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Queen Latifah is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Hairstylist American born on 18 march 1970 at Newark (USA)

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah
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Birth name Dana Elaine Owens
Nationality USA
Birth 18 march 1970 (48 years) at Newark (USA)

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), professionally known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show host. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989. In November 1989, she had released her debut album All Hail the Queen (1989), featuring the hit single "Ladies First" with Monie Love. Latifah released her second album Nature of a Sista (1991), which was her final album with Tommy Boy Records.

In 1993, Latifah starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single, from 1993 to 1998. Her third album Black Reign (1993), which went gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and peaked at number 60 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also includes the hit single "U.N.I.T.Y." which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1994 and hit the Billboard Hot 100. Latifah starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) as Cleopatra "Cleo" Sims, alongside Jada Pinkett-Smith. Between 1996 and 2000, controversy between Latifah and Foxy Brown received widespread media attention. She released her fourth album in 1998 Order in the Court (1998) with Motown Records. Queen Latifah gained mainstream success after appearing in Chicago (2002) as Matron "Mama" Morton and she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, losing to Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Latifah released her fifth album The Dana Owens Album (2004), which peaked number 16 on the Billboard 200 chart. She had appeared in a number of films after Chicago such as, Bringing Down the House (2003), Taxi (2004), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2005), Beauty Shop (2005), Last Holiday (2006), and Hairspray (2007). In 2007 to 2009, she released two more studio albums, Trav'lin' Light (2007), which received a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and Persona (2009). In 2012, Latifah co-starred in Joyful Noise (2012) as Vi Rose Hill, with Dolly Parton and Keke Palmer. Queen Latifah created The Queen Latifah Show which ran from late 2013 to early 2015. Latifah played blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO film Bessie (2015).

She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists. Queen Latifah has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Her work in music, film, and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, three Emmy Award nominations (with one win as producer) and an Academy Award nomination.

Biography

Raised in East Orange, New Jersey, Latifah has been a resident of Colts Neck, New Jersey; Rumson, New Jersey and Beverly Hills, California.

Latifah's older brother, Lancelot Jr., was killed in 1992 in an accident involving a motorcycle that Latifah had recently bought him. Latifah still wears the key to the motorcycle around her neck, visible throughout her performance in her sitcom Living Single. She also dedicated Black Reign to him. In her 1999 autobiography, Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman, Latifah discussed how her brother's death had led to a bout of depression and drug abuse, from which she later recovered.

In 1995, Latifah was the victim of a carjacking, which also resulted in the shooting of her boyfriend, Sean Moon.

In 1996, she was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a loaded handgun. In 2002, she was arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles County. She was placed on three years' probation after being convicted.

In early 2003, Latifah had breast reduction surgery which downsized her F size breasts to a DD cup size, as a way to reduce back and shoulder pain. She also works out with a trainer and kickboxes.

Latifah was asked by Maya Angelou, who was unable to attend, to recite a poem written by Angelou at the memorial service for Michael Jackson in July 2009.


Feud with Foxy Brown
Disagreements between Foxy Brown and Queen Latifah ensued in mid–1996, where media reports indicated that Brown was a prime target in Latifah's diss record "Name Callin'", which was featured in the movie soundtrack Set It Off. In response, Brown made allegations of Latifah "checking her out" at musical events and had even gone further to question Latifah's sexuality in various public radio interviews. In 1998, Brown released a diss record titled "10% Dis", where she continually questioned Latifah's sexuality and accused her of being jealous.

By late spring of 1998, Latifah responded to Brown through another diss record titled, "Name Callin' Part II". In the record, Latifah disses Brown about her heavy reliance on sex-appeal, in which she implies that Brown has to rely on skimpy outfits to hide her "half-assed flow". Foxy Brown retaliated via a response-diss record titled "Talk to Me", in which Brown made fun of the ratings of Latifah's television talk show and went on to make various homophobic remarks to both Latifah and then–newcomer Queen Pen.

A significant part of media dubbed Latifah as "the winner" of the feud. Hip-hop magazine ego trip stated that Latifah won the feud with her diss record "Name Callin' Part II" and added that she showed that "the lady's still first", in reference to Latifah's 1990 single, "Ladies First". In 2000, Brown and Latifah reconciled; to show truce, Brown performed her song "Na Na Be Like" on The Queen Latifah Show.

Best films

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
(Actress)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)
(Actress)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
(Actress)
Ice Age 5 (2016)
(Actress)
Chicago (2002)
(Actress)
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
(Actress)

Usually with

John Powell
John Powell
(3 films)
Denis Leary
Denis Leary
(6 films)
Josh Peck
Josh Peck
(5 films)
Ray Romano
Ray Romano
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Queen Latifah (50 films)

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Actress

Pigeon Impossible
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Will Smith, Tom Holland, Jennifer Hale, Taron Egerton, Jane Lynch, Dan Castellaneta
Roles Ilyena Sterling (voice)

Un événement inattendu vient mettre le monde en péril. Lance Sterling, le meilleur super espion du monde, doit faire équipe avec un inventeur de gadget, Walter, pour sauver le monde.
Girls Trip
Girls Trip (2017)
, 2h2
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter
Roles Sasha Franklin
Rating62% 3.1091453.1091453.1091453.1091453.109145
Quatre amies partent faire un voyage et décident de se lâcher comme jamais.
Ice Age 5
Ice Age 5 (2016)
, 1h34
Directed by Mike Thurmeier
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about families, La préhistoire, Comedy science fiction films, Animaux préhistoriques
Actors Chris Wedge, John Leguizamo, Keke Palmer, Ray Romano, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott
Roles Ellie (voice)
Rating57% 2.8522652.8522652.8522652.8522652.852265
Scrat va dans l'espace et provoque la collision entre deux planètes, ce qui crée un astéroïde filant droit vers la Terre. Manny, Sid, Diego et le reste de la bande vont devoir fuir leur chez-soi. Buck, la belette de L'Âge de glace 3, est de retour. Nos héros vont voyager vers des terres exotiques et rencontreront une ribambelle de personnages hauts en couleurs, tels que le spirituel Shangri Lama.
Barbershop 3
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Ice Cube, Regina Hall, Common, Queen Latifah
Roles Gina Norris
Rating59% 2.95192.95192.95192.95192.9519
Pour ce troisième film de la série, il y'a pas que la boutique sur la ligne. Comme Chicago se développe de plus en plus dangereusement en raison de la violence des gangs, l'équipe de Calvin doit se réunir pour aider à sauver la communauté et leur propre famille.
Miracles from Heaven, 1h49
Directed by Patricia Riggen
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about religion
Actors Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, John Carroll Lynch, Eugenio Derbez, Queen Latifah
Roles Angela Bradford
Rating70% 3.547443.547443.547443.547443.54744
Set in Burleson, Texas, in 2011, the film centers on a 12-year-old girl named Anna (Kylie Rogers), daughter of Christy Beam (Jennifer Garner). Anna is suffering from a pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and is unable to eat, using feeding tubes for nutrition. One day she has a near-death experience after falling from a tree. She is subsequently cured from her disease in the Boston Children's Hospital.
Bessie
Bessie (2015)
, 2h12
Directed by Dee Rees
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Le blues
Actors Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Michael K.Williams, Charles S. Dutton
Roles Bessie Smith
Rating65% 3.297433.297433.297433.297433.29743
Bessie Smith est une jeune chanteuse de Chattanooga, dans le Tennessee. À la mort de leurs parents, William et Laura, elle et ses frères et sœurs deviennent orphelins. Leur sœur aînée, Viola, va les élever. Viola est sévère avec eux et l'enfance de Bessie est malheureuse. Elle et son frère Clarence cherchent à travailler pour des spectacles de vaudeville locaux. Ses ambitions scéniques sont frustrées par les producteurs qui ne veulent pas en vedette des femmes noires à la peau foncée dans leurs spectacles. Bessie se faufile dans le train de l'interprète Ma Rainey et lui demande de se joindre à son spectacle. Ma Rainey prend Bessie sous son aile et l'aide à développer ses capacités jusqu'à ce que la popularité de Bessie provoque la séparation des deux femmes. Bessie laisse aussi Clarence pour lancer sa propre carrière.
22 Jump Street, 1h52
Directed by Chris Miller, Phil Lord
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about films, Buddy films
Actors Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Peter Stormare, Amber Stevens West
Roles Mrs. Dickson (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.499243.499243.499243.499243.49924
Two years following their success in the 21 Jump Street program, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are back on the streets chasing narcotics. However, after failing in the pursuit of a group of drug dealers led by Ghost (Peter Stormare), Deputy Chief Hardy (Nick Offerman) puts the duo back on the program to work for Captain Dickson (Ice Cube) – now located across the street at 22 Jump Street. Their assignment is to go undercover as college students and locate the supplier of a drug known as "WHYPHY" (Work Hard, Yes, Play Hard, Yes) that killed a student photographed buying it on campus.
Ice Age: Continental Drift, 1h28
Directed by Mike Thurmeier, Steve Martino
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Pirate films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Films set in Atlantis
Actors John Leguizamo, Ray Romano, Chris Wedge, Denis Leary, Peter Dinklage, Queen Latifah
Roles Ellie (voice)
Rating65% 3.2964553.2964553.2964553.2964553.296455
While Scrat inadvertently causes the break up of Pangaea, Manny and Ellie are forced to deal with the trials and tribulations of their teenage daughter Peaches, who has trouble fitting in with her peers. Ellie tries to support her daughter, but Manny becomes exceedingly over-protective. Peaches' friend Louis, a molehog, tries to warn her as she tries to approach a mammoth named Ethan on whom she has a crush. Meanwhile, Sid's family returns, but only long enough to drop off the elderly Granny before abandoning them both. Manny catches Peaches sneaking off to meet Ethan, and leading to an argument and their estrangement. Shortly after, a continental break-up separates Manny from the herd. Trapped on a moving chunk of ice with Sid, Granny, and Diego, Manny has no choice but to ride out the current. Meanwhile, a giant land shift encroaches on Ellie, Peaches, and those remaining on land, causing them to make their way toward the land bridge.
Steel Magnolias
Directed by Kenny Leon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Films based on plays, Buddy films
Actors Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashād, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashād
Roles M'Lynn
Rating56% 2.802582.802582.802582.802582.80258
Un groupe d'amis très proches passent une grande partie de leur temps à se retrouver dans une paroisse située en Louisiane.
Joyful Noise, 1h58
Directed by Todd Graff
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Jeremy Jordan, Courtney B. Vance
Roles Vi Rose Hill
Rating58% 2.9026952.9026952.9026952.9026952.902695
After the untimely death of a small-town church choir director (Kris Kristofferson) in Pacashau, Georgia, Vy Rose Hill (Latifah), a no-nonsense mother raising two teens alone, takes control of the choir using the traditional Gospel style that their Pastor Dale (Courtney B. Vance) approves of. However, the director's widow, G. G. Sparrow (Parton), the main benefactor to the church, believes she should have been given the position. As in previous years, the choir reaches the regional finals of the national amateur "Joyful Noise" competition, only to be disappointed when a rival choir beats them. Tough times in the town have led to budget problems that threaten to close down the choir, at the same time as the town needs the choir's inspiring music more than ever.
The Dilemma, 1h51
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Kevin James, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah
Roles Dana
Rating53% 2.6501952.6501952.6501952.6501952.650195
Ronny (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Kevin James) are best friends and partners in a small auto design firm. Ronny is in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Beth (Jennifer Connelly) while Nick is married to Geneva (Winona Ryder). The two have recently been given an opportunity to pitch an eco friendly car to Dodge.
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, 26minutes
Directed by Karen Disher
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Christmas films, La préhistoire
Actors Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Chris Wedge, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott
Roles Ellie (voice)
Rating64% 3.245273.245273.245273.245273.24527
Christmas has come and Scrat eyes a beaver assembling a cache of foods, among them an acorn: Scrat sneaks in and takes the acorn, along with others he finds in the area set up as decorations: he ties a large stockpile of them on a piece of bark and tries to leave with them, but they break out and leave him with nothing. Meanwhile, Manny brings the Christmas Rock out of storage, to Ellie's delight: the rock is intended as a surprise for Peaches, who comes sliding down a snow slope in a snowball fight with Crash and Eddie. Manny reveals that the Christmas Rock is the same one from his childhood, a family heirloom, and important as it lets Santa Claus find them to deliver presents.
Valentine's Day, 2h4
Directed by Garry Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey
Roles Paula Thomas
Rating57% 2.8508152.8508152.8508152.8508152.850815
The film follows a group of related characters and their struggles with love on Valentine's Day.
Just Wright, 1h40
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Common, Paula Patton, Queen Latifah, James Pickens Jr., Phylicia Rashād, Pam Grier
Roles Leslie Wright
Rating59% 2.9523152.9523152.9523152.9523152.952315
Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) is a straight-shooting physical therapist and die-hard basketball fan who is tired of being a guy's best friend. She and her god-sister, Morgan (Paula Patton), are living together; Morgan dreams of becoming an NBA trophy wife.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, 1h34
Directed by Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Pregnancy films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Chris Wedge, Queen Latifah, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott
Roles Ellie (voice)
Rating69% 3.4960053.4960053.4960053.4960053.496005
Ellie and Manny are expecting their first child, and Manny is obsessed with making life perfect and safe for the family, since his first experiences as a husband and father went bad when his family were killed by hunters. At the same time, Diego finds himself unable to catch a cocky gazelle he has been stalking and decides to leave the herd, believing that he is losing his predatory nature as a tiger. Sid grows jealous of Manny and Ellie and “adopts” three apparently abandoned eggs that he finds in an icy underground cavern and call them Egbert, Shelly, and Yoko. Manny tells him to put them back, but Sid instead looks after the eggs, which hatch into baby Tyrannosaurus the next morning.