My Life, Set It Off, Hoodlum, Sphere, Living Out Loud, The Bone Collector, Brown Sugar, Chicago (which earned her an Oscar award), Scary Movie 3, Barber Shop, Beauty Shop, Hairspray, What Happens in Vegas..., The Secret Life of Bees, Ice Age these are just a few movies of the grand filmography by the critically acclaimed mixture of jazz-singer, filmstar and rap/hip-hop-veteran. Dana Owens, which is her birth name, was the first female MC to be nominated for a (1991) and the first to win a rap-grammy (1995). Next to her breakthrough hit "U.N.I.T.Y" (which one the '95-grammy) she is also the creator of hip hop milestones like "I Wanna Be Down" (with Brandy, Yo-Yo & MC Lyte), "Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children", "What Cha Gonna Do?", Just Another Day...", "Paper". Recently she released her fifth rap (seventh overall) album called Persona, which hit the #25 on the Billboard 200.