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An African American female with dark brown hair that reaches her shoulders. She is wearing a short sleeved light pink dress and a ring on her left hand. She is holding a greenish-blue statue that has a bronze plank with her right hand. In the background, there is an orange wall with logos and writing, such as the words "tbs" and "TNT" (which has a circle around it).
Mo'Nique at the 2010 SAG Awards
Personal information
Birth nameMonica Imes
Birth dateDecember 11, 1967(age 48)
Place of birthWoodlawn, Maryland, U.S.
Talk show host
SpouseMark Jackson (m. 1997 2001)
Sidney Hicks (m. 2006 present)
Children3 sons

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Monica Imes Hicks (born December 11, 1967), known professionally as Mo'Nique, is an American comedienne and actress. Mo'Nique rose to fame 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 2009, she received critical praise for her villainous role in the film Precious. For this performance, she has won numerous awards including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award. She is the sixteenth African American actress to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the fourth to win. Overall, Mo'Nique is the twelfth individual African-American to win an Oscar for acting; and the seventh winner during the decade of the 2000s. She hosts The Mo'Nique Show, a late-night talk show that premiered in 2009 on BET. On July 28 2011, BET announced that The Mo'Nique Show would not be picked up for another season.

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