Queen Latifah Biography


Queen Latifah

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Birth Name: Queen Latifah
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age:   47 Years
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Primetime Emmy Awards winner, Queen Latifah is the renowned singer songwriter and rapper from United States. She is also known as an actress and model. She is popular in the world from her own albums, Black Reign, Nature of a Sista, The Dana Owens Album and many more. Born as Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to Rita Owens, Lancelot Owens, Sr., Latifah was raised in middle class family. She is an American and is of black ethnicity.

Queen is not straight when it comes to her sexuality and she also had several feud in this matters with Foxy Brown. Recently in 2015, she was seen with Eboni Nichols spending her time in Rio de Janeiro. It is believed that she is having love affairs with her. She is not married and she hasn't been the loving spouse of any one.

Multi talented Queen Latifah began her career as Beat boxing for Ladies Fresh. She was also one of the founding members of Flavor Unit. She signed a recording contract with Tommy Boy Records and finally released her first album All Hail the Queen in 1989. She is also an actress, television presenter and she has appeared in more than fifty movies, television series and shows. For her role in Beauty Shop, she earned the salary of $10,000,000. Her net worth is rumored to be around $60 million.

 

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Born in Newark, New Jersey

1970 18th of March

Born as Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America to Rita Owens, Lancelot Owens, Sr., Latifah was raised in middle class family. She is an American and is of black ethnicity. 

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Released her first album

1989

Multi talented Queen Latifah began her career as Beat boxing for Ladies Fresh. She was also one of the founding members of Flavor Unit. She signed a recording contract with Tommy Boy Records and finally released her first album All Hail the Queen in 1989.

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Released her second album

1991 3rd of September

Her debut album, All Hail the Queen in 1989 provided her some success in her life and after being enthused from her first album, she desired to work on her second album. Her second album, Nature of a Sista was released in 1991. 

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Began her acting career

1991

Queen played her first acting role in 1991 in Jungle Fever. Within a year, she appeared in three different movies but all of them were the minor ones. She was also seen playing the role of Theresa in the 1993 movie, My Life. 

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Appeared in Living Single

1993

She was not known for her early movie role that she played from 1991 but from 1993, she appeared in the television series, Living Single. She became popular among the black culture as an actress and that one is one of her major role as an actress. 

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Won Grammy Awards

1994

On 16th of November 1993, she released her third album and it was released under the title, Black Reign. Some of the singles from this album were massive hit and it also provided her first Grammy nomination. In 1994, she won Grammy award for Best Rap Solo Performance. 

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Was arrested

1996

Though she is well respected in America as one of the great a singer, songwriter, actress and rapper, she is not away from committing crime she has also been arrested and charged several times. In 1996, she was arrested for using the loaded gun and using marijuana. 

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Feud with Foxy Brown

1996

In 1996, Foxy Brown became the main target of Queen Latifah. The fed between there artist became more intense with the passage of time and in several radio shows and interview, she questioned about Queen's sexuality. 

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Won Golden Globes, USA

2008

In 2003, she was nominated in Golden Globes, USA for the first time in her life and that was for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. That year she was not honored with this award however, in 2008 she won this award from the same category. 

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Returned back to hip hop

2008

She began her singing career as a black American rapper and she also released several hip hop albums during that time. But from the 2003, she began singing soul music and jazz standards and she became involved in this for a long time. She again resumed her career in Hip Hop and released her next hip hop album in 2009. 

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Seen with Eboni Nichols

2015 of January

Queen is not straight when it comes to her sexuality and she also had several feud in this matters with Foxy Brown. Recently in 2015, she was seen with Eboni Nichols spending her time in Rio de Janeiro. It is believed that she is having love affairs with her.

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Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2015

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it is also an honor for everyone to be honored with this. She won this award for the first time in 2015 for Outstanding Television Movie. 

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