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Actor; comedian; talk-show host; author
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Mo'Nique Fast Facts:
Before she became a stand-up comic, her jobs included monitor for a phone sex line.
Owned a comedy club in Baltimore, MD, in 1994 called Mo'Nique's.
Cohosted a morning radio show in Baltimore in the early 1990s.
First TV role was on the series
debuting in 1999. She would go on to win four NAACP Image Awards as Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.
Became the first woman, in 2002, to host the syndicated show
Showtime at the Apollo
Published her first book,
Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Big Girl in a Small-Minded World,
Created and starred in
Mo'Nique's Fat Chance
, the first reality-TV beauty pageant for full-figured women.
The Mo'Nique Show
, a late-night talk show, premiered on BET in 2009.
Sidney Hicks - Husband
Shalon Watkins Jr. - Son
David Hicks - Son
Marvin Dawson - Ex-fiancé
Jonathan Hicks - Son
Gerald Imes - Brother
Mark Jackson Jr. - Son
Mark Jackson Sr. - Ex-husband
Steven Imes Jr. - Father
Alice Imes - Mother
Millicent Imes - Sister
Steven Imes - Brother
Shalon Watkins Sr. - Ex-husband
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
2009 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
2009 Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for Acting (Dramatic) - Winner
2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Winner
2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
Attended Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
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