Queen Latifah

Born Mar 18, 1970

Dana Elaine Owens, better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, model, comedienne, and actress. Her 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Queen Latifah.


1970 Birth Latifah was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 18, 1970, and lived primarily in East Orange, New Jersey. … Read More


1988 18 Years Old The song got the attention of Tommy Boy Music employee Dante Ross, who signed Latifah and in 1988 issued her first single, "Wrath of My Madness".
…  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". … Read More


1992 22 Years Old 1 More Event
She received a Candace Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in 1992. … Read More
1993 23 Years Old 1 More Event
From 1993 to 1998, Latifah had a starring role on Living Single, the FOX sitcom, which gained high ratings among black audiences; she also wrote and performed its theme music. … Read More
1996 26 Years Old Latifah appeared in the 1996 box-office hit, Set It Off, and had a supporting role in the Holly Hunter film Living Out Loud (1998).
1999 29 Years Old She played the role of Thelma in the 1999 movie The Bone Collector, alongside Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. … Read More


2003 33 Years Old In 2003, she starred with Steve Martin in the film Bringing Down the House, which was a major success at the box office. … Read More
2006 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 2006, Latifah appeared in a romantic comedy/drama entitled Last Holiday. … Read More
The summer of 2007 brought Latifah triple success in the big-screen version of the Broadway smash hit Hairspray, in which she acted, sang, and danced. … Read More
2008 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Latifah appeared in the crime comedy Mad Money opposite Academy Award-winner Diane Keaton as well as Katie Holmes and Ted Danson.
2009 39 Years Old In 2009, Latifah was a presenter at the 81st Academy Awards, presenting the segment honoring film professionals who had died during 2008 and singing "I'll Be Seeing You" during the montage. … Read More


She also hosted the 2010 People's Choice Awards.
2011 - 2013 2 More Events
2014 44 Years Old On January 26, 2014, Latifah officiated the weddings of 33 same-sex and opposite-sex couples during a performance of "Same Love" by Macklemore at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
2015 45 Years Old In 2015, Latifah received a Best Actress Emmy nomination for her lead role as Bessie Smith in Bessie, an HBO film which received a total of 12 Emmy nominations. … Read More
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