Queen Latifah

18 Mar 1970

Actor, Producer

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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Filmography (45 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Girls Trip
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sasha Franklin)
(movie, 2016)
···The Secrets of Emily Blair
Genre: Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2016)
···Ice Age: Collision Course
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ellie (voice))
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Ellie (voice))
(movie, 2016)
···Miracles from Heaven
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Angela)
(movie, 2015)
···The Wiz Live
Genre: Music
Role: Actor (as The Wiz)
(movie, 2015)
···Bessie
Genre: Drama, Music, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Bessie Smith)
(movie, 2015)
···Brotherly Love
Genre: Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2014)
···22 Jump Street
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Action
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Dickinson)
(movie, 2012)
···Ice Age: Continental Drift
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Ellie (voice))
(movie, 2012)
···Joyful Noise
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Vi Rose Hill)
(movie, 2012)
···Steel Magnolias
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as M'Lynn)
(movie, 2011)
···Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
Genre: Animation, Family, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Ellie (voice))
(movie, 2011)
···The Dilemma
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dana)
(movie, 2010)
···Just Wright
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2010)
···Valentine's Day
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Paula Thomas)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Ellie (voice))
(movie, 2008)
···The Secret Life Of Bees
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as August Boatwright)
(movie, 2008)
···What Happens in Vegas
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Twitchell)
(movie, 2008)
···Mad Money
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Nina Brewster)
(movie, 2007)
···Hairspray
Genre: Family, Comedy, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Motormouth Maybelle)
(movie, 2007)
···Life Support
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ana)
(movie, 2006)
···Stranger Than Fiction
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Penny Escher)
(movie, 2006)
···Ice Age: The Meltdown
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Ellie (voice))
(movie, 2006)
···Last Holiday
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Georgia Byrd)
(movie, 2005)
···Beauty Shop
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Gina Norris)
(movie, 2005)
···The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Family
Role: Actor (as Aunt Em)
(movie, 2004)
···Taxi
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Isabelle 'Belle' Williams)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Gina)
(movie, 2003)
···Scary Movie 3
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Aunt Shaneequa · The Oracle)
(movie, 2003)
···Bringing Down The House
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(mini-series, 2003)
···Kung Faux
Genre: Action, Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Voice Over · Various)
(movie, 2002)
···Chicago
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Matron Mama Morton)
(movie, 2002)
···Brown Sugar
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as fracine)
(movie, 1999)
···The Bone Collector
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Thelma)
(movie, 1999)
···Bringing Out the Dead
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Dispatcher Love (Voice))
(movie, 1998)
···Sphere
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher)
(movie, 1998)
···Living Out Loud
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Liz Bailey)
(movie, 1998)
···Mama Flora's Family
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Diana)
(movie, 1997)
···Hoodlum
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sulie)
(movie, 1996)
···Set It Off
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cleo)
(movie, 1996)
···Set It Off
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cleopatra 'Cleo' Sims)
(movie, 1993)
···My Life
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Theresa)
(movie, 1992)
···Juice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ruffhouse M.C.)
(movie, 1991)
···House Party 2
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Zora)