Queen Latifah

    March 18, 1970
Newark, New Jersey, USA
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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.

The Little Mermaid: The Broadway Musical Ursula 2019
The Trap Dr. Obayuwana 2019
And the Winner Isn't Herself 2017
Flint Iza Banks 2017
Girls Trip Sasha Franklin 2017
Ice Age: Collision Course Ellie (voice) 2016
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ellie (voice) 2016
Miracles from Heaven Angela Bradford 2016
The Wiz Live! The Wiz 2015
The Making of the Wiz Live! Herself 2015
Bessie Bessie Smith 2015
22 Jump Street Mrs. Dickson (uncredited) 2014
Teach Self 2013
House of Bodies Nicole 2013
Steel Magnolias M'Lynn 2012
Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie (voice) 2012
Tony Bennett: Duets II - The Great Performances Herself 2012
Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill 2012
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Ellie (voice) 2011
The Dilemma Dana 2011
Just Wright Leslie Wright 2010
Valentine's Day Paula Thomas 2010
Michael Jackson Memorial Herself 2009
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie (voice) 2009
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial 2009
The Secret Life of Bees August Boatwright 2008
What Happens in Vegas Dr. Twitchell 2008
Garrett's Gift 2008
Mad Money Nina Brewster 2008
The Perfect Holiday Mrs. Christmas 2007
Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle 2007
Arctic Tale Narrator 2007
Life Support Ana 2007
Stranger Than Fiction Penny Escher 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie (voice) 2006
Last Holiday Georgia Byrd 2006
Beauty Shop Gina Norris 2005
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Aunt Em 2005
Taxi Isabelle 'Belle' Williams 2004
The Cookout Security Guard 2004
Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina 2004
Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle 2003
Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton 2003
Chicago Matron Mama Morton 2002
Brown Sugar fracine 2002
The Country Bears Cha-Cha 2002
Mama Africa Host 2002
Talking to Heaven Midge Harmon 2002
Platinum Comedy Series: Roasting Shaquille O'Neal herself / host 2002
The Bone Collector Thelma 1999
Bringing Out the Dead Dispatcher Love (Voice) 1999
Living Out Loud Liz Bailey 1998
Sphere Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher 1998
Hoodlum Sulie 1997
Set It Off Cleo 1996
My Life Theresa 1993
Who's the Man? Herself 1993
Juice Ruffhouse M.C. 1992
House Party 2 Zora 1991
Jungle Fever Lashawn 1991
King of the South
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