• Mo'Nique


    Born on December 11th, 1967

    From Baltimore, Maryland

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Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Poster

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

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.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)
Supporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Golden Globe (2010)
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Actress in a Supporting Role