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Mo'Nique

Lowest Rated:   0% 3 Strikes (2000)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
49% Almost Christmas
  • Aunt May
$41.8M 2016
29% 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
22% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  • Betty
$42.2M 2008
No Score Yet Mo'Nique - I Coulda Been Your Cellmate!
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins
  • Vicky
2007
No Score Yet Steppin: The Movie
  • Aunt Carla
2007
41% Beerfest
  • Cherry
$19.1M 2006
23% Phat Girlz
  • Executive Producer
  • Jazmin Biltmore
$7.0M 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
19% Domino
  • Lateesha Rodriguez
$10.2M 2005
18% 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
$14.0M 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
43% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Boondocks
2005-2014
  • Voice
  • 2007
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • L'Amanda
  • 2007
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Evetta Washington
  • 2006
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
  • Judge
  • 2003

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