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Monique Angela Imes Hicks, also known as Mo’Nique, was born on 11 December 1967, in Baltimore Maryland, USA. She is an actress and comedian, probably best known for her acclaimed performance in the 2009 movie “Precious”. She was also part of the television show “The Parkers” and has starred in numerous comedy films. Her work in the entertainment industry since the late ’90s has helped raise her net worth.
How rich is Monique? Sources estimate that her net worth is over $13 million as of early 2016, most of it attributed to her work as an actress and comedian. She’s had numerous opportunities working on and off of the screen, and she’s also written a few books that have helped in raising her wealth.
Mo’Nique Net Worth $13 Million
Her comedy and acting career began after she graduated from the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland in 1987. She worked as a customer service representative for a ‘phone company and accidentally discovered her prowess for comedy after her brother dared her to perform at an open mic night in Baltimore. Her first television role came in 1999 when she was cast for the UPN series “The Parkers”. She also went on to perform comedy routines in various television shows like “Showtime at the Apollo”, “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam”, and “Thank God You’re here”. After “The Parkers” ended in 2004, she found work being a host for various television shows, and she also did documentaries and guest-starred in “Ugly Betty”. She had her own show called “The Mo’Nique Show” which ran from 2009 until 2011.
Along with her television work, she began appearing in films, that helped increase her net worth. She starred in films like “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, “Two Can Play That Game” and “Half Past Dead”. She had a significant role in the 2005 film “Domino” which starred Keira Knightley and Mickey Rourke. Her biggest and most notable work came with her role for the movie “Precious” which earned her 30 various awards for her performance, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Golden Globe, Critics Choice Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA Awards.
Aside from film and television, she worked on the theater play “The Vagina Monologues”. And she also did a year of radio on a show entitled “Mo’Nique in the Afternoon”. She has authored two books, the first entitled “Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Bigg Girl in a Small Minded World” became a best-seller. The second book was a cookbook called “Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted”.
In Monique’s personal life, she was engaged to accountant Kenny Mung but the wedding never eventuated. From 1997-2001 she was married to Mark Jackson and they have a son. In 2005, she gave birth to twin boys and a year after married their father Sidney Hicks. In coverage from the New York Times she mentions that the couple have an open marriage in which she declares it’s more of a relationship that keeps no secrets.