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Queen was born under the official name Owens, Dana Elaine on March 18th, 1970. Known to her close friends as Hip-Hop's First Lady, she has been a credited actor since the 1991 film House Party 2.
Queen Latifah is a dependable leading actor. She has starred in three films including the 2012 comedy film Joyful Noise as the character Vi Rose Hill, the 2006 adventure movie Last Holiday playing Georgia Byrd and the 2004 action release Taxi cast as Isabelle 'Belle' Williams.
Queen has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. She has appeared in fifteen films including: the 2011 comedy film The Dilemma as the character Susan Warner, the 2009 action movie Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs playing Ellie and the 2008 drama release The Secret Life of Bees cast as August Boatwright.
Queen Latifah has earned salaries up to $10,000,000 for her acting. Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 2009 action film Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, which brought in $197,000,000 at the box office.
In 2003 Queen Latifah produced her first movie, the comedy film Bringing Down the House. Since then she went on to produce six movies including: Who's Your Caddy? (2007) and The Perfect Holiday (2007) among others .
Queen is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least eight magazines, captured in more than two pictorials, interviewed in over twelve publications and featured in ten magazine articles. She has been the subject of at least two books.
As an actor Queen Latifah has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. She was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her role as Matron Mama Morton in the 2002 movie Chicago.