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  • Mo'Nique

    Born on December 11, 1967 in Woodlawn, Maryland

awards & nominations

Bessie (2015)

Mo'Nique as "Ma Rainey"

Blues singer Bessie Smith (Queen Latifah) rises to fame in the 1920s to become a musical legend.

Emmy (Primetime) (2015) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

Precious (2009)

Mo'Nique as "Mary"

Pregnant by her own father for the second time, 16-year-old Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) can neither read nor write and suffers constant abuse at the hands of her vicious mother (Mo'Nique). Precious instinctively sees a chance to turn her life around when she is offered the opportunity to transfer to an alternative school. Under the patient, firm guidance of her new teacher, Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins the journey from oppression to self-determination.

Academy Award (2009) Won Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009) Won Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2009) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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