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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

1970 births; 20th-century American actresses; 20th-century American singers; 21st-century American actresses; 21st-century American singers; A&M Records artists; Actresses from Newark, New Jersey; African-American actresses; African-American businesspeople; African-American Christians; African-American comedians; African-American fashion designers; African-American female models; African-American female rappers; African-American female singer-songwriters; African-American feminists; African-American pianists; American cosmetics businesspeople; American dance musicians; American fashion businesspeople; American film actresses; American gospel singers; American hip hop singers; American jazz singers; American rhythm and blues singer-songwriters; American soul singers; American television actresses; American television talk show hosts; American voice actresses; American women comedians; American women in business; Baptists from the United States; Best Miniseries or Television Movie Actress Golden Globe winners; Businesspeople from New Jersey; Christian feminists; East Coast hip hop musicians; Feminist musicians; Five percenters; Grammy Award winners; Interscope Records artists; Motown artists; Musicians from Newark, New Jersey; Native Tongues Posse; Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award winners; Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Screen Actors Guild Award winners; People from Colts Neck Township, New Jersey; People from East Orange, New Jersey; People from Rumson, New Jersey; Primetime Emmy Award winners; Queen Latifah; Rappers from Newark, New Jersey; Songwriters from New Jersey; Tommy Boy Records artists; Verve Records artists; Walt Disney Records artists; Warner Bros. Records artists

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, model, television producer, record producer, and talk show host. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen the same year, featuring the hit single "Ladies First". Nature of a Sista (1991) was her second and final album with Tommy Boy Records.

Latifah starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single, from 1993 to 1998. Her third album Black Reign (1993), spawned the single "U.N.I.T.Y.", which won a Grammy Award and was successful on the Billboard Hot 100. She then starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) and released her fourth album, Order in the Court, in 1998, with Motown Records. Latifah gained mainstream success and acclaim with her performance in the film Chicago (2002), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Latifah released her fifth album The Dana Owens Album in 2004. In 2007 and 2009, she released two more studio albums – Trav'lin' Light and Persona. She created the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show, which ran from late 2013 to early 2015 on CBS. She has appeared in a number of films, such as Bringing Down the House (2003), Taxi (2004), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2005), Beauty Shop (2005), Last Holiday (2006), Hairspray (2007), Joyful Noise (2012), 22 Jump Street (2014) and Girls Trip (2017). Latifah received critical acclaim for her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO film Bessie (2015), which she co-produced, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. Since 2016, she has starred as Carlotta Brown in the musical drama series Star.

She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists. Queen Latifah received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, an Academy Award nomination and sales of over two million records.

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