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Queen Latifah

Singer-Songwriter, Rapper, Actress, Television & Record Producer, Talk Show Host

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 Queen Latifah Biography

Queen Latifah is a musician; television and film actress; a label president; an author and an entrepreneur. Blessed with style and substance, Queen Latifah has blossomed into a one-woman entertainment conglomerate.

Latifah has had amazing success in Hollywood and became the first hip-hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 4, 2006. She received rave reviews, an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe nomination and a SAG Award nomination for her portrayal as Mama Morton in Chicago. Latifah also starred in Disney’s box office hit Bringing Down the House, for which she also acted as executive producer.

In the TV movie, Life Support, Latifah received rave reviews as well as an Emmy nomination, a Golden Globe win, and a SAG Award win. She starred in Hairspray playing Motormouth Maybelle and was also seen in the film "Mad Money."

Queen Latifah’s other film credits include the award-winning The Secret Life of Bees, Just Wright, The Dilemma, Joyful Noise, and Steel Magnolias, the last of which she also acted as executive producer for. Also a voice actress, she was the voice of the Wooly Mammoth, Ellie, in Ice Age 2, a role she reprised in Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Queen Latifah is also one of music’s most well-respected rappers. From her groundbreaking 1989 debut "All Hail the Queen," which set the visual and contextual standard for female rappers, to her bold foray into R&B, Latifah continues to define what a woman in the music industry should be. In 1994, Latifah won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for "U.N.I.T.Y."

And then there’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, a production company owned and operated by Queen Latifah. Flavor Unit Entertainment quickly established itself as one of the most important production companies in the film industry. The production company is behind films including Bringing Down the House, Beauty Shop, The Perfect Holiday, Just Wright, Life Support," the Lifetime original movie Steel Magnolias and Netflix’s House of Bodies.

In addition to music, film, and television, Queen Latifah is also a published author, with a book on self-esteem entitled "Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman." Queen Latifah’s second book, "Put on Your Crown: Life Lessons from the Queen," was released in May 2010.

Every year, Queen Latifah serves as co-chairman for the Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Established by her mother, Rita Owens, to perpetuate the memory of a loving son and brother, the foundation provides scholarships to students who excel scholastically but are limited in financial resources.

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Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman

Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman

Speaking Topics
  • Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom

    Queen Latifah's goal with "Put On Your Crown" is to help young women build a strong sense of self-esteem. A US Dept. of Justice survey found that females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to partner violence than any other group, almost triple the national average. Cases like Chris Brown's assault on pop star Rihanna showed an ugly side of adolescent life. However, Queen Latifah has always been a shining example of a woman happy with herself and unwilling to compromise to fit into the "Hollywood ideal" of what a confident beautiful woman should look like. The result: she's one of the biggest A-list celebrities in Hollywood.

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  • Queen Latifah Takes Top Honors at Princess Grace Awards Gala

    “It’s kind of fun and funny to watch that [montage], to watch myself in those films,” began Queen Latifah as she accepted her Princess Rainer III Award at the Princess Grace Awards Gala held at the Cipriani in New York City on Monday night. “I was really starting to enjoy it. I was like ‘I gotta watch that one again. That part was funny,'” she laughed along with the audience.

  • Queen Latifah Donates Star Spangled Banner To Charity

    In an effort to support America’s military, Veterans and their families, Queen Latifah has gifted her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, sung during the 2015 NBA All Star game, to Fisher House Foundation.

  • Queen Latifah on new daytime TV talk show: I'm right where I need ...

    Host of new CBS daytime talk show discusses her move back to TV, her upcoming education special "Teach" and the importance of doing something you love.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Queen Latifah?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Queen Latifah for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Queen Latifah, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Queen Latifah or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Queen Latifah?

    Booking fees for Queen Latifah, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Queen Latifah, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Queen Latifah?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Queen Latifah for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Queen Latifah for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Queen Latifah or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Queen Latifah or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Queen Latifah

Singer-Songwriter, Rapper, Actress, Television & Record Producer, Talk Show Host

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Queen Latifah Biography

Queen Latifah is a musician; television and film actress; a label president; an author and an entrepreneur. Blessed with style and substance, Queen Latifah has blossomed into a one-woman entertainment conglomerate.

Latifah has had amazing success in Hollywood and became the first hip-hop artist to be crowned with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 4, 2006. She received rave reviews, an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe nomination and a SAG Award nomination for her portrayal as Mama Morton in Chicago. Latifah also starred in Disney’s box office hit Bringing Down the House, for which she also acted as executive producer.

In the TV movie, Life Support, Latifah received rave reviews as well as an Emmy nomination, a Golden Globe win, and a SAG Award win. She starred in Hairspray playing Motormouth Maybelle and was also seen in the film "Mad Money."

Queen Latifah’s other film credits include the award-winning The Secret Life of Bees, Just Wright, The Dilemma, Joyful Noise, and Steel Magnolias, the last of which she also acted as executive producer for. Also a voice actress, she was the voice of the Wooly Mammoth, Ellie, in Ice Age 2, a role she reprised in Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Queen Latifah is also one of music’s most well-respected rappers. From her groundbreaking 1989 debut "All Hail the Queen," which set the visual and contextual standard for female rappers, to her bold foray into R&B, Latifah continues to define what a woman in the music industry should be. In 1994, Latifah won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance for "U.N.I.T.Y."

And then there’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, a production company owned and operated by Queen Latifah. Flavor Unit Entertainment quickly established itself as one of the most important production companies in the film industry. The production company is behind films including Bringing Down the House, Beauty Shop, The Perfect Holiday, Just Wright, Life Support," the Lifetime original movie Steel Magnolias and Netflix’s House of Bodies.

In addition to music, film, and television, Queen Latifah is also a published author, with a book on self-esteem entitled "Ladies First: Revelations of a Strong Woman." Queen Latifah’s second book, "Put on Your Crown: Life Lessons from the Queen," was released in May 2010.

Every year, Queen Latifah serves as co-chairman for the Lancelot H. Owens Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Established by her mother, Rita Owens, to perpetuate the memory of a loving son and brother, the foundation provides scholarships to students who excel scholastically but are limited in financial resources.

Queen Latifah Videos

  • Queen Latifah Gets Emotional While Speaking On Her Mother's ...
  • Strayer's DC Commencement Speech with Queen Latifah
    On Saturday, June 23rd, Queen Latifah delivered the commencement speech at Strayer's Washington, D.C. graduation ceremony.
  • Freestyle Rapper Takes On Queen! | The Queen Latifah Show ...
    17-year-old rapper Afro performs a freestyle rap incorporating items Queen Latifah hands him.

Queen Latifah Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah Speaking Topics

  • Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom

    Queen Latifah's goal with "Put On Your Crown" is to help young women build a strong sense of self-esteem. A US Dept. of Justice survey found that females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to partner violence than any other group, almost triple the national average. Cases like Chris Brown's assault on pop star Rihanna showed an ugly side of adolescent life. However, Queen Latifah has always been a shining example of a woman happy with herself and unwilling to compromise to fit into the "Hollywood ideal" of what a confident beautiful woman should look like. The result: she's one of the biggest A-list celebrities in Hollywood.

FAQs on booking Queen Latifah

  • How to book Queen Latifah?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Queen Latifah for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Queen Latifah, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Queen Latifah or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Queen Latifah?

    Booking fees for Queen Latifah, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Queen Latifah, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Queen Latifah?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Queen Latifah for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Queen Latifah for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Queen Latifah or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Queen Latifah or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Queen Latifah is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Queen Latifah for your event is $200,000 and above. Queen Latifah generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Whoopi Goldberg, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad, Gabrielle Union and Ellen DeGeneres. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Queen Latifah for an upcoming event.

Queen Latifah Speaker Videos

  • Queen Latifah Gets Emotional While Speaking On Her Mother's ...
    Strayer's DC Commencement Speech with Queen Latifah
    On Saturday, June 23rd, Queen Latifah delivered the commencement speech at Strayer's Washington, D.C. graduation ceremony.
  • Freestyle Rapper Takes On Queen! | The Queen Latifah Show ...
    17-year-old rapper Afro performs a freestyle rap incorporating items Queen Latifah hands him.
    Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y. (Official Video)

Queen Latifah Speaking Topics

  • Put on Your Crown: Life-Changing Moments on the Path to Queendom

    Queen Latifah's goal with "Put On Your Crown" is to help young women build a strong sense of self-esteem. A US Dept. of Justice survey found that females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to partner violence than any other group, almost triple the national average. Cases like Chris Brown's assault on pop star Rihanna showed an ugly side of adolescent life. However, Queen Latifah has always been a shining example of a woman happy with herself and unwilling to compromise to fit into the "Hollywood ideal" of what a confident beautiful woman should look like. The result: she's one of the biggest A-list celebrities in Hollywood.

Queen Latifah News

  • Queen Latifah Takes Top Honors at Princess Grace Awards Gala

    “It’s kind of fun and funny to watch that [montage], to watch myself in those films,” began Queen Latifah as she accepted her Princess Rainer III Award at the Princess Grace Awards Gala held at the Cipriani in New York City on Monday night. “I was really starting to enjoy it. I was like ‘I gotta watch that one again. That part was funny,'” she laughed along with the audience.

  • Queen Latifah Donates Star Spangled Banner To Charity

    In an effort to support America’s military, Veterans and their families, Queen Latifah has gifted her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, sung during the 2015 NBA All Star game, to Fisher House Foundation.

  • Queen Latifah on new daytime TV talk show: I'm right where I need ...

    Host of new CBS daytime talk show discusses her move back to TV, her upcoming education special "Teach" and the importance of doing something you love.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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