to the State Theatre, Friday, May 14, 2010
Mo’Nique, the Academy Award-winning actress and comedienne, brings her “Spread the Love” Comedy Tour to Hennepin Theatre Trust’s State Theatre on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 8 p.m. A 2010 Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner for her role as the abusive mother Mary Jones in the film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” Mo’Nique also has a top-rated BET late night talk show, “The Mo’Nique Show.” Joining Mo’Nique on tour is her BET counterpart, comedian and actor Rodney Perry, and comedian Tone-X and DJ Ant. Visit www.HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787 for tickets or more information.
Originally from Baltimore, Mo’Nique landed a starring role as Nikki Parker on the UPN TV series “The Parkers” in 1999 and made guest appearances on “The Bernie Mac Show” and “Ugly Betty.” She has hosted several reality shows, including a beauty pageant for full-figured women on Oxygen called “F.A.T. Chance (“Fabulous and Thick”).” In 2002, she starred in the stand-up comedy film “The Queens of Comedy,” which toured the country as a live event and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Comedy Album. Mo’Nique earned a NAACP Image Award Nomination for
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture as Diedre in 2001’s “Two Can Play That Game” and also became a best-selling author with her 2003 book, “Skinny Women are Evil.” Her Oscar win for “Precious” makes her only the fourth African American female, after Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg and Jennifer Hudson, to win in that category. Known for her raw, in-your-face comedy antics, Mo’Nique’s “Spread the Love” Tour will hit 20 cities across the country, including New Orleans, Boston and Los Angeles.