How much is Monique worth?
|Net Worth:||$14 Million|
|Date of Birth:||December 11, 1967|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Monique
Monique Angela Hicks, who is known for her stage name “Mo’Nique”, is an American actress, author, comedian, musician, and talk show host. She gained international popularity after her performance in the 2001 film “The Queens of Comedy”. Since then, she slowly transitioned into both mainstream film and television and received a lot of acting opportunities. Among some of the productions that she’s known for are “The Parkers”, “Precious”, and “Bessie”.
As of 2020, Monique has a net worth of $14 million dollars.
How Did Monique Get So Rich?
The actress became rich after she began acting. Playing the lead role of Nicole Parker boosted her popularity and, for her work she reportedly earned over $50,000. Prior to her role in “The Parkers”, she landed roles in both “Moesha” and “The Hughleys”, where she once again portrayed the role of Nicole Parker. In 2000, the actress starred in her first film – “3 Strikes”. The following year, she received opportunities in three different productions – “Baby Boy”, “The Queens of Comedy”, and “Two Can Play That Game”.
Primarily because of her outstanding performance in “The Queens of Comedy”, Monique earned nearly $5,000. In addition to this, thanks to the critically and commercially successful stand-up comedy film, she also received international popularity. In September 2008, Monique collaborated with her friend, the journalist Sherri McGee McCovey for the creation of their first book. The book was titled “Beacon Hills High” and was met with generally positive reviews.
Other television productions from the early and mid-2000s that further elevated the actress’ career are “Soul Plane”, “Garfield: The Movie”, “Domino”, “Irish Jam”, and “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins”. Thanks to her performance, Monique’s net worth continued to grow and in 2009, she received the role of Mary Lee Johnston that helped her reach the stardom.
Why Is She So Famous?
Monique became famous after her role in the stand-up comedy “The Queens of Comedy”. She was born on December 11, 1967, in Baltimore, Maryland. Shortly after she graduated from the Milford Mill High School in the late 1980s, she attended the Morgan State University. Shortly after she graduated from the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland, she pursued an acting career. Before she committed to acting and began working full time as an actress, she worked as a customer service representative for “MCI”, a phone company based in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
In the 1990s, simultaneously with working as a customer service representative, Monique also began working as a stand-up comedian. She first performed at the Baltimore Comedy Factory Outlet after her brother challenged her to perform during an open mic night. Since then, Monique became one of the regular comedians of the show and, soon, she received a lot more offers to star in other stand-up comedy shows. In 1999, after a successful audition, the comedian landed her first acting role in the UPN television series “The Parkers”, where she worked from 1999 to 2004.
What Makes Monique So Successful?
What makes Monique so successful is her incredible acting skills. The comedy actress has taken part in many memorable films and television series. In 2009, she joined the cast of the drama film “Precious”, which became one of the most triumphant films of the decade. The film earned over $60 million in the box office and earned many awards.
Thanks to her outstanding performance, Monique even won her first prestigious awards – Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, NAACP, Satellite, and many others. At the peak of her career, the actress also became a host of her own talk show – The Mo’Nique Show. The show aired on BET from October 2009 to October 2010 and it attracted over 1.5 million viewers. Her most latest appearance on a television series or film was in “Bessie”.
The 2015 television film was a commercial and critical success that earned Monique nominations for various awards including a Primetime Emmy for “Outstanding Supporting Actress”. Since then, she’s been inactive and hasn’t taken part in television projects. Instead, most recently, the actress began a lawsuit against Netflix for racial and pay discrimination which quickly became a hot topic that was highlighted by media and newspapers.
Monique began her career as an actress and stand-up comedian in the 1990s, however, since then, she has thrived in many other roles. In 2002, after venturing into the music industry, she received a Grammy nomination for “Best Comedy Album”. Thanks to her outstanding performance in many films, especially in “Precious” and “Bessie”, she has received multiple awards such as one Academy, one BAFTA, one Satellite, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and many others.