Meet 'Almost Christmas' Stars — Mo'Nique, Gladys Knight and Gabrielle Union

Stephen Thompson
Jan 04, 2021
01:50 P.M.
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Four years after actresses Gladys Knight, Mo'Nique, and Gabrielle Union appeared in the wonderful Christmas themed movie "Almost Christmas," the women have done excellently well in their lives and careers.


Every year at Christmas, movie stars appear on TV screens with the best entertaining and feel-good movies for the season. In 2016, the David Talbert-written and directed movie, "Almost Christmas," was released.


Almost Christmas

" was as fantastic as it got with its great plot and seasoned actors, which included multi-award-winning actresses Gabrielle Union and Mo'Nique, and multi-award-winning singer

Gladys Knight

. Meet these great women.

Mo'Nique attends the premiere of Universal's "Almost Christmas" on November 3, 2016. | Photo: Getty Images

Mo'Nique attends the premiere of Universal's "Almost Christmas" on November 3, 2016. | Photo: Getty Images



In the film, Knight played the role of Dorothy, the shelter director. Although popularly a singer, Knight did an amazing job with her character. The actress turned 76 on May 28 earlier this year. Still as stunning as always, she wrote on Instagram:

"Smiling on another beautiful, blessed and bountiful birthday. Thank you all for the love, support, and birthday wishes."

Most recently, the 76-year-old delighted her fans when she participated in an epic "Verzuz" battle with fellow iconic singer Patti LaBelle, performing her greatest hits and taking her longtime fans down memory lane.



Actress Gabrielle Union played Rachel, the daughter of the main character. Days before she turned 48 in October, Union took to Instagram with sizzling hot photos of her clad in a leather outfit.

The ever-beautiful Union, who has a wonderful career to her name, looked just as young and vibrant as she did when she carved her name in the industry all those years ago. Fans were smitten and fell in love with her stunning beauty.

Union, Knight, and Mo'Nique have had robust and impressive careers over the decades as well as something extremely special in common.



Actress Monique has proven her value and talent in both acting and comedy over the years. Now years later, the actress is still as beautiful as she was at the start of her career. She recently shared her secret on Instagram:


Clad in a simple but beautiful grey dress, there was no doubt that her life is indeed full of love and beauty. Her fans fell in love with her all over again as they marveled at her incredible photo. Union, Knight, and Mo'Nique have had robust and impressive careers over the decades.


Union, who is the proud mother of her daughter, Kaavia, and the stepmother to her husband's children, reportedly suffered fertility challenges after trying for so long to have a child.

After encountering so many challenges on her journey to motherhood, Union and her husband, former basketball star Dwyane Wade, finally welcomed their daughter, Kaavia, in November 2018.


Mo'Nique won her first Oscar in 2010 for her role in "Precious," but according to her, the years after winning the award were filled with moviemakers blackballing her, which led to her missing out on roles.

Monique's road to stardom was never really easy and even less so when her career kicked off. The actress who has an open marriage with her husband, Sidney Hicks, has had her fair share of ups and downs just like her fellow actresses. That is what makes them so incredible and inspiring.

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