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

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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 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 »


Is one of 13 actresses to win the Critic's Choice Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar in the same year, winning for Precious (2009). The others to achieve this are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Kate ... See more »



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