Mo'Nique

After getting 'blackballed' in the wake of her Oscar win, Mo'Nique returns to comedy with 'Almost Christmas'

After getting 'blackballed' in the wake of her Oscar win, Mo'Nique returns to comedy with 'Almost Christmas'

If Mo’Nique has learned anything in the 17 years since she began gracing screens large and small, the idea to not judge a role is what has stuck with her. She didn’t judge Claire Rousseau, the conservative mom of a gay teen grappling with his religion and sexuality in Patrik-Ian Polk’s 2014 indie “Blackbird.” She didn’t judge Ma Rainey, her role in last year’s HBO biopic “Bessie” for which she earned an Emmy nomination. And she didn’t judge Mary Lee Johnston, the verbally and physically abusive mother in 2009’s “Precious” for which she won an Oscar.

But these three roles, representative of a dramatic...

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