Mo'Nique

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Monique Imes
  • Birth Place: Woodlawn, MD
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/11/1967, Sagittarius
  • Profession: 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 The Parkers, 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, in 2003.   
  • 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. 
  • Mo'Nique Relationships:
  • Steven Imes - Brother
  • Mark Jackson Sr. - Ex-husband
  • Steven Imes Jr. - Father
  • Sidney Hicks - Husband
  • Shalon Watkins Sr. - Ex-husband
  • Jonathan Hicks - Son
  • Gerald Imes - Brother
  • Alice Imes - Mother
  • Millicent Imes - Sister
  • Shalon Watkins Jr. - Son
  • David Hicks - Son
  • Marvin Dawson - Ex-fiancé
  • Mark Jackson Jr. - Son
  • Mo'Nique Awards:
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress - Winner
  • 2009 Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for Acting (Dramatic) - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

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