Queen Latifah is the stage name of Dana Elaine Owens. She is a versatile figure in the entertainment industry and is known for many things. She is primarily a singer but is also known for being an actress, songwriter, model, record producer, television producer and a talk show host. Her being immersed into various parts of the history has enabled her to get a big following and immense popularity.
Queen Latifah singed with Tommy Boy Records in 1989 and immediately released her debut album called “All Hail the Queen.” She also released her second but final album for the same label called “Nature of a Sista” (1991). But her third album was the most influential one of them all. In 1993 she released “Black Reign” which scored pretty well in the Billboard 100 charts while the single U.N.I.T.Y. got a Grammy nomination. After that she released four more albums with the last one coming in 2009 titled “Persona.”
Queen Latifah has also become a recognizable face in the movie industry. She has appeared in many movies and TV shows. Her first main role was with “Set it Off” (1996) and after that gain the highest acclaim to her acting career with “Chicago” (2002) for which she was honored with an Academy Award nomination for the best supporting female role. Throughout her career she has appeared mostly in comedies and romantic movies, but has a very large repertoire of movies to her name. Some of them include “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 her latest endeavor is “Grills Trip” (2017). She was also nominated for a prime time Emmy award for her portrayal of Bessie Smith in HBO’s “Bessie” (2015). Queen Latifah also had a very successful daytime talk show, “The Queen Latifah Show,” which was aired from 2013 to 2015 on CBS.
As part of her career Queen Latifah received many accolades. She has a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, two NCAAP Image Awards and of closure an Academy Award Nomination. This led her to receive her own star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood established in 2006.
Queen Latifah Net Worth and Salary
Queen Latifah is one of the most successful people in the industry. She has made it big wherever and whatever she tried to do. Her success in music, acting, TV and the overall entertainment industry has brought her a lot of happiness. Her fans are also very much appreciative of her nature and her performances. As a result she has managed to earn a very large sum of money during her career. Her net worth has recently reached 60 million dollars, according to Forbes.
Queen Latifah Partner and Kids
Queen Latifah is currently not married, but she has had her fair share of boyfriends along the line. The saddest story was with her boyfriend Sean Moon back in 1995 when both he and she were the victims of a carjacking. Sean was killed on site during the event. After that she had a very long relationship with Martin Kendu Isaacs. During that time, Kendu was a very influential producer and he and Latifah used to hang out together all the time. But they were not so public about it and even remained friends after they broke up. Queen Latifah actually introduced him later on to Mary J. Blige, who became his wife. There are also many rumors about her quitting to date men and that she is now interested in women. She has never officially commented on her own sexuality but there have been many rumors and pictures of her with other girlfriends.
Queen Latifah Age
Queen Latifah was born as Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey. She is currently 47 years old. She chose her stage name Latifah while she was still young as she saw the word in a book which in Arabic means “sensual.” Her mother and father are Rita and Lancelot Owens, Sr. Unfortunately they divorced while Latifah was still 10 years old. She attended Essex Catholic Girls’ High School in Irvington and actually graduated from Irvington High School. She was raised on East Orange, New Jersey and spend most of her life there. Then she would move around all over the place as part of her career. There was also a brother, named Lancelot Jr., but he died in a motorcycle accident in 1992 which she gave him as a present. She still wears the key of the motorcycle around her neck as a necklace as a reminder.
Queen Latifah Height and Weight
Queen Latifah has always been a busty woman. But it she does not mind it and it is where her elegance comes from. This was never a problem for her and she even used to play on the position of a power forward while being at school. Her body measurements are 45-40-45 in or 115-102-114 cm and she weighs 91 kg or 201 lbs and is 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm high.
Is Queen Latifah a Lesbian?
Although Queen Latifah has been confirmed to have had boyfriends in the past, there are more and more rumors about her being gay. She has never officially conformed her sexual orientation, but there are many rumors and even evidence to support the claim. The first one came in the 90s when she was supposedly dating Debbie Allen. But there was no evidence to confirm this claim. This support was made greater with her being with Jeanette Jenkins. The two of them were seen many times sharing an intimate moment tighter, but never really confirmed their relationship. Something which was almost confirmed as being true is her relationship with Eboni Nichols. There are certain rumors which say that Latifah actually broke up with Jeanette because of Eboni. If we are to believe the rumors, Latifah and Eboni spent four years together before breaking up in 2015. Currently, Queen Latifah was seen with Paula Patton as the hot new lesbian couple. But both sides have said that these are only rumors and that it is not true.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Queen Latifah is an American by her nationality and as far as her ethnicity goes she is African American.
|Born:||March 18 1970|
|Net Worth:||$ 60 Million|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in or 178 cm|
|Weight:||91 kg or 201 lbs|
|Education:||Irvington High School|