Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. She has released multiple hip hop and R&B albums and starred in numerous films and TV shows.
Attribute Details Full Name Dana Elaine Owens Also Known As Queen Latifah Profession(s) Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Producer Date of Birth March 18, 1970 Age 53 years old (As of 2023) Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey, United States Nationality American Zodiac Sign Pisces Ancestry & Heritage African American
Attribute Details Height 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm Weight 80 kg or 176 lbs Body Measurements 44-38-46 in or 112-96.5-117 cm Eye Colour Brown Hair Colour Black
Family & Relationships
Attribute Details Parents Rita Owens (Teacher), Lancelot Owens Sr. (Police Officer) Siblings Lancelot Owens Jr., Dana Owens Affairs Not publicly known Relationship Married Partner/Spouse Eboni Nichols Children 1
Education & Early Life
Attribute Details Schooling Irvington High School, New Jersey Higher Education Borough of Manhattan Community College Early Life Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1970. Developed interest in rapping from age 8. Joined the Flavor Unit hip hop group. Early Influences Inspired by the Sugarhill Gang and artists like Big Daddy Kane and LL Cool J.
Attribute Details Debut Latifah’s debut album All Hail the Queen released in 1989. Her acting debut was in 1991 on the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Significant Works Hip hop albums All Hail the Queen, Black Reign. Films – Chicago, Hairspray, Girls Trip. TV shows – Living Single, Star. Awards & Nominations 1 Academy Award, 2 Golden Globes, 5 NAACP Image Awards, 1 Emmy Award. Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Filmography Jungle Fever, Chicago, Bringing Down the House, Taxi, Hairspray, Girls Trip Voice Work The Country Bears, Ice Age: Collision Course Music Videos “Ladies First,” “U.N.I.T.Y.” and others. Tours & Live Shows Performed as headline act on multiple tours and award shows. Collaborations Collaborated with many hip hop artists including Naughty By Nature, Monie Love. Partnered with CoverGirl. Documentaries The Queen Latifah Show (2013-2015), LIFE Uncut (2022)
Net Worth & Assets
Attribute Details Net Worth $85 million Properties Owns homes in California and New Jersey. Sold Beverly Hills mansion for $8.5 million in 2006. Business Ventures Partnered with Quay Eyewear. Invested in Curvation management and fitness centers. Investments Has invested in technology and beauty startups. Backed particularly female-focused companies.
Trivia & Miscellaneous
Attribute Details Hobbies & Interests Fitness, health, horses Controversies Arrested in 1996 for marijuana and handgun possession. Latifah later spoke against guns and drugs. Philanthropy & Activism Supports organizations for women’s rights, HIV/AIDS, and the LGBTQ community. Has donated to disaster relief. Public Image Considered a feminist and gay icon acclaimed for empowering lyrics and music. Personal Challenges Lost older brother Lance in 1992 in a motorcycle accident. Notable Interviews The View, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Red Table Talk Publications & Books Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman (1999) Personal Anecdotes Was given the nickname “Latifah” meaning delicate and sensitive in Arabic. Quotes “A woman has got to be strong from the inside out.”
Social Media & Online Presence
Attribute Details Instagram Handle @queenlatifah Twitter Handle @IAMQUEENLATIFAH Facebook Handle @QueenLatifah Youtube Channel QueenLatifahOfficial
Legacy & Influence
Attribute Details Cultural References Regarded as one of the pioneer female MCs in hip hop history. Inspired many artists. Achievements Outside Primary Profession Successful actress and recipient of Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Mentorship Known to mentor up-and-coming female rappers. Partnered with Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network. Legacy Queen Latifah has a lasting legacy as a multi-talented hip hop icon who paved the way for women in rap as solo artists. She is considered a renaissance woman of hip hop.