Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

 

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Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970),[2] 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.[3] 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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Hairspray
 
Hairspray is a 2007 musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name.
Ice Age: Collision Course
 
Ice Age: Collision Course is a 2016 American computer animated film produced by Blue Sky Studios.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
 
Ice Age: Continental Drift is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Blue Sky Studios.
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
 
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz is a 2005 American-Canadian fantasy television film directed by Kirk Thatcher and starring Ashanti and The Muppets with supporting roles done by Jeffrey Tambor, Quentin Tarantino, David Alan Grier, and Queen Latifah.

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West turned down millions for first baby pic, plus more news
  –  January 18, 2018
Tell me about ur experiences." According to the Daily Mail, Ariel Winter, Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Connelly have all undergone the procedure as well. All good now? After a nasty '80s bidding war in which Michael Jackson snagged the rights ...
Black Eyed Peas, after years of pop dominance, talk about the radical turn of ‘Street Livin”
  –  January 17, 2018
That is, the work takes a multicultural spin on genre-fiction and sci-fi noir, with a side of augmented reality and voice acting from Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah and Stan Lee. It’s not quite an album but more of a multiplatform media project of the sort ...
Here’s the Full List of Winners for the 2018 NAACP Image Awards
  –  January 16, 2018
Hip-hop artists and figure heads made a presence at the 2018 NAACP Image Awards this week in Los Angeles, with Kendrick Lamar, LL Cool J and Queen Latifah joining the winners. A total of 47 image awards were given on Monday night (Jan. 15), awarded for ...
NAACP Awards 2018: The winners list
  –  January 16, 2018
limited series or dramatic special Queen Latifah-- "Flint" Outstanding news/information -- (series or special) "Unsung" Outstanding talk series "The Real" Outstanding reality program/reality competition series "The Manns" Outstanding variety or game show ...
Daniel Kaluuya beats Denzel, Maxine Waters says we'll 'impeach Trump' and more from the 2018 NAACP Image Awards
  –  January 16, 2018
"Sisters, especially the ones from Haiti and Africa, we love you as your brothers," he said, and dedicated the win to the film’s female ensemble — Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith. Director Ava DuVernay won the ...
Winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards
  –  January 16, 2018
Queen Latifah, “Flint” Directing, comedy series: Anton Cropper, “’black-ish” Directing, dramatic series: Carl Franklin, “13 Reasons Why” Directing, television movie, limited series or dramatic special: Allen Hughes, “The Defiant Ones ...
Kendrick Lamar, Queen Latifah and LL Cool J Win 2018 NAACP Image Awards
  –  January 15, 2018
Kendrick Lamar, Queen Latifah and LL Cool were among the hip-hop entertainers who have already won 2018 NAACP Image Awards. The award show airs tonight (Jan. 15), but many of the winners in the 47 categories were announced at a non-televised gala that went ...
Brandy With Queen Latifah on The Set Of “Star” After Landing Recurring Role
  –  January 10, 2018
R&B veteran Brandy recently shared an inspirational photo of her and Queen Latifah from the set of FOX’s “Star.” “Setnn’it Off with @queenlatifah on @staronfox #trueinspiration and beautiful #inspired,” Brandy captions the photo. Starting this ...
Listen To Amorphous' 'Finesse' Megamix Including Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliot, Lil Kim, Queen Latifah & More
  –  January 5, 2018
The Cardi B assisted remix to Bruno Mars' "Finesse" has been the center of attention since it dropped yesterday (Jan. 4). We couldn't get enough of the throwback '90s vibe and the effortless chemistry between Cardi and Bruno. But now Amorphous just gave ...
Tiffany Haddish Reveals Queen Latifah 'Egged' Her On 'To Do The Craziest Stuff' for Girls Trip
  –  January 4, 2018
Tiffany Haddish is undeniably hilarious in Girls Trip, but she revealed a lot of her laughs were caused by her costar Queen Latifah. The comedian thanked Latifah, 47, during the New York Film Critics Circle awards dinner Wednesday night while giving a ...
‘Flint’ Review: Queen Latifah Movie is a By-the-Numbers Telling of the Tragic Ongoing Water Crisis
  –  October 28, 2017
The latest movie from Lifetime, starring Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Betsy Brandt, and Marin Ireland, isn’t purporting to be a comprehensive overview of the process that lead to the city’s pipelines leaching toxic chemicals into the Michigan city’s ...

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