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Queen Latifah


Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr. She came from a police family--both her father and older brother were cops... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 84 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Living Single
Living Single Khadijah James
(1993-1998)
Chicago
Chicago Matron Mama Morton
(2002)
Bringing Down the House
(2003)
Arctic Tale
Arctic Tale Narrator
(2007)

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 2017 The Best Place to Be (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2017 The Pop Game (TV Series) (exectutive Producer)
 2016-2017 The Rap Game (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Look Who's Back (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Finale, Part 2 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Finale, Part 1 (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Battle to the Def (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Birthday Bash (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016 Curvy Style with Timothy Snell (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2016 From the Bottom Up (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Main Event ... (executive producer)
- Changes and Challenges ... (executive producer)
- Meet Me at the Alter ... (executive producer)
- Bahama Mamas ... (executive producer)
- Unstable ... (executive producer)
 2015 Bessie (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011-2014 Let's Stay Together (TV Series) (executive producer - 47 episodes)
- Hooked on You (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Breakdowns and Billy Clubs (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Hairy Situations (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Game Over (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Cam-Paign in My Butt (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2013 Let the Church Say Amen (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Steel Magnolias (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011-2012 Single Ladies (TV Series) (executive producer - 25 episodes)
- Finally (2012) ... (executive producer - as Dana Owens)
- Still in Love with You (2012) ... (executive producer - as Dana Owens)
- All or Nothing (2012) ... (executive producer - as Dana Owens)
- Stormy Weather (2012) ... (executive producer - as Dana Owens)
- Fast Love (2012) ... (executive producer - as Dana Owens)
 2012 The Next (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2012 The Star Next Door (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2011 The Cookout 2 (TV Movie) (producer)
 2009 Broke & Famous (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Wifey (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Life Support (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1999 Queen Latifah Show (TV Series) (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Took part in the 1990 all-celebrity "Yakety Yak: Take It Back" national recycling-awareness project. "Yakety Yak" featured public service-announcements and music-videos with Latifah and celebs like Pat Benatar and Stevie Wonder. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dana Owens

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it. See more »

Trivia:

Older brother Lance Owens, who was a police officer, died in an accident on the motorcycle Latifah bought for him as a present. She still wears the motorcycle key around her neck. See more »

Nickname:

Hip-Hop's First Lady

Star Sign:

Pisces

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