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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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Happy Birthday, Queen Latifah!

Dana Elaine Owens turns 54 years old today. Here are five fun facts about the "First Lady of Hip-Hop". 1. She got her name, “Latifah,” from an Arabic book of names. 2. Latifah played basketball in high school. 3. She had her own daytime talk show, 'The Queen Latifah Show.'. 4. She was the first hip-hop artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 5. Latifah was the first woman hip-hop recording artist to be nominated for an Oscar. Happy Birthday, Queen Latifah!
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Hustle
Hustle
R
1h 58min
2022
Flint
Flint
PG
2h
2017
Bessie
Bessie
0h 9min
2015
The Wiz Live!
The Wiz Live!
1h 51min
2015
Steel Magnolias
Steel Magnolias
1h 30min
2012
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop
Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop
2023
End of the Road
End of the Road
R
1h 29min
2022
The Tiger Rising
The Tiger Rising
PG
1h 42min
2022
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
0h 43min
2021
The Trap
The Trap
1h 30min
2019
Star
Star
2016
House of Bodies
House of Bodies
1h 20min
2016
Joyful Noise
Joyful Noise
PG-13
1h 57min
2012

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
2016Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesBessie (film)Winner
2016Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeBessie (film)Nominated
2015Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or MovieBessie (film)Nominated
2008Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureHairspray (2007 film)Nominated
2008Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesLife Support (film)Winner

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