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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 52 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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

Book: "Skinny Women Are Evil" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Mo'Nique Imes | Mo' Nique | Monique Watkins


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I would like to thank the Academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics. I want to thank Miss Hattie McDaniel for enduring all that she had to so that I would not have to. Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey because you touched it, the whole world saw it. Ricky Anderson, our attorney of Anderson & Smith, thank you for your hard work. My entire BET family, my Precious ... See more »


Release of her book, "Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Big Girl in a Small-Minded World" by Mo'Nique with Sherri A. McGee. See more »



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