Quick Facts of Queen Latifah
- Full Name: Queen Latifah
- Gender: Female
- Net Worth: $70 million
- Height: 1.78 m
- Birth Name: Dana Elaine Owens
- Date of Birth: 18th March 1970
- Spouse: Eboni Nichols (fiance)
- Marital Status: Engaged
- Weight: 91 kg
Ever heard the album named “All Hail the Queen”, that brought the Grammy Award Winner Queen Latifah to the spotlight? Dana Elaine Owens popular as Queen Latifah is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. After portraying Matron “Mama” Morton in American black comedy film “Chicago,” she gained worldwide recognition.
Know for her several notable works, Latifah also went on to win Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two NAACP Image Awards, a nomination for the Academy Award, and over two million album sales. Want to get more information about her net worth, endorsements, relationship?
Queen Latifah Net Worth and Earnings
Queen Latifah is known for her multiple profession which also generates huge fortune but the majority of her income is from singing and acting career. Her net worth as of 2020 is reported to be $70 million. She is considered as one of the top hip-hop’s pioneering feminists.
Latifah first started her career with Tommy Boy in 1989 and then released her first album, All hail the Queen that sold more than a million copies. She made a statement on the topic of Black Women in Hip-Hop by rapping. Her songs explored domestic abuse, harassment and issues with relationships. She was also awarded the National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Candace Award.
Her third album Black Reign was a major success due to the U.N.I.T.Y single that was a big influence on women and paved her way to the Grammy Award as well. She started in some Tv Series as well as in the film industry after her singing career took off. She was also a supporting actor in movies like House Party 2, Juice, and Jungle Fever, Living out Loud, and The Bone Collector.
The American rapper is currently the CoverGirl beauty spokeswoman, and also speaks for Curvation ladies panties, Pizzahut and Jenny Craig. In addition, on April 26, 2017, MTV announced that for the third season of the television series Scream, which premiered on July 8 , 2019, Latifah will be the executive producer. The Queen has her own perfume line called Queen and Queen of Hearts.
Queen Latifah Career
While she earned some critical acclaim in her early year, after playing Marton “Mama” Morton in Chicago, a romantic movie that won the Best Picture Academy Award, she enjoyed mainstream success. She also received the nomination for the acting category for the Acadamy Award. Latifah later starred on the Bringing Down the House which became the Box office hit. She starred in multiple films like Scary Movie 3, Barbershop 2 after her blooming career: Back in Business, and many more.
Her role in Last Holiday, gained her the Film Critic Richeard Roeper favor. He stated “this is the Queen Latifah performance I’ve been waiting for ever since she broke into movies“.
In addition to writing, she has lent her voice to a plethora of cartoon roles such as Ellie’s voice in the Ice Age animated film series: The Meltdown and the Sequel. She also gained enormous success on Hairspray’s Broadway smash hit. She received her first Golden Globe Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Emmy award in the Life Support movie for her appearance as the HIV-positive woman. In addition, she also produced the film The Perfect Holiday in 2007. On 27 June 2010, she won the 2010 Peoples choice award and the 2010 Bet Awards.
Who is Queen Latifah Husband?
Queen Latifah is a homosexual and is rumored to be engaged to her partner Eboni Nichols. The former Lakers girl, Eboni is a Choreographer. The couple was committed to a relationship in 2013 but later split in 2015.
Latifah and her girlfriend later reunited in a getaway to Cabo San Lucas. Moreover, As per sources from RadarOnline, the couple is expecting a baby any time soon as Eboni was spotted with a baby bump, last October.
Latifah’s Brother Death
When she was at the start of her career, a tragedy struck the Queen and gradually rising towards fame. She lost her brother Lancelot Jr. in a motorcycle accident. The motorcycle had been a Latifah gift. She suffered from grief and substance addiction after her brother died, though she eventually emerged from that.
In addition, while being carjacked, She lost her boyfriend, Sean Moon. Her partner died in bullets attack. Similarly, on 21 March 2018, she lost her mother due to heart disease, a issue she has been struggling with since 2004.
Early Life & Short Bio
Dana Elaine Owens aka Queen Latifah was born under the Pisces star sign on 18th March 1970. She was raised alongside elder brother Lancelot Jr. in Newark, New York. Her father is Lancelot Sr. who was a police officer and Rita Lamae Owens was a instructor at the academy.
In Irvington, she attended Essex Catholic High School then graduated from Irvington High School. She gave her first appearance, performing the number “Back” from the musical The Wiz in a grammar school contest. Dana attended Community College Manhattan Borough.
She eventually founded a group named Ladies New, and started performing on every stage they could find. Yet her mother welcomed one of her friends, Mark James, to one of the plays to film the rap Princess of the Posse by Queen Latifah. He has given Fab 5 Freddy the demo recording, Yo’s host! MTV Raps then gained the interest of Tommy Boy’s partner, Dante Ross, who signed her in 1989 and released her first track “Wrath of My Madness.”