Born on December 11, 1967
From Woodlawn, Maryland
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 Movie|
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||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|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|