Monica Calhoun Net Worth

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Monica Calhoun net worth is
$7 Million

Monica Calhoun Wiki Biography

Monica Calhoun was born on 29 July 1971, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. She is an actress, probably best known for her roles in the movies “Bagdad Cafe”, “The Players Club”, “The Salon”, “The Best Man” and its sequel “The Best Man Holiday”.

A noted actress, just how rich is Monica Calhoun? According to sources in mid-2016, Calhoun’s net worth reaches $7 million, her wealth being established during her acting career.

Monica Calhoun Net Worth $7 Million

While a small child, Calhoun moved to Los Angeles, California with her mother and brother. She soon became a teenage star, working in theater with famed director F. Gary Gray. She attended Los Angeles County High School for Arts and started her professional career in the 80s, making her film debut in the 1985 Dr. Lois Lee biopic “Children Of The Night”. In 1987 she was cast as Phyllis in the German comedy film “Bagdad Cafe”, which was quite successful at the box office, considerably adding to Calhoun’s net worth. In 1990 it was re-created as a television series, with Calhoun as part of the series too, along with Whoopi Goldberg. However, it was canceled after a year due to a low viewer numbers. Two years later Calhoun appeared in the CBS Schoolbreak Special “Different Worlds: A Story Of Interracial Love”, which earned her an Emmy nomination. Opportunities continued to come her way, and she landed roles in the 1992 film “The Jacksons: An American Dream” as the eldest sister Rebbie Jackson, and in the 1993 “The Ernest Green Story” as civil rights activist Minnijean Brown. Her net worth rose steadily.

In the years since, Calhoun has tackled a mix of television and film work. She had minor roles in the films “Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit” and “Jack the Bear”, and starred in the television series “Where I Live”. She also made guest appearances in the series “A Different World”, “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “The Wayans Bros”. Calhoun’s varied roles made her a recognized figure in the television and film industry, especially in Hollywood’s African-American community. Several other roles followed, and in 1998 she landed the role in the hit movie “The Players Club” as a stripper Ebony. The following year saw her in the first all-black film, the comedy/drama “The Best Man” as a bride-to-be Mia Morgan; her performance in the film brought her a nomination for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture. Her roles in these two movies have been her most memorable ones to date, and have significantly contributed to her wealth.

During the early 2000s, Calhoun was seen in movies such as “Love and Basketball” and “Trois 2: Pandora’s Box”, the later bringing her the award for Best Performance by an Actress in The American Black Film Festival. Her other movies of the time include “Gang of Roses”, “Civil Brand”, “Friends and Lovers”, and the popular comedy/drama film “The Salon”. She also made guest appearances in a number of hit television shows, such as “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Cold Case”. In 2009 she took the leading role as Ocean, a single mother who tries to reinvent her life, in the web series “Diary of a Single Mom”, and went on to reprise her role as Mia in the 2013 sequel “The Best Man Holiday”, improving her fortune once again. Her most recent movies are the 2014 “From the Outside Looking In” and “Faux Pas”.

When it comes to her personal life, sources believe she hasn’t been married and is single at present, although apparently dating Miguel A. Nunez. Hhowever, she has a son with unspecified special needs.

Full NameMonica Calhoun
Net Worth$7 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 29, 1971
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height5' 1" (1.55 m)
EducationLos Angeles County High School for Arts
ParentsLorraine W. Calhoun
AwardsThe American Black Film Festival for the best Performance by an Actress (2002), Hollywood Award (Acapulco Black Film Festival, 2014), Indie Series Awards - Outstanding Lead Actress (2011)
NominationsEmmy Award (1993), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (2000), Black Reel Awards (2005, 2003)
Movies"Bagdad Cafe", "The Players Club", "The Salon", "The Best Man", "The Best Man Holiday", "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit" , "CBS Schoolbreak Special", "Different Worlds: A Story of Interracial Love" (1993)
TV Shows"A Different World", "Diary of a Single Mom": Season I, II and III (2008–10), "The Jamie Foxx Show", "The Wayans Bros", "Grey's Anatomy", "Everybody Hates Chris"
1Has one son.


She Stood Alone1991TV MovieEliza Hammond
Heart and Soul1989TV Short
Bagdad Cafe1987Phyllis
Children of the Night1985TV MovieWanda
The New Edition Story2017TV Series post-productionPatricia Tresvant
No Regrets2016post-productionNina Thomas
Everything But a Man2016post-productionVanessa
I Am Black and I Am ProudannouncedFrankie's Mother
The Best Man Holiday2013Mia
Diary of a Single Mom2009-2011TV SeriesOcean
Cold Case2008TV SeriesPhoebe Curtis '89
Dirt2007TV SeriesChelle
Everybody Hates Chris2006TV SeriesCharlotte
Grey's Anatomy2006TV SeriesMrs. Wood
Friends and Lovers2005VideoDebra
The Salon2005Brenda
Strong Medicine2003TV SeriesPaige Wheeler
Gang of Roses2003Rachel
Love Chronicles2003Maya
NYPD Blue2003TV SeriesDenise Woodson
Pandora's Box2002Mia DuBois
Civil Brand2002Wet
Faux Pas2001
Nature Boy2000TV ShortMaria Cole
Malcolm & Eddie2000TV SeriesHelena
Love & Basketball2000Kerry
Intimate Betrayal1999TV MovieReese Deleware
The Best Man1999Mia Morgan
The Jamie Foxx Show1998TV SeriesKim
Park Day1998Tamala Davis
The Players Club1998Ebony
Damn Whitey1997ShortYoung Woman
The Good News1997TV SeriesCynthia Porter
The Ditchdigger's Daughters1997TV MovieLinda
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault1996TV MovieEvonne
The Wayans Bros.1996TV SeriesVanessa
CBS Schoolbreak Special1989-1995TV SeriesTemple Baham Carol Vonette
Sweet Justice1994TV SeriesKara
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit1993Classroom Kid
Where I Live1993TV SeriesKaiya
A Different World1993TV SeriesYolanda
Younger and Younger1993Jaime-Lee
Jack the Bear1993Sondra
The Ernest Green Story1993TV MovieMinnijean Brown
The Jacksons: An American Dream1992TV SeriesRebbie Jackson
Bagdad Cafe1990-1991TV SeriesDebbie


No Regrets2016co-producer post-production


The Arsenio Hall Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2013TV SeriesHerself
Rock the Vote1993TV MovieHerself

Won Awards

2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastThe Best Man Holiday (2013)
2011ISAIndie Series AwardsOutstanding Lead ActressDiary of a Single Mom (2009)
2002Best Performance by an ActressAmerican Black Film FestivalPandora's Box (2002)

Nominated Awards

2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Actress, Network/Cable TelevisionJustice (2004)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best Independent ActressPandora's Box (2002)
2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureThe Best Man (1999)
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SpecialCBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)

Known for movies

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