Mo’Nique’s Birth Date:
December 11, 1967
Place of Birth:
Mo’Nique was born in Woodlawn, Maryland.
As of 2020, Monique has a net worth of $14 million dollars according to Wealthy Genius.
Mo’Nique’s Background – It All Started with a Dare:
Mo’Nique’s younger brother dared her to go on stage in Baltimore, Maryland. She did, and the comedienne/actress never looked back after receiving a standing ovation. Quitting her job at the phone company, Mo’Nique did stand-up for a while before landing the lead on The Parkers TV show.
Acting and stand-up are her main focuses of attention in the entertainment, but she also made time to write Skinny Women are Evil, Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted, and Beacon Hills High.
Mo’Nique’s Award-Worthy Performances:
Mo’Nique earned four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a comedy series in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005 for The Parkers. In 2006, her Mo’Nique’s F.A.T. Chance – a full-figured reality beauty pageant – earned a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Variety Special. Two Can Play That Game earned her a NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. And her role as an abusive mother in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire earned her the Special Jury Prize for Acting at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and her first Oscar nomination.
Mo’Nique’s Personal Life:
Mo’Nique has been married to Sidney Hicks since May 2006. Mo’Nique is the mother of three children: Shalon and twins Jonathan and David.
Mo’Nique’s Philosophy on Life:
In our exclusive interview in 2008, I asked Mo’Nique if she could sum up her philosophy on life. Her reply: “My philosophy is there’s nothing special about me. And if I keep that philosophy I will always be okay. I don’t ever want to think for a second that I’m funny. I just thank God for using me. That’s it.”
Notable Movie Credits:
- 3 Strikes (2000)
- Baby Boy (2001)
- Two Can Play That Game (2001)
- Half Past Dead (2002)
- Soul Plane (2004)
- Hair Show (2004)
- Shadowboxer (2005)
- Domino (2005)
- Irish Jam (2006)
- Phat Girlz (2006)
- Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
- Precious (2009)
- Steppin’ the Movie (2009)