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Date of Birth:
1974-09-13
Place of Birth:
Port Harcourt

Monalisa Chinda is a Nigerian actress, film producer, television personality, and media personality.

Monalisa Chinda was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to Ikwerre parents. She is the firstborn 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.

Both schools are located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She obtained a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt.

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 Elliot 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

In 2011, Monalisa has crowned the Face of Port Harcourt - Carnival Queen, in her hometown of Rivers State.

2010 she was nominated for Best Actress in a drama series at the Terracotta TV and Film Awards.

Best Actress, Afro Hollywood Award 2009 at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

Filmography

Pregnant Virgin 1996)

Royal Grandmother (2007)

Sting 2 (2006)

Critical Truth (2008)

Kiss and Tell (2011)

Keeping my Man (2013)

Anointed Liars

Breaking Heart

Without Goodbye

Above the Law (2000)

City of Angels

Weekend Getaway

Torn

Passionate Heart

Memories of the Heart

Itoro

Lagos Cougars

Spirit Love

Passionate Heart

Okon Lagos

Games Men Play

Nollywood Huslers

Gossip Nation

The Unthinkable (2014)

The Therapist (2015)

Evil Project

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