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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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Born:
Mar 18, 1970 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
46
First Appeared:
In the series Mama Flora's Family 1988-11-08
Latest Project:
Movie Hustle 2022
Known For
Filmography
Movie Hustle 2022
Movie The Trap Dr. Obayuwana 2019-04-01
Movie The Little Mermaid Live! Ursula 2019-11-05
Movie Flint Iza Banks 2017-10-28
Movie Girls Trip Sasha Franklin 2017-07-21
Movie And the Winner Isn't Self 2017-12-08
Movie Miracles from Heaven Angela Bradford 2016-03-17
Movie Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ellie (voice) 2016-03-19
Movie Ice Age: Collision Course Ellie (voice) 2016-06-23
Movie Bessie Bessie Smith 2015-05-16
Movie The Wiz Live! The Wiz 2015-12-03
Movie 22 Jump Street Mrs. Dickson (uncredited) 2014-06-05
Series The Queen Latifah Show 2013-09-16
Movie House of Bodies Nicole 2013-04-19
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets II - The Great Performances Herself 2012-03-06
Movie Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill 2012-01-13
Movie Steel Magnolias M'Lynn 2012-10-07
Movie Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie (voice) 2012-06-26
Movie The Dilemma Dana 2011-01-13
Movie Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Ellie (voice) 2011-11-24
Movie Valentine's Day Paula Thomas 2010-02-10
Movie Just Wright Leslie Wright 2010-05-14
Movie We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial Self 2009-01-18
Movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie (voice) 2009-06-29
Movie Mad Money Nina Brewster 2008-01-17
Movie The Perfect Holiday Mrs. Christmas 2007-12-12
Movie Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie (voice) 2006-03-29
Movie Stranger Than Fiction Penny Escher 2006-09-09
Movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina 2004-01-20
Movie The Cookout Security Guard 2004-09-03
Movie Taxi Isabelle 'Belle' Williams 2004-10-06
Movie Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton 2003-03-07
Series I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003-10-21
Movie Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle 2003-10-24
Movie Platinum Comedy Series: Roasting Shaquille O'Neal herself / host 2002-01-29
Movie Talking to Heaven Midge Harmon 2002-04-28
Movie Chicago Matron Mama Morton 2002-12-26
Movie Brown Sugar Francine 2002-10-05
Movie The Bone Collector Thelma 1999-11-04
Movie Sphere Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher 1998-02-13
Movie Hoodlum Sulie 1997-08-27
Series Living Single Khadijah James 1993-08-29
Movie My Life Theresa 1993-11-12
Movie House Party 2 Zora 1991-10-23
Movie Jungle Fever Lashawn 1991-06-07
Series Mama Flora's Family Diana 1988-11-08