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Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970),[2] known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, actress, and producer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen the same year, featuring the hit single "Ladies First". Nature of a Sista (1991) was her second and final album with Tommy Boy Records. Latifah starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single, from 1993 to 1998. Her third album Black Reign (1993), spawned the single "U.N.I.T.Y.", which won a Grammy Award and was successful on the Billboard Hot 100. She then starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) and released her fourth album, Order in the Court, in 1998, with Motown Records. Latifah gained mainstream success and acclaim with her performance in the film Chicago (2002), receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Latifah released her fifth album The Dana Owens Album in 2004. In 2007 and 2009, she released two more studio albums – Trav'lin' Light and Persona. She created the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show, which ran from late 2013 to early 2015 on CBS. She has appeared in a number of films, such as Bringing Down the House (2003), Taxi (2004), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2005), Beauty Shop (2005), Last Holiday (2006), Hairspray (2007), Joyful Noise (2012), 22 Jump Street (2014) and Girls Trip (2017). Latifah received critical acclaim for her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO film Bessie (2015), which she co-produced, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. Since 2016, she has starred as Carlotta Brown in the musical drama series Star. She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists.[3] Queen Latifah received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006. Latifah's work in music, film and television has earned her a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, an Academy Award nomination and sales of over two million records.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Music career

2.1 1988–1989: Career beginnings 2.2 1989–2002: Rap & hip-hop 2.3 2003–2009: Change to traditional singing 2.4 2008–present: Return to hip-hop

3 Film and television

3.1 1991–2001: Early career 3.2 2002–present: Mainstream success

4 Artistry 5 Products and endorsements 6 Personal life

6.1 Feud with Foxy Brown

7 Legacy and influence 8 Discography 9 Tours 10 Filmography

10.1 Film 10.2 Television film 10.3 Television

11 Awards and nominations 12 References 13 External links

Early life[edit] Latifah was born in Newark, New Jersey on March 18, 1970, and lived primarily in East Orange, New Jersey.[4] She is the daughter of Rita (née Bray), a teacher at Irvington High School (Latifah's alma mater), and Lancelot Owens, Sr., a police officer.[5] Owens attended Essex Catholic Girls' High School in Irvington, but graduated from Irvington High School.[6][7][8] Her parents divorced when Latifah was ten.[8] Latifah was raised in the Baptist faith[9] and attended Catholic school in Newark, New Jersey.[10][11] She found her stage name, Latifah (لطيفة laţīfa), meaning "delicate" and "very kind" in Arabic, in a book of Arabic names when she was eight.[8] Always tall, the 5-foot-10-inch (1.78 m) Latifah was a power forward on her high school basketball team.[12][13] She performed the number "Home" from the musical The Wiz in a grammar school play.[14] Music career[edit] 1988–1989: Career beginnings[edit] She started beat boxing for the hip-hop group Ladies Fresh and was an original member of the Flavor Unit, which, at that time, was a crew of MCs grouped around producer DJ King Gemini, who made a demo recording of Queen Latifah's rap Princess of the Posse. He gave the recording to Fab 5 Freddy, the host of Yo! MTV Raps. The song got the attention of Tommy Boy Music employee Dante Ross, who signed Latifah and in 1988 issued her first single, "Wrath of My Madness". 1989–2002: Rap & hip-hop[edit] Latifah made her mark in hip-hop by rapping about issues of black women. Her songs covered topics including domestic violence, harassment on the streets, and relationship problems.[15] Freddy helped Latifah sign with Tommy Boy Records, which released Latifah's first album All Hail the Queen in 1989, when she was nineteen.[8] That year, she appeared as Referee on the UK label Music of Life album 1989—The Hustlers Convention (live). She received a Candace Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in 1992.[16] In 1998, co-produced by Ro Smith, now CEO of Def Ro Inc., she released her fourth hip-hop album Order in the Court, which was released by Motown Records. Latifah was also a member of the hip-hop collective Native Tongues. 2003–2009: Change to traditional singing[edit]

Queen Latifah hosts LEAGUE National Awards and Recognition Luncheon 2008

After Order in the Court, Latifah shifted primarily to singing soul music and jazz standards, which she had used sparingly in her previous hip-hop-oriented records. In 2004, she released the soul/jazz standards The Dana Owens Album. On July 11, 2007, Latifah sang at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles as the headlining act in a live jazz concert. Before a crowd of more than 12,400, she was backed by a 10-piece live orchestra and three backup vocalists, which was billed as the Queen Latifah Orchestra. Latifah performed new arrangements of standards including "California Dreaming", first made popular by 1960s icons the Mamas & the Papas. Later in 2007, Latifah released an album titled Trav'lin' Light. Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Joe Sample, George Duke, Christian McBride, and Stevie Wonder made guest appearances.[17] It was nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" category.[18] In 2009, Latifah, along with the NJPAC Jubilation Choir,[19] recorded the title track on the album Oh, Happy Day: An All-Star Music Celebration, covering the song that the Edwin Hawkins Singers made popular in 1969.[20] 2008–present: Return to hip-hop[edit] In 2008, Latifah was asked if she would make another hip-hop album. She was quoted saying the album was done already and it would be called "All Hail the Queen II". The following year, in 2009, she released her album Persona. The song "Cue the Rain" was released as the album's lead single. She also has a song with Missy Elliott.[21] 2011 saw Queen Latifah sing "Who Can I Turn To" in a duet with Tony Bennett for his album "Duets II".[22] In January 2012, while appearing on 106 & Park with Dolly Parton, to promote Joyful Noise, Latifah stated that she had been working on a new album. Film and television[edit] 1991–2001: Early career[edit] From 1993 to 1998, Latifah had a starring role on Living Single, the FOX sitcom, which gained high ratings among black audiences; she also wrote and performed its theme music. Her mother Rita played her mother on-screen. She began her film career in supporting roles in the 1991 and 1992 films House Party 2, Juice and Jungle Fever. She had her own talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, from 1999 to 2001 and revamped in 2013. On January 6, 2014, The Queen Latifah Show was renewed for a second season. However, on November 21, 2014, Sony Pictures Television canceled Latifah's show due to declining ratings. Production of the series closed down, taking effect on December 18, 2014, leaving new episodes that were broadcast until March 6, 2015. She also guest starred in 2 episodes during the second season (1991–1992) of the NBC hit The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She made a guest role as herself on Hangin' with Mr. Cooper in 1993. Latifah appeared in the 1996 box-office hit, Set It Off, and had a supporting role in the Holly Hunter film Living Out Loud (1998). She played the role of Thelma in the 1999 movie The Bone Collector, alongside Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. 2002–present: Mainstream success[edit]

Queen Latifah performing at the "Kids Inaugural: We Are the Future" concert in 2009

Although Latifah had previously received some critical acclaim, she gained mainstream success after being cast as Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago, a musical film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture.[8] Latifah herself received the nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role, but lost to co-star Catherine Zeta-Jones.[8] Latifah is one of five hip-hop/R&B artists to receive an Academy Award nomination in an acting category. The others are Will Smith (Best Actor, Ali, 2001, and The Pursuit of Happyness, 2006), Jennifer Hudson (Best Supporting Actress, "Dreamgirls", 2007), Jamie Foxx, (Best Actor, Ray, and Best Supporting Actor Collateral, both in 2004, also winning the first) and Mary J. Blige, (Best Supporting Actress, Mudbound. In 2003, she starred with Steve Martin in the film Bringing Down the House, which was a major success at the box office.[8] She also recorded a song "Do Your Thing" for the soundtrack. Since then, she has had both leading and supporting roles in a multitude of films that received varied critical and box office receptions, including films such as Scary Movie 3, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Taxi, Kung Faux, Beauty Shop, and Hairspray. In early 2006, Latifah appeared in a romantic comedy/drama entitled Last Holiday.[8] Film critic Richard Roeper stated that "this is the Queen Latifah performance I've been waiting for ever since she broke into movies".[23] Also in 2006, Latifah voiced Ellie, a friendly mammoth, in the animated film, Ice Age: The Meltdown (her first voice appearance in an animated film), and appeared in the drama Stranger Than Fiction. The summer of 2007 brought Latifah triple success in the big-screen version of the Broadway smash hit Hairspray, in which she acted, sang, and danced. The film rated highly with critics. It starred, among others, John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Allison Janney, James Marsden, Christopher Walken, and Zac Efron. Also in 2007, she portrayed an HIV-positive woman in the film Life Support, a role for which she garnered her first Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and an Emmy[24] nomination. For her work, Queen Latifah received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on January 4, 2006, located at 6915 Hollywood Blvd.

Latifah performing God Bless America at Super Bowl XLIV in 2010

Latifah produced the 2007 film The Perfect Holiday. In addition to producing the film, Latifah starred alongside Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Charles Q. Murphy, Jill Marie Jones, and Faizon Love.[25] In 2008, Latifah appeared in the crime comedy Mad Money opposite Academy Award-winner Diane Keaton as well as Katie Holmes and Ted Danson. She appeared on Saturday Night Live on October 4, 2008, as moderator Gwen Ifill in a comedic sketch depicting the vice-presidential debate between then-Senator Joe Biden and then-Governor Sarah Palin.[26] In 2009, Latifah was a presenter at the 81st Academy Awards, presenting the segment honoring film professionals who had died during 2008 and singing "I'll Be Seeing You" during the montage. Latifah spoke at Michael Jackson's memorial service in Los Angeles. She also hosted the 2010 People's Choice Awards. Latifah sang America the Beautiful at Super Bowl XLIV hosted in Miami, Florida on February 7, 2010, with Carrie Underwood. Latifah hosted the 2010 BET Awards on June 27, 2010. She starred with Dolly Parton in Joyful Noise (2012).[27] In June 2011, Latifah received an honorary doctorate degree in Humane Letters from Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. On September 16, 2013, Latifah premiered her own syndicated daytime television show titled The Queen Latifah Show.[28][29] On January 26, 2014, Latifah officiated the weddings of 33 same-sex and opposite-sex couples during a performance of "Same Love" by Macklemore at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.[30] In 2015, Latifah received a Best Actress Emmy nomination for her lead role as Bessie Smith in Bessie, an HBO film which received a total of 12 Emmy nominations.[31] On April 26, 2017, MTV announced that Latifah will be an executive producer for the third season of the slasher television series Scream. The show will undergo a reboot with a new cast and Brett Matthews serving as show runner. In addition, Shakim Compere and Yaneley Arty will also be credited as executive producers for the series under Flavor Unit Entertainment.[32][33] Artistry[edit] Latifah's music usually contains hip-hop, jazz and gospel and has the elements of R&B, soul, and dance. She possesses a two-octave vocal range. Queen Latifah is a contralto, and she has the ability to rap and sing. Her biggest musical influences are EPMD, KRS-One, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, and Run–D.M.C..[34] She also cites Bessie Smith as one of her influences. Products and endorsements[edit] Latifah is a celebrity spokesperson for CoverGirl cosmetics, Curvation ladies underwear, Pizza Hut and Jenny Craig.[35] She represents her own line of cosmetics for women of color called the CoverGirl Queen Collection.[36] Latifah has also launched a perfume line called "Queen" and "Queen of Hearts". Personal life[edit] Raised in East Orange, New Jersey, Latifah has been a resident of Colts Neck, New Jersey; Rumson, New Jersey; and Beverly Hills, California.[37] Latifah's older brother, Lancelot Jr., was killed in 1992 in an accident involving a motorcycle that Latifah had previously purchased for him.[8] A 2006 interview revealed that Latifah still wears the key to the motorcycle around her neck,[8] visible throughout her performance in her sitcom Living Single. She also dedicated Black Reign to him. In her 1999 autobiography, Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman, Latifah discussed how her brother's death had led to a bout of depression and drug abuse, from which she later recovered. In 1995, Latifah was the victim of a carjacking, which also resulted in the shooting of her boyfriend, Sean Moon.[38] In 1996, she was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a loaded handgun.[39] In 2002, she was arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles County.[40] She was placed on three years' probation after being convicted.[41] She also works out with a trainer for kickboxing.[42] At a memorial service for Michael Jackson in July 2009, Maya Angelou, who was unable to attend the service, asked Latifah to recite a poem that Angelou had written. On March 21, 2018 her mother actress Rita Owens passed away due to heart failure, an issue she had been battling since 2004.[43] Feud with Foxy Brown[edit] Disagreements between Foxy Brown and Queen Latifah ensued in mid-1996, where media reports indicated that Brown was a prime target in Latifah's diss record "Name Callin'", which was featured in the movie soundtrack Set It Off.[44] In response, Brown made allegations of Latifah "checking her out" at musical events and had even gone further to question Latifah's sexuality in various public radio interviews. In 1998, Brown released a diss record titled "10% Dis", where she continually questioned Latifah's sexuality and accused her of being jealous.[45][46] By late spring of 1998, Latifah responded to Brown through another diss record titled, "Name Callin' Part II".[47][48] In the record, Latifah disses Brown about her heavy reliance on sex-appeal, in which she implies that Brown has to rely on skimpy outfits to hide her "half-assed flow".[47][49] Foxy Brown retaliated via a response-diss record titled "Talk to Me", in which Brown made fun of the ratings of Latifah's television talk show and went on to make various homophobic remarks to both Latifah and then–newcomer Queen Pen.[50] A significant part of media dubbed Latifah as "the winner" of the feud.[48] Hip-hop magazine ego trip stated that Latifah won the feud with her diss record "Name Callin' Part II" and added that she showed that "the lady's still first", in reference to Latifah's 1990 single, "Ladies First".[48] In 2000, Brown and Latifah reconciled; to show truce, Brown performed her song "Na Na Be Like" on The Queen Latifah Show.[51] Legacy and influence[edit] See also: List of awards and nominations received by Queen Latifah In her music career, she sold nearly 2 million records worldwide.[52][53] Queen Latifah has been dubbed as the "Queen of Jazz-Rap". She became the first female hip-hop recording artist to get nominated for an Oscar. The Root ranked her at number 35 on The Root 100 list.[54] Latifah was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006 and the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2011.[55] She is a recipient of a Grammy Award, with six nominations, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, with two nominations, two NAACP Image Awards, including thirteen nominations, one Emmy Award, with three nominations and an Academy Award nomination. Queen Latifah became an influence to R&B, soul, and hip-hop artists, such as Eve,[56] Da Brat,[57] Lil' Kim,[58] Fugees,[59] Jill Scott,[60] Lauryn Hill,[61] Missy Elliott,[62] Remy Ma,[63] Ivy Queen,[64] Foxy Brown,[65] Ms. Dynamite,[66] and Naughty by Nature.[67] Discography[edit] Main article: Queen Latifah discography

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) Persona (2009)

Tours[edit] Queen Latifah, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu joined together to create and own the rights to the Sugar Water Festival Tour, LLC. All three singers toured together, while inviting music duo Floetry in 2005 and singer Kelis in 2006 as opening acts. Comedian/actress Mo'Nique served as host for the 2006 Sugar Water Tour.

Sugar Water Festival Tour (2005–06) Travlin' Light Tour (2007)

Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1991 Jungle Fever Waitress

1991 House Party 2 Zora

1992 Juice Ruffhouse M.C.

1993 Who's the Man? Herself Cameo role

1993 My Life Theresa

1996 Set It Off Cleopatra 'Cleo' Sims

1997 Hoodlum Sulie

1998 Living Out Loud Liz Bailey

1998 Sphere Alice "Teeny" Fletcher

1999 The Bone Collector Thelma

1999 Bringing Out the Dead Dispatcher Love

2002 Chicago Matron "Mama" Morton

2002 Roberto Benigni's Pinocchio Dove (English voice)

2002 Brown Sugar Francine

2002 The Country Bears Cha-Cha

2003 Scary Movie 3 Aunt Shaneequa/The Oracle

2003 Bringing Down the House Charlene Morton Producer

2004 Taxi Belle

2004 The Cookout Security Guard Also producer

2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Gina Norris

2005 Beauty Shop Gina Norris Producer

2006 Stranger than Fiction Penny Escher

2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Ellie Voice

2006 Last Holiday Georgia Byrd

2007 Hairspray Motormouth Maybelle

2007 The Perfect Holiday Mrs. Christmas Producer

2008 Mad Money Nina Brewster

2008 What Happens in Vegas... Dr. Twitchell

2008 The Secret Life of Bees August Boatwright

2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ellie Voice role

2010 Valentine's Day Paula Thomas

2010 Just Wright Leslie Wright Producer

2011 The Dilemma Susan Warner

2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Ellie and a siren Voice

2012 Joyful Noise Vi Rose Hill

2013 House of Bodies Nicole Executive Producer Netflix Instant Exclusive

2014 22 Jump Street Mrs. Dickson

2016 Miracles from Heaven Angela

2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Ellie Voice

2017 Girls Trip Sasha Franklin

Television film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1998 Mama Flora's Family Diana

2002 Living with the Dead Midge Harmon

2005 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Aunt Em

2007 Life Support Ana Wallace Producer

2012 Steel Magnolias M'Lynn

2015 Bessie Bessie Smith

2015 The Wiz Live! The Wiz NBC Musical based on The Wiz

2017 Flint Iza Banks Lifetime drama[68]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Dee Dee / Marissa Redman 2 episodes

1993–1998 Living Single Khadijah James Lead Role

1999–2001 The Queen Latifah Show Host Also Creator, Executive Producer

2001 Spin City Robin Jones 1 episode

2004 Eve Simone 1 episode

2004 The Fairly OddParents Pam Dromeda (voice) 1 episode

2005 47th Annual Grammy Awards Host TV Special

2008 Sweet Blackberry Presents

1 episode

2010 Entourage Herself 1 episode

2010 30 Rock Regina Bookman 2 episodes

2011–2012 Single Ladies Sharon Love Recurring; 4 episodes Also Executive Producer

2011 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Ellie Voice

2012 Let's Stay Together Bobbie 1 episode Also Executive Producer

2013–2015 The Queen Latifah Show Host Also Creator, Executive Producer

2014 Hot In Cleveland Aunt Esther Jean Johnson 1 episode

2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ellie Voice

2016–present Star Carlotta Brown Main Cast

2017 Empire Carlotta Brown 1 episode

2018 Scream

Executive Producer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

1995 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress

Living Single

Nominated

1996 American Black Film Festival Best Actress

Set It Off

Won

Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Female Nominated

NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series[69]

Living Single

Nominated

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress Nominated

1997 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Set It Off

Won

1999 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Living Out Loud

Nominated

2000 Black Reel Award Best Supporting Actress

The Bone Collector

Nominated

NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated

2002 Academy Award Best Supporting Actress

Chicago

Nominated

BAFTA Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated

BET Award Best Actress Won

Black Reel Award Best Supporting Actress Won

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Cast Won

Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated

MTV Movie Award Best Female Performance Nominated

Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Cast Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated

Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress: Comedy Won

Choice Movie: Breakout Actress Nominated

Satellite Award Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Living with the Dead

Nominated

2003 BET Award Best Actress

Brown Sugar

Won

NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated

BET Award Best Actress

Bringing Down the House

Won

BET Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Box Office Movie Nominated

Black Reel Award Best Actress Nominated

MTV Movie Award Best Female Performance Nominated

Best Fight (shared with Missi Pyle) Nominated

NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Won

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award Favorite Movie Actress Nominated

Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress: Comedy Won

Choice Movie: Breakout Actress Nominated

Choice Movie: Chemistry (shared with Eugene Levy) Nominated

2005 BET Award Best Actress

Taxi

Nominated

The Cookout

Nominated

Outstanding Writing for a Theatrical Film Nominated

Best Actress

Beauty Shop

Nominated

Black Movie Award Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated

Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress: Comedy Nominated

Choice Movie: Hissy Fit Nominated

Choice Movie: Rap Artist Nominated

2006 Black Reel Award Outstanding Actress Nominated

NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated

BET Award Best Actress

Last Holiday

Nominated

Black Reel Award Outstanding Actress Nominated

NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated

Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress: Comedy Nominated

Choice Movie: Liplock Nominated

2007 BET Award Best Actress

Hairspray

Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Song Nominated

Best Cast Won

Hollywood Film Festival Award Best Ensemble Cast Won

NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated

Palm Springs International Film Festival Ensemble Cast Won

Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated

Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

Life Support

Won

Gracie Allen Award Outstanding Female Lead – Drama Series or Special Won

NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Won

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie Nominated

Prism Award Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries Nominated

Satellite Award Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Won

2008 BET Award Best Actress

The Perfect Holiday

Nominated

Black Reel Award Outstanding Actress

The Secret Life of Bees

Won

2009 Hollywood Film Festival Award Best Ensemble Cast Won

Black Reel Award Outstanding Ensemble Nominated

NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated

2010 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy

Valentine's Day

Nominated

Black Reel Award Best Actress

Just Wright

Nominated

Best Original or Adapted Song (for the song "Champion") Nominated

NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated

Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy Nominated

2015 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries

Bessie

Nominated

Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Television Movie (as a producer) Won

Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Won

Satellite Award Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated

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Queen Latifah

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) Persona (2009)

Compilation albums

She's a Queen: A Collection of Hits (2002)

Related articles

Discography Awards and nominations Living Single The Queen Latifah Show Flavor Unit Flavor Unit Entertainment

Awards for Queen Latifah

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble

2000s

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

Hairspray Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Paul Dooley, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, Jerry Stiller, John Travolta, Christopher Walken

2008

Milk Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, Sean Penn, Alison Pill

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010s

2010

The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

Jane Seymour (1981) Ingrid Bergman (1982) Ann-Margret (1983) Ann-Margret (1984) Liza Minnelli (1985) Loretta Young (1986) Gena Rowlands (1987) Ann Jillian (1988) Christine Lahti (1989) Barbara Hershey (1990) Judy Davis (1991) Laura Dern (1992) Bette Midler (1993) Joanne Woodward (1994) Jessica Lange (1995) Helen Mirren (1996) Alfre Woodard (1997) Angelina Jolie (1998) Halle Berry (1999) Judi Dench (2000) Judy Davis (2001) Uma Thurman (2002) Meryl Streep (2003) Glenn Close (2004) S. Epatha Merkerson (2005) Helen Mirren (2006) Queen Latifah (2007) Laura Linney (2008) Drew Barrymore (2009) Claire Danes (2010) Kate Winslet (2011) Julianne Moore (2012) Elisabeth Moss (2013) Maggie Gyllenhaal (2014) Lady Gaga (2015) Sarah Paulson (2016) Nicole Kidman (2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Joanne Woodward (1994) Alfre Woodard (1995) Kathy Bates (1996) Alfre Woodard (1997) Angelina Jolie (1998) Halle Berry (1999) Vanessa Redgrave (2000) Judy Davis (2001) Stockard Channing (2002) Meryl Streep (2003) Glenn Close (2004) S. Epatha Merkerson (2005) Helen Mirren (2006) Queen Latifah (2007) Laura Linney (2008) Drew Barrymore (2009) Claire Danes (2010) Kate Winslet (2011) Julianne Moore (2012) Helen Mirren (2013) Frances McDormand (2014) Queen Latifah (2015) Sarah Paulson (2016) Nicole Kidman (2017)

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