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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 Born on March 18, 1970.


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".
1989 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Latifah made her mark in hip-hop by rapping about issues of black women. Her songs covered topics including domestic violence, harassment on the streets, and relationship problems. Freddy helped Latifah sign with Tommy Boy Records, which released Latifah's first album All Hail the Queen in 1989, when she was nineteen.


1991 - 1992 2 More Events
1993 23 Years Old She made a guest role as herself on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper in 1993.
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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