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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 29 wins & 82 nominations. See more awards »

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TV commercial for Freedom Card (Gold MasterCard) (2000) See more »

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

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Alternate Names:

Dana Owens


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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If my brother and I wanted money in our pockets, we had to get jobs - my first was at Burger King. See more »


Tocadisco's song "Nobody (Likes The Records That I Play)" is based on a sample from the film Juice (1992) spoken by Queen Latifah. See more »


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