Her Hollywood Resume: From her starring role on FOX's Living Single in the early 1990s to more recent flicks like 2003's Bringing Down The House and 2010's Just Wright, Latifah has done a little bit of everything in Tinsel Town.
Her Musical Efforts: Obviously, the Queen earned her place in Hollywood through a string of successful hip-hop albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s, including her stellar 1989 debut, All Hail The Queen. But she shifted gears in 2003 when she released The Dana Owens Album, a jazz vocal album that saw her flexing her pipes a little more often than ever before.
How Well She Crossed Over: Surprisingly, Latifah's move from rap to jazz went well and her debut even got nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2005. All hail the queen, indeed.