Mo’Nique: “I Was A Child In My Way Of Thinking”

(photo credit: Mo'Nique Instagram)

(photo credit: Mo’Nique Instagram)

Comedian and actress Mo’Nique first gained fame for her role as Nicole “Nikki” Parker in the UPN series, The Parkers, while making a name as a stand-up comedian. But it was her Oscar-winning performance in 2009’s “Precious” that put her on the map in Hollywood. Yet, after being known for and spending most of her career embracing her big girl status (often saying bigger is better) Mo’nique opted to lose weight for a number of reasons.