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- Monique Imes
- Woodlawn Maryland
- United States
- Actress Reality Show Host
- Academy Award Winng Actress
- Still On BET Despite Winning An Oscar.
Mo'Nique is an American comedian and actress. She is well known for her role as Nikki Parker on the UPN sitcom The Parkers .She currently hosts two reality TV shows. In 2009, Mo'Nique starred in the Sundance film Push about a young woman trying to survive on the streets of Harlem in the 1980s. Not only did the film win several awards, but Mo'Nique won a special jury award for her performance in the movie.
Mo'Nique was born in Woodlawn, Maryland. She grew up with three siblings and her parents Alice Imes and Steven Imes Jr. Her brother dared her to perform on an open mic night and she was a hit. She quit her job with a phone company to try comedy.Previously, Mo'Nique had been married to Mark Jackson. They were married for four years since December 25, 1997 until 2001. She has an adopted son Mark Jr. and a son Shalon from that marriage. Mo'Nique married again in 2006 to Sidney Hicks, her childhood friend. They had twin boys Jonathan and David on October 3, 2005. She and Hicks have an open marriage in which extramarital intercourse is not considered cheating and openness and honesty are greatly valued.
MoN'ique won the 2010 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for the movie Precious: Based On The Novel 'Push' By Sapphire'. She also won an Oscar for Actress in a supporting role, for her preformance in the same movie.