Queen Latifah


Queen Latifah wants to change the obesity conversation

(CNN) — Queen Latifah is ready for some real talk about weight and wellness. "The Equalizer" star, who first entered the spotlight as a rapper in the 1980s, has experienced working in entertainment - and the public scrutiny that comes with it - in a range of sizes. She...

Queen Latifah

Newark’s Favorite Homegirl Brings Heart and Affordable Housing to Her ‘Hood. Regardless of where you come from or how old you might be, everyone knows Queen Latifah. Whether you know her personally or not, her warm, no-nonsense, homegirl demeanor makes her feel more than just familiar. Born Dana Owens in Newark, NJ, many Gen Xers grew up with her through the hiphop music she made popular. From “Unity” and “Ladies First” to appearing with her homeboys, Naughty By Nature, in their “Hip Hop Hooray” video, Queen Latifah was the statuesque sista’ whose flow could match any of the fellas. She demanded respect on every level. She was the first female hiphop artist nominated for an Academy Award and the first hiphop artist ever to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Queen Latifah Is Down for an Equalizer Crossover With Denzel Washington

Watch: Denzel Washington Gives Back to Boys & Girls Club. Queen Latifah has big plans for CBS' The Equalizer. The series is only in its second season but the network has already renewed it for two more seasons, giving the actress ample opportunity to further explore agent Robyn McCall's story. She told Variety that the best is yet to come, adding that the writers are "leveling up" for the new episodes.