Born Lorine Monica P. Calhoun
July 29, 1971 (age 41)
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.
Occupation Film, Television Actress
Years active 1985-present
Monica Calhoun was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1971. She is a graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the CBS Schoolbreak Special “Different Worlds: A Story of Interracial Love” (1993), Monica Calhoun is also an Best actress American Black film festival award winner, an Image Award Winner. Calhoun has also worked with director F. Gary Gray (Set It Off) in a play as a child star. Calhoun graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for Arts alongside Anthony Anderson, Shondrella Avery, Tammy Townsend, and Jenna Elfman. She has also worked with Award winning actor Blair Underwood, R&B singer Shanice Wilson and Fame director and producer, Chris Stokes (He’s Got Game) on a television pilot. Calhoun also co-starred with actor Flex Alexander in the short-lived series, “Where I Live.” Calhoun has also co-starred with veteran actors Robert Guillaume (Benson) and Pam Grier in the television production, “Pacific Station.”
Calhoun appeared in several sitcoms including Bagdad Cafe, 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 (1999 film) ensemble cast directed By Malcolm Lee(The Best Man Holiday 2013); Love & Basketball (film) Ditected by Gina Prince-Blythewood and 2007’s The Salon with Vivica Fox. In 2009 Robert Townsend directs Monica Calhoun, Series Star, A Dairy Of A Single Mom, Season I, II and III (2008–2010) with Richard Roundtree(Shaft, 1971–73), Leon, Billy Dee Williams and Diahann Carroll.