Birth Name: Mo'nique
Birth Place: Woodlawn, Maryland, USA
Born Monique Imes on Dec. 11, 1967, in Baltimore, MD, the young girl who added a dramatic break to her name to "boost her fabulousness" was entertaining everyone who came into contact with from an early age. While attending college, her career got its start at comedy club open mic night when her brother bet her she would not get on stage. She won the bet and was booked to entertain at a beauty parlor the following week; consequently, her brother became her manager for handling the negotiations. Mo'Nique immediately got serious about comedy, honing her frank, observational stand-up act and energetic stage persona through countless comedy club performances. She was also working at a telecommun...
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