Monica Calhoun is a renowned American actress whose meteoric rise to fame came about as a result of the fascinating role she played in the movies, The Best Man and its sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Her great determination and passion for success were evidently seen in her sensational portrayal of Mia Morgan in the aforementioned 1999 comedy-drama films which fetched her an NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture. She further depicted her phenomenal acting skills with her performance in the CBS Special, Different Worlds: a Story of Interracial Love, this also earned her an Emmy Award nomination.
Monica Calhoun Biography (Age)
Monica Calhoun was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States of America, on July 29, 1971. Her mother is Lorraine W. Calhoun. She has one sibling, a younger brother, Eric. The notable actress is a graduate of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. At a young age, her mother relocated her family to Los Angeles and there she kick-started her career in acting.
The beautiful American actress began her acting career at a very young age. She made her first on-screen appearance in the 1985 movie, Children of the Night and moved on to feature alongside Flex Alexander in the short-lived TV show, Where I Live. She has also made an appearance in the TV series, Pacific Station.
The renowned actress further landed a role in the 1992 biopic mini-series, The Jacksons: An American Dream and was cast to play the character of Rebbie Jackson. She then followed it up by playing the main role in CBS Series, What About Your Friends. Almost soon after, the Philadelphia-born actress featured in the series, Diary of a Single Mom Season I, II and III from 2008 to 2010 alongside Richard Roundtree and Billy Dee Williams.
Having been a child star in the movie industry, Monica Calhoun has done several acting jobs with a good number of Academy Award winners including Whoopi Goldberg, Terrance Howard and Jamie Foxx. Following her appearance in the mega-hit series Friends and Lover, the skilful actress was partly ushered into the limelight as her acting brilliance attributed to her much popularity.
Furthermore, she has made multiple appearances in various sitcom such as Bagdad Cafe, A Different World and The Wayans Bros and her movie credits include, The Players Club, The Salon, Love and Basketball, among others.
Interestingly, Monica Calhoun was nominated for the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Image Award for her striking depiction of Mia Morgan in the 1999 comedy-drama film, The Best Man. She has also bagged Emmy Award nomination twice as a result of her performance in the series’, The New Edition Story and the CBS Special, Different Worlds: A Story of Interracial Love.
Her Husband and Son
Monica Calhoun gave birth to her son in the year 2000. She unveiled him to the world as they graced the red carpet event of the movie premiere of The Best Man Holiday. Following her frequent picture uploads of her son on her social media platform, it is quite obvious that Calhoun cherishes her son who was born blind.
As a loving mother, the famous actress has been devoted to her son, showing him so much love and affection. This was evidently seen on the heart-warming video she shared online, where she was spending quality time with him in a swimming pool. Not only is her son suffering from blindness, her younger brother, Eric, is, unfortunately, a victim of the disability.
There is no sign that Monica Calhoun is going to reveal who the father of her child is any time soon. Though she didn’t deny the fact that she is a mother, the father of her child still remains a mystery. However, the Philadelphia-born actress was romantically linked with actor Miguel A Nunez in the past but neither party has ever released any confirmation about the relationship. So it’s still unknown whether she is married or not.
Following her phenomenal acting skill which has landed her several roles on a vast number of movies and TV series, it is no surprise to find out that Monica Calhoun has accumulated huge wealth. Her financial value is estimated to be about $5 million.