Birth Name: Monica Denise Arnold
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 24, 1980
Ethnicity: African-American, possibly other
Monica is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. She starred in her own reality show on BET called All Eyes on Me, the same title as her 2002 album. Monica’s stepfather is a cousin of singer Ludacris.
She is the daughter of Marilyn Best and M.C. Arnold. She has said that her paternal grandfather was of Irish and Black ancestry, and that her paternal grandmother was “entirely Indian.” A picture of Monica with her father can be seen here.
Monica is married to NBA player Shannon Brown. She has two children with her former fiancé, rapper Rodney “Rocko” Hill; and a daughter with Shannon.
Monica’s paternal grandparents are M. C. Arnold and Maude R. Thomas (the daughter of Arthur Thomas and Clorena M. Johnson).