'Valentine's Day' countdown: Queen Latifah

queen-latifah-valentines.jpgBefore she takes the stage at the Super Bowl for "America the Beautiful," let's take a look back at Queen Latifah's illustrious career.

Queen Latifah, born Dana Elaine Owens, got her start in acting in the movie "Jungle Fever" back in 1991 but didn't really burst on to the scene until she landed the FOX sitcom "Living Single" in 1993.

Did you know that in season 4 on that show "Grey's Anatomy" actor Isaiah Washington played Queen Latifah's boyfriend, Dr. Charles Roberts? Weird bit of trivia for you. We tried to dig up video of them together but couldn't find any, so instead check out this complilation of the "Living SIngle" theme songs -- we're pretty sure that's Ms. Latifah herself on the theme.



Our favorite Queen Latifah role was her portrayal of Matron Mama Morton in "Chicago." It's no wonder she was nominated for an Oscar that year, she was fabulous as the singing prison warden.

Look for Queen Latifah in the Feb. 12 release "Valentine's Day" as the sports agent Paula Thomas, who represents football player Sean Jackson (Eric Dane). And remember -- "in a 90s kind of world, I'm glad I got my girls."

Coming up: Julia Roberts and Hector Elizondo

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