Monique Dupree

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Monique Dupree
Monique Dupree modeling her "Liz" Store merchandise 2014 2014-06-23 00-47.jpg
Dupree modeling her "Liz" Store merchandise 2014
Born Monique Gata Dupree
(1974-12-10) December 10, 1974 (age 40)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation actress, singer, producer, store owner
Years active 2000-present
Spouse(s) Anthony Saint Thomas

Monique Gata Dupree (born December 10, 1974) is an American singer and a B-movie horror actress, producer and mother of ten, often referred to as Tha Original Gata or the First Black Scream Queen.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Dupree was born in Newark, New Jersey. Dupree's film career began at age of 14 in the 1989 Morgan Freeman film Lean on Me. It was then that she realized that she wanted to pursue acting as a career. By the age of 18, she had done numerous stage productions, including the play Cry of the People by Robert Banks. Dupree's career saw success when she appeared on Fangoria Radio for a "Scream Queen" contest. It was then that she met Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment, and landed a part in the movie Pot Zombies. Since then, she's been in over 60 films including American Gangster, Life Support, The Replacements, Satan Hates You, and Bikini Bloodbath Christmas. She also appeared in extensive makeup as the vampire Emerald in the film Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned. In 2006, Dupree was named Silver Bullet Pictures' "Scream Queen of the Year".[2]

Dupree has also worked as a model. In working with Troma Entertainment in films, she was the first African American "tromette", and the first to be a tromette twice.[1] She's appeared in numerous magazines across the world, including The Autograph Collector Magazine,[3] Primera Linea.[4] She's also worked as a comicbook model as well. In Gingerstein:Rise of the Undead, she plays a character named "Edie Van Horne" [5]

Dupree, also known in the music world as "Tha Original Gata™" is also lead singer of a band named Negro Childe.[6]

Monique Dupree appears at horror and comic book conventions across the United States, including Fangorias Weekend of Horrors, Dark X mas, Monster Mania, Big Apple Convention, and Fear Fest 2.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Monique Dupree (Tha Original Gata) has 10 children with her husband Anthony Saint Thomas who are all in the entertainment industry in some form or fashion. Monique has a host of siblings from both her mother and father's side of the family. Most notable sibling is the iconic Tony Todd, known for Candyman, The Rock and many other titles.

Filmography[edit]

  • Post Mortem America , 2012
  • Wade 2011
  • East Fifth Bliss 2011
  • The Good Parts 2010
  • Spirit 2010
  • Royal Pains 2010
  • Spade 2010
  • Step Up 3-D 2010
  • The Good Parts 2010
  • 2 Guns a Grenade and a Pizza Guy 2010
  • The Lovecraft Chronicles 2010
  • Horror Vault 3 2010
  • Play Dead 2010
  • Satan Hates You 2010
  • Heavy Mental 2009
  • Zombthology 2009
  • Handsome Harry 2009
  • The Superagent 2009
  • Caged Lesbos A-Go-Go 2009
  • Welcome to My Darkside 2009
  • Cottonmouth 2009
  • Z-Rock 2009
  • Timo Roses' Beast 2009
  • Skeleton Key 2 2008
  • The Tyra Banks Show 2008
  • Law and Order 2008
  • Zombthology 2008
  • Bikini Bloodbath Christmas 2009
  • One Night 2007
  • Pants Off Dance Off 2007
  • Life Support 2007
  • The Ten 2007
  • Heavy Mental 2007
  • American Gangster 2007
  • Bachelor Party in the Bungalow of the Damned 2006
  • Pot Zombies 2005
  • The Replacements 2000
  • Lean On Me 1989

Publications[edit]

  • Sci fi espana January 8, 2008, Vol. 1, Iss. 19, pg. 65
  • Autograph Collector magazine November 1, 2008, pg. 36
  • The YO Magazine December 6, 2007, Vol. 1, Iss. 2
  • Sirens of Cinema July 10, 2008, Vol. 2, Iss. 12, pg. 40-41
  • Fangoria magazine[volume & issue needed]
  • Scars Magazine[volume & issue needed]
  • Spanish GQ July/August 2008, Iss.135
  • Shriekfreak Quarterly[volume & issue needed]
  • Primera Linea November 1, 2008, pg. 64, 66

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