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Queen Latifah

Dana Elaine Owens was born 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 Offand subsequently had a supporting role in the Holly Hunter film Living Out Loud (1998). She also played 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 many popular films, including Bringing Down the House, with Steve Martin, TaxiBeauty Shop, Hairsprayand 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) and The Dilemma (2011), and she will reprise her role in the next installment of the animated film, Ice Age.

Known For

Credits

Cast Credits

The Equalizer (2021)
Starring as Robyn McCall (36 episodes)
The Amber Ruffin Show (2020)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
Hollywood (2020)
Guest starring as Hattie McDaniel (2 episodes)
When the Streetlights Go On (2020)
Starring as Detective Darlene Grasso (5 episodes)
Untold Stories of Hip-Hop (2019)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
The Kelly Clarkson Show (2019)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
Carpool Karaoke (2017)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
Live with Kelly & Ryan (2017)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
The Best Place to Be (2017)
Starring as Host
Star (2016)
Starring as Carlotta Brown (48 episodes)
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge (2016)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah (3 episodes)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah (2 episodes)
Hot Ones (2015)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
Empire (2015)
Guest starring as Carlotta Brown
The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration (2014)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah (2 episodes)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah (5 episodes)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)
Starring as Host (27 episodes)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2012)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
Single Ladies (2011)
Guest starring as Sharon Love (4 episodes)
Hot in Cleveland (2010)
Guest starring as Aunt Esther Johnson
Watch What Happens Live (2009)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
Black Girls Rock! (2006)
Guest starring as Host
30 Rock (2006)
Guest starring as Regina Bookman
America's Got Talent (2006)
Guest starring as Guest Judge
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah (8 episodes)
America's Next Top Model (2003)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
BET Awards (2001)
Starring as Host
Mama Flora's Family (1998)
Starring as Diana (2 episodes)
The View (1997)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
The Daily Show with Craig Kilborn (1996)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
The Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah (2 episodes)
Living Single (1993)
Starring as Khadijah James (3 episodes)
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
Guest starring as Marissa Redman
Guest starring as Denise "Dee Dee" Williams
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (1987)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah
Independent Spirit Awards (1986)
Starring as Host
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah (2 episodes)
American Music Awards (1974)
Starring as Host
Grammy Awards (1959)
Starring as Host
Oscars (1953)
Guest starring as Queen Latifah (8 episodes)

Crew Credits

Weekend Getaway with Michelle Buteau (2021)
Show crew as Executive Producer (3 episodes)
The Equalizer (2021)
Show crew as Executive Producer (35 episodes)
The Best Place to Be (2017)
Show crew as Creator
The Pop Game (2017)
Show crew as Executive Producer
The Rap Game (2016)
Show crew as Executive Producer
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)
Show crew as Creator
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