A multi-award winning actor, producer, philanthropist and global influencer, Monalisa Chinda Coker's career is centered on inspiring change through unconventional movie productions that re-calibrates society's moral journey.
With an impressive body of work over the decades, Monalisa has been widely described as Nollywood's top talent for her unique ability to interpret complex roles effortlessly. A graduate of Theatre Arts, Monalisa starred in her first major movie, Pregnant Virgin, in 1996. She has since featured in over 200 movies, which are aired across the globe, till date.
Her immense contributions to Nigeria's movie industry have been recognized by renowned brands, attracting her various appointments as brand ambassador of giant telecommunications company Globacom,Vita500 and the United Nations to name a few. In 2011, she was crowned the Face of Port Harcourt - Carnival Queen in her hometown, Rivers State, Nigeria.
She is founder of the Arise Monalisa Foundation, an Africa-based not-for-profit organization renowned for inspiring hope by empowering young people and creating opportunities for the less privileged across the continent. She is also the host of 'You & I with Monalisa' a brand new, eccentric television talk-show created to address trending social issues in the most refreshing perspective.