Mo'Nique

Mo'Nique

Highest Rated: 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009)

Lowest Rated: 0% 3 Strikes (2000)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

The career of funny girl Mo'Nique began in her early twenties, when she took to the improv comedy stage on a dare from her brother. The impulsive decision met with success, and she began to pursue a career in standup comedy, eventually performing on such renowned shows as Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, and Snaps. Mo'Nique's big break came in 1999, when she landed her own sitcom, starring on UPN's The Parkers as a single mom attending college alongside her daughter. She was 32 years old, and the days when she was working at the phone company in her hometown of Baltimore were about to seem very far away. The critical and commercial success of The Parkers led to a slew of awards and movie roles, including Two Can Play That Game, Baby Boy, Half Past Dead, Shadowboxer, Domino, and Soul Plane. Despite having her pick of scripted roles, Mo'Nique was still itching to get back to her standup roots. She joined Adele Givens, Sommore, and Laura Hayes for a hugely successful comedy tour called The Queens of Comedy, which was captured on film and released by Paramount Home Entertainment and the Showtime network in 2002. Never shying away from her status as a full-figured woman, Mo'Nique has used her notoriety and her famously sarcastic wit in order to advocate for voluptuous women everywhere. Her funny and empowering book Skinny Women Are Evil became a best-seller in 2003, and she soon afterward began working with the Oxygen network on a beauty pageant for full-figured women called F.A.T. Chance -- an acronym for "fabulous and thick." She also starred in the movie Phat Girlz in 2006, playing a struggling fashion designer looking for love and success in a world of "hot bodies." Later that same year, the large-and-in-charge star could be seen onscreen with the Broken Lizard comedy troupe in the alcohol-chugging chuckler Beerfest. In 2009, she began hosting her own talk show on BET, The Mo'Nique Show.It was Mo'Nique's harrowing turn as an abusive mother in Precious, however, that made people aware of the full range of her talents. Her blistering portrayal won her the Best Supporting Actress award from a great many critics groups, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Hollywood Foreign Press. She went on to win the Oscar in that category as well.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
49% Almost Christmas Aunt May $41.8M 2016
40% Blackbird Claire Rousseau 2015
89% Bessie Ma Rainey 2015
91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Mary $47.6M 2009
No Score Yet Michael Jackson: The Trial and Triumph of the King of Pop Actor 2009
23% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Betty $42.2M 2008
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins Vicky 2007
No Score Yet Steppin: The Movie Aunt Carla 2007
40% Beerfest Cherry $19.1M 2006
22% Phat Girlz Executive Producer Jazmin Biltmore $7M 2006
No Score Yet Irish Jam Actor 2006
No Score Yet Snaps: The Ultimate Yo' Mama Battle Actor 2006
No Score Yet Mo'Nique: I Coulda Been Your Cellmate! Actor 2006
18% Domino Lateesha Rodriguez $10.2M 2005
19% Shadowboxer Precious $0.4M 2005
No Score Yet Mo'Nique: One Night Stand Actor 2004
17% Hair Show Peaches $0.3M 2004
15% Garfield - The Movie The Rat $75.3M 2004
18% Soul Plane Jamiqua $14M 2004
No Score Yet Apollo At 70: A Hot Night in Harlem Actor 2004
No Score Yet Mo'Nique: One Night Stand Actor 2004
No Score Yet Shaq's All Star Comedy Roast 2: Emmitt Smith Actor 2003
No Score Yet Good Fences Ruth Crisp 2003
3% Half Past Dead Twitch's Girl $15.4M 2002
41% Two Can Play That Game Diedre $22.1M 2001
71% Baby Boy Patrice $27.9M 2001
No Score Yet The Queens of Comedy Actor 2000
0% 3 Strikes Dahlia 2000

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Parkers
1999-2004
Nikki Parker 2019
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
2015
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show
2009
Guest 2016
2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist 2015
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Love & Hip Hop: New York
2011
Host 2014
2013
No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show
2009-2011
Host 2011
2010
2009
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2009
2008
2006
2005
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest 2008
25% Thank God You're Here
2007
Performer 2007
54% The Boondocks
2005-2014
Voice 2007
No Score Yet The Game
2006-2015
Herself 2007
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
L'Amanda 2007
2006
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Evetta Washington 2006
No Score Yet Girlfriends
2000-2008
Herself 2005
70% Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge
2003-2005
Guest 2004
No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show
2001-2006
Lynette 2004
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Judge 2003
No Score Yet The Proud Family
2001-2005
Voice 2002
No Score Yet The Hughleys
1998-2002
Nikki 2001
No Score Yet Moesha
1996-2001
Nikki Parker 2000

QUOTES FROM Mo'Nique CHARACTERS

Tunde says: My wife? The last time I checked I'm still a single man.

Jazmin Biltmore says: The woman who answered the door ain't your wife?

Tunde says: No she's not. She's one of the housekeepers.

Jazmin Biltmore says: and her baby?

Jazmin Biltmore says: And her baby?

Tunde says: I delivered the baby but have nothing to do with conception.

Jazmin Biltmore says: I hate skinny bitches!

Jazmin Biltmore says: I swear these clothes are shrinkin'!

Cherry says: im gonna break your dick off

Cherry says: I'm gonna break your dick off!

Mary says: And I don't want you to sit there and judge me, Mrs. Weiss.

Mrs. Weiss says: You shut up and you let him abuse your daughter.

Mary says: I did not want him to abuse my daughter, I did not want---

Mrs. Weiss says: But you allowed him to hurt her.

Mary says: I didn't want him to do nothing to her. I wanted him to make love to me. That as was my man. That was my fuckin man! That was my man, and he wanted daughter. And that's why I hated her! Because my man, who was supposed to be loving me, who was supposed to be making love to me, was fuckin my baby, and she made him leave! She made him go away!

Mrs. Weiss says: So whose fault was it then--?

Mary says: It's this bitch's fault, because she let my man have her. And she didn't say nothing! She didn't scream, she didn't do nothing! So those things that she told you, I did to her--- who...who...who else was gon love me?! Hmm? Since you got your degree and you know every fuckin thing? Who was gon love me? Who... who was gon make me feel good? Who was gon touch me and make me feel good late at night? And she made him go way! So when you sit there and you writin those fuckin notes on your pad, about who you think I am, and why i did it, and...and all of that. Because I didn't have nobody.

Mary says: ...and he touched my baby. And I axed him, I said, "Carl, what are yo doing?" And he told be to shut-- to shut my fat ass up. And it as good for her.

Mary says: ...and he touched my baby. And I axed him, I said, 'Carl, what are yo doing?' And he told be to shut-- to shut my fat ass up. And it as good for her.

Mrs. Weiss says: And what did you do, then?

Mary says: I shut my fat ass up.

Mary says: See, I...I...I think right now, you feelin that you becoming a grown woman, 'cause that shit you pulled in the kitchen, I should have fucked you up, but I let you walk away. And I let you get yourself together. But bitch Imma let you know if you even pull that shit on me again, That would be your last mutha fuckin day standing. I promise you that. You gon send a white bitch to my mutha fuckin buzzer, talking about some high education. You're a dummy bitch, you will never know shit! Don nobody want you, don nobody need you. You dun fucked around and fucked my mutha fuckin man. And had two mutha fuckin children, and one of em's a goddamn animal, running around looking crazy as a mutha fucker. Bitch you know what, I think you trying me. I think you really trying to fuck with me. You fucking with my money, and you gon stand up there and look down to me, like you a mutha fuckin woman. Imma show you what real women do, bitch. So you don't know what real mutha fuckin women do, real mutha fuckin woman sacrifice! I should have aborted your mutha fuckin ass, cause you ain't shit! I knew it the day the doctors put you in my goddamn hand, you wasn't a goddamn thing! And you had that smirk on your face, BITCH, Imma kill the fuck--! [throws frying pan] Now smile about that! Smile about that you fat bitch--! [Precious kicks slippers down] Bitch! [runs up the stairs] Imma kill you bitch!

Mary says: School ain't gon help none. Take your ass down to the welfare! Who da fuck she think she is!? Now i guess you think you cute now, right? Little upiddy bitch. Ya shoulda kept yo fuckin mouth shut! Just cause he gon give you more children than he give me, you think you fuckin special, fuck you and fuck him! Precious! Precious! Precious! Get down here bitch! You brought that white bitch up in my house?! You-- why would you bring that white bitch up in here?!

Clareece "Precious" Jones says: I didn't bring her here.

Mary says: Well why da fuck did she ring my buzzer?! I can't hear you Precious, since you go so much mutha fuckin mouth, and you gon bring a bitch up in my house, why would that bitch ring my goddamn buzzer?!

Clareece "Precious" Jones says: I ain't tell her to come here!

Mary says: You think you too good now, is that it? You think you is too good for the welfare?

Mary says: Hurry up, Precious! I am in here fucking starving to death. Now what you gonna do if I die of starvation? Where you gonna go then?

Mary says: you dont know what real woman do, real woman sacrifice

Mary says: You don't know what real women do! Real women sacrifice!