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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 (completed)
 2009/II Precious
 2006 Beerfest
 2006 Irish Jam
 2006 Farce of the Penguins
Vicky (voice)
 2005 Shadowboxer
 2002 Half Past Dead
Twitch's Girl
 2001 Two Can Play That Game
 2001 Baby Boy
 2000 3 Strikes
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Hosted a radio show, "Mo'Nique In the Afternoon" on the Radio One network. 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 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 »


The outfit she wore to the Oscars in 2010, the year she won for Best Supporting Actress, was inspired by what Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American Oscar winner, wore to the Oscar ceremony in 1940, the year in which she also won for Best Supporting Actress. See more »



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