Queen Latifah


Biography

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.


2017Flint as Iza Banks
2017Carpool Karaoke as Herself
2017Girls Trip as Sasha Franklin
2016Star as Carlotta Brown
2016Ice Age: Collision Course as Ellie (voice)
2016Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade as Ellie (voice)
2016Miracles from Heaven as Angela
2015The Wiz Live! as The Wiz
2015Bessie as Bessie Smith
2015Lip Sync Battle as Herself
2015Empire as Carlotta Brown
201422 Jump Street as Mrs. Dickinson
2014The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as
2013The Queen Latifah Show as
2013House of Bodies as Nicole
2012Steel Magnolias as M'Lynn
2012Ice Age: Continental Drift as Ellie (voice)
2012Joyful Noise as Vi Rose Hill
2011Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas as Ellie (voice)
2011The Dilemma as Dana
2010Just Wright as Leslie Wright
2010Valentine's Day as Paula Thomas
2009Michael Jackson Memorial as Herself
2009Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs as Ellie (voice)
2008The Secret Life of Bees as August Boatwright
2008What Happens in Vegas as Dr. Twitchell
2008Mad Money as Nina Brewster
2007The Perfect Holiday as Mrs. Christmas
2007Hairspray as Motormouth Maybelle
2007Arctic Tale as Narrator
2007Life Support as Ana
200630 Rock as
2006Stranger Than Fiction as Penny Escher
2006VH1 Rock Honors as
2006Ice Age: The Meltdown as Ellie (voice)
2006Last Holiday as Georgia Byrd
2005The Tyra Banks Show as
2005Hogan Knows Best as
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
2004Making 'Scary Movie 3' as Himself
2003Scary Movie 3 as Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle
2003I Love the '80s Strikes Back as
2003The Ellen DeGeneres Show as
2003Bringing Down the House as Charlene Morton
2002Chicago as Matron Mama Morton
2002Brown Sugar as fracine
2002The Country Bears as Cha-Cha
2002American Idol as
2002Talking to Heaven as Midge Harmon
1999The Bone Collector as Thelma
1999The Early Show as
1999Bringing Out the Dead as Dispatcher Love (Voice)
1998Mama Flora's Family as Diana
1998Living Out Loud as Liz Bailey
1998Sphere as Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher
1997Hoodlum as Sulie
1997The View as
1996Set It Off as Cleo
1996Spin City as
1996The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as
1995MADtv as
1994The Critic as
1994Intimate Portrait as
1993My Life as Theresa
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1993Living Single as
1993Who's the Man? as Herself
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
1992Juice as Ruffhouse M.C.
1991House Party 2 as Zora
1991Roc as
1991Jungle Fever as Lashawn
1990The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Marissa Redman
1983Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as Herself
1979CBS News Sunday Morning as
1975Saturday Night Live as
1973Don Kirshner's Rock Concert as
1959The Grammys as
1953The Academy Awards as
1952Today as
-Garrett's Gift as
2017Flint as Iza Banks
2017Carpool Karaoke as Herself
2017Girls Trip as Sasha Franklin
2016Star as Carlotta Brown
2016The Secrets of Emily Blair as Executive Producer
2016Ice Age: Collision Course as Ellie (voice)
2016Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade as Ellie (voice)
2016Miracles from Heaven as Angela
2015The Wiz Live! as The Wiz
2015Bessie as Bessie Smith
2015Brotherly Love as Executive Producer
2015Lip Sync Battle as Herself
2015Empire as Carlotta Brown
201422 Jump Street as Mrs. Dickinson
2014The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as
2013The Queen Latifah Show as Producer
2013The Queen Latifah Show as
2013Percentage as Executive Producer
2013House of Bodies as Nicole
2012Steel Magnolias as M'Lynn
2012Ice Age: Continental Drift as Ellie (voice)
2012Joyful Noise as Vi Rose Hill
2012Joyful Noise as Executive Producer
2011Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas as Ellie (voice)
2011Single Ladies as Producer
2011The Dilemma as Dana
2011Let's Stay Together as Producer
2010Just Wright as Producer
2010Just Wright as Leslie Wright
2010Valentine's Day as Paula Thomas
2009Michael Jackson Memorial as Herself
2009Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs as Ellie (voice)
2008The Secret Life of Bees as August Boatwright
2008What Happens in Vegas as Dr. Twitchell
2008Mad Money as Nina Brewster
2007The Perfect Holiday as Mrs. Christmas
2007Hairspray as Motormouth Maybelle
2007Arctic Tale as Narrator
2007Life Support as Ana
200630 Rock as
2006Stranger Than Fiction as Penny Escher
2006VH1 Rock Honors as
2006Ice Age: The Meltdown as Ellie (voice)
2006Last Holiday as Georgia Byrd
2005The Tyra Banks Show as
2005Hogan Knows Best as
2005Beauty Shop as Gina Norris
2005Beauty Shop as Hairstylist
2005The Muppets' Wizard of Oz as Aunt Em
2004Taxi as Isabelle 'Belle' Williams
2004Barbershop 2: Back in Business as Gina
2004Making 'Scary Movie 3' as Himself
2003Scary Movie 3 as Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle
2003I Love the '80s Strikes Back as
2003The Ellen DeGeneres Show as
2003Bringing Down the House as Charlene Morton
2003Bringing Down the House as Executive Producer
2002Chicago as Matron Mama Morton
2002Brown Sugar as fracine
2002The Country Bears as Cha-Cha
2002American Idol as
2002Talking to Heaven as Midge Harmon
1999The Bone Collector as Thelma
1999The Early Show as
1999Bringing Out the Dead as Dispatcher Love (Voice)
1998Mama Flora's Family as Diana
1998Living Out Loud as Liz Bailey
1998Sphere as Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher
1997Hoodlum as Sulie
1997The View as
1996Set It Off as Cleo
1996Spin City as
1996The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as
1995MADtv as
1994The Critic as
1994Intimate Portrait as
1993My Life as Theresa
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1993Living Single as
1993Who's the Man? as Herself
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
1992Juice as Ruffhouse M.C.
1991House Party 2 as Zora
1991Roc as
1991Jungle Fever as Lashawn
1990The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Marissa Redman
1983Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as Herself
1979CBS News Sunday Morning as
1975Saturday Night Live as
1973Don Kirshner's Rock Concert as
1959The Grammys as
1953The Academy Awards as
1952Today as
-Garrett's Gift as