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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 & 84 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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

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 2017 The Best Place to Be (TV Series) (executive producer) (post-production)
 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 The Secrets of Emily Blair (executive producer)
 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016 The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (executive producer)
 2016 Curvy Style with Timothy Snell (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2016 The Art of Organized Noize (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 The Perfect Match (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)
 2015/III Brotherly Love (executive producer)
 2015 November Rule (executive producer)
 2014 House of Bodies (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)
 2014 Percentage (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)
 2012 I Kissed a Girl (associate producer - as Dana Owens)
 2012 Joyful Noise (executive producer)
 2011 The Cookout 2 (TV Movie) (producer)
 2010 Just Wright (producer)
 2009 Broke & Famous (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 The Perfect Holiday (producer)
 2007 Wifey (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2007 Who's Your Caddy? (executive producer)
 2007 Life Support (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2005 Beauty Shop (producer)
 2004 The Cookout (producer)
 2003 Bringing Down the House (executive producer)
 1999 Queen Latifah Show (TV Series) (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Print ads for CoverGirl Fantastic Lash and Wetslicks cosmetics (2005-06). 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:

There are times you can't really see or even feel how sweet life can be. Hopefully, its mountains will be higher than its valleys are deep. I know things that are broken can be fixed. Take the punch if you have to, hit the canvas and then get up again. Life is worth it. See more »

Trivia:

Sang "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" with Tony Bennett on his album "Duets II" (2011), prompting Bennett to equate her with his old friend Ella Fitzgerald. See more »

Nickname:

Hip-Hop's First Lady

Star Sign:

Pisces

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