Born in Detroit, Michigan, Monica has lived all over the country (and the globe) in places such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Lake Tahoe, San Diego and Seoul, Korea. Weaving her life experiences into the roles she plays, her character portrayals create a rich tapestry that displays a wide range of skill from drama to comedy.
After taking a hiatus from acting to complete her undergraduate studies, co-found a company, and begin a family, Monica returned to the craft. She currently works predominantly in film (SMALL BEGINNINGS) and television (PRIMAL INSTINCT). She recently played the lovable and tipsy Jen Meyers in CINEMA PURGATORIO, a feature film that won Best Comedy and Audience Favorite at the Beaufort International Film Festival. CHARACTER STUDY, a short film she wrote, directed, and co-starred in won Best Short Film and Audience Favorite at the 2015 MMAS Mixed Media Festival in New York City.
Monica travels as much as possible and divides her free time between family and friends, teaching yoga (she’s a 500-Hr Certified E-RYT), cooking, reading, and charitable endeavors.