Dana Elaine Owens was born on March 18, 1970 in Newark, N.J. She graduated Irvington High School in 1986. Dana Elaine Owens went to Community Collage. Her brother died after she finished collage in 1992.Dana Elaine Owens changed her name to Latifah. Her parents separated when she was only 8 years old. She went to live with her mom and her brother in housing project in East Jersey.                                                                                                                      She became famous because of all the movies, songs and television shows. Because she became famous she changed he name to Queen Latifah. She made a lot of movies like Jungle Fever in 1991, Juice in 1992, My Life in1993,   Chicago in 2002, Bringing down the House in 2003 and Beauty Show in 2002.  All Hail the Queen in1989, Nature of a Sista in 1991, U.N.I.T.Y in1995 were some of her songs. My favorite movie was Chicago. She also won a Grammy in 1995 and   Academy Award in 2003.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Queen Latifah has also made an impact on others lives. The Queen Latifah   Show.  The Nickelodeon Wannabe Award because so many kids wanted to be like her. Also she made clothes for larger women made an impact on women who are over weight. This made women who are over weight feel good about themselves. He did that because she wanted people to feel good about them selves, like she did about herself.                                                                                                     She is remarkable and admirable. I think that because she helped launch The First National Womenís Confidence Day, just for women around the world. I thought that was admirable because not a lot of woman appreciate the way the look. But thanks to that day a lot of women should feel good about them selves. She also started The Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation for the people who canít pay for collage in favor of her brother. I thought that was remarkable because a lot of people who are losing there jobs canít pay for collage.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Last, but not least what I learned. I learned that to keep moving forward, like she did when her brother died. To keep trying and to feel good about myself. Till this day she is living a wonderful and healthy life. She is also a brave person because she handled a separating of her parents and the death of her brother. But, in real life I wouldnít be able to handle that.







Gormon, Jacqueline L. Queen Latifah. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2007

Biography.com: Queen Latifah. 2002. A&E Television Network. 12 Sept. 2002. http://www.biography.com/articles/ Queen-Latifah-(Dana-Owens)-9542419         
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