Queen Latifah Once Shared if She Would Ever Choose Between Music and Acting

Queen Latifah smiling on the 'America's Got Talent' red carpet.
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 How many Queen Latifah movies are there? 

Queen Latifah was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, as

Queen Latifah currently plays Robyn McCall in the CBS drama The Equalizer. The series is the multitalented celebrity’s first action TV show. However, she has been acting professionally since the 1990s with shows and movies such as Living Single and Set It Off. 

While on the set of Set It Off, Queen Latifah revealed whether she would give up one of her award-winning skills. 

Queen Latifah|Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images How many Queen Latifah movies are there? 

Queen Latifah was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, as Dana Owens. In 1989, she moved to New York and inked a deal with Tommy Boy Records. Under the label, the rapper released two albums, including All Hail the Queen and Nature of a Sista. Her debut project earned the “U.N.I.T.Y.” artist a Grammy nomination for Rap Solo Performance. 

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In the early 1990s, Queen Latifah tried acting. Soon, she booked a role in Jungle Fever, starring Wesley Snipes. Following the Spike Lee film, the rapper appeared in Juice and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Several years later, Queen received an offer to star as Khadijah James in Living Single. While playing the Flavor magazine CEO, the Oscar-nominated star landed her first starring role in Set It Off. Since then, the Jersey girl has played in 65 movies, per IMDb. 

Why Queen Latifah refuses to choose between music and acting

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Throughout the past three decades, Queen Latifah’s career has continued to soar. She released several albums in the early ‘00s, including The Dana Owens Album and Trav’lin Light. Additionally, she branched out into televised musicals with The Wiz Live! and The Little Mermaid Live! on NBC.

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Queen Latifah seemingly predicted her transition from music to movies back in 1996. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight,  the Ice Age actor said she never wanted to stifle her creativity once her career took off. 

“I don’t ever think I’ll have to choose between music and acting,” Latifah said at the time. “I mean, I won’t choose between music and acting. They’re two different things that satisfy me in two different ways. They satisfy my creative soul.”

The ‘Living Single’ alum is the first female ‘Equalizer’

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In Feb. 2021, The Equalizer premiered on CBS. The show is a reboot of

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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