Monica Calhoun is best known for her appearances in the movie “The Players Club,” “The Best Man,” and its sequel “The Best Man Holiday,” and most recently in “The New Edition Story,” which aired on BET, where she played Ralph’s mother, Patricia Tresvant. Calhoun also played Rebbie Jackson in “The Jacksons: An American Dream,” a 1992 biographical miniseries.
Calhoun has worked in Hollywood and received Emmy and NAACP Award nominations for her efforts. Meanwhile, her fans have grown to appreciate her sharing personal moments on social media.
Calhoun frequently shares emotional moments with her 18-year-old blind son on social media, and one of her most recent clips has gone viral.
Monica is shown teaching her son how to float on his back in a swimming pool, which has gotten a lot of applause and comments.
Monica’s brother Eric, like her kid, is blind, according to ILOSM, and she spoke about him in a prior interview with Smartalecmusic.
Monica Calhoun: “The way I grew up is just a little bit different than everybody else, because my brother was born blind. So my perception on the world and things is just a little bit different. … My compassion and my sensitivity are heightened because of my brother’s blindness…and spending a lot of time with him. And you know, teaching him things that I’ve learned…and then vice versa somewhat. Me spending time with him at his programs…like ‘The Braille Institute’…just different little things. So I got a chance to experience life on a different level. Patience in watching these people that volunteer to work with children that have some sort of impairment..to teach them how to water ski or whatever the activity was.” [Monica says she learned how to have that same type of patience].”
You can watch the video here: