Date of Birth : Dec 11th 1967
Known professionally as Mo’Nique, is an American actress, comedienne, and talk show host. Mo’Nique rose to fame in the UPN series The Parkers while also making a name for herself 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 2009, she received critical praise for her role in the film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. She has won numerous awards including a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for her performance in Precious. She has become the 16th African American actress to receive the Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She hosts The Mo’Nique Show, a late night talk show that premiered in 2009 on BET.