Beautiful screen diva, Monalisa Chinda hails from Ikwerre in Rivers State. She is the first born in her family of two sons and four daughters. She attended Army Children’s School GRA for Primary and then Arch Deacon Crowther Memorial Girls’ School Elelenwo, for Secondary. Both schools are located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Since her debut into the movie industry, beautiful and fast rising actress, Monalisa Chinda, has continued to prove her mettle in the industry by giving the so called veterans, a run for their money. With her lovely efforts in all of her released movies, the highly talented Monalisa, is surely gunning for the sky.
She is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt. Mona, as she is called for short, has in the estimation of some critics, proven in so short a time of her incursion into full time acting, that she is world class material and one who has genuine love for the make believe profession. Her contribution to the world of acting in Nigeria was recognized when she was made an Ambassador for Globacom, the telecommunications giant. In 2011, Monalisa was crowned the Face of Port Harcourt - Carnival Queen, in her hometown of Rivers State.
Monalisa Chinda Port Harcourt Carnival Queen 2011 and named the Face of Vita500, a new energy drink from South Korea that recently stormed Nigeria and other West African countries. Also in 2011, Monalisa debuted as Executive Producer in the Royal Arts Academy movie, 'Kiss & Tell', which Emem Isong co-produced with her and Desmond Elliott directed.
Monalisa Chinda at Turner Studios Atlanta This 2012, Monalisa is proliferating TV programming with the hit glamour soap series, Catwalq, which she co-produced with Emem Isong and Royal Arts Academy Productions. Expect to see her working more behind the camera this 2012, as she explores her producing skills and enthralls us with many must-see flicks like the soon to be released blockbuster, “Weekend Getaway” which she produced alongside Emem Isong and Ini Edo. Monalisa is set to draw in her audience with her personable nature and brand of light hearted fun. She intends to thrill her fans non-stop, while raising the bar for professional standards in Nigerian television, through her progress in the movie industry.
Monalisa's 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. Widely hailed as the beloved actress of the screen and current rave of the moment; appearing in about two of every five English speaking movies that are currently being released and believed to be principled, humble and reserved by those who know her.
Live stage play is also one of Monalisa's first loves and she has featured in: Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again by Ola Rotimi, The Fight To Stop Female Circumcision by the late Amatu Braid, Ovarumwen Nogbaisi A Benin Historical Drama, by Ola Rotimi, Death And The King's Horsemen by Wole Soyinka, "IF" by Ola Rotimi, The Gods Are Not To Blame by Ola Rotimi...and loads more. In 2007 Her road to stardom kicked off when she started appearing in the still running television soap "Heaven’s Gate."
Monalisa has starred in many other movies like 'Golden Moon', 'Spirit of Love', 'Total Control', 'City of Angels', 'The Devil in Her', 'Blind Obsession', 'Girls in the Hood', 'Honey Desire', 'Poisonous Affair', 'Save a Soul', 'Tears of Sacrifice', 'Desperate Ambition', 'Extreme Treasure', 'Executive Mess', 'Next Door Neighbour', 'Salt and Pepper', 'Broken Pieces', 'Games Men Play' and countless other movie productions, is roundly admired for her unique interpretation of roles and the ease with which she bumps into roles.