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Queen Latifah

Dana Elaine Owens was born on March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey. Better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, she is a rapper, actress and singer. Queen Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination. From 1993-1998, Latifah had a starring role on Living Single. She began her film career in supporting roles in the 1991 and 1992 films House Party 2, Juice and Jungle Fever. Later, Latifah appeared in the 1996 box-office hit, Set It Off and subsequently had a supporting role in the Holly Hunter film Living Out Loud (1998). She also played the role of Thelma in the 1999 movie The Bone Collector, alongside Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Although she had already received some critical acclaim, she gained mainstream success after being cast as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the musical Chicago (2002). Latifah received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Since then, she has starred in a number of popular films including; Bringing Down the House, with Steve Martin, Taxi, Beauty Shop, Hairspray and Last Holiday. In 2007, she produced the film The Perfect Holiday starring Morris Chestnut and Gabrielle Union. Her most recent films include; Just Wright (2010), The Dilemma (2011) and she is set to reprise her role in the next installment of the animated film, Ice Age.

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Mar 18, 1970 In Newark, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Set It Off 1996-11-06
Latest Project:
Movie And the Winner Isn't 2017-12-08
Known For
Poster of 22 Jump Street
Poster of Hairspray
Poster of Stranger Than Fiction
Poster of Chicago
Movie And the Winner Isn't Herself 2017-12-08
Movie Girls Trip Sasha Franklin 2017-07-21
Movie Ice Age: Collision Course Ellie (voice) 2016-06-23
Movie Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ellie (voice) 2016-03-20
Movie Miracles from Heaven Angela Bradford 2016-03-17
Movie Bessie Bessie Smith 2015-05-16
Movie 22 Jump Street Mrs. Dickson (uncredited) 2014-06-05
Movie House of Bodies Nicole 2013-04-19
Movie Steel Magnolias M'Lynn 2012-10-07
Movie Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie (voice) 2012-06-26
Movie Tony Bennett: Duets II - The Great Performances Herself 2012-03-06
Movie Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill 2012-01-13
Movie Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Ellie (voice) 2011-11-24
Movie Horrible Bosses Ellie (voice) 2011-07-08
Movie The Dilemma Dana 2011-01-13
Movie Valentine's Day Paula Thomas 2010-02-10
Movie Vengeance Can Wait Ellie 2010-10-09
Movie Date Night Nicole 2010-04-08
Movie Just Wright Leslie Wright 2010-05-14
Movie Michael Jackson Memorial Herself 2009-07-07
Movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie (voice) 2009-06-29
Movie The Secret Life of Bees August Boatwright 2008-09-17
Movie Country Wedding Cleo 2008-08-28
Movie What Happens in Vegas Dr. Twitchell 2008-05-07
Movie Mad Money Nina Brewster 2008-01-17
Movie The Perfect Holiday Mrs. Christmas 2007-12-12
Movie Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle 2007-07-13
Movie Arctic Tale Narrator 2007-06-17
Movie Life Support Ana 2007-03-10
Movie Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie (voice) 2006-03-29
Movie Last Holiday Georgia Byrd 2006-01-13
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Stranger Than Fiction Penny Escher 2006-09-09
Movie Flyboys Narrator 2006-09-22
Series The Tyra Banks Show Unknown 2005-09-12
Series Hogan Knows Best Unknown 2005-07-10
Movie Beauty Shop Gina Norris 2005-06-02
Movie The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Aunt Em 2005-05-20
Movie Our Fathers Dispatcher Love (Voice) 2005-05-11
Movie Howl's Moving Castle Aunt Em 2004-11-19
Movie Taxi Isabelle 'Belle' Williams 2004-10-06
Movie The Cookout Security Guard 2004-09-03
Movie The Merchant of Venice Nicole 2004-09-03
Movie Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina 2004-01-20
Movie Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton 2003-03-07
Series I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003-10-21
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle 2003-10-24
Movie Chicago Matron Mama Morton 2002-12-26
Movie Brown Sugar fracine 2002-10-05
Movie The Country Bears Cha-Cha 2002-07-26
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Talking to Heaven Midge Harmon 2002-04-28
Movie The Bone Collector Thelma 1999-11-04
Movie Bringing Out the Dead Dispatcher Love (Voice) 1999-10-22
Movie Una Lección de Cine Herself 1999-01-01
Movie Sphere Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher 1998-02-13
Movie Hoodlum Sulie 1997-08-27
Movie Set It Off Cleo 1996-11-06