A popular stand-up comedian, Mo’Nique rose to prominence after appearing in the series ‘The Parkers’. She is credited for starring in many movies like ‘Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins’, ‘Phat Girlz’, ‘Soul Plane’, and ‘Precious’. She has also done acting for television. To know more about the net worth of Mo’Nique in 2018, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Born as Monique Angela Hicks, Mo’Nique is the daughter of Alice Imes who is an engineer. She was born in 1967 in Maryland. Her father, Steven Imes, Jr. was a drug counsellor. She is got three older siblings and is the youngest among them.
Mo’Nique went to Baltimore County’s Milford Mill High School. After graduating from there in 1985, she went to the Morgan State University. Later, the actress graduated from the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland in 1987. In the beginning, she has worked as a phone company’s customer service representative.
In 1997, Mo’Nique got married to Mark Jackson. The couple has a son, Shalon Jackson. But their relationship didn’t last long and they got separated in 2001. She has also got town sons named David and Jonathan Hicks from her second husband, Sidney Hicks. But these are not the two men in the actress’s life. She was previously engaged to Kenny Mung, but their relationship could not culminate into marriage.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1999, Mo’Nique was seen as Nikki Parker in the television series, ‘The Parkers’. She successfully appeared in the series till 2004. Her immense performance in the series made her win four NAACP Image Awards and receive a nomination for the BET Comedy Award. She has reprised her role in ‘Moesha’. In 2007, she hosted the show, ‘Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School’. She was also the host of her own show called ‘The Mo’Nique Show’ from 2009 to 2011. Her other TV appearances include ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ and ‘The Hughleys’.
Mo’Nique has also acted in the 2003 television film called ‘Good Fences’. This made her win the Black Reel Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress. She also received the NAACP Image Award nomination. In 2015, the actress became Ma Rainey in another TV film, ‘Bessie’. This earned her nominations from the Primetime Emmys, Satellite Award, and Online Film & Television Association Award. She has also received a Grammy nomination for her album.
She made her movie debut in 2000. In 2001, she acted in ‘Two Can Play That Game’. In 2004, she acted in the films, ‘Soul Plane’ and ‘Hair Show’. Both earned her nominations for the BET Comedy Awards. In 2009, she starred as Mary Lee Johnson in the movie ‘Precious’. This role made her win many awards including the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award. It also made her receive many nominations.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much do you think will be the net worth of an actress who has won awards for both her role in television and films? She has appeared in blockbuster movies and has been in the lead role of many TV shows. This has made her amass a net worth of over $15.5 million. She has hosted shows and has also released comedy albums. Her comedy albums have also made her receive awards and nominations. Since becoming a member of “Queens Of Comedy”, there has been no looking back in her career.
A very talented and versatile actress, Mo’Nique delivers every role with precision. She has got many fans across the world and has received critical praise for her roles. We cannot wait to come up again with an amazing performance and amaze the whole world.