Monica Calhoun is a popular American film and television actress. Monica Calhoun is best known for her work in Bagdad Cafe.

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Early Life

Monica Calhoun was born on July 29, 1971. Presently, she is 50 years old and her sun sign is Leo. Her full name is Monica Patrice Calhoun and her born name is Lorine Monica Patrice Calhoun. Moreover, she is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Further, she was the first of two children born to Lorine W. Calhoun. Therefore, her brother is her only sibling. Monica attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and graduated with honors.

Monica Calhoun

Caption: Monica Calhoun’s childhood picture with her brother and mother. Source: Instagram


Monica is famous for her roles in the films Bagdad Cafe, The Salon, The Players Club, Love and Basketball, The Best Man, and its sequel The Best Man Holiday. This actress was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the CBS Schoolbreak Special “Different Worlds: A Story of Interracial Love”.

As a child actress, this actress worked for Walt Disney Family in “She Stood Alone”, “Getting Straight” with Drew Barrymore, ‘Taking a Stand”, “Rebound”, “Where I live”, “The Ditchdigger’s Daughter”, “The Ernest Green Story”, and “Bagdad Café TV series”.

Similarly, she was nominated for an 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. This actress co-starred with actor Flex Alexander in the short-lived series, Where I Live, and also appeared in Pacific Station.

Monica Calhoun

Caption: The Best Man Holiday cover page. Source: Amazon


Monica appeared in several sitcoms including The Wayans Bros., A Different World, and The Jamie Foxx Show. This actress portrayed Rebbie Jackson in the 1992 biopic miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream. She also portrayed in the 2007’s The Salon with Vivica Fox.

Moreover, in the year 2009, Robert Townsend directed Calhoun in Diary of a Single Mom, Season I, II, and III (2008–10). She also appeared as Patricia Tresvant, Ralph’s Mother in The New Edition Story miniseries which aired on the BET network in January 2017.

Similarly, she starred in many BET dramatic roles like “Imitate Betrayal”, “Pandora’ Box”, “Getting Straight”, “Younger and Younger”, “What about Your Friends”, and “Sweet Justice”. Further, other feature films include ” Sister Act II”, “Jack the Bear”, “Park Day”, “Heart and Soul”, ” Dirt”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “NYPD Blue”, and “Civil Brand”, etc. Additionally, her appearance on the television show Diary of a Single Mom is also remarkable.

Relationship Status

In the year 2000, she gave birth to a son. Her son is blind. Monica revealed her little kid to the world after bringing him to a red carpet event for the opening of the film The Best Man Holiday. She posts his pictures on her social media on various occasions.

However, the identity of the child’s father remains unknown. In addition, this personality has been linked with the actor Miguel A Nunez in the past.

Monica Calhoun

Caption: Monica Calhoun and her son’s picture. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Monica stands tall at a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs around 56 kilos. Moreover, she has a pretty pair of dark brown eyes and her hair is black in color. Unfortunately, the details regarding her other body measurements like chest-waist-hip, dress size, etc are unknown.

Social Media and Net Worth

Monica’s Facebook page has earned over 2K followers. She has a private Twitter account ‘@monicacalhoun1’ and has gained over 1K followers. And, her Instagram account ‘@monicacalhoun1’ has gained over 140K followers.

This actress is sure to earn a whopping amount of money through her acting career. Therefore, Monica has a net worth of $5 million.

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