Born on September 13, 1974 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Monalisa Chinda is a Nollywood Actress, Producer and TV host. Her father is from Ikwerre in Rivers state while her mother is of Igbo ethnicity.
Education (All in Port Harcourt, Rivers State)
Army Children’s School GRA
Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls’ School, Elelenwo
University of Port Harcourt – Theatre Arts
Crowned the Face of Port Harcourt – Carnival Queen, in her hometown of Rivers State
Best Actress, Afro Hollywood Award 2009 at the Monte Carlo Television Festival
Her 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. In November, 2014 Monalisa branched out of acting a little bit and made a debut of 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.
Monalisa have featured in the following movies 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 and Spirit Love.
She got married to her first husband Dejo Richards but they separated and Monalisa remarried in 2016 to Victor Tonye Coker.