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."Continue Reading
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.”Learn more about Art & Literature