Who is Mo’Nique and what is her net worth 2018? Monique Angela Hicks better known as Mo’Nique is an American actress and comedian. She first came into limelight with her role of Nikki Parker in the UPN television series- The Parkers. As an actress she has played several dominating roles in movies among which “Precious” gained her the most appreciation. She was awarded an Oscar for her role in “Precious”.
Monique Angela Hicks was born on December 11, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born to an Engineer and a Drug Counselor parents. She graduated in the year 1985 from Milford Mill High school in Baltimore County and attended the Morgan State University. Before becoming a celebrity, she had her time as a customer service person in a mobile company. Her comedy career started from Baltimore Comedy Outlet Factory just as a dare given by his brother to perform an open mic night.
Mo’Nique was previously engaged to accountant Kenny Mung. Later she married to Mark Jackson from 1997-2001 and they have two sons named Shalon Jackson and Mark Jackson Jr. She is now married to Sidney Hicks and gave birth to twin sons, named Jonathan and David Hicks.
Mo’Nique started her on-screen career by portraying the role of Nikki Parker in the UPN TV series- The Parkers, from 1999-2004. She was also featured in several prominent stand-up venues which include “Showtime at the Apollo” and “Thank God You’re here”. She was appointed as the host of “Showtime at the Apollo”. She was also the executive producer and hostess of her own beauty pageant show, Mo’Nique Fat Chance.
She was also starred in her own late-night talk show, The Mo’Nique Show. Her film career started as a supporting role actress in movies like Beerfest, 3 Strikes, Half Past Dead, Two can play that game and Soul Plane. She got a lead role in the movie “Phat Girlz”, which nourished her acting career. Later in 2009, she worked in the movie “Precious” and won many awards for her role in the movie, including the Oscars.
Mo’Nique has several awards and achievements to her name.. She is one of the 13 female actresses who won the Critic’s Choice Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar in the same year. She has won over 30 major awards for her portrayal as Mary in Precious (2009), including all the awards that are considered the biggest (except Cannes).
Mo’Nique Net Worth
Mo’Nique has been one of the most successful African-American actresses and comedian. She has major awards like the Oscars, Academy Awards and Golden Globe awards to her name. She has an estimated net worth of $15 Million. She owes her wealth to the many roles she had played in different movies. Also, her works in the various TV series have paid off well.
Her own TV shows which include the “The Mo’Nique show” and “Mo’Nique Fat chance” are also reason for her enormous success. She has also hosted several chat shows and worked on many comedy platforms which gained her such popularity. She also released her book, “Skinny Cooks can’t be trusted”, which was a best-seller and considerably added to the wealth she earned.
She is one of the greatest actress and comedian who fought her way through the black-race criticism and made herself what she is now.