QUEEN LATIFAH (Francine)
will next be seen in Miramax's CHICAGO with Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones
and Renee Zellweger. She recently completed work on BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE, in
which she stars and serves as executive producer.
Since her screen debut in
Spike Lee's 1992 film JUNGLE FEVER, Latifah has starred in SET IT OFF, which
earned her a nomination for a Spirit Award in the Best Actress category; and
co-starred with Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito in the critically acclaimed LIVING
OUT LOUD. She was last seen in Universal's THE BONE COLLECTOR directed by
Philip Noyce starring Denzel Washington. Latifah recently starred in a film for
CBS entitled "Living With the Dead," opposite Ted Danson. For two
years she hosted a one-hour syndicated talk show appropriately entitled
"Queen Latifah." Her first series "Living Single" was a huge
success and is currently in syndication.
Latifah is also one of
music's most well respected rappers. Since her ground breaking 1989 debut
"All Hail the Queen," Latifah has earned three Grammy nominations as
well as a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance in 1994. Her upcoming album
will feature celebrated artists such as Missy Elliot, Mary J. Blige and Method
Man, and new artists Cole, Gotti and Picasso. Flavor Unit Entertainment, a
company owned and operated by Latifah and her partner Sha-Kim Compere manages
some of the biggest names in music.
In addition to music, film
and television, Latifah has also written a book on self esteem entitled Ladies
First: Revelations of a Strong Woman.
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