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Queen Latifah

 
Bio:
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, actress, and singer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen on November 28, 1989, featuring the hit single "Ladies ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, actress, and singer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen on November 28, 1989, featuring the hit single "Ladies ... (read complete bio)

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NBC Live Television Production, 2015
The Wiz

Queen Latifah Biography

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, actress, and singer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and released her debut album All Hail the Queen on November 28, 1989, 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), became the first album by a solo female rapper to receive a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and spawned the single "U.N.I.T.Y.", which was influential in raising awareness of violence against women and the objectification of Black female sexuality. The track reached the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100, and won a Grammy Award. She then starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) and released her fourth album, Order in the Court, on June 16, 1998, with Motown Records. Latifah garnered acclaim with her role of Matron "Mama" Morton in the musical film Chicago (2002), receiving a nomination for the Academy Award 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 ‚Äď Trav'lin' Light and Persona. She created the daytime talk show The Queen Latifah Show, which ran from 1999 to 2001, and again from 2013 to 2015, in syndication. 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) and provided voice work in the Ice Age film series. 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. From 2016 to 2019, she starred as Carlotta Brown in the musical drama series Star. In 2020, she portrayed Hattie McDaniel in the miniseries Hollywood. Since 2021, she has held the lead role on CBS' revival of the action drama The Equalizer.

Noted for her work in music, film and television, Latifah has earned a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award. In 2006, she became the first hip hop artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.





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GRAMMYs To Celebrate 50 Years Of Hip Hop With Historic Segment Featuring Missy Elliot Photo GRAMMYs To Celebrate 50 Years Of Hip Hop With Historic Segment Featuring Missy Elliot, Queen Latifah & More
by Michael Major - Feb 2, 2023

The performance will feature Big Boi, Busta Rhymes with Spliff Star, De La Soul, DJ Drama, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Missy Elliott, Future, GloRilla, Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Mele Mel & Scorpio/Ethiopian King, Ice-T, Lil Baby, Lil Wayne, The Lox, Method Man, Nelly, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, and more. LL COOL J will introduce the segment.

VIDEO: Gabrielle Union Appears on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Photo VIDEO: Gabrielle Union Appears on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Jan 30, 2023

Actress¬†Gabrielle Union¬†makes an appearance on ‚ÄúThe Jennifer Hudson Show,‚ÄĚ airing¬†Monday, January 30.¬† The ‚ÄúTruth Be Told‚ÄĚ actress hilariously shares how her daughter is obsessed with being married to her best friend, aggressively making it known on a recent family vacation that included a speech at dinner.¬†Watch videos now!

Tommy Boy Records Announce 30th Anniversary Editions Of Naughty By Nature's Acclaimed Photo Tommy Boy Records Announce 30th Anniversary Editions Of Naughty By Nature's Acclaimed Multi-Platinum '19 Naughty III'
by Michael Major - Jan 25, 2023

The 30th anniversary edition will be available as a 140g transparent orange double vinyl LP, a 6-panel digipak CD x2, cassette, and streaming via all DSPs, featuring 6 bonus tracks - including ‚ÄúHip Hop Hooray‚ÄĚ (Extended Mix), never before available on streaming services - plus remixes from Pete Rock and The Beatnuts.

Lynn Nottage's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY to be Presented at Theatre Row in Februa Photo Lynn Nottage's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY to be Presented at Theatre Row in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2023

Keen Company will continue its 23rd season with Crumbs from the Table of Joy by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.

Daniel Dae Kim Will Star in Audible Adaptation of David Henry Hwang's YELLOW FACE Photo Daniel Dae Kim Will Star in Audible Adaptation of David Henry Hwang's YELLOW FACE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2023

Audible has announced a multi-project development and first look deal with award-winning actor, director, and producer Daniel Dae Kim. The collaboration kicks off with Yellow Face, an audio adaptation of David Henry Hwang's play (Yellow Face) that will be produced by Audible Studios in collaboration with Daniel Dae Kim's production company 3AD.

Hip Hop Legends The Wondertwins Bring LOVE AND HAPPINESS To The Dance Complex, Februa Photo Hip Hop Legends The Wondertwins Bring LOVE AND HAPPINESS To The Dance Complex, February 25-26
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2023

The Wondertwins, Boston natives Billy & Bobby McLain are bringing¬†Love and Happiness¬†to The Dance Complex in Central Square Cambridge for two performances only on¬†¬†February 25 and 26.¬† The evening will feature two works, ‚ÄúTo Love with Hip-Hop‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúLove,‚ÄĚ both of which focus on returning to a level of hip-hop aimed at bringing people together, rather than separating them.¬†¬†

The New Jersey Youth Chorus To Present Winter Concert This Sunday Photo The New Jersey Youth Chorus To Present Winter Concert This Sunday
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2023

The New Jersey Youth Chorus (NJYC) presents its Winter Concert at Ridge Performing Arts Center located at 268 South Finley Avenue in Basking Ridge on Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Jean Louisa Kelly Adds Livestream Option for Solo Concert Debut at The Laurie Beechma Photo Jean Louisa Kelly Adds Livestream Option for Solo Concert Debut at The Laurie Beechman
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2023

JEAN LOUISA KELLY¬†‚Ästthe stage and screen star from the original Broadway cast of¬†Into the Woods, and the movies¬†Uncle Buck,¬†Mr. Holland‚Äôs Opus,¬†The Fantasticks, and¬†Top Gun: Maverick¬†‚Äď has added a¬†livestream option¬†for her¬†New York concert debut¬†at¬†The Laurie Beechman Theatre¬†on¬†Saturday,¬†January 21¬†at¬†9:30 PM.

CHICAGO 20th Anniversary Blu-Ray to Feature Three Hours of Bonus Content Photo CHICAGO 20th Anniversary Blu-Ray to Feature Three Hours of Bonus Content
by Michael Major - Jan 10, 2023

The Limited-Edition Blu-ray SteelBook includes access to a Digital copy of the film and boasts over three hours of legacy bonus content, including commentary with director Rob Marshall and screenwriter Bill Condon, an extensive look at the film with cast and crew interviews, plus extended musical performances.

Broadway Lover's Guide to HBO Max Photo Broadway Lover's Guide to HBO Max
by Michael Major - Dec 31, 2022

HBO Max offers a collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia's catalog and a roster of new Max Originals. Among those include an impressive lineup of muscials, plays, and films that theater lovers will enjoy. From Dear Evan Hansen to West Side Story to Cats, check out what Broadway lovers can stream on HBO Max now!

Queen Latifah Videos

Video: Go Inside the Belasco As AIN'T NO MO' Announces Its Broadway Extension! Videoplay
Video: Go Inside the Belasco As AIN'T NO MO' Announces Its Broadway Extension!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 15, 2022

Jordan E. Cooper, the youngest Black American playwright on Broadway, has announced that the history-making and critically-acclaimed Broadway production of Ain’t No Mo’, presented by Lee Daniels, will extend through Friday, December 23, 2022 at the Belasco Theatre.

Video: Watch Lee Daniels' Speech at the First Preview of AIN'T NO MO Videoplay
Video: Watch Lee Daniels' Speech at the First Preview of AIN'T NO MO

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2022

The curtain was raised at the Belasco Theatre last night for the first preview performance of Ain’t No Mo’, produced by Lee Daniels. The show played to a sold-out and star-studded house with high-energy and laughter heard down the street. Watch Lee Daniels' first preview speech here!

VIDEO: Queen Latifah & Chris Bridges Star in END OF THE ROAD Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Queen Latifah & Chris Bridges Star in END OF THE ROAD Trailer

by Michael Major - Aug 15, 2022

In this high-octane action thriller, a cross-country road trip becomes a highway to hell for Brenda (Queen Latifah), her two kids and her brother Reggie (Chris  Bridges). After witnessing a brutal murder, the family finds themselves in the crosshairs of a mysterious killer. Watch the new video trailer now!

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season Videoplay
The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre¬†announced its¬†2022/23 Season. The 2022/23 Season features a dynamic lineup of musical theater magic that includes a world premiere, a co-production with ACT ‚Äď A Contemporary Theatre, and more. Check out the fill season

VIDEO: Krystal Joy Brown Shares Her Journey from Teaching Gymnastics to Booking HAMIL Videoplay
VIDEO: Krystal Joy Brown Shares Her Journey from Teaching Gymnastics to Booking HAMILTON on Season Two Premiere of Survival Jobs: A Podcast

by Survival Jobs - Apr 7, 2022

Happy Season Two Premiere, Survivors!! Your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the wonderfully talented, inspiring, and genuine Broadway leading lady, Krystal Joy Brown who is currently playing the role of ‚ÄúEliza Schuyler‚ÄĚ in the Broadway juggernaut, Hamilton!

VIDEO: Ashley Spencer and Kara Lindsay Soundcheck For Tonight's Concert With Seth Rud Videoplay
VIDEO: Ashley Spencer and Kara Lindsay Soundcheck For Tonight's Concert With Seth Rudetsky; Get Tickets Now!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2021

Tonight, Ashley Spencer and special guest Kara Lindsay will perform a concert as part of The Seth Concert Series with Seth Rudetsky. It was also recently announced that Jeremy Jordan will join the concert as well.

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan and Jessica Lowndes Perform Their New Song, 'Alive'! Videoplay
VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan and Jessica Lowndes Perform Their New Song, 'Alive'!

by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2021

Jessica Lowndes and Jeremy Jordan have collaborated on a new song called Alive. The song is now available on Spotify and Apple Music. Jordan and Lowndes also created a video of them performing the song, together from different locations.

Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2021

Today we're celebrating Black History Month by taking a closer look at the 2009 Encores! production of The Wiz, which starred James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!

VIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks About Performing a SUPER BOWL Halftime Show on THE LATE SH Videoplay
VIDEO: Queen Latifah Talks About Performing a SUPER BOWL Halftime Show on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2021

Queen Latifah performed at the 1998 Super Bowl halftime show and she describes how amazing and nerve wracking it felt to be in the stadium. You can see more of Queen Latifah in the new CBS series, 'The Equalizer.'

VIDEO: How Jeremy Jordan Saved THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Videoplay
VIDEO: How Jeremy Jordan Saved THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2021

He may not have appeared in the film, bu Jeremy Jordan played an integral part in bringing The Greatest Showman to the big screen. In a flashback video, find out how Jeremy saved 'The Greatest Showman' during his one-man show, 'Carry On.' 'Carry On' was first presented at Feinstein's/54 Below from February 12th through February 29th of 2020.