|Full Name Monalisa Chinda|
Years active 1996–present
Spouse Dejo Richards (m. ?–2009)
Name Monalisa Chinda
Children Tamar Chinda
|Born 13 September 1974 (age 41) (1974-09-13) Port Harcourt, Nigeria|
Occupation Actress, Film Producer, TV Personality
Education University of Port Harcourt
Movies Lagos Cougars, Weekend Getaway, Torn, Kiss and Tell, Games Men Play
Similar People Uche Jombo, Desmond Elliot, Rita Dominic, Mercy Johnson, Emem Isong
Monalisa Chinda Biography and Net Worth
Monalisa Chinda (born 13 September 1974) is a Nigerian actress, film producer, television personality and media personality.
- Monalisa Chinda Biography and Net Worth
- Early life
- Career and Activities
- Awards and recognition
Monalisa Chinda was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to an Ikwerre father and an Igbo mother. She is the first born in her family of two sons and four daughters. She attended Army Children’s School GRA for Primary and then Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls' School, Elelenwo, for Secondary. Both schools are located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She obtained a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt.
Career and Activities
Monalisa's first major movie was Pregnant Virgin, which she did in 1996 and subsequently, after she graduated in 2000, she did Above the Law and has done many others since then.
In 2007 her road to stardom kicked off when she started appearing in the television soap Heaven’s Gate. In 2011, she debuted as Executive Producer in the Royal Arts Academy movie, 'Kiss & Tell', which Emem Isong co-produced with her and Desmond Elliott directed. In 2012, she became one of the first of four Nollywood actors to be featured on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine This November, 2014 the actress is branching out of acting a little bit and is set to debut her Talk Show titled 'You & I with Monalisa."
Monalisa is involved in a lot of charity work. She has a column (Monalisa Code) in the Saturday edition of The Sun Newspapers where she writes on social issues and relationships. She is a consultant with Royal Arts Academy, a media school known for breeding new talents, in acting, directing, and screenwriting.'
Awards and recognition
She has featured in more than 80 films.