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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 series Today 1952-01-14
Latest Project:
Movie And the Winner Isn't 2017-12-08
Known For
Poster of Bessie
Poster of House of Bodies
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Movie And the Winner Isn't Herself 2017-12-08
Movie Girls Trip Sasha Franklin 2017-07-21
Movie Flint Iza Banks 2017-10-28
Movie Miracles from Heaven Angela Bradford 2016-03-17
Movie Ice Age: Collision Course Ellie (voice) 2016-06-23
Movie Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ellie (voice) 2016-03-20
Series Empire Carlotta Brown 2015-01-07
Series Lip Sync Battle Herself 2015-04-02
Movie Bessie Bessie Smith 2015-05-16
Movie The Wiz Live! The Wiz 2015-12-03
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
Series The Queen Latifah Show 2013-09-16
Movie Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie (voice) 2012-06-26
Movie Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill 2012-01-13
Movie Steel Magnolias M'Lynn 2012-10-07
Movie The Dilemma Dana 2011-01-13
Movie Valentine's Day Paula Thomas 2010-02-10
Movie Just Wright Leslie Wright 2010-05-14
Movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie (voice) 2009-06-29
Movie Michael Jackson Memorial Herself 2009-07-07
Movie Mad Money Nina Brewster 2008-01-17
Movie Garrett's Gift 2008-02-01
Movie The Secret Life of Bees August Boatwright 2008-09-17
Movie What Happens in Vegas Dr. Twitchell 2008-05-07
Movie Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle 2007-07-13
Movie Life Support Ana 2007-03-10
Movie The Perfect Holiday Mrs. Christmas 2007-12-12
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 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Aunt Em 2005-05-20
Movie Beauty Shop Gina Norris 2005-06-02
Movie Taxi Isabelle 'Belle' Williams 2004-10-06
Movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina 2004-01-20
Movie The Cookout Security Guard 2004-09-03
Movie Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton 2003-03-07
Movie Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle 2003-10-24
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Talking to Heaven Midge Harmon 2002-04-28
Movie Brown Sugar fracine 2002-10-05
Movie Bringing Out the Dead Dispatcher Love (Voice) 1999-10-22
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie The Bone Collector Thelma 1999-11-04
Movie Sphere Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher 1998-02-13
Movie Mama Flora's Family Diana 1998-11-08
Movie Living Out Loud Liz Bailey 1998-10-30
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Set It Off Cleo 1996-11-06
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Who's the Man? Herself 1993-04-23
Series Living Single Khadijah James 1993-08-29
Movie My Life Theresa 1993-11-12
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
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
Movie House Party 2 Zora 1991-10-23
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Herself 1983-04-04
Series CBS News Sunday Morning Unknown 1979-01-28
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Don Kirshner's Rock Concert Unknown 1973-09-27
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
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