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Mo'Nique

Monique Angela Hicks (née Imes; born December 11, 1967), known professionally as Mo'Nique, is an American comedienne and actress. Mo'Nique rose to fame in the UPN series The Parkers while making a name as a stand-up comedian hosting a variety of venues, including Showtime at the Apollo. Mo'Nique transitioned to film with roles in such films as Phat Girlz, and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. In 2009, she received critical praise for her villainous role in the film Precious and won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She hosted The Mo'Nique Show, a late-night talk show that premiered in 2009 on BET. She also raps on Eve (entertainer)'s track "Gangsta Bitches". Mo'Nique was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Steven Imes, Jr., a drug counselor, and Alice Imes, an engineer. She is the youngest of four children. Mo'Nique graduated from Milford Mill High School in Baltimore County and attended Morgan State University. She is a 1987 graduate of the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland. Before working in her chosen career, Mo'Nique worked as a phone operator. She got her start in comedy at the downtown Baltimore Comedy Factory Outlet, when her brother Steve

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Mo'Nique -- Dog Poop House For Sale

Mo'Nique
Dog Poop House For Sale

If you have a terrible sense of smell, do we have a deal for you -- the house that "Precious" star Mo'Nique once lived in (the same one she claimed reeked of dog poop) is now up for sale ... TMZ… READ MORE >

Mo'Nique Settles Dog Poop Lawsuit

Mo'Nique
Settles Dog Poop Lawsuit

"Precious" star Mo'Nique finally ended a nasty legal battle with her landlords over a house she claimed smelled like dog feces ... and TMZ has learned she's still living there! As TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 724 days ago
'Precious' Star Mo'Nique -- Dog Crap Lawsuit Is Ruining My Oscar-Winning Reputation

Mo'Nique
Dog Crap Lawsuit's Ruining My Oscar-Winning Reputation

"Precious" star Mo'Nique is completely humiliated by the sordid accusations that have surfaced in her landlord lawsuit -- dog feces, weed, illegal immigrants -- and now, she wants the entire… READ MORE >

- 873 days ago
'Precious' Star Mo'Nique -- Weed, Illegal Immigrant Accusations in Dog Crap Lawsuit

'Precious' Star Mo'Nique
Weed, Illegal Immigrant Accusations in Dog Crap Lawsuit

"Precious" star Mo'Nique's dog-stink legal battle with her landlords just got downright PERSONAL -- with the Mo's husband accusing the landlords of being alcoholics ... and them accusing him of… READ MORE >

- 886 days ago
'Precious' Star Mo'Nique Sues Landlord -- My House Smells Like Dog Crap!

'Precious' Star Mo'Nique
Sues Landlord My House Smells Like Dog Crap!

Academy Award-winning "Precious" actress Mo'Nique is suing her landlords in Georgia -- demanding she be let out of her $22,000-a-month rental contract ...because her house smells like dog… READ MORE >

- 972 days ago
Mo'Nique vs. Precious: Who'd You Rather?

Mo'Nique vs. Precious
Who'd You Rather?

Mo'Nique and Gabourey Sidibe are stunning audiences with their knockout performances in the film "Precious."Question is... See Also Vanilla vs. Freedom: Who'd You Rather? Tobey vs. Leo: Who'd You… READ MORE >

- 1703 days ago

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