Queen Latifah


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Often considered hip-hop's first lady, the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 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 her older brother were cops-which would later influence her rhyming style... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »

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Chicago Matron Mama Morton
(2002)
Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle
(2007)
(2003)
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(2004)

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  Untitled Solvan Naim Project (executive producer) (announced)
  Paper Chase (executive producer) (pre-production)
  The Tiger Rising (executive producer) (post-production)
 2022/II End of the Road (executive producer) (post-production)
 2021 The Equalizer (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Aftermath (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Reckoning (2021) ... (executive producer)
- True Believer (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Lifeline (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Hunting Grounds (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Salt-N-Pepa (TV Movie) (producer)
 2020 The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2019 Scream: The TV Series (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Blindspots (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Endgame (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Ports in the Storm (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Man Behind the Mask (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Devil's Night (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018-2019 Star (TV Series) (producer - 10 episodes)
- When the Levee Breaks (2019) ... (producer)
- Proud Mary Keep On (2019) ... (producer)
- Square One (2019) ... (producer)
- Lean on Me (2019) ... (producer)
- Amazing Grace (2019) ... (producer)
 2019/I Ballet After Dark (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 2019/III The Trap (executive producer)
 2016-2019 The Rap Game (TV Series) (executive producer - 31 episodes)
- Bonus Track (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Final Battle (2019) ... (executive producer)
- SuperNova (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Fight for Your Life (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Stay Woke (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Flint (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2017 Dear Mama: An Event to Honor Moms (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2017 The Best Place to Be (TV Mini Series) (executive producer)
 2017 The Pop Game (TV Series) (exectutive Producer)
 2016 The Secrets of Emily Blair (executive producer)
 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016 The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story (TV Movie) (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)
 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 House of Bodies (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:

Album, "Persona," Flavor Unit/Verve/Universal Records 295 555, 2009. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 14 Interviews | 11 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dana Owens

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Children:

None

Parents:

Owens (Bray), Rita | Owens Sr,. Lancelot
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm pretty much the same but trying to be better every day. I don't think the success has gone to my head. I don't think I'm alienating friends or losing friends. See more »

Trivia:

Was set to star in Monster's Ball (2001) alongside Robert De Niro with Sean Penn directing. Unfortunately, producers could not set up the film in time and it was delayed and recast. Her role went to Halle Berry and DeNiro's to Billy Bob Thornton. See more »

Nickname:

Hip-Hop's First Lady

Star Sign:

Pisces

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