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Also Known As: Monique Imes (Mo'Nique), Mo'Nique Imes Jackson, Monique Imes Died:
Born: December 11, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Woodlawn, Maryland, USA Profession: comedian, actor, model, fashion designer

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One of the best-loved female comedians of the new millennium and a role model for plus-sized women everywhere, Mo'Nique's comic talent carried her from the comedy club stage to television, film and beyond. Mo'Nique was already a local hero in her native Baltimore and a seasoned stand-up comedienne known for her down-home truth when she achieved every comic's dream - to star in her own sitcom. "The Parkers" (UPN, 1999-2004) jettisoned Mo'Nique to national fame, while her continuing work on stage - highlighted in "The Queens of Comedy" (2002) - established her as an inspiring "everywoman" who encouraged her audiences to be confident and proud, no matter their size or situation. In addition to a growing film career in comedies like "Two Can Play that Game" (2001) and "Soul Plane" (2004), as well as an increasing demand for her to host everything from the BET Awards to her own late night talk show, Mo'Nique received surprisingly glowing reviews for her award-winning work in the drama, "Precious" (2009). It seemed no matter the genre or the medium, Monique's hilariously mouthy persona cut through racial divides as she maintained a commitment to encouraging women through humor.

One of the best-loved female comedians of the new millennium and a role model for plus-sized women everywhere, Mo'Nique's comic talent carried her from the comedy club stage to television, film and beyond. Mo'Nique was already a local hero in her native Baltimore and a seasoned stand-up comedienne known for her down-home truth when she achieved every comic's dream - to star in her own sitcom. "The Parkers" (UPN, 1999-2004) jettisoned Mo'Nique to national fame, while her continuing work on stage - highlighted in "The Queens of Comedy" (2002) - established her as an inspiring "everywoman" who encouraged her audiences to be confident and proud, no matter their size or situation. In addition to a growing film career in comedies like "Two Can Play that Game" (2001) and "Soul Plane" (2004), as well as an increasing demand for her to host everything from the BET Awards to her own late night talk show, Mo'Nique received surprisingly glowing reviews for her award-winning work in the drama, "Precious" (2009). It seemed no matter the genre or the medium, Monique's hilariously mouthy persona cut through racial divides as she maintained a commitment to encouraging women through humor.

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CAST: (feature film)

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2.
 Blackbird (2014)
3.
 Bumped (2011)
4.
 Precious (2009)
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 Phat Girlz (2006)
8.
 Irish Jam (2006)
9.
 Beerfest (2006)
10.
 Domino (2005) Lateesha
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Began working as a plus-size model at the age of 17
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Established a stand-up career, working high schools and colleges, opening for R&B singers Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown, and reaching a larger audience with appearances on "Showtime at the Apollo" (NBC) and "Def Comedy Jam" (HBO)
1999:
Had a recurring role on the UPN sitcom "Moesha" as Nikki Parker
1999:
Played Nikki Parker, a plain-speaking and spirited young woman, on UPN's "Moesha" spin-off, "The Parkers"
2004:
Starred in "Soul Plane," a comedy about the maiden flight of a black-owned airline
2004:
First lead role in a feature film, "Hair Show"
2004:
Published the book, <i>Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Big Girl in a Small-Minded World</i>
2006:
Played an aspiring plus size fashion designer struggling to find love in "Phat Girlz"
2006:
Appeared in Lee Daniels' directorial debut, "Shadowboxer"
2006:
Hosted "Mo'Nique's F.A.T Chance," an annual beauty pageant for 'Fabulous and Thick' woman (Oxygen)
2007:
Helmed the documentary "Mo'Nique Behind Bars," which focuses on women who are incarcerated
2007:
Guest-starred on an episode of ABC's "Ugly Betty" as a weekend security officer
2008:
Appeared in the comedy film, "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" with Martin Lawrence
2009:
Won critical acclaim for her portray of an abusive mother in Lee Daniels' "Precious"
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture ("Precious")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role ("Precious")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female ("Precious")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role ("Precious")
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Notes

"Monique is my birth name. I changed the spelling. I needed to be just a little fabulous diva, honey. So I said, 'Mo-Apostrophe-Nique.'" --From The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2, 2000

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husband:
Mark Jackson. Barber. Divorced as of 2003.

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son:
Mark Jackson Jr. Born c. 1985.
son:
Shalon Jackson. Born c. 1990.

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