Three well known black female comedians are Queen Latifa, Wanda Owens, and Whoopi Goldberg. Queen Latifa, born Dana Elaine Owens, is an actor, singer, producer and comedian. Queen Latifa’s first well-known role was in the 1990’s comedy sitcom, In Living Color. In 1993, she won a Grammy for a hit single. She went on to star in popular movies, such as Chicago, Beauty Shop, and Hairspray. Wanda Sykes was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, which earned her an Emmy in 2003.
Then in 2004, she was named as a People Entertainment Magazine Funniest People of the Year. She is more recently known for her role as Barb on the primetime TV show, The Adventures of Old Christine. Whoopi Goldberg, born Caryn Elaine Johnson, s the second black woman to win an Oscar in acting from the Academy Awards. Having acted in several movies and producing TV shows, she is now a moderator on the popular daytime show, and has voiced quite a few black cartoons, The View. All three women are extremely talented and capable.