You probably know Dana Elaine Owens by her stage name, Queen Latifah. She is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, and actress. She was not born in an artistically inclined family but eventually made her way to the entertainment business as a musician before she branched out to be an actress and producer as well.
Queen Latifah chose her stage name Latifah from a book of Arabic names when she was eight. The word means ‘delicate’ and ‘very kind’. The actress has had a starring role in the Fox show, titled, ‘Living Single’. The Grammy-award winner also created the daytime talk show ‘The Queen Latifah Show’, which ran on CBS. However, what helped her gain acclaim as an actress was the role that she played in ‘Chicago’. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance. Since then, she has appeared in a number of movies like ‘Taxi’, ‘Bringing Down the House’, ‘Hairspray‘ and ‘22 Jump Street‘.
Considered as one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminists, Queen Latifah has also garnered praise for her performance where she portrayed the blues singer Bessie Smith in ‘Bessie’, an HBO movie. She did not just act in it, but co-produced it as well, and has won an Emmy for her work in the show. She also appeared in the recently canceled show ‘Star’. In her career as a singer and entertainer, Queen Latifah has won and been nominated for several awards. She also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as of 2006. It is evident that she is a woman who always likes to have a lot on her plate. So now you must be wondering what is the next Queen Latifah movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Queen Latifah films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Queen Latifah movies would be as good as some of her recent ones.
3. The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel (TBA)
‘The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel’ is an upcoming biopic. It will detail the humbling beginnings of the titular sisters and depict how they struggle to find their place. Eventually, they go on to become the best selling Gospel group in the entire world. They have won three Grammy Awards, and it is great that a biopic will give us more insight into their lives.
Queen Latifah is on board as an executive producer. ‘The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel’ is bound to benefit from her involvement because she is someone who understands both the music industry and the show business. Moreover, she has appeared in movies that focus on music and can thus bring her expertise to this project. So we genuinely hope that ‘The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel’ becomes a stunning success under Queen Latifah’s guidance.