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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 »

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 Secrets of Emily Blair (executive producer) (post-production)
 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2016 The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (executive producer)
 2016 The Art of Organized Noize (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 The Perfect Match (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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Performed the Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley song "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" with Tony Bennett for his "Duets II" album. 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:

[on moving from singing to acting] My mom taught me to never put all my eggs in one basket. I figured if I wasn't the best rapper, then I shouldn't completely rely on rap. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 26 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Chicago (2002). The others, in chronological order, are: Bessie Love (The Broadway Melody (1929)), Grace Moore (One Night of Love (1934)), Jean Hagen (Singin' in the Rain (1952)), Marjorie Rambeau (Torch Song (1953)), Dorothy Dandridge (Carmen Jones (1954)), Deborah Kerr (The King ... See more »

Nickname:

Hip-Hop's First Lady

Star Sign:

Pisces

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