series Living Single Khadijah James 1993-08-29
Movie Juice Ruffhouse M.C. 1992-01-17
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Jungle Fever Lashawn 1991-06-07
Series The Jenny Jones Show Unknown 1991-09-16
Series Roc Unknown 1991-08-25
Movie House Party 2 Zora 1991-10-23
Movie The Earth Day Special Herself 1990-04-22
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Marissa Redman 1990-09-10
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Herself 1988-09-05
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979-01-28
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Rock Concert Unknown 1973-09-27
Series The Grammy Awards Unknown 1959-11-29
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14