Birth Name: Monica Denise Arnold

Place of Birth: College Park, 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 BET reality show All Eyes on Me, the same title as her 2002 album.

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’s stepfather is a cousin of rapper and actor Ludacris. She is also said to be a cousin of record producer and rapper Polow da Don.

Monica has two children with her former fiancé, rapper Rodney “Rocko” Hill; and a daughter with her former husband, professional basketball player Shannon Brown.

Monica’s paternal grandfather is named M. C. Arnold (the son of Julia Mae Stokes).

Monica’s paternal grandmother is Maude R. Thomas (the daughter of Arthur Thomas and Clorena M. Johnson).


Curious about ethnicity

27 Responses

  1. History Guy says:

    M.C. Arnold in the 1930 census. Julia Mae is his mother, surname Stokes. Newnan, CowetaCount, GA:

    Tom Arnall 40 Head
    Julia Arnall 27 Wife
    Paul Arnall 12 Son
    M C Arnall 10 Son
    Thomas Arnall 7 Son

  2. History Guy says:

    Monica roots are from Newnan, Coweta County, GA, and Union City, South Carolina. Her European is hard to trace, unless her family kept very good records. Her dad is multigenerational mixed. I do have records of his family being listed as mulattos.

  3. Mixed Kidd says:

    Has anyone found out about the “possibly other” part? Or is she just African American?

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