Birth Name: Monique Angela Imes
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Date of Birth: December 11, 1967
Mo’Nique is an American actress, comedian, and television show host. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 2009 film Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire. She was the host of The Mo’Nique Show from 2009 to 2011.
Mo’Nique’s paternal grandparents were Steven Imes, Sr. (the son of Thomas Henry Imes and Laura V. Sayles) and Lilian Rodgers (the daughter of Will Rodgers). Thomas was the son of William H. Ijams and Amelia.
Mo’Nique’s maternal grandmother was named Edith Wilson.
Source: Genealogy of Mo’Nique – http://www.geni.com