Monique Net Worth & Lifestyle

Monique Angela Hicks, known professionally as Monique net worth $13 million as an American comedian, presenter, talk show host, and actress.

Monique was born on 11 December 1967 in Woodlawn, Maryland, United States. She is the youngest among four siblings and was raised in Baltimore county.

With her brother’s suggestion, in 1988, Monique participated on the stage during an open-microphone night at a comedy club. 

The American Comedy Queen Monique (Source: Instagram)

Gradually, Monique began to work professionally in other comedy clubs in Baltimore, Atlanta, and the entire East Coast.

Eventually, she left her post as a customer service representative at a telecommunications company and pursued a full-time job as a comedian.

Monique | Quick Facts

Full Name Monique Angela Hicks
Popular name Monique
Nickname Mo’Nique, Monique Angela Hicks, Monique,
Net Worth $13 million
Birth Date December 11, 1967
Age Years Old
Father’s Name Alice Imes
Mother’s Name Steven Imes, Jr.
Birth Place: Woodlawn, Maryland, United States
Height: 5 ft 8 in ( 1.75 m )
Weight: 59 kg ( 174 lbs)
Residence Woodlawn, Maryland, United States
Religion Christian
Gender Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Nationality American
School Milford Mill High School
College Morgan State University
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sibling  Millicent Imes, Steve Imes, Gerald Imes
Ethnicity African-American
Marital Status Married
Husband Sidney Hicks (m. 2006)

Mark Jackson (m. 1997– div. 2001)

Kids Shalon Jackson, Mark Jackson, Jr., David Hicks, Jonathan Hicks
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Waist  32 Inches
Biceps  15 Inches
Chest  42 Inches
Profession American Actress, Comedian, Auther, Television producer, Presenter, Talk show host
Beginning of Professional Career 1999 – Present (The Parkers)
Trademark Brunette hair
Film Phat Girlz (2006), Precious (2009), “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, “Two Can Play That Game,” “Half Past Dead,” “Domino (2005)
Producer Mo’Nique & Friends: Live from Atlanta, Donald Glover Presents, Interwoven, Blackbird, The Mo’Nique Show, Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School, Phat Girlz, Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance, etc.
TV  Show Мо’nіquе Show (2009-12), “The Parkers” (1999-2004), “Showtime at the Apollo,” “Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam,” “Thank God You’re here,” “The Mo’Nique Show” (2009-2011), “Mo’Nique in the Afternoon.”
Soundtrack Bessie (TV Movie)
Writer Mo’Nique: I Coulda Been Your Cellmate, Mo’Nique: One Night Stand, The Big Black Comedy Show, Vol. 2
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (2009), Golden Globe Award, Critics Choice Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Awards, Black Reel Award (2003)
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Last Update April 2024

Monique | Net worth and Income

The bold American lady Monique’s net worth is calculated to be $13 million.

Her net worth consists of the earnings from her career as a comedian, actress, and media personality.

Performance of Monique’s movies at the box office:

Movies  Earnings
Almost Christmas $42,580,000
Precious $68,710,000
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins $43,610,000
Farce of the Penguins $3,620,000
Shadowboxer $51,250,000
Soul Plane $15,130,000
Half Past Dead $19,230,000
Baby Boy $51,770,000
3 Strikes $9,830,000
The Vagina Monologues $20,000,000

Net Worth of Monique in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look at Monique’s net worth in different currencies. Below is the value of Monique’s fortune in different currencies like the euro, pound, rupees, and bitcoin.

Currency Net Worth
Euro €6,916,000
Pound Sterling £ 5,870,040
Australian Dollar A$ 10,961,912
Canadian Dollar C$  10,031,480
Indian Rupee ₹ 599,877,200
BitCoin ฿ 144

Monique | Houses

Currently, Monique lives in Woodlawn with her family. However, the comedian has houses in other parts of the cities as well.

Meanwhile, the actress has a  7,292 sq ft house in Roswell, Georgia. She had it for rent for $22,000 a month.

Later, the landlord sued her for breach of her lease agreement and allegedly owed them $ 370,000.

Similarly, Monique also has another house in Duluth, Georgia. She purchased the house for $2.8 million. It boasts an area of 10,600 sq ft.

Monique| Lifestyle, and Vacations


Monique is quite an active person. She follows intense diet plans and exercises regularly.

Though she appears to be a little chubby, she still maintains her physique the way it is.

Monique lives on a healthy diet and is a vegan.  

Picture of Monique in her Gym (Source: Instagram)

Although Monique had a dreadful past as she faced molestation now, she lives a healthy life full of happiness.


Unlike other celebrities, Monique also lives her life to the fullest and often goes on a vacation with her family.

On their 15 anniversary, Monique and her husband Sidney Hicks went on a yacht vacation.

Monique | Charity

Along with the comedy, the bold actress is also active in social works.

The comedian has a foundation named The Monique Burr Foundation. The goal of the foundation is to make children more committed to a higher level of transparency and the efficacy of their work.

Similarly, The Monique Foundation also won a GuideStar 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency. It is a hallmark of nonprofit transparency and accountability.

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Monique | Awards and Book Publications


With such talent, Monique has won many deserving awards throughout her career.

Meanwhile, in 2010, Monique won an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in “Precious.”

Similarly, her performance also earned her more than 50 other awards, including a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA Award, African-American Film Critics Association Award, BET Award, and two Gold Derby Awards.

Monique Net Worth
Monique with her Academy Awards (Source:

Furthermore, Monique has received five NAACP Image Awards, one for “Precious” and four for “The Parkers.”

In addition, her performance in “Bessie” earned her nominations from the Primetime Emmys, Critics’ Choice Television Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Online Film & Television Association Awards, and Satellite Awards.

Book Publications

The versatile artist, Моnіquе also bесаmе а nоtаblе wrіtеr. She wrоtе and published hеr fіrѕt bеѕt-ѕеllіng bооk named ‘Ѕkіnnу Wоmеn Аrе Еvіl: Nоtеѕ оf а Віgg Gіrl іn а Ѕmаll-Міndеd Wоrld.’

Furthermore, in 2006, Моnіquе rеlеаѕеd cook bооk titled ‘Ѕkіnnу Сооkѕ Саn’t Ве Тruѕtеd.’

Monique | Career

As of her career, Monique made her debut from UPN sitcom “Moesha” in 1999. She played the role of Nicole “Nikki” Parker.

Eventually, she kept starring the role on UPN’s “The Parkers,” which lasted for  110 episodes over five seasons.

Similarly, Monique even acted in the 2001 episode of ABC’s “The Hughleys.”

Moreover, while Monique was engaged in “The Parkers,” she did voiceovers of Boonnetta on “The Proud Family.”

Again in the year 2005, Monique hosted and produced “Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance,” a plus-sized beauty pageant on the Oxygen network.

In addition, in 2007, she hosted VH1’s “Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School.”

In addition, Monique herself has released a number of comedy and documentary specials, including “Mo’Nique: One Night Stand” (2005), “Mo’Nique & Friends: Live from Atlanta” (2020), and “Mo’Nique: Behind the bars ”(2007).

Monique Net Worth
Monique in the Poster of “The Big Black Comedy Show” During Her Early Comedy Career

The diva played Ma Rainey in the HBO film “Bessie” in 2015, earning critical acclaim and several award nominations.

Furthermore, Monique’s first movie was the 2000 comedy “3 Strikes,” and the following year, she appeared in “Baby Boy” and “Two Can Play That Game.”

In 2004, she starred in “Soul Plane,” “Hair Show,” “Shadowboxer,” “Domino,” “Irish Jam,” “Phat Girlz,” and “Beerfest.”

Facts About Monique

  • Monique is also known for her Disney role as Boonnetta Proud in “The Proud Family.”
  • Monique sued Netflix for Race and Sex Discrimination.


What are the secrets behind Monique’s weight loss?

Monique has stated that she was not under surgery or any other artificial way during her weight loss journey. The diva was on a raw food diet and dancing with her trainer Dwight Holt Jr.

Monique skipped pre-packaged foods and remained constant on her diet goals.

Is Monique vegetarian?

Monique is vegan. During her weight loss journey, Monique only ate vegan foods.

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