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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

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    • March 18th, 1970
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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Filmography

Acting (56 Credits)

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2021The Tiger Rising
2021The Equalizer (2021) as Robyn McCall
2020When The Streetlights Go On as Detective Grasso
2019The Little Mermaid Live! as Ursula
2019The Trap as Dr. Obayuwana
2017Girls Trip as Sasha Franklin
2016Ice Age: Collision Course as Ellie (voice)
2016Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade as Ellie (voice)
2016Miracles from Heaven as Angela Bradford
2016Star as Carlotta Brown
2015Bessie as Bessie Smith
2015The Wiz Live! as The Wiz
201422 Jump Street as Mrs. Dickson (uncredited)
2013House of Bodies as Nicole
2012Joyful Noise as Vi Rose Hill
2012Steel Magnolias as M'Lynn
2012Ice Age: Continental Drift as Ellie (voice)
2011Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas as Ellie (voice)
2011The Dilemma as Dana
2010Just Wright as Leslie Wright
2010Valentine's Day as Paula Thomas
2009Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs as Ellie (voice)
2008The Secret Life of Bees as August Boatwright
2008Mad Money as Nina BrewsterWatch Free
2008What Happens in Vegas as Dr. Twitchell
2007Life Support as Ana
2007Arctic Tale as Narrator
2007Hairspray as Motormouth Maybelle
2007The Perfect Holiday as Mrs. Christmas
2006Last Holiday as Georgia Byrd
2006Ice Age: The Meltdown as Ellie (voice)
2006Stranger Than Fiction as Penny Escher
2005Beauty Shop as Gina Norris
2005The Muppets' Wizard of Oz as Aunt Em
2004Taxi as Isabelle 'Belle' Williams
2004Barbershop 2: Back in Business as Gina
2004The Cookout as Security Guard
2003Bringing Down the House as Charlene Morton
2003Scary Movie 3 as Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle
2003I Love the 80s Strikes Back
2002Brown Sugar as Francine
2002Chicago as Matron Mama Morton
2002Living with the Dead as Midge Harmon
2002The Country Bears as Cha-Cha
1999The Bone Collector as Thelma
1999Bringing Out the Dead as Dispatcher Love (Voice)
1998Living Out Loud as Liz Bailey
1998Sphere as Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher
1998Mama Flora's Family as Diana
1997Hoodlum as Sulie
1996Set It Off as Cleo
1993My Life as Theresa
1993Living Single as Khadijah James
1992Juice as Ruffhouse M.C.
1991House Party 2 as Zora
1991Jungle Fever as Lashawn

Herself (1 Credits)

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1993Who's the Man? as Herself

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