Where did Mo’Nique Angela Hicks go wrong? From 1999 to 2004 she was making us laugh as Nicole “Nikki” Parker on The Parkers. Many forget her role as Patrice in Baby Boy and Jamiqua in Soul Plane. Mo’Nique’s 2009 role as Mary Lee Johnson in Precious earned her a long list of awards but it was also the beginning of the end.
Mo’Nique Net Worth As Of 2018: $11 Million
Mo’Nique’s $11 million net worth was earned through her career as a comedian and actress. She was born and raised in Baltimore and started her career as a comedian after her brother, Steve dared her to perform at the Baltimore Comedy Factory Outlet. Two years later she was telling jokes around the world. Mo’Nique opened up for numerous entertainers including Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown.
Mo’Nique Was Sexually Abused By Her Brother
Give Mo’Nique a break. She has been through numerous ups and downs throughout her life and now no one wants to work with her. Mo’Nique was sexually abused by her brother, Gerald Imes. He started abusing her when she was 7-years-old and didn’t stop until she turned 11. He eventually served more than a decade in prison for sexually abusing another girl. Mo’Nique cut her brother off and doesn’t want a relationship with him.
Mo’Nique Vs. Oprah
In 2010, Mo’Nique’s brother, Gerald appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah Winfrey has been a billionaire since 2003 therefore there was no reason for her to agree to have Gerald on her show. She didn’t need any additional viewers. In 2010, Oprah was worth $2.4 billion.
On April 19, 2010, Gerald appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He admitted to sexually abusing Mo’Nique and revealed that he was abused as a child. Gerald was 13 when he abused Mo’Nique for the first time and she was 7.
Adult survivors of child sexual abuse often struggle with low self-esteem. The video below shows Mo’Nique’s interview with The Breakfast Club. During the interview, she describes herself as a “fat black woman.” The comedian has lost tons of weight over the years yet this is an example of her lack of self-esteem. She hides her pain behind her jokes and tries to maintain a confident persona.
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Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More