Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah 2018.jpg
Latifah in 2018
Born
Dana Elaine Owens

(1970-03-18) March 18, 1970 (age 52)
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • film producer
  • talk show host
Years active1989–present
Children1
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Labels
Websitequeenlatifah.com


Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey), known professionally under the name Queen Latifah is an American, rapper, actress and singer. After she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989, Latifah released her first album All Hail the Queen. She has won 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.

She is in a partnership with Eboni Nichols and has a son Rebel.[2]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums

Filmography[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Jungle Fever Lashawn
House Party 2 Zora
1992 Juice Ruffhouse M.C.
1993 Who's the Man? Herself Cameo
My Life Theresa
1996 Set It Off Cleopatra 'Cleo' Sims
1997 Hoodlum Sulie
1998 Living Out Loud Liz Bailey
Sphere Alice "Teeny" Fletcher
Mama Flora's Family Diana Television movie
1999 The Bone Collector Thelma
Bringing Out the Dead Dispatcher Love (voice)
2002 Chicago Matron "Mama" Morton
Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio Dove (English voice)
Brown Sugar Francine
The Country Bears Cha-Cha
Living with the Dead Midge Harmon Television movie
2003 Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa / The Oracle
Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton Producer
2004 Taxi Isabelle “Belle” Williams
The Cookout Mildred Smith Producer
Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina Norris
2005 Beauty Shop Producer
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Aunt Em Television film
2006 Stranger than Fiction Penny Escher
Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie (voice)
Last Holiday Georgia Byrd
2007 Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle
The Perfect Holiday Mrs. Christmas Producer
Life Support Ana Wallace Television film; Producer
2008 Mad Money Nina Brewster
What Happens in Vegas Dr. Twitchell
The Secret Life of Bees August Boatwright
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie (voice)
2010 Valentine's Day Paula Thomas
Just Wright Leslie Wright Producer
2011 The Dilemma Susan Warner
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie (voice)
Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill
Steel Magnolias M'Lynn Television film
2013 House of Bodies Nicole Executive Producer
2014 22 Jump Street Mrs. Dickson
2015 Bessie Bessie Smith Television film
The Wiz Live! The Wiz Television film; NBC Musical based on The Wiz
2016 Miracles from Heaven Angela
Ice Age: Collision Course Ellie (voice)
2017 Girls Trip Sasha Franklin
Flint Iza Banks Television film[3]
2019 The Trap Dr. Obayuwana
2022 The Tiger Rising Willie May
Hustle Teresa Sugarman
End of the Road Brenda
TBA Paper Chase TBA Pre-production

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Marissa Redman / Dee Dee Episodes: "Working It Out" and "She Ain’t Heavy"
1995 The Critic Herself (voice) Episode: "Lady Hawke"
1997 Ellen Herself Episode: "Ellen Unplugged"
1993–98 Living Single Khadijah James Lead Role
1999–01 The Queen Latifah Show Herself Host; Creator / Executive Producer
2001 Spin City Robin Jones Episodes: "Yeah Baby!" and "Sleeping with the Enemy"
2003–08 Saturday Night Live Herself / Gwen Ifill Host; Episodes: "Queen Latifah/Ms. Dynamite", "Queen Latifah" and "Anne Hathaway/The Killers"
2004 Eve Simone Episode: "Party All the Time"
The Fairly OddParents Pam Dromeda (voice) Episode: "Crash Nebula"
2005 47th Annual Grammy Awards Herself Host; Television special
2008 Sweet Blackberry Presents Narrator Episode: "Garrett's Gift"
2010 Entourage Herself Episode: "Porn Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"
30 Rock Regina Bookman Episode: "Let's Stay Together"
When I Was 17 Herself
2011 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Ellie (voice) Television special
2011–12 Single Ladies Sharon Love Recurring role; Executive Producer
2012 Let's Stay Together Bobbie Episode: "Beauty and the Birthday"; Executive producer
2013–15 The Queen Latifah Show Herself Host; Creator / Executive producer
2014 Hot In Cleveland Aunt Esther Jean Johnson Episode: "Strange Bedfellows"
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Sweet Brown Episode: "Sweet Brown: Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That"
2015 Lip Sync Battle Herself Episode: "Queen Latifah vs. Marlon Wayans"
2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ellie (voice) Television special
2016–19 Star Carlotta Brown Main cast
2017 Empire Episode: "Noble Memory"
Carpool Karaoke: The Series Herself Episode: "Queen Latifah & Jada Pinkett Smith"
2019 The Little Mermaid Live![4] Ursula Television special
2020 Hollywood Hattie McDaniel Episodes: "A Hollywood Ending" and "Jump"
When the Streetlights Go On Detective Grasso Miniseries
2020; 2022 Red Table Talk Herself Episodes: "A Girl’s Trip Coronavirus Quarantine Reunion" and "Queen Latifah is on a Mission!"
2021 Maya and the Three Gran Bruja (voice) Miniseries
2021–present The Equalizer Robyn McCall Lead Role; Executive producer

References[change | change source]

  1. Johnson, Kevin C. (December 23, 2011). "Q&A: Local artists pay tribute to Native Tongues rap acts". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  2. Mercado, Mia (June 28, 2021). "A Very Happy Pride to Queen Latifah". The Cut.
  3. Saraiya, Sonia (October 27, 2017). "TV Review: Lifetime's 'Flint' Starring Queen Latifah". Variety. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  4. Bentley, Jean (August 5, 2019). "Little Mermaid' Live Starring Auli'i Cravalho Set at ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 5, 2019.