Mo'Nique

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  • Birth Name: Monique Imes
  • Birth Place: Woodlawn, Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Talk-show host, Author
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Empire: Is It Possible That Someone Else Was Supposed To Play Cookie?

In a twist worthy of Empire's dramatics, Oscar winner Mo'Nique is claiming that the show's creator, Lee Daniels, initially offered her the role of fan favorite character Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). "Mr. Daniels offered me the part of Cookie, and I hav… Read more

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Mo'Nique Explains Her Open Marriage, Gives Her Husband a 'Pass to Cheat'
01:21 — In a new interview, the actress offered up some marital advice and explained why she thinks her open marriage works.
Steve Harvey: First Time Performing from "Showtime at the Apollo"
01:07 — Steve Harvey discusses his first time performing at The Apollo theater in Harlem.
Ashanti Shares Her Favorite Performance at the Apollo from "Showtime at the Apollo"
01:19 — Ashanti discusses what it’s like being back at The Apollo Theater.
Steve Harvey: First Time Hosting from "Showtime at the Apollo"
01:12 — Steve Harvey discusses what it’s like hosting SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO for the first time.

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The Parkers VH1

A spunky spin-off from 'Moesha,' in which Kim Parker and her flamboyant mother (and best friend) Nikki attend the same college, where mom pursues her dream of getting a diploma.

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Mon May 1 8:30am
The Parkers VH1

A spunky spin-off from 'Moesha,' in which Kim Parker and her flamboyant mother (and best friend) Nikki attend the same college, where mom pursues her dream of getting a diploma.

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Mon May 1 9:00am
The Parkers VH1

A spunky spin-off from 'Moesha,' in which Kim Parker and her flamboyant mother (and best friend) Nikki attend the same college, where mom pursues her dream of getting a diploma.

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Mo'Nique in <em>Precious</em>
Mo'Nique: I Was "Blackballed" After Winning an Oscar

Why roles in Empire, The Butler were taken away

Katie Couric
The Biz: Is Katie on the Way Out?

Next on Katie: How to survive in the syndicated-TV jungle. The daytime talk show hosted by former To…

Kenan Thompson
Kenan Thompson Blames SNL's Diversity Issue on Lack of Talented Black Comediennes

When Saturday Night Live announced this season's six new cast members, many were shocked to see that…

David Nadelberg, Mo'Nique
Celebrities Recount Their Awkward Childhoods for The Mortified Sessions

David Nadelberg is mortified. When he launched his critically acclaimed stage show Mortified a decad…

Mo’Nique
Mo'Nique to Announce Academy Award Nominations

Oscar winner Mo'Nique will announce the Academy Awards nominations alongside Academy of Motion Pictu…

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Mo'Nique's Brother Says He Molested Her

Mo'Nique's brother says he molested the Oscar-winning actress when they were children, and he wants…

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  • Birth Name: Monique Imes
  • Birth Place: Woodlawn, Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Talk-show host, Author

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