Mo'Nique bags her first Oscar
Mo'Nique won the Oscar for best supporting actress at the 82nd Academy Awards for her portrayal of an abusive parent in the intriguing independent drama Precious. She has won the Best Actress Oscar award.Updated: Mar 08, 2010, 08:51 IST
Mo'Nique wins her Ocsar for
based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.
Monique Imes known professionally as Mo'Nique, is an American comedienne and actress. Mo'Nique rose to fame in the UPN series
while also making a name for herself as a stand-up comedian hosting a variety of venues including Showtime at the Apollo. Mo'Nique transitioned to film with roles in such films as Phat Girlz, and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins.
In 2009, she received critical praise for her role in the film Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire. She has won numerous awards including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for her performance in Precious.
She is the 16th African American actress to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She hosts The Mo'Nique Show, a late night talk show that premiered in 2009 on BET.