About Queen LatifahQueen Latifah, real name Dana Elaine Owens, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, actress, comedian and model. Latifah’s contribution to movie and music industries has garnered her numerous awards, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe, couple of Image Awards and a Grammy. Her debut album, entitled All Hail the Queen, was released in late 1980s. As an actress she gained an international recognition after appearing in an Oscar winning musical Chicago, where Latifah portrayed Mama Morton. Queen Latifah net worth is currently estimated at $50 million.
Dana was born in New Jersey, in a family of Native and African American ancestry, to Rita and Lancelot Owens. Her mother was a teacher in a local high school, while her father had a job at the police department. As a child Dana was particularly curious and used to spend hours going through books that most of the other kids would probably consider boring.
The name Latifah has caught her eye while reading a book of Islamic names, at the age of 8.