Monica Calhoun

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Monica Calhoun
Born (1971-07-29) July 29, 1971 (age 45)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present
Known for Mia Morgan – The Best Man, The Best Man Holiday
Children 1

Monica Calhoun (born July 29, 1971) is an American film and television actress. Calhoun is best known for her roles in the films Bagdad Cafe, The Players Club, The Salon, The Best Man, and its sequel The Best Man Holiday as well as two biopic miniseries such as Rebbie Jackson on The Jacksons: An American Dream and Patricia Tresvant, mother of Ralph Tresvant on The New Edition Story. Calhoun was Nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the CBS Schoolbreak Special "Different Worlds: A Story of Interracial Love" (1993). She was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of Mia Morgan in the 1999 comedy-drama film The Best Man.2017 BET New Eddition Story portrayl of Ms Tresvant, Ralph's Mother.

Early life[edit]

Born Lorine Monica P. Calhoun in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Calhoun is the daughter of Lorine W. Calhoun. Calhoun, her mother and brother moved to Los Angeles, California when she was a young child to launch her acting career. Calhoun is an alumna of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (class of 1989).[citation needed]


Calhoun co-starred with actor Flex Alexander in the short-lived series, Where I Live, and appeared in Pacific Station. She appeared in several sitcoms including Bagdad Cafe (TV series- Starring Role), The Wayans Bros., A Different World and The Jamie Foxx Show. Her film work includes portraying the cousin of actress LisaRaye in Ice Cube's directorial debut The Players Club;The Best Man; Love & Basketball and 2007's The Salon with Vivica Fox. In 2009 Robert Townsend directed Calhoun in Diary of a Single Mom, Season I, II and III (2008–10).[1]


Calhoun has one child, a son who has special needs.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1987 Bagdad Cafe Phyllis
1993 Jack the Bear Sondra
Younger and Younger Jaime-Lee
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Classroom Kid
1997 Damn Whitey Young Woman Short film
1998 Players Club, TheThe Players Club Ebony
Park Day Tamala Davis
1999 Best Man, TheThe Best Man Mia Morgan
2000 Love & Basketball Kerry
2002 Turnaround Cammy
Civil Brand Wet
Trois 2: Pandora's Box Dr. Mia DuBois
2003 Love Chronicles Maya
Gang of Roses Rachel
2005 Salon, TheThe Salon Brenda
Friends and Lovers Debra Video
2013 The Best Man Holiday Mia M. Sullivan
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Children of the Night Wanda TV film
1989 Heart and Soul TV short
CBS Schoolbreak Special Vonette Episode: "15 and Getting Straight"
1990–91 Bagdad Cafe Debbie 15 episodes
1991 She Stood Alone Eliza Hammond TV film
1992 Jacksons: An American Dream, TheThe Jacksons: An American Dream Rebbie Jackson TV film
CBS Schoolbreak Special Carol Episode: "Different Worlds: A Story of Interracial Love"
1993 Different World, AA Different World Yolanda Episode: "Homey, Don't Ya Know Me?"
Ernest Green Story, TheThe Ernest Green Story Minnijean Brown TV film
Where I Live Kaiya Episode: "Big Mon on Campus"
1994 Sweet Justice Kara Episode: "Fourth Quarter"
1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special Temple Baham Episode: "What About Your Friends"
1996 Wayans Bros., TheThe Wayans Bros. Vanessa Episode: "Unbrotherly Love"
Rebound: The Legend of Earl "The Goat" Manigault Evonne TV film
1997 Ditchdigger's Daughters, TheThe Ditchdigger's Daughters Linda TV film
Good News Cynthia Porter Episode: "Try a Little Tenderness"
1998 Jamie Foxx Show, TheThe Jamie Foxx Show Kim Episode: "Swing Out Sister"
1999 Intimate Betrayal Reese Deleware TV film
2000 Malcolm & Eddie Helena Episode: "Moving Violations"
Nature Boy Maria Cole TV short
2003 NYPD Blue Denise Woodson Episode: "I Kid You Not"
Strong Medicine Paige Wheeler Episode: "Coming Clean"
2004 Justice Sharice TV film
2006 Grey's Anatomy Mrs. Wood Episode: "Break on Through"
Everybody Hates Chris Charlotte Episode: "Everybody Hates Funerals"
2007 Dirt Chelle Episode: "Pilot"
2008 Cold Case Phoebe Curtis (1989) Episode: "Triple Threat"
2009–2011 Diary of a Single Mom Ocean Main role (26 episodes)
2017 The New Edition Story Patricia Tresvant Episode: "Part 1"


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