Image of Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

1970-03-18 Newark, New Jersey, USA

Image of 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.


The Tiger Rising Willie May 2022-02-03
The Little Mermaid Live! Ursula 2019-11-05
The Trap Dr. Obayuwana 2019-04-01
Flint Iza Banks 2017-10-28
And the Winner Isn't Self 2017-12-08
Girls Trip Sasha Franklin 2017-07-21
Miracles from Heaven Angela Bradford 2016-03-17
Ice Age: Collision Course Ellie (voice) 2016-06-23
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ellie (voice) 2016-03-19
The Making of the Wiz Live! Herself 2015-11-25
Bessie Bessie Smith 2015-05-16
The Wiz Live! The Wiz 2015-12-03
22 Jump Street Mrs. Dickson (uncredited) 2014-06-05
House of Bodies Nicole 2013-04-19
Teach Self 2013-09-06
Steel Magnolias M'Lynn 2012-10-07
Tony Bennett: Duets II - The Great Performances Herself 2012-03-06
Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill 2012-01-13
Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie (voice) 2012-06-27
The Dilemma Dana 2011-01-13
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Ellie (voice) 2011-11-24
Valentine's Day Paula Thomas 2010-02-10
Just Wright Leslie Wright 2010-05-14
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie (voice) 2009-06-26
We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
Michael Jackson Memorial Herself 2009-07-07
Garrett's Gift 2008-02-01
What Happens in Vegas Dr. Twitchell 2008-05-07
Mad Money Nina Brewster 2008-01-17
The Secret Life of Bees August Boatwright 2008-09-17
The Perfect Holiday Mrs. Christmas 2007-12-12
Arctic Tale Narrator 2007-06-17
Life Support Ana 2007-03-10
Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle 2007-07-19
Stranger Than Fiction Penny Escher 2006-09-09
Last Holiday Georgia Byrd 2006-01-13
Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie (voice) 2006-03-29
Beauty Shop Gina Norris 2005-06-01
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Aunt Em 2005-05-20
Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina 2004-01-20
The Cookout Security Guard 2004-09-03
Taxi Isabelle 'Belle' Williams 2004-10-06
Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton 2003-03-07
Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa / The Oracle 2003-10-24
Platinum Comedy Series: Roasting Shaquille O'Neal herself / host 2002-01-29
Talking to Heaven Midge Harmon 2002-04-28
Mama Africa Host 2002-06-07
Chicago Matron Mama Morton 2002-12-10
The Country Bears Cha-Cha 2002-07-26
Brown Sugar Francine 2002-10-05
Bringing Out the Dead Dispatcher Love (Voice) 1999-10-22
The Bone Collector Thelma 1999-11-04
Sphere Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher 1998-02-13
Living Out Loud Liz Bailey 1998-10-30
Hoodlum Sulie 1997-08-27
Set It Off Cleo 1996-11-06
My Life Theresa 1993-11-12
Who's the Man? Herself 1993-04-23
Juice Ruffhouse M.C. 1992-01-17
House Party 2 Zora 1991-10-23
Jungle Fever Lashawn 1991-06-07
The Earth Day Special Herself 1990-04-22
King of the South
End of the Road Brenda