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

Known For

Precious Mary
(2009)
Domino Lateesha Rodriguez
(2005)
The Parkers Nikki Parker
(1999-2004)
Bessie Ma Rainey
(2015)

Filmography

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 2020 The Black Child (TV Series) (pre-production)
Grandma
 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
 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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Other Works:

Release of the music video for Busta Rhymes single "Pass The Courvoisier, Part II," a remix of "Pass The Courvoisier," and featuring appearances by Mr. T; Spliff Starr; Mo'Nique; Kym Whitley; and Jamie Foxx. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Mo'Nique Imes | Mo' Nique | Monique Watkins

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 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 »

Trivia:

Won 30 major awards for her portrayal of Mary in Precious (2009), including all the awards that are considered the biggest (except Cannes). She was also nominated for 5 more awards for the same film. See more »

Nickname:

Mo

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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