An American standup comedian and actress known as Monique, her real name is Monique Angela Hicks. She won many awards during her career. To know everything about Monique read this full article. You can know about net worth, social media links, personal life, age, height, and the latest updates.
Monique: Early Life
Born in 1967, in Woodlawn, Maryland, Monique is the daughter of Drug dealer Steven Imes Jr. She has four brothers and sisters, and she is the youngest. She completes her graduation from Milford Mill High School and attend Morgan State University.
Monique starts her career as a standup comedian on open mic night. During this, a misshapen was with Monique and she stated in an interview that she got sexual harassment by her brother Gerald and got pregnant. Monique give birth to twins, aside from this Gerald went to jail for 12 years.
Monique started her tv career form the UPN television series” The Parkers” and then attend many shows like, Thank God You Are Here, Showtime at the Apollo, and in a show titled Montreat Just For Laugh in 2000 she said that, “White and black people, we’re just mad at each other, we don’t know why we’re mad at each other. We’re not each other’s enemy. We’re not the enemy. It’s the Chinese people we need to watch out for”.
In 2005 she start her film career and was cast in Domino, in 2006 in Phat Girlz and this got positive reviews from audiences. Her debut play was Obie Awards. Aside from acting Monique is a writer and her best-selling book was, “Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Bigg Girl in a Small-Minded World”.
And another book titled, “ Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted”. Sometimes went to ABC radio show with Micheal Baisden. Monique also anchors in Showtime at the Apollo and Monique’s fat Chance. Monique also hosts Flavor of Love Girls. She appeared in I Coulda Been Your Cellmate! Which was a documentary on women. Anthony Hamilton featured her in his music videos.
She did many supporting roles and give her voice to Garfield: The Movie’ character. Once Martin give her advice, she said,” “He pulled me to the side and he said, ‘Listen, don’t ever let them tell you what you can’t have.’ Since that day, I’ve made some of the best deals I’ve ever made in my career because it keeps ringing in my head…It will stay with me forever.”
In 2009 Monique was cast in the previous movie, which was a golden chance for her and she won many awards for her performance.
In November 2009, Mo’Nique stated, “I own the rights to Hattie McDaniel’s life story, and I can’t wait to tell that story because that woman was absolutely amazing. She had to stand up to the adversity of black and white [society] at a time when we really weren’t accepted. Mr. Lee Daniels is going to direct it, of course, and I’m going to be Miss Hattie McDaniel. I really hope I can do that woman justice.”
Monique: Personal Life
Monique got married to Mark Jackson and give birth to two sons. After that, she was blessed with twins in 2005 and the father of these children is Sidney Hicks.
She won many awards for “Precious”. African-American Film Critics Association(AAFCA)award for best-supporting females, the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the Boston Society of Film Critics, and the BAFTA award.
During her comedian profession, she comes in controversial in 2009 because the stated something against the “Precious” movie producer Tyler Perry.
Netflix & Monique: Latest News
People were clapping for Monique winning that Netflix settlement but you see that don’t mean jack of u a con artist using oppression of the black woman narrative to take advantage of people. Look what she tried to pull on DL Hughley. He had receipts. #monique #dlhughley pic.twitter.com/LKOnPXNhhM
— J.L. (@kwesitimes) June 30, 2022
After that in 2019, Monique was signed by Netflix for $500,000 but she wised to pay equally as Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, and Amy Schumer.
Monique: Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated at $ 13 million and more of her income comes from her live shows. Monique recently signed a deal with Netflix. Now she stopped her film career and her last film was Almost Christmas in 2016.
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