Latifah received critical acclaim for her portrayal of blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO film Bessie (2015), which she co-produced, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie. From 2016 to 2019, she starred as Carlotta Brown in the musical drama series Star. In 2020, she portrayed Hattie McDaniel in the miniseries Hollywood. Since 2021, she has held the lead role on CBS' revival of the action drama The Equalizer.
In 2003, she starred with Steve Martin in the film Bringing Down the House, which was a major success at the box office. She also recorded a song \"Do Your Thing\" for the soundtrack. Since then, she has had both leading and supporting roles in a multitude of films that received varied critical and box office receptions, including films such as Scary Movie 3, Barbershop 2: Back in Business, Taxi, Kung Faux, Beauty Shop, and Hairspray. In early 2006, Latifah appeared in a romantic comedy/drama entitled Last Holiday. Film critic Richard Roeper stated that \"this is the Queen Latifah performance I've been waiting for ever since she broke into movies\". Also in 2006, Latifah voiced Ellie, a friendly mammoth, in the animated film, Ice Age: The Meltdown (her first voice appearance in an animated film), and appeared in the drama Stranger Than Fiction.
Helfer joined the cast of Jerry Bruckheimer's TNT drama, Dark Blue, as FBI Special Agent Alex Rice. The show was cancelled in November 2010 because of low ratings. In October 2010, she made a guest appearance on Lie to Me.
In 2014, she played Molly Parker on ABC's Killer Women, a remake of the Argentinian drama Mujeres Asesinas, with producer Sofia Vergara. Also in 2014, she played Viondra Denniger, the steward and captain's wife of the titular starship in the miniseries Ascension on its long journey carrying people to populate a new world. Helfer voiced Sonya Blade in the fighting game, Mortal Kombat X, which was released in April 2015.
Elite, Netflix's wild, beloved, murderous teen drama, is back for a sixth season and we just can't get enough. While Manu Rios and Andre Lamoglia have returned for more queer chaos (thank god!), all eyes are on the new kids. You can spot Carmen Arrufat Blasco, Alvaro de Juana, Ana Bokesa, and Ander Puig in the steamy new teaser trailer that was released Monday, and we can't wait to see what they get themselves into.
Dance powerhouse Maddie Ziegler officially left Dance Moms during the May 3 episode, \"One Last Dance.\" Despite all of the mom drama that her exit caused, could Maddie return to Dance Moms in Season 6B She has an outrageously busy schedule coming up as she's going to focus on her acting career, but just because she won't be regularly competing on Dance Moms anymore doesn't necessarily mean you should completely rule out her visiting her fellow Abby Lee Dance Company (ALDC) dancers at the studio or teaching a master class come the summer premiere. 59ce067264