Queen Latifah is a singer and actress who have appeared in a number of television series and films. She is also a rapper, record producer, model, television producer, talk show host, and songwriter. She has appeared in many films including ‘Taxi’, ‘Joyful Noise’, ’22 Jump Street’, ‘Bringing Down The House’, ‘Girls Trip’, ‘Hairspray’, and ‘Barbershop 2: Back in Business’.
Latifah was the host of her own talk show called ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ on CBS. As a singer, her albums include, ‘Nature of a Sista’, ‘Order in the Court’, and ‘All Hail the Queen’. She portrayed the role of a blues singer in the HBO movie ‘Bessie’. The estimated net worth of Queen Latifah is $68 million US dollars.
Dana Elaine Owens popularly known as “Queen Latifah” was born on March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey. She was born to parents Lancelot Owens and Rita Owens. Her mother was a teacher and her father was a senior police officer. She went to the Essex Catholic Girls’ High School located in Irvington and completed her graduation from Irvington High School. When she was ten, her parents divorced.
At the age of eight, she found her name “Latifah” which means delicate in Arabic. Latifah used to play for her high school team and stood 5’10”. In a grammar play school, she performed the single “Home”. She used to do beat boxing with the group ‘Ladies Fresh’. In 1988, she released her debut single called “Wrath of My Madness”.
In 1992, Queen Latifah’s brother Lancelot Jr. was killed in an accident. She was a victim of a carjacking in 1995.
In 1989, Queen Latifah signed with Tommy Boy Records and released her debut album called ‘’All Hail the Queen’. This was followed by ‘Nature of a Sista’ in 1991. Her album called ‘Order in the Court’ was released in 1998. She then shifted to jazz and soul music. In 2004, Latifah released the ‘Dana Owens Album’ which was on jazz/soul standards. Her album ‘Trav’lin’ Light’ was released in 2007 and it included guest appearances by Stevie Wonder, Joe Sample, Christian McBride, George Duke, Jill Scott, and Erykah Badu.
This was followed by ‘Persona’ in 2009. As an actress, Latifah was seen in the sitcom ‘Living Single’ from 1993-1998. She was then seen in the films Jungle Fever, Juice, and House Party 2. In 1999, she became the host of ‘The Queen Latifah Show’. She also appeared in the films ‘The Bone Collector’, ‘Living Out Loud’ and ‘Set It Off’. In 2002, Latifah appeared in the highly successful movie ‘Chicago’ as Matron “Mama” Morton. Another movie ‘Bringing Down the House’ became a major box office hit.
It was followed by other movies like ‘Barbershop 2: Back in Business’, ‘Kung Faux’, Scary Movie 3’, and ‘Beauty Shop’. She lent her voice to the 2006 animated film called ‘Ice Age: The Meltdown’. In April 2017, it has been announced that Latifah will be the executive producer of the series ‘Scream’.
In 2007, Latifah won the Golden Globe Award for ‘Life Support’. She won the 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Bessie’. Other awards won by her include American Black Film Festival Award, NAACP Image Award, BET Award, Black Reel Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Teen Choice Award, Satellite Award, and Hollywood Film Festival Award.
How much is Net Worth of Queen Latifah in 2017
Queen Latifah has released seven studio albums in her career. She has also done tours with various other artists. Queen Latifah’s net worth is an estimated $68 million US dollars as of 2017. She has appeared in many hit movies and popular TV series. Latifah has also produced many films including ‘Bringing Down the House’, ‘Beauty Shop’, ‘The Cookout’, ‘The Perfect Holiday’, and Just Wright’.
She has lent her voice for the animated movie ‘Ice Age’ series. She has also starred in TV movies and also produced the television movie ‘Life Support’ in 2007. She is the spokesperson of the cosmetic brands ‘CoverGirl’. She has her own line of cosmetics ‘CoverGirl Queen Collection’ and the perfume line ‘Queen of Hearts’ and ‘Queen’. She has also endorsed brands like Curvation, Jenny Craig, and Pizza Hut.
In 2006, she received as Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has sold over 2 million records in her career. Latifah has been called as the “Queen of Jazz-Rap”. In 1996, she was involved in a feud with Foxy Brown.