Monalisa Chinda Coker, born September 13, 1974, professionally known as Monalisa Chinda, is a talented Nigerian actress, model, television personality, media personality and movie producer.
She was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, the South South region of Nigeria.
Monalisa Chinda came into limelight in 1996 after playing a key role in the movie ”Pregnant Virgin”, which gave her massive influence and popularity in the Nigerian movie industry.
Early Life and Education
Monalisa Chinda was born in Port Harcourt to an Ikwerre parents in Rivers State, the South South region of Nigeria where she hails from.
The beautiful and super talented actress is the first child in a family of six, two sons and four daughters.
She began her education at Army Children’s School, GRA where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) and then proceeded to the Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls’ School, Elelenwo for her O’level certificate in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Monalisa attended The University of Port Harcourt where she graduated and obtained a degree in Theatre Arts.
Monalisa Chinda began showing her prowess for acting while she was young and came into prominence after making an appearance in the movie “Pregnant Virgin”, in 1996.
After graduating in 2000, she starred in the movie Above the Law and has gone on to feature in several Nollywood movies, showing her abilities to act and interpret scripts she came across.
The actress and filmmaker appeared in the famous television series Heaven’s Gate and landed her first job as an Executive Producer in the Royal Arts Academy movie “Kiss & Tell” and has gone on to become the company’s consultant.
Monalisa Chinda created a record when she became one of the first four Nollywood actors to be featured on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine.
The beautiful actress launched her own Talk Show titled ‘You & I with Monalisa.” in November 2014.
Monalisa Chinda is also a columnist who writes about social and relationship issues with her column “Monalisa Code” in the saturday edition of The Sun Newspapers.
Monalisa Chinda Net Worth
Monalisa Chinda is a popular Nollywood actress with an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Monalisa Chinda Movies
- 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
- Passionate Heart
- Memories of the Heart
- Lagos Cougars
- Spirit Love
- Passionate Heart
- Okon Lagos
- Games Men Play
- Nollywood Hustlers
- Gossip Nation
- The Unthinkable (2014)
- The Therapist (2015)
- Evil Project
- The Good Husband (2020)
Monalisa Chinda was first married to Dejo Richards, the marriage which ended in 2010 over alleged domestic violence and abuse allegations although they had a daughter together named Tamar Chinda.
After her divorce, Monalisa got married to Victor Tonye Coker, the marriage which took place on February 20, 2016.
- Instagram: @monalisacode