December 11, 1967
53 years old
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
40-32-40 in | 102-81-102 cm
79 kg | 174 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Mo'Nique Angela Hicks was born in Woodlawn, Baltimore County, Maryland, U.S., on December 11, 1967, is an American actress and comedian.
Young Mo'Nique began her career as a stand-up comedian.
She first started performing on stage in her hometown.
She made her big screen debut in screwball comedy movie 3 Strikes (2000) in role as Dahlia.
Her breakthrough performance came as Nicole "Nikki" Parker in comedy sitcom The Parkers (1999-2004), for which she won the NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (2001, 2002, 2004, 2005).
The Reading (2021) thriller in role as Emma Leeden, with Charnele Brown and Courtney Glaude
Almost Christmas (2016) comedy drama in role as Aunt May Deveraux Johnson-Davis, opposite Gabrielle Union and Danny Glover
She won the Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Mary Lee Johnston in drama movie Precious (2009) directed by Lee Daniels.
Soul Plane (2004) comedy opposite Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg
Two Can Play That Game (2001) romantic comedy with Vivica A. Fox and Gabrielle Union
Hair Show (2004) comedy with Kellita Smith and Serena Williams
Domino (2005) action crime opposite Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke
Shadowboxer (2005) crime thriller opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Helen Mirren
Blackbird (2014) drama with Isaiah Washington, Julian J. Walker and Kevin Allesee
The Queens of Comedy (2001) spin-off film of The Original Kings of Comedy with Laura Hayes, Adele Givens and Sommore
She guest starred as Lynette in sitcom The Bernie Mac Show (2004) in episode "Who's That Lady".
She hosted VH1 reality show Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School (2007).
She hosted her own talk show "The Mo'Nique Show" (2009-2011).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Ma Rainey in HBO television film Bessie (2015).
Graduated from Milford Mill High School in Baltimore County (1985) and the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland (1987).
She is the youngest of four children.
She is the author of book "Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Bigg Girl in a Small-Minded World".
Released her book "Skinny Cooks Can't Be Trusted" in 2006.
Featured in music video for soul singer Anthony Hamilton “Sista Big Bones” (2005).
She was married to Mark Jackson (1997-2001), they have a son.
She married Sidney Hicks in 2006, they have twin sons.