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Monique Imes-Jackson (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 also making a name for herself 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 role in the film Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire. She has won numerous awards including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for her performance in Precious. She is the sixteenth African American actress to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the fourth to win. She hosts The Mo`Nique Show, a late night talk show that premiered in 2009 on BET.
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Monique Angela Hicks (née Imes; born December 11, 1967), known professionally as Mo'Nique, is an American comedienne and actress. She first gained fame for her role as Nikki Parker 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 2002, she with other female comedians earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album.
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