Monica Calhoun

Best-known for her roles in "The Players Club" (1998) and "The Best Man" (1999), Daytime Emmy nominee Monica Calhoun became a regular presence in Hollywood's African-American community starting in the late 1980s. Born ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

New Edition: The Movie 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Faux Pas 2014 (Movie)

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From the Outside Looking In 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Best Man Holiday 2013 (Movie)

Mia (Actor)

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Salon 2007 (Movie)

Brenda (Actor)

Everybody Hates Chris 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Friends and Lovers 2006 (Movie)

Debra (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Final Breakdown 2004 (Movie)

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Love Chronicles 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Civil Brand 2003 (Movie)

Wet (Actor)

Gang of Roses 2003 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pandora's Box (Rainforest Films) 2002 (Movie)

Mia DuBois (Actor)

Intimate Betrayal 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Malcolm and Eddie 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Best Man 1999 (Movie)

Mia (Actor)

Good News 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Players Club 1998 (Movie)

Ebony (Actor)

Park Day 1997 (Movie)

Tamala Davis (Actor)

Rebound: The Legend of Earl 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Wayans Bros 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Where I Live 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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What About Your Friends? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Friends 1994 (Movie)

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Jack the Bear 1993 (Movie)

Sondra (Actor)

Rock the Vote 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 (Movie)

Classroom Kid (Actor)

Different Worlds: A Story of Interracial Love 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Bagdad Cafe 1989 - 1991 (TV Show)

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15 and Getting Straight 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Heart and Soul 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Bagdad Cafe 1988 (Movie)

Phyllis (Actor)

Children of the Night 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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She Stood Alone (TV Show)

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The Ditchdigger's Daughters (TV Show)

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The Ernest Green Story (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Best-known for her roles in "The Players Club" (1998) and "The Best Man" (1999), Daytime Emmy nominee Monica Calhoun became a regular presence in Hollywood's African-American community starting in the late 1980s. Born in Philadelphia in 1971, Calhoun's potential was first spotted as a teenager by a talent scout at a theater summer camp, and after making her on-screen debut in the Dr. Lois Lee biopic "Children Of The Night" (1985), she was cast as truck stop owner Brenda's (Whoopi Goldberg) rebellious daughter in both the big-screen version of the comedy-drama "Bagdad Cafe" (1987) and its short-lived TV adaptation (CBS 1990-91). Having previously appeared in two earlier "ABC Afterschool Specials" (ABC 1980-1996), Calhoun then received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performance in her third, "Different Worlds: A Story Of Interracial Love," before going on to play eldest sister Rebbie Jackson in "The Jacksons: An American Dream" (1992) and civil rights activist Minnijean Brown in "The Ernest Green Story" (1993). Following small parts in "Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit" (1993) and "Jack The Bear" (1993) and guest slots on the television sitcoms "A Different World" (NBC 1987-1993) and "The Wayans Bros" (The WB 1995-99), Calhoun made further notable appearances in TV movies "Rebound: The Legend Of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault" (1996) and "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" (1997). Calhoun then landed two of her most memorable roles in quick succession, tragic stripper Ebony in Ice Cube's directorial debut, "The Players Club" (1998) and Mia Morgan, the bride-to-be who has an affair with Taye Diggs's title character in Malcolm D. Lee's sleeper hit "The Best Man" (1999). After appearing in the well-reviewed romantic drama "Love & Basketball" (2000), Calhoun spent several years appearing in small, often low-budget indie films such as the erotic thriller "Trois 2: Pandora's Box" (2002). Returning to TV, she guested on acclaimed shows such as hospital drama "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC 2005-), family sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN 2005-09) and procedural drama "Cold Case" (CBS 2003-2010). After taking the lead role of Ocean, a single parent who attempts to reinvent her life, in web series "Diary Of A Single Mom," Calhoun then provided several tear-jerking moments when she reprised her role of Mia in the hit sequel "The Best Man Holiday" (2013).

EDUCATION

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts

Milestones

2013

Reprises role of Mia in "The Best Man Holiday"

1998

Plays Ebony in Ice Cube's directorial debut, "The Players Club"

1993

Receives Emmy nomination for performance in "CBS Schoolbreak Special" (CBS, 1980-1996)

Bonus Trivia

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Calhoun graduated from the Los Angeles County High School For Performing Arts in the same year as Anthony Anderson, Shondrella Avery and Jenna Elfman.

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