Queen Latifah Biography, Age, Profile, Family, Education & Career

Queen Latifah (born Dana Elaine Owens) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. She was born on 18 March 1970 in Newark, New Jersey.

Queen Latifah Profile

Queen Latifah Biography
NameDana Elaine Owens
Age49 years old
NationalityAmerican
GenderFemale
OccupationSinger
Songwriter
Rapper
Actress
Voice actress
Model
Producer
Talk show host
HometownEast Orange, New Jersey, U.S.

Queen Latifah Age

She was born on 18 March 1970 in New Jersey, the U.S.A, as of 2019, Queen Latifah is aged 49 years.

Queen Latifah Parents

She was born into the family of Rita Lamae, a teacher and Lancelot Amos Owens, a police officer. Her parents had their divorce when she was ten (10) years old.

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Queen Latifah Education

She studied at Essex Catholic Girls’ High School in Irvington but graduated from Irvington High School.

Queen Latifah attended classes at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Queen Latifah Career

  • Signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989
  • Released her debut album All Hail the Queen in 1989, featuring the hit single Ladies First.
  • Dropped her second album Nature of a Sista’ in 1991 (final album with Tommy Boy Records).
  • Starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single (1993-1998).
  • Released her third album Black Reign in 1993.
  • Starred in the lead role of Set It Off in 1996.
  • Released her fourth album, Order in the Court in 1998, with Motown Records. 
  • Latifah released her fifth album The Dana Owens Album in 2004.
  • Released two more studio albums – Trav’lin’ Light and Persona in (2007-2009). 
  • Created the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show on CBS (2013-2015).
  • Starred as Carlotta Brown in the musical drama series “Star” since 2016.
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Queen Latifah Achievements

  • Considered one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists.
  • A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.
  • Grammy Award (1)
  • Emmy Award (1)
  • Golden Globe Award (1)
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards (3)
  • NAACP Image Awards (2)
  • Academy Award nomination
  • Sales of over two million records.
  • Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 2002
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