Mo'Nique


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Mo'Nique received a standing ovation when she stepped on stage for the first time in her 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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The Parkers
Betting on Love (S1, Ep10)
Tue, Jun 15 5:00 AM PDT on BET (052)
The Parkers
It's a Family Affair (S1, Ep11)
Tue, Jun 15 5:30 AM PDT on BET (052)

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 56 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Precious Mary
(2009)
Domino Lateesha Rodriguez
(2005)
The Parkers Nikki Parker
(1999-2004)
Phat Girlz Jazmin Biltmore
(2006)

Filmography

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 2021 The Reading (post-production)
Emma Leeden
 2019 Donald Glover Presents (TV Mini Series short)
- Dusty (2019)
- Polenta (2019)
- Avocado (2019)
- Timber (2019)
- 1985 (2019)
 2016 Almost Christmas
Aunt May
 2016 Interwoven
Barbara
 2015 Bessie (TV Movie)
Ma Rainey
 2014/IV Blackbird
Claire Rousseau
 2009 Steppin: The Movie
Aunt Carla
 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 Farce of the Penguins
Vicky (voice)
 2006 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Evetta Washington
- Conor McNamara (2006) ... Evetta Washington
 2006 Rugrats (TV Series)
Aunt Moo
 2006 Beerfest
Cherry
 2006 Phat Girlz
Jazmin Biltmore
 2006 Irish Jam
Pyscho
 2005 Domino
Lateesha Rodriguez
 2005 Shadowboxer
Precious
 2004 Hair Show
Peaches
 2004 Soul Plane
Jamiqua
 1999-2004 The Parkers (TV Series)
Nikki Parker
- At Last (2004) ... Nikki Parker
- A Little Change Never Hurt Anybody (2004) ... Nikki Parker
- Could It Be You (2004) ... Nikki Parker
- Practice What You Preach (2004) ... Nikki Parker
- Judge Not a Book (2004) ... Nikki Parker
 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 (as Monique Jackson)
 2001 Baby Boy
Patrice
 2001 The Hughleys (TV Series)
Nikki Parker
- Forty Acres and a Fool (2001) ... Nikki Parker
 1999-2000 Moesha (TV Series)
Nikki Parker
- The Candidate (2000) ... Nikki Parker
- I Studied Twelve Years for This? (1999) ... Nikki Parker
- It Takes Two (1999) ... Nikki Parker
 2000 3 Strikes
Dahlia
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Hosted a radio show, "Mo'Nique In the Afternoon" on the Radio One network. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

Instagram | Spotify | See more »

Alternate Names:

Monique Hicks | Mo'Nique Imes | Monique Jackson | Mo' Nique | Monique Watkins

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Is one of 7 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), Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011) and Viola Davis for Fences (2016). See more »

Trademark:

Brunette hair See more »

Nickname:

Mo

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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