MoNique Biography Age, Husband, Children, Netflix, Awards and Weight Loss

Mo’Nique hosting a show in Chicago

Mo’Nique Biography

Monique Angela Hicks is a famous African American actress, comedian, talk show host, and author. She has appeared in several shows as a stand up comedian like ‘Showtime at the Apollo’. She has also received praise for her astonishing work as an actress.

Mo’Nique Age

The 55 years old star as from 2022 was born at 11 December 1967 in Woodlawn, Maryland, United states. She is the youngest of four siblings.

Early Life

Monique was sexually abused by her brother when she was between the ages of 7 to 11 years old. Her brother Gerald, would later be sentenced to 12 years in prison after abusing another girl. Monique cut all contact with his brother Gerald in 2005, after her twins were born.

Mo’Nique School

She graduated from Milford Mill High School, Baltimore in 1985 and later graduated from Morgan state university. She is a 1987 graduate of the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland.

Mo’nique Career

She has worked as a customer service representative at MCI, a phone company in Hunt valley Maryland. She journey in comedy began after her brother dared her to perform at Baltimore Comedy Factory Outlet during an open mic night. Since then she has hosted numerous venue as a stand up comedian. In 1999, she landed on her role as Nikki Parker in the UPN Series, The Parkers. She has also hosted and produced a beauty pageant for plus sized women, Mo’Nique Fat chance.

Mo’nique Netflix- Updated in 2022

In 2018, Monique suit Netflix for their tendency to underpay black women. Netflix had earlier praised the star works before they offered her $500,000 for a comedy special. Netflix refused to negotiate further. In contrast, The lawsuit claimed Netflix was willing to negotiate with other comics and made deals worth ten of millions of dollars. The matter was amicably resolved in 2022, with the terms of settlement between Netflix and the actress being undisclosed. The two parties jointly asked a Los Angeles federal court to dismiss the case.

Mo’nique Husband | Mo’nique Children

She has been married twice. Her first marriage was with Mark Jackson from 1997 to 2001. Later, Monique and her longtime boyfriend Sidney Hicks tied a knot in 2006. The couple has two children; Twin sons Jonathan Hicks and David Hicks in October 2005.

Mo’nique Awards

  1. Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
  2. African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
  3. Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actress
  4. Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Bravest Performance Award
  5. Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Unforgettable Moment
  6. BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  7. BET Award for Best Actress
  8. Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
  9. Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
  10. Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
  11. Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Ensemble Cast
  12. Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
  13. Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
  14. Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
  15. Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
  16. Denver Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
  17. Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
  18. Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
  19. Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
  20. Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
  21. Indiana Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
  22. International Online Film Critics’ Poll Award for Best Supporting Actress
  23. Iowa Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
  24. Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
  25. Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
  26. London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
  27. Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
  28. NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
  29. National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
  30. New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
  31. New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Supporting Actress
  32. Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
  33. Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
  34. Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
  35. San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
  36. Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
  37. Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
  38. Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
  39. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
  40. Stockholm Film Festival Award for Best Actress
  41. Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Acting
  42. Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
  43. Village Voice Film Poll – Best Supporting Actress
  44. Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

Monique Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of around $13 million dollars.

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Lee Daniels Says Mo’Nique ‘Needs to Shut Up’ About Accusing Him of Blackballing Her Career: ‘I Fought Hard for Her’

The director maintains “no one blackballed” Mo’Nique following her Oscar win for “Precious.”

Updated: Jul 2, 2018

Lee Daniels continued to criticize Mo’Nique for accusing him of blackballing her career in a new video interview on TMZ’s web talk show “Raq Rants.” Daniels told host Raquel Harper that Mo’Nique is “really wrong” to accuse him and others of blackballing her career following her Oscar win for “Precious.” The “Empire” creator also said it breaks his heart Mo’Nique feels he is capable of doing such a harmful thing to her.

“I fought hard for her to get that job,” Daniels said about casting Mo’Nique in “Precious.” “I wanted her to get that job. And she was paid her money. She was paid the money for the budget that we had. And for her to badmouth myself and [executive producers] Tyler Perry and Oprah is disrespectful and it’s wrong. She’s out of pocket. She’s really wrong.”

Mo’Nique alleged in a 2015 interview that Daniels and others blackballed her over her allegedly difficult behavior during the “Precious” awards campaign. The comedian said Daniels called her and told her she “did not play the game” and was blackballed as a result. She went on to accuse Daniels of blackballing her himself after she auditioned for his projects “Empire” and “The Butler,” only for Daniels to allegedly go silent on her

Daniel Response

Daniels originally responded to Mo’Nique during a CNN interview with Don Lemon. The director said he never blackballed her and accused Mo’Nique of making “unreasonable demands” during the “Precious” awards campaign.

“You have to thank the producers of the film, you have to thank the studio, and she didn’t understand that,” Daniels told Lemon at the time. “People aren’t going to respond well. I love her, I’ve spoken to her. She’s brilliant, and I love working with brilliant people. Sometimes artists get in their own way — I know I certainly do often, I have my own demons. I think that there were demands that were made on the ‘Precious’ campaign that everyone knows hurt her. I told her that. You’ve gotta play ball. This is not just show — it is show business.”

Over three years later, Daniels is still defending himself against Mo’Nique’s claim. The director told Harper “no one blackballed” the comedian and she blackballed herself. “For her to continue to speak about Oprah and myself and Tyler is disrespectful,” Daniels said.

“I respect her [as an] actor because she gave me her soul, but I gave her my soul. And for that she was given the Golden Globe and the Academy Award,” Daniels continued. “It breaks my heart that she feels that we blackballed her….I don’t understand her motive. I don’t get it. I really don’t. [We] were really down for Mo. To get that performance from her, she had to bare her soul to me. I had to bare my soul to her. That was like making love without having sex.”

Daniels ended the conversation by saying, “For her to think that I could do anything but, I don’t know, I don’t, like, it ain’t even worth the conversation. Like, she needs to shut up.”