The multi-talented singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedian, and talk show host, three-time Black Reel Awards winner Queen Latifah has also garnered eleven Black Reel Award nominations during her storied career. Latifah won the Outstanding Actress Black Reel Award for The Secret Life of Bees (2008), as well as Outstanding Supporting Actress for Chicago (2002). On the television side, she was honored as Outstanding Television Actress for her powerful performance in Bessie (2015).
Latifah has received four nominations for Outstanding Actress for her work in Just Wright (2010), The Secret Life of Bees, Beauty Shop (2005) and Bringing Down the House (2003); two nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress for Chicago, and The Bone Collector (1999). In addition, this multi-purpose performer also was garnered dual nominations for Outstanding Film, Producer and Outstanding Song (“Champion”) Just Wright.
She also was received an Outstanding Voice Performance nomination for Ice Age: Confidential Drift (2012), as well as two Outstanding Television or Mini-Series Actress nominations for Bessie and Steel Magnolias (2012).
Latifah starred as Khadijah James on the FOX sitcom Living Single, from 1993 to 1998. She then starred in the lead role of Set It Off (1996) and gained mainstream success and acclaim with her performance in the film Chicago. She has since appeared in a number of films, such as Bringing Down the House, Taxi (2004), Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2005), Beauty Shop, Last Holiday (2006), Hairspray (2007) and Joyful Noise (2012).
She created the daytime talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, which ran from late 2013 to early 2015 on CBS. Latifah received critical acclaim for her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO film Bessie, which she co-produced, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.