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Encyclopedia > Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
Born Dana Elaine Owens
March 18, 1970 (1970-03-18) (age 38)
Newark, New Jersey
Occupation Rapper, Singer, Actor
Years active 1991  – present
Official website
Queen Latifah
Birth name Dana Elaine Owens
Born March 18, 1970 (1970-03-18) (age 38)
Origin Newark, New Jersey
Genre(s) Rap, soul, jazz
Years active 1988 - present
Label(s) Motown Records

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer and actress. Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, Grammy Award, five additional Grammy nominations, two Screen Actors Guild Award, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination. is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of popular music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other article subjects named Jazz see jazz (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Motown Records, also known as Tamla-Motown outside of the United States, is a record label originally based out of Detroit, Michigan (Motor City, hence mo(tor)town), from where it achieved widespread international success. ... is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stage name, also called a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers such as actors, comedians, musicians, djs, clowns, and professional wrestlers. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... An Emmy Award. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Latifah was born in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Rita, a schoolteacher who worked at Irvington High School, and Lancelot Owens, a policeman.[1][2][3] Her parents divorced when Latifah was ten.[3] Latifah performed the number "Home" from the musical The Wiz in a high school play.[4] Her stage name, Latifah (لطيفة), meaning "kind" in Arabic, was given to her when she was eight by her cousin.[3] Latifah was raised in the Baptist religion,[5] and, while in high school, was a power forward on her basketball team.[6] Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... Irvington High School: Frank H. Morrell Campus is a high school in Irvington, New Jersey that holds students from grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, as part of the Irvington Public Schools. ... This article is about the stage musical. ... Arabic redirects here. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is...


Music career

Latifah started her career beatboxing for the rap group Ladies Fresh.[3] Latifah was one of the members of the original version of the Flavor Unit, which, at that time, was a crew of emcees grouped around producer DJ Mark the 45 King. In 1988, DJ Mark the 45 King heard a demo version of Latifah's single "Princess of the Posse" and gave the demo to Fab Five Freddy, who was the host of Yo! MTV Raps. Freddy helped Latifah sign with Tommy Boy Records, which released Latifah's first album All Hail the Queen in 1989, when she was nineteen.[3] That year, she appeared as Referee on the UK label Music of Life album "1989—The Hustlers Convention (live)". Her debut managed to be both a critical and a commercial success and was followed by the albums Nature of a Sista and Black Reign, which contained the Grammy Award winning hit single, U.N.I.T.Y. In 1998, she released her fourth hip-hop album Order in the Court. In 2004, she released the soul/jazz standards The Dana Owens Album. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... hallo elraki du pedophila pfarrerficker,du bist so fett das dei klassenfoto aus der luft aufgenommen werden musste,wenn fettheit rollen würde würdest du denn berg aufebremsen. ... Fab Five Freddy, born Fred Braithwaite, is a rapper whose name appeared in the mainstream through a namecheck in Blondies single Rapture and his appearance in the video for that single. ... Yo! MTV Raps is a two-hour American television music video program, which ran from August 1988 to August 1995. ... Tommy Boy Records is a record label started in 1981 by Tom Silverman after borrowing $5000 from his parents. ... All Hail the Queen is the debut album by alternative hip hop artist Queen Latifah, released in November of 1989 (see 1989 in music) on Tommy Boy Records. ... Black Reign is the third album from Queen Latifah. ... U.N.I.T.Y is a single from Queen Latifahs 1993 album, Black Reign. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Jazz standard refers to a tune that is widely known, performed, and recorded among jazz musicians. ...


On July 11, 2007, Latifah made her singing debut at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles as the headliner act in a live jazz concert. Before an enthusiastic crowd of more than 12,400, she was backed by a 10-piece live orchestra and three backup vocalists, aka The Queen Latifah Orchestra. In the concert, Latifah performed new arrangements of standards including California Dreaming, first made popular by '60s icons The Mama's and The Papa's. is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... California Dreamin is a song by The Mamas & the Papas, first released in the 1960s and then re-popularized by a remix by DJ Sammy in 2001. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ... The Savior Not Made By Hands (1410s, by Andrei Rublev) An icon (from Greek εικων, eikon, image) is an artistic visual representation or symbol of anything considered holy and divine, such as God, saints or deities. ...


In 2007, Latifah released an album entitled Trav'lin' Light. Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Joe Sample, George Duke, Christian McBride, Stevie Wonder made guest appearances on the project.[7] It has been nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" category. [8] For the footballer, see Jill Scott (footballer). ...


Acting career

From 1993 to 1998, Latifah had a starring role on Living Single, a FOX sitcom;[3] she also wrote and performed its theme music. She began her film career in a supporting role in the 1991 films House Party 2, Juice, and Jungle Fever. Living Single is an American television sitcom which aired for five seasons on the FOX television network from August 1993 until January 1998. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... This article is about a genre of comedy. ... House Party is a 1990 comedy film released by New Line Cinema. ... Juice is a 1992 drama film that has gained a certain classic status. ... Jungle Fever is a 1991 film directed by Spike Lee, starring Wesley Snipes and Annabella Sciorra. ...


Latifah first attracted notice for her role portraying a lesbian in the 1996 box-office hit, Set It Off and subsequently had a supporting role in the Holly Hunter film Living Out Loud (1998).[3] She played the role of Thelma in the 1999 movie adaptation of Jeffrey Deavers' The Bone Collector, alongside Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Although she had already received some critical acclaim, she gained mainstream success after being cast as Matron "Mama" Morton in the Oscar-winning musical Chicago, the recipient of the Best Picture Oscar.[3] Latifah received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role, but lost to co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones.[3] In 2003, she starred with Steve Martin in the film Bringing Down the House, which was a major success at the box office.[3] Since then, she has had both leading and supporting roles in a multitude of films that received varied critical and box office receptions, including Scary Movie 3, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Taxi, Kung Faux, Beauty Shop, and Hairspray. This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... This article is about the film. ... Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Living Out Loud is a 1998 comedy drama written and directed by Richard LaGravenese. ... The Bone Collector is a 1999 thriller starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4, 1975) is an American film actor, a former fashion model, and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. ... This article is about the 2002 film. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 25 September 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Welsh actress based in the United States. ... For other uses, see Steve Martin (disambiguation). ... Bringing Down the House is a 2003 comedy film, written by Jason Filardi, and directed by Adam Shankman. ... Scary Movie 3 (2003) is an American comedy film directed by David Zucker and is the third film of the Scary Movie franchise. ... Barbershop 2: Back in Business is a 2004 comedy film sequel to 2002s Barbershop, from the writing/producing team Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. ... Categories: 2004 films | Action films | Comedy films | Movie stubs ... Kung Faux is a comedy television series that remixes classic kung fu movies with popular music, comic book style editing and video game style special effects, and new voice-over dubbing from primarily hip hop personalities ranging from Gang Starrs Guru, Queen Latifah, Jean Grae, Mr. ... This article is about Beauty Shop, the movie. ... This article is about Hairspray, the musical that started performances on Broadway in 2002. ...


In early 2006, Latifah appeared in a romantic comedy/drama entitled Last Holiday.[3] Film critic Richard Roeper stated that "this is the Queen Latifah performance I've been waiting for ever since she broke into movies".[9] Also in 2006, Latifah voiced Ellie, a friendly mammoth, in the animated film, Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (her first voice appearance in an animated film), and also appeared in the drama Stranger Than Fiction. Last Holiday is a film directed by Wayne Wang and starring Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton and Alicia Witt and was filmed on-site in New Orleans, Louisiana and at Barrandov Studios, in the Czech Republic. ... Richard Roeper (born October 17, 1959)[1] is a columnist/film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and, since September of 2000, has co-hosted the television series At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper with fellow film critic Roger Ebert. ... This article is about the genus Mammuthus. ... Stranger than Fiction is a 2006 American comedy-drama film. ...


She has starred in two movie remakes (Taxi and Last Holiday), four sequels (House Party 2, Scary Movie 3, Barbershop 2: Back in Business and Ice Age 2: The Meltdown), 1 Spinoff (Beauty Shop), 1 movie based on a book (The Bone Collector), and two screen adaptations of musicals (Chicago and Hairspray). In regards to the difference between rap and musicals, Queen admits that she grew up watching musicals and singing in that style. "What the hell was I going to do," she revealed to CraveOnline, "it wasn't like I was going to perform much of that... but now it's all paying off because here come the musicals again and I get a chance to have some fun with a lot of these songs".[10] Categories: 2004 films | Action films | Comedy films | Movie stubs ... Last Holiday is a film directed by Wayne Wang and starring Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton and Alicia Witt and was filmed on-site in New Orleans, Louisiana and at Barrandov Studios, in the Czech Republic. ... House Party is a 1990 comedy film released by New Line Cinema. ... Scary Movie 3 (2003) is an American comedy film directed by David Zucker and is the third film of the Scary Movie franchise. ... Barbershop 2: Back in Business is a 2004 comedy film sequel to 2002s Barbershop, from the writing/producing team Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. ... This article is about Beauty Shop, the movie. ... The Bone Collector is a 1999 thriller starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. ... This article is about the 2002 film. ... This article is about the 2007 film. ...


The summer of 2007 has brought Latifah triple success in the big-screen version of the Broadway smash hit Hairspray, in which she acts, sings, and dances. The film has rated highly with critics and stars, among others, John Travolta and Christopher Walken. Also in 2007, she portrayed an HIV-positive woman in the film, Life Support, a role for which she garnered her first Golden Globe Award and an Emmy nomination. Latifah is starting off 2008 with the release of the crime comedy Mad Money opposite Academy Award-winner Diane Keaton as well as Katie Holmes and Ted Danson. This article is about the 2007 film. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer, best known for his leading roles in films such as Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Pulp Fiction. ... Christopher Walken (born March 31, 1943) is an Academy Award-winning American film and theatre actor. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Life Support is a 2007 starring Queen Latifah. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... An Emmy Award. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... Mad Money is an upcoming 2008 comedy-crime film from Overture Films starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes, and set for release on January 25, 2008. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Diane Keaton (née Hall; January 5, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress, director and producer. ... Kate Noelle Katie Holmes[1] (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawsons Creek from 1998 to 2003. ... Ted Danson (born Edward Bridge Danson III on December 29, 1947) is an American actor most notable for his television work, and specifically, for his role as central character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the series Becker. ...


Latifah produced the 2007 film The Perfect Holiday penned by Marc Calixte and Lance Rivera in Westfield, NJ. Along with producing the film Latifah starred alongside Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Charles Q. Murphy, Jill Marie Jones, and Faizon Love in the movie.[11] The Perfect Holiday is an upcoming film produced by Flavor Unit Entertainment. ... Westfield is a town located in Union County, New Jersey. ... Terrence Dashon Howard (born March 11, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor. ... Morris L. Chestnut (born January 1, 1969) is an American film and television actor. ... Gabrielle Monique Union (born October 29, 1972) is an African-American actress and former model. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Jill Marie Jones (born January 4, 1975 in Dallas, Texas) is an African-American actress. ... Faizon Love (born Langston Faizon Santisima June 14, 1968) is a American actor of Afro-Cuban descent. ...


Other work

Latifah is a celebrity spokesperson for Cover Girl cosmetics, Curvation ladies underwear, Pizza Hut and Jenny Craig.[12] She has developed her own line of cosmetics for women of color called the Covergirl Queen Collection and has starred in several commercials for the line, as well as a commercial with fellow spokeswoman and singer Faith Hill. She had her own talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, from 1999 to 2001. An Australian magazine featuring a cover girl. ... Pizza Hut Inc. ... Jenny Craig, Inc. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, known professionally as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to fellow country singer Tim McGraw. ... Queen Latifah has her own TV Show called The Queen Latifah Show. ... The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ...


Latifah is one of two hip-hop artists to receive an Academy Award nomination in an acting category (Best Supporting Actress, Chicago, 2002). The other is Will Smith (Best Actor, Ali, 2001, and Best Actor, The Pursuit of Happyness , 2007). Breakdance, an early form of hip hop dance, often involves battles, showing off skills without any physical contact with the adversaries. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about the 2002 film. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... Ali is an Academy Award-nominated 2001 biographical film which tells the story of boxing icon Muhammad Ali. ... For the famous phrase from which the title derives, see Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. ...


Personal life

Latifah's older brother Lancelot was killed in 1992 in an accident involving a motorcycle that Latifah had recently bought him.[3] Latifah still wears the key to the motorcycle around her neck,[3] which can be seen throughout her performance in her sitcom Living Single. She also dedicated Black Reign to him. In 1993, Latifah was the victim of a carjacking, which also resulted in the shooting of a friend. In 1996, she was arrested for possession of a small amount of marijuana[citation needed] and a fully loaded hand gun[citation needed], resulting in a fine and two years' probation[citation needed]. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Living Single is an American television sitcom which aired for five seasons on the FOX television network from August 1993 until January 1998. ... Carjacking is the crime of stealing a motor vehicle when the vehicle is occupied. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ...


In her 1999 autobiography, Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman, Latifah discussed how her brother's death led to a bout of depression and drug abuse, from which she later recovered. Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ...


Because of her portrayal of a lesbian in Set It Off and her avoidance of discussing her romantic life, tabloid media have at times speculated on her sexual orientation. Latifah responded to these rumors in her autobiography by saying: "It's insulting when someone asks, 'Are you gay?' A woman cannot be strong, outspoken, competent at running her own business, handle herself physically, play a very convincing role in a movie, know what she wants—and go for it—without being gay? Come on."[13] This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ... This article is about the film. ... Supermarket tabloids are national weekly magazines in the United States, printed on newsprint in tabloid format, specalizing in celebrity news, gossip, astrology, and bizarre (some would say apocryphal) stories about ordinary people. ...


In early 2003, Latifah had breast reduction surgery to relieve back pain. She also works out with a trainer and kickboxes.[14] Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure which involves the reduction in the size of breasts by excising fat, skin, and glandular tissue; it may also involve a procedure to counterract drooping of the breasts. ... Kicking to left side Kickboxing refers to sport-fighting using kicks and punches and sometimes throws and bows representing a certain martial art or can be practiced for general fitness, or as a full-contact sport. ...


Raised in East Orange, New Jersey, she has been a resident of Rumson, New Jersey.[15] Map of East Orange in Essex County East Orange is a city in Essex County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 69,824. ... Map of Rumson in Monmouth County Rumson is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. ...


Awards

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Albums

Year Title Chart positions
Sales/Certifications
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Jazz U.S. Internet
1989 All Hail the Queen 124 6
1991 Nature of a Sista 117 32
1993 Black Reign 60 15
1998 Order in the Court 95 16
2004 The Dana Owens Album 16 11 16
2007 Trav'lin' Light 11 6 1 24

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Singles

Year Single Chart peak positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap U.S. Dance U.S. AC UK
1989 "Dance For Me" 14 All Hail The Queen
1990 "Come Into My House" 81 21 7
"Ladies First" 64 5 38
"Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children" 28 14
1991 "Fly Girl" 16 19 67 Nature of a Sista
1992 "Latifah's Had It Up 2 Here" 13 8
"How Do I Love Thee" 32 19
1993 "What Cha Gonna Do?" 14 21 Single Only
1994 "U.N.I.T.Y." 23 7 2 74 Black Reign
"Black Hand Sid" 29 20
"Weekend Love" 70 29
"Just Another Day" 54 37 11
"I Can't Understand"
1997 "It's Alright" 76 Order In The Court
1998 "Paper" 50 23
"Banans (Who You Gonna Call?)" 2
2004 "I Put a Spell on You" The Dana Owens Album
2005 "Simply Beautiful" 115
2007 "Poetry Man" 23 Trav'lin' Light
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

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Compilations

Album information
She's A Queen: A Collection of Hits

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Guest appearances

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Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Jungle Fever Lashawn
House Party 2 Zora
1992 Juice Ruffhouse M.C.
1996 Set It Off Cleopatra 'Cleo' Sims
1998 Living Out Loud Liz Bailey
1999 The Bone Collector Thelma
2002 Chicago Matron "Mama" Morton Academy Award Nomination
Brown Sugar Francine
2003 Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa
Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton (also producer)
2004 Taxi Belle
The Cookout Security Guard (also producer)
Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina
2005 Beauty Shop Gina Norris (also producer)
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Aunt Em
2006 Stranger Than Fiction Penny Escher
Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie the woolly mammoth (voice)
Last Holiday Georgia Byrd
2007 Life Support Ana (also producer)
Golden Globe Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle
Arctic Tale Narrator
The Perfect Holiday Mrs. Christmas (also producer)
2008 Mad Money Nina Brewster
What Happens in Vegas... Avette Stowers awaiting release
2009 The Secret Life of Bees August Boatwright post-production
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie the woolly mammoth (voice); post-production

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See also

The Native Tongues Posse is a collective of late 1980s and early 1990s hip-hop artists known for their positive-minded, good naturedly-Afrocentric lyrics, and for pioneering the use of eclectic sampling and later jazz-influenced beats. ...

References

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  2. ^ Queen Latifah Biography (1970-)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Stated in interview on Inside the Actors Studio, 2006
  4. ^ Queen Latifah | Music Artist | Videos, News, Photos & Ringtones | MTV
  5. ^ Queen Latifah Discusses God, Jesus, Rap, and Her New Movie, 'Last Holiday,' in this Beliefnet Interview - Beliefnet.com
  6. ^ 'Queen' Of Many Hats, Queen Latifah Makes Jump From Hip Hop Artist To Actress - CBS News
  7. ^ LATIFAH OPENING FATBURGER IN MIAMI: Plus, new album due Sept. 25.. EURweb (July 17, 2007).
  8. ^ GRAMMY.com
  9. ^ Roger Ebert; Richard Roeper (09 January 2006). Reviews for the Weekend of January 7-8 2006. Movies.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-16.
  10. ^ Queen Latifah needs some sleep
  11. ^ Roz Stevenson. "Queen Latifah Makes Animated Film Debut", EURWeb.com, 1 March 2006. Retrieved on 2007-02-16. 
  12. ^ "Queen Latifah is the Newest Face of Jenny Craig", ETonline.com, January 10, 2008
  13. ^ Queen Latifah; Hunter, Karen (1998). Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman. HarperCollins. ISBN 0688156231. 
  14. ^ Suzanne Rozdeba; Ben Widdicombe. "To 'C' the Queen", New York Daily News, 22 June 2003. Retrieved on 2007-02-16. 
  15. ^ "The Robertson Treatment Vol. 6.7; Queen Latifah holding court in Hollywood!", Baltimore Afro-American, March 28, 2003. Accessed December 11, 2007. "'I've always loved musicals,' admits the actress who was born Dana Owens and was raised in the East Orange, NJ area and who presently lives in Rumson, NJ."

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External links

  • Queen Latifah Needs Some Sleep
  • Queen Latifah at Tv.com
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