Queen Latifah is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, actress, model, producer and talk show host who started her acting career in 1991 with small roles in the films ‘Jungle Fever’ and ‘House Party 2’, and the television show ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. In 1993, she got the main role of Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom ‘Living Single’, which she portrayed till 1998. She played one of the leads in the crime-action film ‘Set It Off’ (1996).
One of her best roles was portraying Matron "Mama" Morton in the ‘Academy Award’-winning musical crime comedy-drama film ‘Chicago’ (2002), for which she earned an ‘Oscar’ nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress’. Her later filmography includes successful movies such as ‘Bringing Down the House’ (2003), ‘Taxi’ (2004), ‘Barbershop 2: Back in Business’ (2005), ‘Beauty Shop’ (2005), ‘Last Holiday’ (2006), ‘Hairspray’ (2007), ‘Joyful Noise’ (2012), ‘22 Jump Street’ (2014) and ‘Girls Trip’ (2017). She also voiced the character of Ellie in the ‘Ice Age’ franchise.
She created and hosted the daytime talk show ‘The Queen Latifah Show’ (2013-15) and received critical acclaim for her performance in the HBO film ‘Bessie’ (2015).
This 6 Academy Awards-winning film, an adaption of the Broadway musical Chicago, revolves around jailed murderesses Velma Kelly, a nightclub performer, and Roxie Hart, a starry-eyed housewife. Velma killed her husband and sister for cheating, while Roxie murdered her boyfriend for his false promises of stardom. Represented by same smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn, both compete for fame, publicity and attention of Flynn.
The life of Harold Crick, an IRS worker, turns upside down after he begins hearing a disembodied voice narrating his life as it happens. When the voice implies that he will die soon, Harold panics and tries to avert his impending death.
Despite the success of their previous program, officers Schmidt and Jenko are sent back to the program, now at 22 Jump Street, after failing to capture some drug dealers. They go undercover at a local college to locate the supplier of new drug, WHY-PHY, but the partnership of the two overgrown adolescents is thoroughly tested along the way.
Sixteen years old plump Tracy Turnblad loves watching a teen dance TV show The Corny Collins Show. When she gets an opportunity to dance in the show, she quickly emerges as a popular performer. However, the manager of the TV station, Velma, is not happy with Tracy’s success. Meanwhile, Tracy encourages the idea of white and Negro kids dancing together on the show every day.
The Bone Collector is a crime-thriller that revolves around a paraplegic detective and a newly recruited patrol officer, with great forensic skills, who set about solving a series of grisly murders committed by a psychopath who leaves gruesome clues at every crime scene. Starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, this film has a lot of drama and gory violence too.
Frank Pierce, a Manhattan paramedic working on two-man ambulance team, is exhausted and worn out after witnessing deaths and near-death patients. He starts losing his sanity, and hallucinates about the patients he couldn’t save. While working with three different eccentric colleagues, he even tries to get fired. Then, he clutches to a ray of hope as he befriends a heart-patient’s daughter, Mary.
Bringing Down the House is a romantic comedy film, which revolves around a lonely man who meets a woman on the internet. However, she happens to be in prison. She eventually escapes from the prison and comes to his house, and proceeds to wreak havoc on his middle-class life.
This rom-com tells the story of career-girl Joy McNally and playboy Jack Fuller. After Joy’s fiancé has dumped her and Jack has been fired, they take a trip to Las Vegas, where they meet for the first time, get drunk, get married, realise their mistake, but have to make the marriage work, if they want their three-million-dollar lottery winnings.
When an alien spacecraft is found a thousand feet below the Pacific Ocean, submerged for nearly three hundred years, a group of specialists including a marine biologist, a mathematician, an astrophysicist and a psychologist is sent to investigate. They are astonished to realize that the spacecraft is of American origin and holds a mysterious sphere as its cargo.
A Valentine’s Day witnesses remarkable ups and downs in some intersecting relationships in Los Angeles. Married-for-many-years grandparents wither a crisis, a lady army officer chats for hours with a businessman co-passenger, a florist plans to propose to his school-teacher girlfriend who has inadvertently fallen for a married man, whereas a sports-reporter is assigned to cover ‘Valentine’s Day’ ……which holds many more twists.
In this satirical movie, news reporter Cindy Campbell learns about a sinister videotape which spells death for its viewers. Cindy has a notion that there is a connection of some sort between the videotape and the crop circles that are mysteriously formed on Tom Logan’s farm. Fearing an alien invasion, she knows she must help the President avert the attack.
Andy Washburn, an inefficient police officer, sets out to solve a bank robbery in order to prove himself to his colleagues. He is eventually forced to seize a cab belonging to a feisty and mouthy taxi driver named Belle.
This black comedy film revolves around two business partners who are also friends since childhood. After one of them discovers that the other’s wife’s is having an affair, things turn nasty between them.
Feeling lonely as the woolly mammoths are starting a family, Sid the sloth adopts three huge eggs that he accidentally finds beneath ice. However, when a Tyrannosaurus rex, looking for her babies, takes Sid along into a dangerous underground world full of large animals, the rest of the herd join the one-eyed weasel Buck in a rescue adventure.
The amazing adventures of Scrat, Manny, Diego and Sid continueswhen they try to escape a meltdown in this sequel. While Manny falls in love with a new character Ellie, Sid is abducted and narrowly escapes death. What continues is a laugh riot that sums up this second movie in the Ice Age franchise.
Scrat's obsessive pursuit of the acorn causes continental break up leading to Manny, Diego, Sid and Granny separating from their family. They sail across the sea on their iceberg-turned-ship and come across cruel pirates headed by Captain Gutt who wants to enslave them. Will Manny and rest ever be reunited with their families?
Ice Age: Collision Course is an animated adventure film, which tells the story of a few friends who join forces in order to prevent an asteroid from colliding with Earth.
Queen Latifah Awards
|Life Support||Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television||2008|
|Bessie||Outstanding Television Movie||2015|
|Winner||Favorite New Talk Show Host||2014|
|Winner||Best Rap Solo Performance||2019|
|Winner||Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)||2008|
|Winner||Best Rap Solo Performance||1995|