Dana “Queen Latifah” Owens is a legendary rapper, fabulous singer and an exceptional actress. 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.” The Queen is highly respected by her peers, fans, elders and was recently inducted into the New Jersey Hall Of Fame.
Let’s take a look at her greatest movie roles:
The Queen stars as “A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver who has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.”
Dana plays “A physical therapist who falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.”
The Secret Life Of Bees
Queen Latifah starred alongside Dakota Fanning in this film about a 14 year old who runs-away into the arms of four black sisters.
“After she’s diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman named Georgia Bird decides to take a European vacation. She finds love with a man (LL Cool J) and it changes her life.”
The Queen’s large bouffant like hair assisted her amazing acting in the remake of “Hairspray”.
Queen Latifah played the role of “a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.”
Bringin’ Down The House
Queen Latifah brings the funny in “Bringin’ Down The House” as a wrongly convicted woman looking for love on an Internet date!
Set It Off
“Set It Off” is considered one of the greatest “bank robber” movies of all time. Queen Latifah’s gangster “Cleo” character is most respected by the streets for the way she went out, shooting at police while taking her life at the same time. Dana starred along-side Jada Pinkett-Smith, Vivica A. Foxx and Kimberly Elise.