Real Name/Full Name Monique Angela Hicks
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Monique
Birth Place: Woodlawn, Maryland, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 11 December 1967
Age/How Old: 56 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 55 Kg
In Pounds – 121 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Steven Imes Jr.
Mother –Alice Imes
Siblings: Gerald Imes, Stephen Imes, Millicent Imes
School: Milford Mill High School
College: Broadcasting Institute of Maryland, Morgan State University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Sidney Hicks (m. 2006), Mark Jackson (m. 1997-2001)
Kids/Children Name: Yes (Shalon Jackson, Mark Jackson Jr., David Hicks, Jonathan Hicks)
Profession: American comedian and actress
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Monique Angela Hicks, better known by her stage name as Monique, is an American actress and comedian. Monique is famous for her role in a Precious film in which she received a prestigious Academy Award. In addition to her exceptional acting skills, Monique is a talented comedian known in the whole of the United States.

Monique displayed her exceptional skills as a stand-up-comedian on Showtime at Apollo, where she attained success that elevated her fame more.

Well, how well do you know about Mo’Nique? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Mo’Nique’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Mo’Nique to date.

Biography and Early Life

Monique was born on 11 December 1967 in Maryland, United States, making her an American by nationality. She was initially born Monique Angela’s hicks. She was the daughter of Steven Imes Jr. and Alice Imes. Her father worked as a drug counselor while her mother worked as an engineer. Monique and her other three siblings grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Out of the three siblings, Monique was the youngest of all.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Mo’Nique in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Mo’Nique’s age is 56 years old as of today’s date 14th April 2024 having been born on 11 December 1967. Though, she is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 121 lbs in Pound and 55 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Black and hair color is Black.


Monique attended her education at Milford Mill High School. Monique later joined the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland, where she studied her college studies. She also attended Morgan State University, where she did her higher studies.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Monique With Husband Sidney Hicks
Monique With Husband Sidney Hicks

Monique had a brief engagement with Kenny Mung, who worked as an accountant. Monique, as latter eloped to Mark Jackson in 1997. The couple has two sons, namely, Shalon Calvin Jackson and Mar Eric Jackson Jr. their marriage ended in 2001.

In 2005, Monique gave birth to twin sons, namely; Jonathan and David Hicks, whom she sired with Sidney Hicks. They later married in 2006. Monique and Sidney confirmed to New York Times that she has an open relationship with his husband, Hicks.

Is Monique Lesbian?

Monique has straight sexuality. She has married twice, and she has four children.

Professional Career

Monique started her career in 1999 when she featured on major television series called the Parkers. The series aired up to 2004. Monique has also showcased her exceptional skills as a stand-up comedian, where she has done remarkable performances in various shows. They include; Russell Simmon’s Def Comedy Jam, Thank God You Here, and Showtime at Apollo.

Her comedy revolves around racial issues encompassing various parts of the world. Monique exhibits a discreet witty way to convey her message sarcastically. She sends her messages that condemn racism issues that happen around the globe.

Monique has featured as a host and executive producer of her production called Monique’s Fat Chance. The show mainly focuses on huge-sized women who dare to take part in a beauty pageant.

Monique took part in the acting of a 2007 documentary series called I Coulda Been Your Cellmate. Monique has run shows and events like Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School that aired on the VH1 channel as a host.

Monique has made appearances in films such as Half Past Dead, Soul Plane Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Two Can Play that Game, and 3 Strikes. As a voice actress, she has offered her b=voice for Garfield: The Movie animation.

Monique has hosted various award events and shows where she performed her comedy to entertain her audience. Some of the awards show she hosted include the 2007 BET Award and the 2003-2004 BET Awards.

Monique is also active in theatre productions. She featured in vacuous theatre productions where she received positive reviews. In 2002, Monique performed her first play as the Vagina Monologues.


Monique’s exceptional performances in films have won her various accolades. Some of them include; the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for her performance in the Precious film, the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) as the Best Supporting Actress Award, and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award, among many more.

As an author, Monique wrote Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Bigg Girl in a Small-Minded World book that received the highest sales in the market.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Monique in 2024

Monique Net Worth
Monique Net Worth

As of 2024, Monique has an estimated net worth of about $15 million. She has acquired her wealth from her primary income source as an actress, stand-up comedian, and author.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Monique is an author who has written books such as Skinny Women Are Evil: Notes of a Bigg Girl in a Small-Minded World and Skinny Cooks Can’t be Trusted. The former became the best-selling book in the market.
Monique co-hosted morning shows on radio in the early 1990s.

She became the first woman to host a syndicated show called Showtime at the Apollo. This was in 2002.

Monique created and had a starring role in Monique’s Fat Chance reality TV Show for full-figured women.

She hosted The Monique Show, a late-night show, which started to air on BET in 2009.

Before Monique landed her comedy career, she used to work as a monitor for a phone sex line.

In 1994, Monique owned a comedy club in Baltimore, MD, called Monique’s.

Monique won four NNACP Image Awards as an Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.

Monique is a great inspiration to many women out there since she managed to make her dreams a reality by working hard in her career. Monique has acquired much success as a dedicated professional, which brings a smile to her face daily.


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