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Mo'Nique is a Actor, Writer and Executive Producer American born on 11 december 1967 at Baltimore (USA)

Mo'Nique

Mo'Nique
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Birth name Monique Angela Hicks Imes
Nationality USA
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.

Biography

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".

Best films

Precious (2009)
(Actress)

Usually with

Steve Purcell
Steve Purcell
(1 films)
Sommore
Sommore
(2 films)
Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Mo'Nique (19 films)

Display filmography as list

Actress

Bessie
Bessie (2015)
, 2h12
Directed by Dee Rees
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Le blues
Actors Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Michael K.Williams, Charles Dutton
Roles Ma Rainey
Rating66% 3.348843.348843.348843.348843.34884
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.
Blackbird
Blackbird (2014)

Directed by Patrik-Ian Polk
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Mo'Nique, Isaiah Washington, Terrell Tilford, Gary LeRoi Gray
Roles Claire Rousseau
Rating56% 2.809532.809532.809532.809532.80953
The story of a gay teen in high school in a small baptist town in Mississippi, struggling between his religion and his sexuality. If that's not enough his younger sister is missing and it's tearing the family apart.
Precious
Precious (2009)
, 1h49
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Pregnancy films, Medical-themed films, Obésité, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, LGBT-related films, Films about disabilities, Films about school violence, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, Sherri Shepherd
Roles Mary
Rating72% 3.64993.64993.64993.64993.6499
In 1987, obese, illiterate 16-year-old Claireece Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) lives in the New York City ghetto of Harlem with her dysfunctional, abusive, unemployed mother, Mary (Mo'Nique), who has long subjected her to physical, mental and sexual abuse. Precious has also been raped by her father, Carl (Rodney "Bear" Jackson), resulting in two pregnancies. The family resides in a Section 8 tenement and survives on welfare. Her first child, "Mongo" (short for Mongoloid), has Down syndrome and is being cared for by Precious' grandmother, though Mary forces the family to pretend that Mongo lives with her and Precious so she can receive extra money from the government. When Precious' second pregnancy is discovered, her high school principal arranges for her to attend an alternative school, where she hopes Precious can change her life's direction. Precious finds a way out of her traumatic daily life by escaping into daydreams. In her mind, she has created an alternate world where she is loved and appreciated.
Steppin: The Movie, 2h18
Directed by Michael Taliferro
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Musical films
Actors Wesley Jonathan, Chrystee Pharris, Anthony Anderson, James Avery, Faizon Love, Chico Benymon
Roles Aunt Carla
Rating35% 1.767981.767981.767981.767981.76798
A college campus springs to life when the local radio station announces the official opening of the step competition season. As the fraternities and sororities work to recruit the best talent, the heat is on to win big prize money and campus bragging rights.
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, 1h54
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Martin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Louis C.K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps
Roles Betty
Rating55% 2.7523352.7523352.7523352.7523352.752335
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.
Farce of the Penguins, 1h20
Directed by Bob Saget
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Films about birds, Road movies, Films about penguins
Actors Christina Applegate, Samuel L. Jackson, Lewis Black, Mo'Nique, Bob Saget, Tracy Morgan
Roles Vicky (voice)
Rating41% 2.0533952.0533952.0533952.0533952.053395
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.
Beerfest
Beerfest (2006)
, 1h50
Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Kevin Heffernan, Jay Chandrasekhar, M. C. Gainey, Steve Lemme, Donald Sutherland, Erik Stolhanske
Roles Cherry
Rating62% 3.149173.149173.149173.149173.14917
At the funeral of their German-born grandfather Johann von Wolfhausen (Donald Sutherland), brothers Jan and Todd Wolfhouse (Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske) discover that family tradition demands they travel to Munich during Oktoberfest to spread his ashes on the Theresienwiese.
Phat Girlz
Phat Girlz (2006)
, 1h39
Directed by Nnegest Likké
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Mo'Nique, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Godfrey, Eric Roberts, Dayo Ade, Raven Goodwin
Roles Jazmin Biltmore
Rating32% 1.6056551.6056551.6056551.6056551.605655
Jazmin Biltmore is a smart-mouthed, frustrated, plus-sized, aspiring fashion designer and department store employee who is obsessed with her weight.
Domino
Domino (2005)
, 2h7
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Documentary, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about television, La téléréalité
Actors Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Édgar Ramírez, Jacqueline Bisset, Delroy Lindo, Mo'Nique
Roles Lateesha Rodriguez
Rating59% 2.9507252.9507252.9507252.9507252.950725
Domino Harvey (Keira Knightley), a bounty hunter, has been arrested by the FBI, which is investigating the theft of $10 million from an armored truck 36 hours prior. Domino is interviewed by criminal psychologist Taryn Mills (Lucy Liu) and agrees to tell her everything she knows about the case. In a more or less disoriented fashion, Domino explains about her profession and the events leading up to the theft with Mills occasionally prompting her to give more detail.
Shadowboxer, 1h33
Directed by Lee Daniels
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Helen Mirren, Vanessa Ferlito, Macy Gray, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mo'Nique
Roles Precious
Rating55% 2.7509652.7509652.7509652.7509652.750965
Mikey (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and his girlfriend, Rose (Helen Mirren) are contract killers. The two continue with their line of work despite the fact that Rose is suffering from cancer.
Hair Show
Hair Show (2004)
, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kellita Smith, Mo'Nique, Gina Torres, Taraji P. Henson, David Ramsey, Keiko Agena
Roles Peaches
Rating52% 2.6011052.6011052.6011052.6011052.601105
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.
Soul Plane
Soul Plane (2004)
, 1h26
Directed by Jessy Terrero
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Aviation films, Hip hop films, Musical films, Dans un avion
Actors Kevin Hart, Method Man, Tom Arnold, Mo'Nique, D. L. Hughley, K. D. Aubert
Roles Jamiqua
Rating45% 2.2549752.2549752.2549752.2549752.254975
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".
Good Fences, 1h59
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Mo'Nique, Marlyne Barrett
Roles Ruth Crisp
Rating55% 2.7594552.7594552.7594552.7594552.759455
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...
Half Past Dead, 1h38
Directed by Don Michael Paul
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Prison films, Gangster films, Se déroulant à Alcatraz
Actors Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut, Ja Rule, Nia Peeples, Tony Plana, Hannes Jaenicke
Roles Twitch's Girl
Rating47% 2.3540152.3540152.3540152.3540152.354015
In San Francisco, Sasha Petrosevitch (Steven Seagal) is a Russian car thief who's brought in by criminal Nick Frazier (Ja Rule) to work for crime boss Sonny Eckvall (Richard Bremmer), who apparently shot and killed Sasha's wife. After some time, FBI Special Agent Ellen "E. Z." Williams (Claudia Christian) and her team show up to nail Nick, but things go bad, and Sasha gets shot.