- "My name is Chantavia "Claireece" Jones, but people call me "Claireece". I wish I had a light-skinned boyfriend with real nice hair. I also wanna be on the cover of a magazine. But first I wanna be in one of them BET dance videos. Momma said I can't dance. Plus, she said who wants to see my big fat ass dancing, anyhow?"
- —Claireece voiceover in begining of the film
Chantavia "Claireece" Jones is a protagonist and title character in the 2009 drama/indie film, Claireece. In the film, Claireece is a obese sixteen year old living in Harlem, New York with her abusive mother, Marilyn Jones who had always hated and abused Claireece since Claireece was raped by her father at aged fourteen. Claireece got kicked out of school because of her pregnancy, she was sent to a Alternative school, she became close to her teacher, Ms. Lafern. Later Claireece gives birth to a boy, however Claireece was suddenly diagnoised with Aids.
Seven years later during the begining of the 2013 spin-off, Abdul; Claireece died from the infection. Shortly after Claireece died, her mother had died from Aids as well. She was portrayed by Gabourey Sidibe.
Chantavia Jones was born on November 28, 1971 in Harlem, New York to Marilyn Jones and Curtis Jones. When she was an infant, her mother had instead to changed Chantavia's name to "Claireece". Claireece's father had shown love interest with Claireece. Claireece's mother, Marilyn had hated her husband loving romantically to her daughter. Once Marilyn had caught her husband feeling all on Claireece, Curtis had told Marilyn to "shut her fat ass up". Marilyn had kept quiet ever since. As Claireece gotten older, Curtis became more in love with his daughter and wanted her to be his new wife but Claireece never notice.
In 1985 at age fourteen, after a long day in school, Claireece had went home on begining to do her homework while Marilyn was in the bathroom to take a shower. As Claireece was about to do her homework, Curtis took Claireece to Marilyn's bedroom and begins to raped Claireece. As Claireece was being raped, Marilyn goes in and shocked of embarresment seeing Curtis raping Claireece and she became angry at Claireece for not yelling or crying. Curtis was later sent to jail and Marilyn begins to violent abused Claireece.
Later that year before the event of the film, Claireece gave birth to a baby-girl she named her, Zipporah.