Monica Calhoun

Monica Calhoun

Highest Rated: 85% Bagdad Cafe (1987)

Lowest Rated: 12% The Salon (2005)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1971

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Best-known for her roles in "The Players Club" (1998) and "The Best Man" (1999), Daytime Emmy nominee Monica Calhoun became a regular presence in Hollywood's African-American community starting in the late 1980s. Born in Philadelphia in 1971, Calhoun's potential was first spotted as a teenager by a talent scout at a theater summer camp, and after making her on-screen debut in the Dr. Lois Lee biopic "Children Of The Night" (1985), she was cast as truck stop owner Brenda's (Whoopi Goldberg) rebellious daughter in both the big-screen version of the comedy-drama "Bagdad Cafe" (1987) and its short-lived TV adaptation (CBS 1990-91). Having previously appeared in two earlier "ABC Afterschool Specials" (ABC 1980-1996), Calhoun then received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performance in her third, "Different Worlds: A Story Of Interracial Love," before going on to play eldest sister Rebbie Jackson in "The Jacksons: An American Dream" (1992) and civil rights activist Minnijean Brown in "The Ernest Green Story" (1993). Following small parts in "Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit" (1993) and "Jack The Bear" (1993) and guest slots on the television sitcoms "A Different World" (NBC 1987-1993) and "The Wayans Bros" (The WB 1995-99), Calhoun made further notable appearances in TV movies "Rebound: The Legend Of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault" (1996) and "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" (1997). Calhoun then landed two of her most memorable roles in quick succession, tragic stripper Ebony in Ice Cube's directorial debut, "The Players Club" (1998) and Mia Morgan, the bride-to-be who has an affair with Taye Diggs's title character in Malcolm D. Lee's sleeper hit "The Best Man" (1999). After appearing in the well-reviewed romantic drama "Love & Basketball" (2000), Calhoun spent several years appearing in small, often low-budget indie films such as the erotic thriller "Trois 2: Pandora's Box" (2002). Returning to TV, she guested on acclaimed shows such as hospital drama "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC 2005-), family sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN 2005-09) and procedural drama "Cold Case" (CBS 2003-2010). After taking the lead role of Ocean, a single parent who attempts to reinvent her life, in web series "Diary Of A Single Mom," Calhoun then provided several tear-jerking moments when she reprised her role of Mia in the hit sequel "The Best Man Holiday" (2013).

Highest rated movies

Bagdad Cafe
The Best Man
The Best Man Holiday
The Players Club
Civil Brand
The Salon




No Score Yet No Score Yet Safe Room Officer Armani (Character) - 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet 36 Hour Layover Nina Thomas (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everything but a Man Vanessa (Character) - 2016
70% 83% The Best Man Holiday Mia (Character) $70.5M 2013
12% 66% The Salon Brenda (Character) $92.4K 2005
No Score Yet 93% Friends & Lovers Debra (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 60% Justice Sharice (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 43% Love Chronicles Maya (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 75% Gang of Roses Rachel (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 53% Final Breakdown Cammy (Character) - 2002
17% 81% Civil Brand Wet (Character) $243.3K 2002
No Score Yet 85% Pandora's Box Mia DuBois (Character) $882.0K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Private Affair Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Intimate Betrayal Reese Deleware (Character) - 1999
72% 86% The Best Man Mia Morgan (Character) $34.1M 1999
No Score Yet 20% Park Day Tamala Davis (Character) - 1998
31% 85% The Players Club Ebony (Character) $23.0M 1998
No Score Yet 93% The Ditchdigger's Daughters Linda (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 94% Rebound -- The Legend of Earl The Goat Manigault Evonne (Character) - 1996
85% 88% Bagdad Cafe Phyllis (Character) $17.9K 1987


No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
95% 97% Everybody Hates Chris Charlotte (Guest Star) 2006
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Mrs. Wood (Guest Star) 2006
83% 83% NYPD Blue Denise Woodson (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
57% No Score Yet Good News Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star)