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Queen Latifah Biography, Net Worth (Forbes), Husband And Lifestyle


Longing to know about Queen Latifah biography, net worth (Forbes), husband and lifestyle? This article is all you need to get enlightened.

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Who Is Queen Latifah?

Queen Latifah is an American singer, rapper,  actress,  songwriter, and producer. Her real name is  Dana Elaine Owen.

Queen Latifah Biography

She was born on the 18th of March 1970 in Newark New Jersey. She’s the daughter of Rita Lamae, a high school teacher at Irving high school, and it is also the high school Queen Latifah attended. Her father, Lancelot Amos Owens, was a police officer.

She began her career in 1989 when she signed with Tommy Boy Records. She released her first studio album titled “All Hail the Queen” on the 28th of November 1989. In her first studio album “All Hail the Queen”, you will find her first hit single titled “Ladies First”,  which gave her recognition and it was just the beginning of her success in the entertainment industry. After the success of her first album, she went on to produce her second album titled, “nature of sistas” and this was also her last studio album with Tommy Record Label.

Queen Latifah’s music has always been in the genre of R&B • soul, jazz, hip hop, gospel, and dance. She went on to release her third studio album titled Black Reign (1993) and the album included another hit song U.N.I.T.Y which created awareness towards women’s rights and landed Queen Latifah a Grammy award after the song attained 23rd position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Aside from being a talented rapper, she’s also a dynamic actress that has appeared in various movies.

She began her movie career in 1993 when she starred in the FOX TV sitcom titled “Living Single” which lasted from 1993 to 1998. Then she went to star in the lead role in “Set It Off” in 1996. Although she continued with her music career one can only wonder how she was able to balance both acting and singing at the same time. She released her fourth album titled “Order in the Court” on the 16th of June 1998 with her new record label Motown Records. She received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2002 because of her outstanding performance in Chicago.

Queen Latifah released her album titled “The Dana Owens” and since then she has been regarded as a Feminist rapper because of her songs that empower women. She has several awards like Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, an Academy Award nomination and she has sold over 2 million copies of her album.

Queen Latifah Early Music Career

Queen Latifah began her career as early as 1989 when she released her first studio album with Tommy Record Label titled “All Hail The Queen”. Since then she has released a total of 9 albums which have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It is also important to know that Queen Latifah was the first hip hop artist to receive a Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.


Aside from the musical success, she has also established herself as a major force to reckon with in the movie industry with her appearances in over 50 Hollywood movies and sitcoms namely

Jungle Fever

1991 House Party

1992 Juice

1993 Who’s the Man?

1993 My Life

1996 Set It Off


1997 Hoodlum


1998 Living Out

1998 Sphere Alice

1999 The Bone Collector

1999 Bringing Out the Dead

2002 Chicago Matron

2002 Roberto Benigni’s Pinocchio Dove (English voice)

2002 Brown Sugar

2002 Living with the Dead

2005 The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz

2007 Life Support

2012 Steel Magnolias

2015 Bessie and many more.

Queen Latifah Career 2017 To Date

Queen Latifah’s career from 2017 to date has remained acting. She has acted in so many movies from 2017 to date and she’s also working on an upcoming movie titled “Hustle”. A movie about a Basketball scout that finds an extremely talented young basketballer and sees the guy as his ticket back to the NBA. The basketball scout role in the movie is played by Adams Sandler and the movie co-produced by the Basketball star LeBron James.

Queen Latifah Family And Wife /Husband

There has been a lot of rumors circulating on social media and the internet about Queen Latifah’s sexuality if she’s gay or not but the most interesting part of the all thing is the fact that she hasn’t come out to speak on her sexuality because she said it’s her personal life and she doesn’t want to publicize it, which is true.

So, we can’t confirm for sure if she’s a lesbian or not but we know that radaronline.com claims Queen Latifah and her alleged longtime partner Eboni Nichols welcomed a new baby boy in 2019 but, for now, we can’t validate the truth of that information.

How Many Children Does Queen Latifah Have?

For now, we can’t say the number of children Queen Latifah has but according to radaronline.com, Queen Latifah has a child with Eboni Nichols. But, we are certain Queen Latifah is loved by many children around the world.

Queen Latifah’s Net Worth

As of January 2020, Queen Latifah has a net worth of 65 million US dollars from her career as a singer, actress, producer, and also a businesswoman.

Queen Latifah Age And Height

Queen Latifah was born on the 18th of March 1870 and she’s 50 years old. She also has a height of 1.78 meters.

Awards And Nominations

A talented soul like Queen Latifah should have many awards for her name and yes she does.

  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie
  • Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
  • Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
  • The BET Honors Media Award
  • Kids’ Choice Wannabe Award
  • Soul Train Music Award for Sammy Davis Jr. – Entertainer of the Year
  • BET Award for Best Actress
  • Glamour Award for The Role Models
  • Black Reel Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Talk Show Host

Cars And Houses

She owns several cars like Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Sedan and she has a mansion in Newark her hometown, and Hollywood hills.

Queen Dead Or Alive

Queen Latifah is still alive and healthy and she plans on staying that way for a very long time.

Instagram Followers

She has a total of over 6 million followers and it’s still growing. You can follow her on Instagram: @queenlatifah

Queen Latifah Pictures

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