Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens in Newark, New Jersey on March 18, 1970. Latifah is Arabic for delicate and sensitive. Getting her start in an all-female rap group named Ladies Fresh, she recorded a single in 1988 called "Wrath of My Madness." In 1989 Queen Latifah's debut LP "All Hail The Queen" was released and contained her first hit on R&B radio, "Ladies First" as well as "Dance For Me" and "Wrath Of My Madness." She later released "Nature Of A Sista" and "Black Reign" which included the hit single "U.N.I.T.Y." She won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for "U.N.I.T.Y."

Queen Latifah made her film debut in "Jungle Fever." She would later appear in "Juice," "Set It Off," "Living Out Loud," "The Bone Collector," "Brown Sugar" and "Chicago," for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Queen Latifah’s tv guest appearances include "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air," "Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper," "Roc," "Spin City" and "Eve." She starred in the hit FOX tv series "Living Single" and she hosted her own talk show "Queen Latifah Show" from 1999 to 2001.

Queen Latifah's film credits include the following:

Check out the following sites for additional information about Queen Latifah:

Queen Latifah@Internet Movie Database
Queen Latifah@Tv.com
Queen Latifah@Filmbug.com
Queen Latifah@AfricanPublications.com
Queen Latifah@TvNow.com
Queen Latifah Music
Queen LA: The Queen Latifah Fanlisting
Queen Latifah@Wikipedia
The House of Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah@Hollywood.com
Queen Latifah@African American Registry

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