Monalisa Chinda (born September 13 1974) is a Nigerian actress and media personality.
Chinda was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State to an Ikwerre father and an Igbo mother. She is the first of 6 children. She attended Archdeacon Memorial Grammar School, and obtained a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Port Harcourt where she graduated in 2000.
Monalisa had her first major movie role in a 1996 movie, titled Pregnant Virgin. Other movies on her belt includes Above the Law, Weekend Getaway and many more. She also starred in TV Series, such as Heaven’s Gate. In 2011, she debuted as Executive Producer in the Royal Arts Academy movie, Kiss & Tell. In 2012, she became one of the first of four Nollywood actors to be featured on the cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine. In November, 2014 the actress debuted her Talk Show titled You & I with Monalisa.
Monalisa is involved in a lot of charity work. She has a column (Monalisa Code) in the Saturday edition of The Sun Newspapers where she writes on social issues and relationships. She is a consultant with Royal Arts Academy, a media school known for breeding new talents, in acting, directing, and screenwriting.