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Queen Latifah
Latifah performing at the 2nd Annual BET Honors, 2009
Dana Elaine Owens

(1970-03-18) March 18, 1970 (age 51)[1]
OccupationSinger, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, producer, talk show host
Years active1988–present
Home townEast Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Musical career
GenresR&B, soul, jazz, hip hop, gospel, dance
InstrumentsVocals, piano

Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey), best known under the name Queen Latifah is an American, rapper singer, actress and model. She has won a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination.


  1. "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1251): 25. March 22, 2013.