Actress Monica Calhoun moved cross country with her family to California where as a child and that’s where her work in Hollywood began with famed director F. Gary Gray. Over the years, Monica made her presence known on-screen in films like The Best Man series, Players Club, Bagdad Café, and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. She went on to appear in films with other notable stars but in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s, but one of her best-known roles is that of the character “Mia” in The Best Man movies.
In the sequel, Best Man Holiday, Mia is a wife and mother who longs for her friends–who are like family–to get back together during the holidays. No matter what their issues or differences, Mia is the voice of reason and shows the importance of family. It was a role that Monica knows all about she puts her family first as well.
Monica Calhoun gave the whole world a clue as to why she may have slowed down in the acting business- the reason may be due to her son. She appeared with him, arm in arm, on the red carpet at The Best Man Holiday premiere. It appears that he is a special needs child, suffering from blindness.
Her Instagram account showed more pictures of the young man turns 21 this year. Upon doing further research, her brother also happens to be blind. But nothing is stopping the actress from achieving her dreams or enjoying her life. Going through her social media, Monica shares her acting jobs along with the joys of raising her incredible son.
“With The Best Man Holiday now on [all platforms], I’d love people to share it with a loved one and open the conversation about preventative health care,” says Monica. “I’d love for it to also spark conversations about forgiveness.”
The seasoned actress also shares her passion for self-love, no matter how you look or ailment.