Queen Latifah is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, TV producer, record producer, comedian, and talk show host. She has been known for a long time as one of the first feminists in hip-hop. She has also had a very successful career in movies.
Queen Latifah: Early Life
Dana Elaine Owens gave birth to Queen Latifah on March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey. She spent most of her childhood in East Orange, NJ. When she was ten, her parents broke up.
Her stage name, Latifah, comes from the Arabic word for “delicate” and “very kind.” Latifah was a power forward on her high school basketball team. She was 5'10” tall. She went to Borough of Manhattan Community College after receiving her diploma from Irvington High School.
Queen Latifah: Career
Queen Latifah started making music when she turned her business into a company that made records. In 1991, she started a business in New Jersey called Flavor Unit Records and Management Company. In the same year that she became CEO of this company, she also tried her hand at acting.
She was in the 1992 crime thriller “Juice.” Soon, she got the central part in a sitcom called “Living Single.” This comedy show was one of the first of its kind. In the movie “Set it Off,” she played a lesbian bank robber the following year. She shared a role with Vivica Fox and Jada Smith.
In 1998, she participated in the comedy film “Living Out Loud.” Together with Ro Smith, she made her fourth hip-hop album, “Order in the Court,” and put it out this year. The movie “Taxi,” which she completed in 2004, did not do very well.
After her last album, “Order in the Court,” she changed her music style to mostly singing soul music and jazz standards. In 2015, she did a great job in the play “Bessie.” In this HBO movie, she played the great singer Bessie Smith.
She became an executive producer for the third season of the slasher TV show “Scream” on MTV in 2017. The third season started airing in 2019. Queen Latifah's music, movies, and TV work have earned her a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Two NAACP Image Awards, a Grammy Award, multiple other Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award, and an Academy Award nomination. Queen Latifah got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 4, 2006.
What is the Net Worth of Queen Latifah?
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Queen Latifah is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, TV producer, record producer, comedian, and talk show host. According to celebrity net worth, she has a net worth of $70 million.
Queen Latifah: Other Works
She is also a spokesperson for Pizza Hut, Jenny Craig, and CoverGirl when she is not performing. She makes her line of makeup for black women. Queen Latifah has a line of perfumes called Queen and Queen of Hearts. “Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman” is a book she wrote.
Queen Latifah: Personal Life
In 1992, Latifah's older brother died in a motorcycle accident. She has talked about how her brother's death caused her to feel sad and use drugs for a short time. In 1995, her car was stolen from her. In 1996, Latifah was arrested and charged with having pot on her.
She was arrested again for driving while drunk in Los Angeles; this time, she got three years of probation. In 2018, Queen Latifah said her mother died of a heart problem.
Over the years, there have been rumors about Queen Latifah's sexuality, but she doesn't talk about her love life. There are strong rumors that she has been dating choreographer Eboni Nichols.
Queen Latifah is a singer, music producer, entrepreneur, and actress who has won many awards for her work. She was one of the first female rappers to get the attention of the music industry.
Latifah was the first rapper who was woman to be nominated for an Oscar. She made a name for herself in hip-hop by rapping about black women's problems. Queen Latifah's net worth is $70 million as of 2022.