Monica Calhoun became popular after playing Mia in "The Best Man," but these days, the 50-year-old enjoys life as a single mom, caring for her special needs son.
Monica Calhoun has gone about her life as a single mom to her blind son with pride. However, the actress does not seem to have let things get in her way, as she recently shared a new picture showing she still has her groove.
The 50-year-old became famous after playing Mia in the film "The Best Man," but afterward, she has kept things quite simple, juggling between being a mom and balancing her career.
Monica Calhoun acting as Mia from a scene from "The Best Man" | Photo: YouTube/movieclips
Calhoun's son has autism in addition to his visual limitations. Caring for him seems to take a lot of the actress's time, but she still makes time to bond with him, and they look lovely.
In the recent photo she shared, the mother and son rocked black face masks, but fans could spot the actress's short blonde hair, and she looked pretty in it. Another photo showed the duo in their car, but this time, Calhoun had a pair of glasses on.
Monica Calhoun at the Pre ABFF Honors Cocktail Party on February 16, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images
The mother is a well-known actress and has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with multiple movies credited to her name.
She began her career in her prime and has continued to wow her fans despite being in her fifties. Calhoun's passion for acting began when she was a little girl, and in her teenage days, she attended a theater camp at the Morgan Winston Theater.
The actress has kept key details of her son's identity away from the public.
Monica Calhoun at the premiere of "The Best Man" on October 14, 1999 | Photo: Getty Images
An agent later discovered her talent, but Calhoun found it difficult to secure any role in the competitive movie industry. After trying herself at many roles, Calhoun found no success.
Her first real role came in 1987, and it remains one of her most cherished experiences as an actress. The 50-year-old once noted that her first work opened her up to understanding the creative process of acting.
After her role in "Bagdad Cafe," Calhoun's career turned a new leaf, and she soon began to get the big scripts, and her name became a regular in most mini-series of the time.
Asides from working with big names like Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Stapleton, Calhoun also featured in other projects like "A Different World," "The Wayan Bros.," and "The Jamie Foxx Show."
While her acting skills are still top-notch, these days, family life seems to top the list of her priorities. While she loves to be private about her personal life, she opens up on her fears as a parent.
The actress has kept key details of her son's identity away from the public, but she once confessed that she was concerned about police discrimination while with her son as she does not want to be separated from him.
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