Monica Calhoun

Monica Calhoun

actress, producer, writer

Monica Calhoun was born on Jul 29, 1971 in USA. Monica Calhoun's big-screen debut came with Bagdad Cafe directed by Percy Adlon in 1987. Monica Calhoun is known for The New Edition Story directed by Chris Robinson, Bryshere Y. Gray stars as Michael Bivins and Elijah Kelley as Ricardo Bell. Monica Calhoun has got 3 awards and 4 nominations so far. The most recent award Monica Calhoun achieved is Acapulco Black Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Monica Calhoun plays is Gang of Roses which will be released on Sep 20, 2019.

Monica Calhoun has been acting since the age of 13. As a child actress, she worked for Walt Disney Family in "She Stood Alone", and starred on CBS's series "Bagdad Café", "Getting Straight" and "Taking a Stand", ABC's "Where I Live", "The Ditchdigger's Daughter", and "The Ernest Green Story". She later ventured into drama with roles showing her as the "voice of reason" both on the big and small screens. Examples include "The Best Man", "The Best Man Holiday", "Love and Basketball", NBC's "Sweet Justice" and HBO's "Rebound". She is often the figurehead of the group that keep everyone mellow and going down the righteous path. She also appeared on Apple TV's "Diary of a Single Mom", produced by Robert Townsend, co-starring Billie D. Williams, Richard Roundtree and Diahann Carroll. Comedy is also Calhoun's strong suit in "Bagdad Café", AFI Friends, "Everybody Hates Chris", "The Jamie Foxx Show", "A Different World", "Amen", "Fame", "Wayans Brothers" and "Gang of Roses".Calhoun is not new to theater, television or feature films. She starred in many BET dramatic roles such as "Imitate Betrayal", and as well as CBS's "Getting Straight", "Younger and Younger" and "What about Your Friends". Other feature films include Disney's "Where I Live" and "Sister Act II", Fox's "Jack the Bear" and "Park Day", ABC's "Heart and Soul" and "Where I Live", Fox's "Dirt", ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "NYPD Blue", Lionsgate's "Civil Brand", and BET's "New Edition" as Patricia Tresvant, mother of group member Ralph Tresvant. She has also appeared on "The Jacksons: An American Dream", "Pacific Station", "Children of the Night" and "Love Chronicles".Elsewhere on the stage and screen, Calhoun has appeared in "The Player's Club", "Friends and Lovers", "You Don't Know Me But I'm Famous", "Children of the Universe", "The Salon", "Joan"; "The African American" and "Everything But A Man". Calhoun earned her first credit as co-producer with "No Regrets". Other credits are paving the way for dramatic roles in film and television and many have copied her form of acting through the years. A quiet, shy girl with hidden talents and she comes alive during filming. Monica Calhoun does not disappoint.

  • Birthday

    Jul 29, 1971
  • Place of Birth

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Known For


3 wins & 4 nominations

Acapulco Black Film Festival
Best Ensemble Cast
Winner - Hollywood Award
Indie Series Awards
Outstanding Lead Actress
Winner - ISA
Diary of a Single Mom (2009)
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