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 actress and singer.
Young Queen Latifah first began her career as a rapper in hip-hop group, Ladies Fresh and as a member of "Flavor Unit".
She released her first album "All Hail the Queen" in 1989, at the age of nineteen.
She made her big screen debut in drama romance film Jungle Fever (1991) in role as Waitress, opposite Wesley Snipes.
She got her television acting debut in the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1991) in role as Dee Dee / Marissa Redman.
Her breakthrough performance came as Cleopatra "Cleo" Sims in crime action movie Set It Off (1996) opposite Jada Pinkett and Vivica A. Fox.
The Little Mermaid Live! (2019) musical in role as Ursula
Girls Trip (2017) comedy in role as Sasha Franklin, opposite Jada Pinkett Smith
She was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Matron "Mama" Morton in musical crime comedy drama movie Chicago (2002).
The Bone Collector (1999) horror psychological thriller opposite 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
She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Ana Wallace in drama television film Life Support (2007).
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO TV film Bessie (2015).
She played Khadijah James in FOX sitcom Living Single (1993-1998).
She portrayed Carlotta Brown in musical drama television series Star (2016-2019).
She hosted her own talk show "The Queen Latifah Show" (1999–2001).
When the Street Lights Go On (2020) in role as Detective Grasso
Graduated from Irvington High School.
Attended Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Has two-octave vocal range.
Her personal favorite of all her roles is Cleopatra Sims from Set It Off (1996).
She is a first female rapper to be nominated for the Academy Award.
She released 7 studio albums:
All Hail the Queen (1989)
Nature of a Sista' (1991)
Black Reign (1993)
Order in the Court (1998)
The Dana Owens Album (2004)
Trav'lin' Light (2007)
She is a first hip-hop artist honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, received her star in 2006.
She voiced Ellie in Ice Age Film Series (2002-2016).
Lives in Beverly Hills, California.
She dated Jeanette Jenkins (2002-2011) and Kendu Isaacs (1992-2001).
She started dating Eboni Nichols in 2013.
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.
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.