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Queen Latifah (Dana Elaine Owens)

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Biography

Newark, New Jersey, USA
Often considered hip-hop's first lady (though some would attribute that to Roxanne Shanté), the woman behind the moniker Queen Latifah was born Dana Owens on March 18th, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Rita (Bray), a teacher, and Lancelot Owens, Sr. She came from a police family--both her father and older brother were cops, which would later influence her rhyming style and life philosophy. Owens witnessed both sides of Black urban life in the USA while growing up. Read more...

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Character: Vi Rose Hill

Joyful Noise 2012

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Character: M'Lynn

Steel Magnolias 2012

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Character: Lt. Amanda Shipley

9mm 2012

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Character: Susan Warner

The Dilemma 2011

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Character: Dr. Twitchell

What Happens in Vegas 2008

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Character: August Boatwright

The Secret Life of Bees 2008

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Character: Nina Brewster

Mad Money 2008

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Character: Penny Escher

Stranger Than Fiction 2006

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Character: Georgia Byrd

Last Holiday 2006

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Character: Gina Norris

Beauty Shop 2005

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Character: Isabelle 'Belle' Williams

Taxi 2004

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Character: Aunt ShaNeequa

Scary Movie 3 2003

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Character: Charlene Morton

Bringing Down the House 2003

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Character: Matron Mama Morton

Chicago 2002

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Character: Midge Harmon

Living with the Dead 2002

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Character: Dispatcher Love

Bringing Out the Dead 1999

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Character: Alice 'Teeny' Fletcher

Sphere 1998

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Character: Cleopatra 'Cleo' Sims

Set It Off 1996

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Character: Ruffhouse M.C.

Juice 1992

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Character: Leslie Wright

Just Wright 2010

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Character: Mrs. Christmas

The Perfect Holiday 2007

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Character: Liz Bailey

Living Out Loud 1998

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Character: Marissa Redman

Working It Out 1991

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Character: Herself - Performer: I'll Be Seeing You

The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Everybody Needs a Best Friend / Best Original Score and Best Original Song

The Oscars 2013

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Character: Herself - Presenter: Governors Awards Segment

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010

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Character: Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Performer: 'I Move On'

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003

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Character: Sharon Love

Old Dogs, New Tricks 0

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Character: Sharon Love

Take Me to the Next Phase 0

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Character: Sharon Love

The Business of Friendship 0

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Character: Sharon Love

Fast Love 0

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Character: Aunt Esther Jean Johnson

Strange Bedfellows 0

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Character: Regina Bookman

Let's Stay Together 0

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Character: Dana Elaine Owens

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