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Mo'Nique & Isaiah Washington: This Is Who I Am, No Apologies For It

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In her first movie role since "Precious," for which she won the Academy Award, Mo'Nique co-stars with Isaiah Washington in "Blackbird," Mo'Nique's first movie since "Precious."

"Blackbird" co-stars Isaiah Washington; he and Mo'Nique play the parents of a teenaged choir singer whose struggling with his sexuality.   It will have its world premiere Sunday as the closing-night film for the Pan-African Film Festival at Rave Cinemas in Los Angeles.

"'Blackbird' is a film about the choices people are forced to make as they struggle to figure out how to be themselves," says Mo'Nique's co-exectutive producer and spouse, Sidney Hicks told Variety. "And why should just being who you are be a struggle? Since Mo'Nique won the Oscar, we have received a flood of scripts, but nothing captured our attention until Isaiah — who we have a high level of respect for — sent us ‘Blackbird.'"

Mo'Nique and Isaiah Washington join Steve Edwards and Maria Quiban on Good Day L.A.

Fun facts about Mo'Nique (Source: Wikipedia)

Monique Angela Jackson (née Imes; born December 11, 1967), known professionally as Mo'Nique, is an American comedian and actress. She is best known for her role as Nikki Parker in the UPN series The Parkers while making a name as a stand-up comedian hosting a variety of venues, including Showtime at the Apollo. Mo'Nique transitioned to film with roles in such films as Phat Girlz, and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. In 2009, she received critical praise for her villainous role in the film Precious and won numerous awards including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She hosted The Mo'Nique Show, a late-night talk show that premiered in 2009 on BET; it was cancelled in 2011.

Fun facts about Isiah Washington (Source: Wikipedia)

A veteran of several Spike Lee films, Washington is best known for his role as Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy from 2005 until 2007.

‘Blackbird' will have its world premiere Sunday at the Pan-African Film Festival.

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