Queen Latifah young
March 18, 1970
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
45-40-45 in | 115-102-114 cm
91 kg | 201 pounds
10 US | 41 EU
Queen Latifah was born in Newark, New Jersey, United States, on March 18, 1970, is an American hot actress and singer. Young Queen Latifah made her big screen debut in romantic drama movie Jungle Fever (1991) opposite Wesley Snipes. Her breakthrough role came as Cleopatra "Cleo" Sims in crime action movie Set It Off (1996) opposite Jada Pinkett and Vivica A. Fox.
She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Matron "Mama" Morton in musical crime comedy drama movie Chicago (2002) directed by Rob Marshall.
The Bone Collector (1999) horror psychological thriller with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie
Taxi (2004) action comedy with Jimmy Fallon and Gisele Bündchen
Beauty Shop (2005) comedy in lead role as Gina Norris
Hairspray (2007) musical romantic comedy opposite John Travolta and Zac Efron
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) fantasy comedy drama with Will Ferrell and Emma Thompson
Juice (1992) crime drama opposite Tupac Shakur
The Dilemma (2011) comedy drama with Vince Vaughn and Kevin James
22 Jump Street (2014) action comedy opposite Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum
My Life (1993) melodrama opposite Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman
Living Out Loud (1998) comedy drama with Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito
Last Holiday (2006) romantic comedy drama with LL Cool J
Girls Trip (2017) comedy opposite Jada Pinkett Smith
She played Khadijah James in FOX sitcom Living Single (1993-1998).
Her personal favorite of all her roles is Cleopatra Sims from film Set It Off (1996).
She released her first album, All Hail to the Queen in 1998.
As a rapper she sold over 2 million records worldwide.
She is a first female rapper to be nominated for an Academy Award.
She is a first hip-hop artist honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, received a star in 2006.
I think it's important to create projects as an movies actor rather than wait for them. I love being able to take an idea and sell it to a studio.
[on moving from singing to acting] My mom taught me to never put all my eggs in one basket. I figured if I wasn't the best rapper, then I shouldn't completely rely on rap.
I don't have to really be in the 60s. Every time I hail a cab in New York, and they pass me by and pick up the white person, then I get a dose of it. Or when they don't want to take you to Harlem. I grew up with that.
I am not one to turn down macaroni and cheese, even late at night. I love Italian food. I love pasta... A refrigerator full of water and Gatorade? Honey, that's just not gonna happen.
I was baptized a Baptist, but I'm just Christian, as far as I'm concerned. I could go in any church, doesn't matter if it's Baptist, Protestant, Episcopal, or Catholic.
I know a lot of people who really aren't beautiful because their attitudes are very nasty... Whether I make the 50 most beautiful list or not, I'm always going to feel like I'm number one most beautiful to myself... I get that from my mom, and my daddy and my friends who raised me.
I remember praying for peace all the time as a kid.
To me, hip hop will never be right until female rappers have a stronger voice in it.