Birth name Monique Angela Hicks Imes NationalityUSA Birth 11 december 1967 (53 years) at Baltimore (USA) Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Monique Angela Hicks (née Imes; born December 11, 1967), known professionally as Mo'Nique, is an American comedian and actress. She first gained fame for her role as Nikki Parker in the UPN series The Parkers while making a name as a stand-up comedian hosting a variety of venues, including Showtime at the Apollo. Mo'Nique transitioned to film with roles in such films as Phat Girlz, and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. In 2002, she with other female comedians earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
In 2009, she received critical praise for her role as the abusive Mary Lee Johnston in the film Precious and won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She hosted The Mo'Nique Show, a late-night talk show that premiered in 2009 on BET; it was cancelled in 2011. In 2015, she received rave reviews for her performance as Ma Rainey in the HBO biopic Bessie and earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
Mo'Nique was briefly engaged to accountant Kenny Mung.
From 1997-2001 she was married to Mark Jackson and was credited as Monique Imes-Jackson. They have a son named Shn Jackson.
Mo'Nique gave birth to twin sons Jonathan and David in October 2005, which was 2 months early. In 2006 she married their father, Sidney Hicks. In a New York Times profile, she mentions that she and Hicks have an open marriage:
We have an agreement that we'll always be honest, and if sex happens with another person, that's not a deal breaker for us, that's not something where we'll have to say, 'Oh God, we've got to go to divorce court because you cheated on me.' Because we don't cheat.
She repeated this view later on the January 28, 2008 episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. She told Oprah that in her prior marriages, she was constantly searching for "that extra oomph". Mo'Nique explained, "When I said I had an open marriage, people automatically jumped to sex. They automatically went there. But I've been best friends with my husband since we were 14 years old. When we say open, we're very honest. There are no secrets. Oftentimes you have people that are married, but they're strangers, and we refuse to be those people". She concluded, "I've had to sneak and I've had to lie, and I don't want to do that any more. But my husband is so awesome and so fine and so—oh, girl....No other man can compare".
, 2h12 Directed byDee Rees OriginUSA GenresDrama, Biography, Musical ThemesFilms about music and musicians, Le blues ActorsQueen Latifah, Mo'Nique, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Michael K.Williams, Charles Dutton Roles Ma Rainey Rating66% Bessie Smith est une jeune chanteuse de Chattanooga, dans le Tennessee. À la mort de leurs parents, William et Laura, elle et ses frères et sœurs deviennent orphelins. Leur sœur aînée, Viola, va les élever. Viola est sévère avec eux et l'enfance de Bessie est malheureuse. Elle et son frère Clarence cherchent à travailler pour des spectacles de vaudeville locaux. Ses ambitions scéniques sont frustrées par les producteurs qui ne veulent pas en vedette des femmes noires à la peau foncée dans leurs spectacles. Bessie se faufile dans le train de l'interprète Ma Rainey et lui demande de se joindre à son spectacle. Ma Rainey prend Bessie sous son aile et l'aide à développer ses capacités jusqu'à ce que la popularité de Bessie provoque la séparation des deux femmes. Bessie laisse aussi Clarence pour lancer sa propre carrière.
, 1h54 Directed byMalcolm D. Lee OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy, Comedy-drama ActorsMartin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Louis C.K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps Roles Betty Rating55% Dr. R.J. (Roscoe) Stevens (Martin Lawrence) is a talk-show sensation who has discarded his simple Southern awkward-boy past and the awkward boy he used to be to dispense motivational advice to millions of adoring fans. With reality TV series Survivor winner Bianca Kittles (Joy Bryant) on his arm and enough cash in his pocket to easily afford expensive gifts for his parents, he feels like there's nothing he hasn't achieved.
, 1h20 Directed byBob Saget OriginUSA GenresComedy, Documentary ThemesFilms about animals, Transport films, Films about birds, Road movies, Films about penguins ActorsChristina Applegate, Samuel L. Jackson, Lewis Black, Mo'Nique, Bob Saget, Tracy Morgan Roles Vicky (voice) Rating41% Samuel L. Jackson narrates the story about a group of male penguins that make a 70-mile trek to go to their breeding grounds where females are waiting to have sex with them. These penguins include Carl (Bob Saget) and Jimmy (Lewis Black), two friends who talk about relationships and other things as they meet new characters including Marcus (Tracy Morgan), a penguin who likes to kid around and brag about his huge penis (an illogical point, since penguins do not have penises and instead have cloacas), and Steve the snowy owl (Jonathan Katz), who gives Carl advice on his life in a Freudian kind of way while billing him for the two quick sessions. Meanwhile, Melissa (Christina Applegate) and Vicky (Mo'Nique) argue about men and other women who bother them as they wait for their mates to arrive at the breeding grounds.
, 1h45 OriginUSA GenresComedy, Romantic comedy, Romance ActorsKellita Smith, Mo'Nique, Gina Torres, Taraji P. Henson, David Ramsey, Keiko Agena Roles Peaches Rating52% Peaches (Mo'Nique), a hair stylist from Baltimore, and her estranged sister, Angela (Kellita Smith), the owner of an upscale salon in Beverly Hills, get reacquainted when Peaches decides to attend a celebration for Angela in Los Angeles. The reunion is bittersweet and worsens when Angela finds out that Peaches is on the run from the IRS and only has 60 days to pay $50,000 in back taxes. After some hilarious moments and passionate exchanges, the two sisters join forces to fight off a pesky rival salon owner Marcella (Gina Torres) and save Peaches from her troubles by competing for a lucrative cash prize and bragging rights at the city's annual hair show.
, 1h26 Directed byJessy Terrero OriginUSA GenresComedy, Romance ThemesFilms about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Hip hop films, Musical films, Dans un avion ActorsKevin Hart, Method Man, Tom Arnold, Mo'Nique, D. L. Hughley, K. D. Aubert Roles Jamiqua Rating45% Nashawn Wade (Kevin Hart) has a horrible experience with a typical airline: his dog is classified as checked baggage instead of a carry-on, he eats a horrible airline meal, his buttocks gets stuck in the toilet during turbulence, and Nashawn's dog is sucked through a jet engine (after accidentally opening the cargo door). In response, he sues the airline and is awarded $100,000,000 by the jury. He decides to use the money to start his own airline, called N.W.A. (Nashawn Wade Airlines), whose acronym and logo are a pop culture reference to rap group N.W.A. The airline, specifically caters to African Americans and hip hop culture. The terminal at the airport is called the Malcolm X terminal, the plane is a heavily modified Boeing 747SP, customized with low-rider hydraulics, spinners, blended winglets to compensate for the drag from the decorations, and a dance club. The safety video is also a spoof of the Destiny's Child song "Survivor".
, 1h59 Directed byErnest R. Dickerson OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy ActorsDanny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Mo'Nique, Marlyne Barrett Roles Ruth Crisp Rating55% Un procureur afro-américain réalise son rêve : devenir un avocat réputé dans un milieu où les blancs sont en majorité. Alors qu'il a quitté sa ville natale pour la ville de Greenwich depuis quelques semaines en compagnie de sa compagne et de ses deux enfants, il ne tarde pas à découvrir l'envers du décor. Le rêve de toute une vie se mue très vite en cauchemar...