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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 Oscar (The Academy Awards) 1929-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie Ice Age: El gran cataclismo 2016-06-23
Known For
Poster of Historias de San Valentín
Poster of Beauty Shop
Poster of Scary Movie 3
Poster of Living Out Loud
Movie Ice Age: El gran cataclismo 2016-06-23
Series Lip Sync Battle Herself 2015-04-02
Movie Bessie Bessie Smith 2015-05-16
Movie Infiltrados en la universidad Mrs. Dickinson 2014-06-05
Movie House of Bodies Nicole 2013-04-19
Movie Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill 2012-01-13
Movie Ice Age 4: La formación de los continentes Ellie (voice) 2012-06-26
Movie Magnolias de acero M'Lynn 2012-10-07
Movie ¡Qué dilema! Dana 2011-01-13
Movie La edad de hielo: Una navidad tamaño mamut (Ice Age: Navidades heladas) Ellie 2011-11-24
Movie Historias de San Valentín Paula Thomas 2010-02-10
Movie Jugada perfecta Leslie Wright 2010-05-14
Movie Ice Age 3: El origen de los dinosaurios Ellie (voice) 2009-06-29
Movie Algo pasa en Las Vegas Dr. Twitchell 2008-05-07
Movie Tres mujeres y un plan Nina Brewster 2008-01-17
Movie La vida secreta de las abejas August Boatwright 2008-09-17
Movie Life Support Ana 2007-03-10
Movie Los reyes del Ártico Narrator 2007-06-17
Movie Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle 2007-07-13
Movie Ice Age 2: El deshielo Ellie (voice) 2006-03-23
Movie Las últimas vacaciones Georgia Byrd 2006-01-13
Movie Más extraño que la ficción Penny Escher 2006-09-09
Series Rockefeller Plaza Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Los teleñecos y el Mago de Oz Aunt Em 2005-05-20
Movie Beauty Shop Gina Norris 2005-06-02
Series Hogan Knows Best Unknown 2005-07-10
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Movie La barbería 2: Vuelta al negocio Gina 2004-01-20
Movie Taxi: Derrape total Isabelle 'Belle' Williams 2004-10-06
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Se montó la gorda Charlene Morton 2003-03-07
Movie Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle 2003-10-20
Series I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003-10-21
Movie Brown Sugar fracine 2002-10-05
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Chicago Matron Mama Morton 2002-12-26
Movie Al límite Dispatcher Love (Voice) 1999-10-22
Movie El coleccionista de huesos Thelma 1999-11-01
Movie Esfera 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
Movie Hampones Sulie 1997-08-27
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Hasta el final Cleo 1996-11-06
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series The Critic Unknown 1994-01-26
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Who's the Man? Herself 1993-04-23
Movie Mi vida Theresa 1993-11-12
Movie Juice Ruffhouse M.C. 1992-01-17
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie House Party 2 Zora 1991-10-23
Series El Príncipe de Bel-Air Unknown 1990-09-10
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 The Grammys Unknown 1959-05-04
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Series Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1944-01-20
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1929-05-16