Queen Latifah

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Age: 44
Birthplace: 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.

 
Movie Character Year
Bxditszrgwjkfsl2dnnjis375vf My Life Theresa 1993
Jrjzpjknpjq99gpepkf64k7fzqh Sphere Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher 1998
Dctuprukbds3mosx9sd0pcmrd2g The Bone Collector Thelma 1999
18pcc2xz5mo7wsywoyebhoeuxnw Chicago Matron Mama Morton 2002
Vfbrpqvofalf8qyc408ahpy7nah Bringing Down The House Charlene Morton 2003
Mtzlw7supwrwyvcyvaqynxxz884 Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle 2003
Jfjwempcee9uzgmplmcu6nibjde Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina 2004
7aco6yqbtxjt5bp1ephkshaizgc Taxi Isabelle 'Belle' Williams 2004
Besbygp3gbgqf7uechehs5xhgde Beauty Shop Gina Norris 2005
Dp51drdoz5xmt2qi8jxqekkzhpv Last Holiday Georgia Byrd 2006
Jk4zqh1las8rcl1szaa44iuzlwn Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie (voice) 2006
Eagp6r263mjnf9afvqw5v3ylk8g Stranger Than Fiction Penny Escher 2006
Pm3ryr3bztqx9ea66nusexfsfsq Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle 2007
Nwqmndqwm7blsbnsdpwifqkgte What Happens in Vegas Dr. Twitchell 2008
Rposyvk8cvzbjoixn0ogy37im5v Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie (voice) 2009
Qrz49dcenkqtrwsbok8zwlqc6gg Valentine's Day Paula Thomas 2010
Z08hb5v5msfd1pr5eoylxtvtmce The Dilemma Dana 2011
Bbkkg54yxvtfckez4a5pmrubtqg Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Ellie 2011
Rctupodo5drq13leayumrbjx1yu Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill 2012
U30xszd3mijrdbka6cedsozx48g Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie (voice) 2012
25e2ukeajjftwccuu2z0ncflqfn Steel Magnolias M'Lynn 2012