Mo’Nique appeared in the movies “Blackbird” and "Interwoven" in 2014 and the TV movie “Bessie” in 2015. In 2015 Mo’Nique also appeared on a number of television programs, including "Good Morning America," "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Chew."
In “Blackbird,” Mo’Nique plays Claire Rousseau. The film tells the story of a young Southern man coming to terms with his sexuality. In “Bessie,” her character is Ma Rainey. “Bessie” chronicles the story of Bessie Smith, a legendary blues performer.
Viewers know Mo'Nique primarily for her stand-up comedy and roles in comedic films. However, she also achieves critical success in dramatic roles, as recognized in 2009 with an Academy Award for her performance in “Precious.”