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Mo'Nique


Monique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in the hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, giving her confidence to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian. After numerous stand-up performances, she took a leap forward with one of the starring roles in The Parkers (1999). Mo'Nique's huge international breakthrough came ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 54 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Precious
Precious Mary
(2009)
The Parkers
The Parkers Nikki Parker
(1999-2004)
3rd Annual BET Awards
3rd Annual BET Awards Herself - Host
(2003)

Filmography

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 2016 Almost Christmas
Aunt May
 2016 Interwoven
Barbara
 2015 Bessie (TV Movie)
Ma Rainey
 2009/II Precious
Mary
 2007 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
L'Amanda
- I See Me, I.C.U. (2007) ... L'Amanda
 2007 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Jamiqua
- ...Or Die Trying (2007) ... Jamiqua (voice, as Mo' Nique)
 2006 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Evetta Washington
- Conor McNamara (2006) ... Evetta Washington
 2006 Beerfest
Cherry
 2006 Irish Jam
Pyscho
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
Vicky (voice)
 2005 Shadowboxer
Precious
 2004 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
Lynette
- Who's That Lady? (2004) ... Lynette
 2003 Good Fences (TV Movie)
Ruth Crisp
 2002 The Proud Family (TV Series)
Boonnetta
- Behind Family Lines (2002) ... Boonnetta (voice)
 2002 Half Past Dead
Twitch's Girl
 2001 Two Can Play That Game
Diedre
 2001 Baby Boy
Patrice
 2000 3 Strikes
Dahlia
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Other Works:

Designer/Founder of "Mo'Nique's Big Beautiful and Loving It" clothing line. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mo'Nique Imes | Mo' Nique | Monique Watkins

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't think that anyone should be in control of a relationship. I think that if you have a woman that controls her man, he is a puppet and he is weak. See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 6 African-American actresses to win the Oscar in a competitive category. The others in chronological order are Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939), Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost (1990), Halle Berry for Monster's Ball (2001), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006) and Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011). See more »

Nickname:

Mo

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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