Golden Globe-winning actress who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 2002 film Chicago. She starred in the FOX sitcom Living Single in the '90s and played roles in the films Bringing Down the House and Hairspray. She also became host of The Queen Latifah Show on CBS.
She beat boxed for the hip-hop group, Ladies Fresh, in 1988.
She became the spokeswoman for CoverGirl Cosmetics and starred alongside a popular rapper named Common in Just Wright. She voiced Ellie in the Ice Age franchise.
Her brother died in an auto collision in 1992 after she bought him a motorcycle. This led to her drug abuse and depression, from which she recovered. She dedicated her 1993 album, Black Reign, to him.
She starred in Joyful Noise with Dolly Parton in 2012.