Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

American musician and actress
One of the first politically conscious female rappers, she also became a successful actress.
BornMarch 18, 1970
HometownNewark, New Jersey, United States of America
Net worth$70 million
Height5'10" (1.78m)
ParentsRita Owens , Lancelot Owens, Sr.
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Queen Latifah believes Jude Law has what it takes to be a rapper

  • Queen Latifah is adamant Jude Law has what it takes to make it as a rap star. During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, host Stephen asked the entertainer what it was like to make the transition from rapper to screen star when she landed supporting roles in films in the early '90s. "For me, it was a pretty good transition. I didn't know what the heck I was doing, to be honest with you," Latifah replied. "I think because we make videos as rappers, we're used to

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New Orleans Festivalgoers Do the Electric Slide on Bourbon Street

There was some seriously coordinating revelry going on at the Essence festival in New Orleans on the weekend of July 7.After the likes of Mary J Blige and Queen Latifah had done their thing on the main stage, the party continued on Bourbon Street with a mass rendition of the electric slide, as recorded by Arthur Hudson. Credit: Arthur Hudson via Storyful
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias
1h 30min
2012
End of the Road
End of the Road
1h 29min
2022
Hustle
Hustle
R
1h 58min
2022
The Tiger Rising
The Tiger Rising
PG
1h 42min
2022
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
0h 43min
2021
Beyond Breathless
Beyond Breathless
2020
Bounce Celebrates Black History
Bounce Celebrates Black History
2020
The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!
The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!
2019
The Trap
The Trap
1h 30min
2019
Ms. Lauryn Hill: Live at RMC
Ms. Lauryn Hill: Live at RMC
2017
Revolt Icon Award 2017: Queen Latifah
Revolt Icon Award 2017: Queen Latifah
2017
Flint
Flint
PG
2h
2017
The Best of Queen Latifah
The Best of Queen Latifah
2017
Music Talks: Queen Latifah
Music Talks: Queen Latifah
2017
Star
Star
TV-14
0h 42min
2016
The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards
2016
The Wiz Live!
The Wiz Live!
1h 51min
2015
The Making of the Wiz Live!
The Making of the Wiz Live!
2015
The Queen Latifah Show
The Queen Latifah Show
1h
2013
Teach
Teach
2013
Joyful Noise
Joyful Noise
PG-13
1h 57min
2012
Stand Up to Cancer
Stand Up to Cancer
2010
Just Wright
Just Wright
PG
1h 41min
2010

Albums

All Hail the Queen
All Hail the Queen
1989
Rhino Hi-Five: Queen Latifah
Rhino Hi-Five: Queen Latifah
2006
Persona
Persona
2009
Cue the Rain
Cue the Rain
2009
Trav'lin' Light
Trav'lin' Light
2007
I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
2007
Poetry Man
Poetry Man
2007
Hip-Hop Hits
Hip-Hop Hits
2005
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection
2005
Dana Owens Album
Dana Owens Album
2004
She's a Queen: A Collection of Greatest Hits
She's a Queen: A Collection of Greatest Hits
2002
Order in the Court
Order in the Court
1998
Black Reign
Black Reign
1993
Nature of a Sista
Nature of a Sista
1991

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2016Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeBessie (film)Nominated
2016Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesBessie (film)Winner
2015Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or MovieBessie (film)Nominated
2008Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesLife Support (film)Winner
2008Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeLife Support (film)Winner

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