Queen Latifah

Age: 47
Born: March 18, 1970
Newark, New Jersey


Girls Trip 2017
Miracles from Heaven 2016
Ice Age: Collision Course 2016 (voice)
The Wiz Live! 2015
Bessie 2015 Bessie Smith
House of Bodies 2014
Queen Latifah Collection 2014
Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 Ellie (voice)
Steel Magnolias 2012
Joyful Noise 2012
30 Rock: Season 5 2011
The Dilemma 2011 Susan Warner
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special 2011 (voice)
Just Wright 2010 Leslie Wright
Valentine's Day 2010 Paula Thomas
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 Ellie (voice)
The Secret Life of Bees 2008 August Boatwright
Queen Latifah Triple Feature 2008
Mad Money 2008 Nina Brewster
What Happens in Vegas 2008 (cameo)
Hairspray 2007 Motormouth Maybelle
Life Support 2007
The Perfect Holiday 2007 Narrator (voice)
Arctic Tale 2007 Narrator (voice)
Living Single: The Complete First Season 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 Ellie (voice)
Last Holiday 2006 Georgia Byrd
Talking To Heaven 2006
Stranger Than Fiction 2006 Penny Escher
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz 2005 Auntie Em
Beauty Shop 2005 Gina
Sesame Street: What's The Name Of That Song? 2004
The Cookout 2004 Security Guard
Taxi 2004 Belle
Bringing Down The House 2003 Charlene Morton
Scary Movie 3 2003 La'Quisha
Mama Africa 2002
Brown Sugar 2002
Chicago 2002 Matron "Mama" Morton
The Country Bears 2002
The Bone Collector 1999
Mama Flora's Family 1998
Sphere 1998
Living Out Loud 1998
Hoodlum 1997
Set It Off 1996
My Life 1993
Jungle Fever 1991
House Party 2 1991
Living Single: The Complete Second Season N/A


Just Wright 2010
The Perfect Holiday 2007
Beauty Shop 2005

Executive Producer

The Hip Hop Project 2007


The Cookout 2004

Profile created on July 24, 2002.

Did you know?

  • Her birthname is Dana Owens.
  • Known as the "First Lady of Rap."
  • She started her music career beat-boxing for the rap group Ladies Fresh.
  • Queen Latifah released her debut album, 'Wrath of my Madness,' when she was 18 years old.
  • 'Latifah' is Arabic for delicate and sensitive.
  • In 1995, Queen Latifah was the victim of a carjacking and a friend was shot.
  • She was arrested in 1996 for assaulting a photographer, carrying a loaded weapon and possession of marijuana.
  • Before becoming a rap star, she worked at Burger King.
  • Her older brother, police officer Lance Owens, died in a motorcycle accident, riding a bike Queen Latifah bought him. She still wears the motorcycle key around her neck.
  • Her rap music is inspired by jazz and soul roots.
  • She has her own management company called Flavor Unit Entertainment. It represents stars like L.L. Cool J, Naughty By Nature, Monica and SWV.

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