Queen Latifah – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography
Who is Queen Latifah?
Queen Latifah, also known as Dana Elaine Owens, was born on 18th March 1970, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. This 52-year-old American rapper is an actress and singer as well. Her mother, Rita Lamae was a teacher at Irvington High School and her father, Lancelot Amos Owens was a police officer. Her stage name Latifa means very kind and delicate in Arabic which she found when she was eight years old.
Latifah studied in a Catholic school in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised a Baptist. She graduated from Irvington High School and after that, she enrolled at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Latifah’s parents got separated when she was ten years old.
Queen Latifah Childhood accomplishments
Latifah began rapping and beatboxing when she was in high school. In her junior year, she created a rap band, Ladies First. During this period, she met a local DJ Mark James who formed a band, Flavor Unit and made Latifah an original member of the group. Latifah made a demo rap record, Princess of the Posse with James. This record caught the attention of Dante Ross, an employee of Tommy Boy Music. He later signed Latifah for her debut single Wrath of My Madness in the year 1989. This song was extremely appreciated and she bagged the opportunity to perform on a European Tour at the Apollo Theater. Later in the year 1989, Latifah released her first album All Hail to the Queen when she was 19 years old.
Queen Latifah Awards and achievements
- Latifah received the Grammy Awards in the year 1995 for her single U.N.I.T.Y. she also bagged Sammy Davis Jr. Award under the Entertainer of the Year category for the same single.
- She won the Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award, and an Emmy Nomination for her performance in the movie Life Support.
- She was honored with a doctorate in Humane Letters from Delaware State University in June 2011.
In the year 2003, she received Artist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation
- Latifah was honored by American Black Film Festival with the Entertainment Icon award in the year 2017
- In 2018, she was honored with a Doctor of Fine Arts Degree by Rutgers University and in 2019, she was awarded the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal for her cultural contribution by the Harvard University.
Best known for
Latifah or Hip-Hop’s First Lady is known for her cultural contribution to the music industry. Her major work Black Reign and single U.N.I.T.Y fetched her appreciation, fame, and critical acclaim. This album was recorded after her brother’s death in the year 1993. This album was influenced by her personal life and the oppression faced by black people. This album also made her the receiver of the first solo female rapper to receive an RIAA certification.
Apart from her music career, Latifah is also known for her acting career. She is known for her performance in the movie Chicago. This movie gave her a chance to showcase her singing and acting skills to the world. Latifah was critically acclaimed for this movie and she received an Academy Award nomination for the Best Supporting Actress.
Queen Latifah Body Measurements
|Height||5 ft 10 in / 178 cm|
|Weight||201 lb / 91 kg|
|Breast Size||44 in / 114 cm|
|Bra Size||50 DD (US) / 115 DD (EU)|
|Cup Size||DD (US)|
|Body Measurements||44-42-44 in or 114-109-114 cm|
|Chest Size||44 in / 114 cm|
|Waist Size||42 in / 109 cm|
|Hips Size||44 in / 114 cm|
|Shoe Size||10 (US) or 7.5 (UK) or 40.5 (EU)|
|Dress Size||16 (US) or 20 (UK) or 48 (EU)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Natural Breasts or Implants||Natural|
Queen Latifah Pre-Relationships
Latifah’s dating history includes a brief fling and few long-term relationships. There are rumors that she has dated Mary J. Blige’s ex, Kendu Isaacs from February 1992 to 2001. After that, she was romantically involved with Jeanette Jenkins who was her trainer of Latifah. The relationship started in December 2002 and ended in May 2011.
Queen Latifah Favorite Things
|Favorite Food||Macaroni and Cheese, Funnel Cake, Zeppole, Steak, Pasta, Jimmy Buff’s Italian hot dog|
|Favorite Stylist||Timothy Snell|
|Favorite Movies||Boomerang (1992), Forrest Gump (1994)|
|Favorite City||New York|
|Genre (Books)||Science Fiction|
|Preferred Magazine Type||Interior Design|
|Gospel Group||Clark Sisters|
|Music Influences||Rock and Reggae|
|Electronic Band||Zero 7 (their favorite album – When it Falls, 2004)|
|Hip-Hop Inspiration||Common (Album – Finding Forever, 2007)|
|Female Artist||Beyoncé ( Album – I am….Sasha Fierce, 2008)|
|Jazz Group||The Horace Silver Quintet (Album – Finger Poppin’, 1959)|
|Movie Role (Among her own)||Cleopatra Sims in Set It Off (1996)|
|Cartoons||Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Yu-gi-oh|
Worth to know
- Latifah was a basketball player when she was in school and she won two state championships as a forward
- She has created a cosmetic line for women of color, CoverGirl cosmetics
- She won $250000 in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire celebrity week, in the year 2000. She donated the sum to her brother’s charity.
- Her brother was killed in a motorcycle accident. She later created a Scholarship Fund in memory of her brother Lancelot.
- She briefly worked in burger king to support herself financially before entering the music industry.
- After her brother’s death, she fell into the trap of depression and drug abuse. She has recovered from that now.
- 1996, she was arrested for carrying marijuana and a loaded pistol.
Queen Latifah Personal Info
|Full Name||Dana Elaine Owens|
|Nickname||Queen Latifah, Hip-Hop’s First Lady, Queen of Jazz-Rap|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Model, Actor, Talk show host, Producer, Voice Actor|
|Date of Birth||18 March 1970 (age 52 years)|
|Birthplace||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Father Name||Lancelot Owens|
|Mother Name||Rita Bray|
|Sibling Names||Lancelot Owens Jr. (Older Brother)|
Queen Latifah Personal Life
Queen Latifah met her girlfriend Eboni Nichols in the year 2011. Eboni is a choreographer by profession and they are dating since then. This couple seem to face some ups and down time-to-time but they always managed to get back. There are rumors that the couple is expecting their first child together but nothing is confirmed by either of them.
What is Queen Latifah’s net worth?
Queen Latifah is worth nearly $70 million annually as of 2022. Her main source of income is rapping, acting, television, and endorsements.
More about Queen Latifah
Education: She graduated from Borough of Manhattan Community College
Do Queen Latifah smoke in real life?
She used to smoke but recently she publicly thanked Oprah Winfrey for guiding her to quit Queen Latifah smoking.
Queen Latifah House
Colts Neck, Rumson, New Jersey, and Beverly Hills, California.
Queen Latifah Cars
Latifah owns a silver Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
Queen Latifah Tattoos
Queen Latifah has a new tattoo on her right ear of two blue butterflies.
Queen Latifah Cosmetic surgeries
Latifah went through a breast reduction surgery and in an interview, she said,” I didn’t want to get it. But I had lost 25 pounds and my breasts didn’t go anywhere!”. She even joked by saying that her plastic surgeon “took one D too many,”.
Queen Latifah Social Media Profiles
Queen Latifah Movies List
- 1991 – Jungle Fever, House Party 2
- 1992 – Juice
- 1993 – Who’s the Man?, My Life
- 1996 – Set It Off
- 1997 – Hoodlum
- 1998 – Living Out Loud, Sphere, Mama Flora’s Family
- 1999 – The Bone Collector, Bringing Out the Dead
- 2002 – Chicago, Roberto Benigni’s Pinocchio, Brown Sugar, The Country Bears, Living with the Dead
- 2003 – Scary Movie 3, Bringing Down the House
- 2004 – Taxi, The Cookout, Barbershop 2: Back in Business
- 2005 – Beauty Shop, The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz
- 2006 – Stranger than Fiction Ice Age: The Meltdown, Last Holiday
- 2007 – Hairspray, The Perfect Holiday, Life Support
- 2008 – Mad Money, What Happens in Vegas, The Secret Life of Bees
- 2009 – Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
- 2010 – Valentine’s Day, Just Wright
- 2011 – The Dilemma
- 2012 – Ice Age: Continental Drift, Joyful Noise, Steel Magnolias
- 2013 – House of Bodies
- 2014 – 22 Jump Street
- 2015 – Bessie, The Wiz Live!
- 2016 – Miracles from Heaven, Ice Age: Collision Course
- 2017 – Girls Trip, Flint
- 2019 – The Trap
- 2022 – The Tiger Rising, Hustle, End of the Road
Queen Latifah TV Shows
- 1991 – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
- 1997 – Ellen
- 1993,98 – Living Single
- 1999,01 – The Queen Latifah Show
- 2001 – Spin City
- 2003,08 – Saturday Night Live
- 2004 – Eve, The Fairly OddParents
- 2005 – The Critic, 47th Annual Grammy Award
- 2008 – Sweet Blackberry Presents
- 2010 – Entourage, 30 Rock, When I Was 17
- 2011 – Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
- 2011,12 – Single Ladies
- 2012 – Let’s Stay Together
- 2013,15 – The Queen Latifah Show
- 2014 – Hot In Cleveland, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
- 2015 – Lip Sync Battle
- 2016 – Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
- 2016,19 – Star
- 2017 – Empire, Carpool Karaoke: The Series
- 2019 – The Little Mermaid Live!
- 2020 – Hollywood, When the Streetlights Go On
- 2021 – Maya and the Three
- 2021,present – The Equalizer
Queen Latifah Music Videos
- 1988 – “Wrath of My Madness”
- 1989 – “Dance for Me”, “Ladies First”, “Ultimatum Style”
- 1990 – “Come Into My House”, “Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children”
- 1991 – “Fly Girl”, “Latifah’s Had It Up 2 Here”
- 1992 – “How Do I Love Thee”
- 1993 – “U.N.I.T.Y.”, “Just Another Day…”, “Black Hand Side”, “Weekend Love”, “I Can’t Understand”
- 1997 – “Mr. Big Stuff”, “It’s Alright”
- 1998 – “Bananas (Who You Gonna Call?)”, “Paper”
- 2001– “Everywhere You Go”
- 2007 – “Poetry Man”, “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die”
- 2008 – “Champion”, “Ting-A-Ling (Refix)”
- 2009 – “Cue the Rain”, “Walk the Dinosaur”, “The Star-Spangled Banner”
- 1989 – “Buddy”, “Woman for the Job”
- 1990 – “Fame ’90”, “Find a Way”, “Doin’ Our Own Dang”, “Miss My Love”
- 1991 – “Heal Yourself”, “For the Love of Money/Living for the City”
- 1992 – “What’cha Gonna Do?”
- 1993 – “Roll wit tha Flava”, “So Tough”