Gatanegra-Mini Biography Newark, New Jersey native, Monique Dupree, also known by the title Tha Original Gata and in some circles is referred to affectionately as The First Black Scream Queen. She has done independent horror films, fetish, comic-book, catalog and/or alternative modeling, valet for wrestling, local and national reality television and an occasional cross-over into mainstream television and cinema. This includes music, by way of her band Negro Childe, publishing, promotion, internet radio, fitness, production and pro-wrestling. Monique is married a mother of 9 children. she is involved in several grass-root charities and social outreach organizations. To date, Monique has completed upward of seventy films and television projects, inspired the creation of several comic-book heroines and consistently works and is for hire across the country and around the world. written by Anthony S. Thomas THA ORIGINAL GATA™ is the lead vocalist for a balls to the wall band called Negro Childe. Negro Childe is a fusion band often compared to a cross between, Eminem & Juliette and the Licks. Each song can vary from genre to genre, going from rock, to r&b, to hip hop to mental. When GATA gets on stage, her grungy manga-anime catlike persona & unique voice stylings will make it clear to you that she’s not your average front grrl. Tha Actress: THA ORIGINAL GATA™ has become an underground cultural icon. She tows the line between independent/genre film leading lady and the fringe of the mainstream. Loved, hated, often challenged, she continues to infect the very bloodstream of the horror/sci-fi universe on every media level with her dominating presence and tireless work effort.
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