Mo'Nique: Through the Years

Mo'Nique: Through the Years
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 05, 2010

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Actress Mo’Nique, winner of Best Supporting Actress award for ‘Precious: Based on the Novel ’Push’ by Sapphire,’ poses in the press room at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.

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Mo’Nique graciously accepts Best Supporting Actress award her role in for ‘Precious: Based on the Novel ’Push’ by Sapphire."

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Mo’Nique on her first show, ‘The Parkers.’ We can’t forget her memorable pursuit of Professor Oglevee.

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Mo’Nique has always been known for pushing the envelope for curvy women. Her F.A.T. Chance competition for full-figured women was the highest rated original program in Oxygen’s network history.

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Mo’Nique is all smiles for the camera sporting a curly do.

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Mo’Nique in our December 2005 issue of ESSENCE magazine.

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Mo’Nique looking fabulous in a short yellow dress at the BET awards.

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The TV host is glowing with her hair pulled back.

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Late-night television will never be the same now that Mo’Nique provides a sultry blend of comedy, live music and celebrity interviews.

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Actress Mo’Nique attends the 1st Annual D.I.V.A. awards at Rockwell in Los Angeles, California on February 27, 2010.

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Sporting a fierce pair of black boots with some tight jeans, Mo’Nique hits the mark and still looks dressed up.

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A perfect face, Mo’Nique looks stunning in this photo.

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Actresses Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique in the audience during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on February 26, 2010.

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Mo’Nique looks lovely at the Hoodie Awards.

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An up-close shot of our favorite leading lady.

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Mo’Nique and Gabby at the Shrine Auditorium on January 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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Mo’Nique accepts her award at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, from actor Morgan Freeman.

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Mo’Nique wins the Female Actor In A Supporting Role award for ‘Precious’ onstage at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 23, 2010.

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The star glows on the red carpet at the 40th NAACP Image Awards in LA.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lee Daniels and Mo’Nique attends the 1st Annual D.I.V.A. awards at Rockwell in Los Angeles, California on February 27, 2010.

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Mo’Nique and Gabourey Sidibe share a special moment on the red carpet at the AFI FEST 2009 Screening of ‘Precious’ in Hollywood, California on November 1, 2009.

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Mo’Nique arrives with husband Sidney at the AFI FEST 2009 Screening of ‘Precious’ in Hollywood, California on November 1, 2009.

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Lee Daniels, Mo’Nique, Gabourey Sidibe and Paula Patton attend the 41st NAACP Image Awards – Press Room held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on February 26, 2010.

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Actor Sydney Hicks and wife actress Mo’Nique arrives at the 35th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards at the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, California on January 16, 2010.

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A wide smiled Mo’Nique is happy on the red carpet with her handsome husband Sidney at the Golden Globe Awards.

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Mo’Nique winner for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for ‘Precious: Based on the Novel ’Push’ by Sapphire,’ onstage during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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At the this year’s Golden Globe Awards Mo’Nique looked flawless in this long soft gold gown.

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Actress Mo’Nique accepts the Best Supporting Actress award onstage during the 15th annual Critics’ Choice Movie in Hollywood, California Awards held at the Hollywood Palladium on January 15, 2010.

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Mo’Nique at AFI FEST 2009 Screening Of Precious: Based On The Novel ‘PUSH’ By Sapphire in Hollywood, California on November 1, 2009.

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Mo’Nique plays an emotionally abusive Mary in the film. The stellar performance got her a 2010 Golden Globe Award.

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