Queen Latifah



Place of birth:

Newark, New Jersey, USA :


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.

Film Credits

When the Street Lights Go On (2020)
as Detective Grasso
The Little Mermaid: The Broadway Musical (2019)
as Ursula
The Trap (2019)
as Dr. Obayuwana
And the Winner Isn't (2017)
as Herself
Flint (2017)
as Iza Banks
Girls Trip (2017)
as Sasha Franklin
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
as Ellie (voice)
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)
as Ellie (voice)
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
as Angela Bradford
The Wiz Live! (2015)
as The Wiz
The Making of the Wiz Live! (2015)
as Herself
Bessie (2015)
as Bessie Smith
22 Jump Street (2014)
as Mrs. Dickson (uncredited)
Teach (2013)
as Self
House of Bodies (2013)
as Nicole
Steel Magnolias (2012)
as M'Lynn
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
as Ellie (voice)
Tony Bennett: Duets II - The Great Performances (2012)
as Herself
Joyful Noise (2012)
as Vi Rose Hill
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011)
as Ellie (voice)
The Dilemma (2011)
as Dana
Just Wright (2010)
as Leslie Wright
Valentine's Day (2010)
as Paula Thomas
Michael Jackson Memorial (2009)
as Herself
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
as Ellie (voice)
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial (2009)
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
as August Boatwright
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
as Dr. Twitchell
Garrett's Gift (2008)
Mad Money (2008)
as Nina Brewster
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
as Mrs. Christmas
Hairspray (2007)
as Motormouth Maybelle
Arctic Tale (2007)
as Narrator
Life Support (2007)
as Ana
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
as Penny Escher
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
as Ellie (voice)
Last Holiday (2006)
as Georgia Byrd
Beauty Shop (2005)
as Gina Norris
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)
as Aunt Em
Taxi (2004)
as Isabelle 'Belle' Williams
The Cookout (2004)
as Security Guard
Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004)
as Gina
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
as Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle
Bringing Down the House (2003)
as Charlene Morton
Chicago (2002)
as Matron Mama Morton
Brown Sugar (2002)
as fracine
The Country Bears (2002)
as Cha-Cha
Mama Africa (2002)
as Host
Talking to Heaven (2002)
as Midge Harmon
Platinum Comedy Series: Roasting Shaquille O'Neal (2002)
as herself / host
The Bone Collector (1999)
as Thelma
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
as Dispatcher Love (Voice)
Living Out Loud (1998)
as Liz Bailey
Sphere (1998)
as Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher
Hoodlum (1997)
as Sulie
Set It Off (1996)
as Cleo
My Life (1993)
as Theresa
Who's the Man? (1993)
as Herself
Juice (1992)
as Ruffhouse M.C.
House Party 2 (1991)
as Zora
Jungle Fever (1991)
as Lashawn
Hope's Wish ()
as Toni Dubois
King of the South ()

TV Series Credits

Hollywood (2020)
as Hattie McDaniel
When the Streetlights Go On (2020)
as Detective Grasso
Carpool Karaoke (2017)
as Herself
Star (2016)
as Carlotta Brown
Lip Sync Battle (2015)
as Herself
Empire (2015)
as Carlotta Brown
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)
The Talk (2010)
Hot in Cleveland (2010)
as Aunt Esther Jean Johnson
30 Rock (2006)
VH1 Rock Honors (2006)
The Reichen Show (2005)
The Tyra Banks Show (2005)
Hogan Knows Best (2005)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back (2003)
Eve (2003)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
American Idol (2002)
Good Day Live (2001)
The Early Show (1999)
The View (1997)
Spin City (1996)
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)
MADtv (1995)
Ellen (1994)
The Critic (1994)
Intimate Portrait (1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Living Single (1993)
as Khadijah James
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
The Jenny Jones Show (1991)
Roc (1991)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
as Marissa Redman
Mama Flora's Family (1988)
as Diana
Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)
as Herself
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Don Kirshner's Rock Concert (1973)
The GRAMMY Awards (1959)
The Academy Awards (1953)
Today (1952)
The Equalizer ()
Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom (2019)
Executive Producer
The Secrets of Emily Blair (2016)
Executive Producer
Brotherly Love (2015)
Executive Producer
Percentage (2013)
Executive Producer
Joyful Noise (2012)
Executive Producer
Just Wright (2010)
Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
Executive Producer
Beauty Shop (2005)
Taxi (2004)
Music Consultant
Bringing Down the House (2003)
Executive Producer
Romeo and Juliet ()