Monique ‘Gata’ Dupree is an independent/underground entertainment Icon primed for the mainstream. She cameos, introduces, co-stars, or stars in over 100 films, television shows, web series, and nationwide wrestling events, including but not limited to: “Plan 9”, “Lean on Me,” “Skeleton Key 2”, “Skeleton Key 3 Parts 1 and 2”, “Impact Wrestling,” “House of Hardcore (HoH),” “Adrenaline Championship Wrestling (ACW),” “Nuke ‘em High 2”, “American Gangster,” “The Mick and the Trick,” “Shakespeare Shitstorm,” “One Night,” “The Trouble With Bliss,” “Bachelor party in the bungalow of the Damned” and Juliette Landau’s “A Place Among the Undead.” Her first directorial effort (ShadowHunters: Devil Speak) was met with a standing ovation at the 2015 Newark Comic Con. Blending sci-fi, horror, and slick Noir pulp fiction set it apart from the average offerings of festivals and conventions to much acclaim. Famously known as the ‘First Black Scream Queen,’ ‘Tha True Original Gata’ or simply ‘Gata,’ is media daring to Troma films and Fangoria productions alike, who both followed, supported, and furthered her career just short of the very start of it. Monique is also a producer and social media manager of Tommy Dreamer’s “House of Hardcore” pro-wrestling production (as well as The House of Hardcore podcast). As one half of the villainous in-ring beauties, ‘the Double Duprees’: valet personalities, Monique created and continues to develop with her daughter and ring partner Monet Dupree under the tutelage of ECW and WWE legends. Monique lends her vocal talents to the Hip-Hop/Rock fusion Band “Negro Childe” as lead singer. Other performers and fans have compared her voice and delivery to those of Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, and Janis Joplin. She appears as a model in magazines and comic books/graphic novels, both foreign and domestic (and her very own pulp fiction publication: “The misadventures of Tha Original Gata: A Cat o’Nine Tales”). She has also graced the walls of art shows and galleries along the east coast as the subject of artistic photographs. Creatively fueled by the example and admiration for her older brother Tony Todd (Candyman), whom she performed with at the age of thirteen (Lean on Me), Monique has tackled every event and performance with talent, charm, professionalism, and unmatched vigor that has gained her a diehard fan base in every vestige of her seemingly limitless artistic branches. A dedicated mother of ten, wife of author Anthony S. Thomas, workout/fitness enthusiast/trainer, and vocal community advocate, Monique has lent her time, voice, and vast varying abilities to many important social and health causes: homelessness awareness, cancer awareness, women’s rights, domestic and sexual abuse and most recently Child Trafficking via the organizations such as ‘Scares That Care’ ‘R.A.I.N.N.’ and ‘Freedom Ladder NYC.’ Monique Dupree ‘Tha true original Gata™’ is an artistic force of nature.