2. Queen Latifah
Not long after she began her career as one of the first female emcees to dominate hip-hop, Queen Latifah began acting on television series, including Living Single and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Once establishing herself in TV, the Queen further flexed her acting chops in The Bone Collector, the film adaptation of Chicago, and Stranger Than Fiction, to name a few films. She’s also produced a number of TV shows in recently years.