Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah ( born March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey, as Dana Elaine Owens ) is an American hip hop recording artist, actress and talk show host.

Life and career

Their debut album, 1989 All hail the Queen was a great success and received a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance. In 1993 she founded her own record company: Flavor Unit Records. On her plate Dana Owens Album ( 2004) she turns to jazz. This album contains some great arrangements in the style of the sixties, including a version of the folk classic California Dreaming by The Mamas and the Papas.

Her first film role was in 1991 in Jungle Fever, directed by Spike Lee. From 1993 to 1998 she played the lead role in the sitcom Living single. For her role in the musical Chicago ( 2002) she was nominated for an Oscar as best supporting actress. In 2003, she co-starred with Steve Martin in the comedy Bringing Down the House. In 2004, she turned the action comedy New York taxi.

An autobiography entitled Ladies first: revelations of a strong woman, she published in 1999 In January 2006, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.. So Queen Latifah is the first hip -hop artist who bestowed this honor.

You gave in Ice Age 2: The Meltdown, Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Ice Age 4: Continental Drift respectively in the original English version of the mammoth Ellie her female voice.

They also took on 7 July 2009 attended the funeral of Michael Jackson, where he gave a farewell speech, where she recited the poem We had him by the poet Maya Angelou.

Latifah, together with Shakim Compere in Miami production company Flavor Unit Studios. Since September 2013, it is the host of the daily "Queen Latifah Show". She is continuing a series that already successfully ran from 1999 to 2001.




  • 2003: Teen Choice Award for Bringing Down the House ( five nominations for the Teen Choice Award)
  • 2003: Academy Award nomination for Chicago
  • 2007: Emmy Award nomination ( category Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie ) for the role of Ana Walace in the film Life Support
  • 2008: Golden Globe for Best Actress - Mini - Series or TV Movie Television
  • 2008: Screen Actors Guild Award ( for Best Actress in a TV movie or mini TV series) for the role of Ana Walace in the film Life Support
  • 2014: People's Choice Award for Favorite New Talk Show Host