Date of Birth : Jun 30th 1971
First dipped her toe in the ocean of show business back in Cleveland. Her father sent a blossoming 12-year-old Monica’s photograph to a local modeling agency, which hired her immediately. Her father was soon driving her all over the Cleveland area for different jobs and interviews. “[My] Dad was everything from my secret agent and manager to my biggest fan.”
Soon she landed a role in the 1996 film, Bulletproof, which she followed up with the straight-to-video Richard Grieco and Yasmine Bleeth juggernaut, Heaven or Vegas. For years she was a typical struggling actress in B-films and low-paying jobs.
She had her first break through in 1997’s Con Air with actor-turned-hack, Nicolas Cage. She soon landed roles in box-office smashes like Patch Adams and the recent Along Came a Spider, and had the chance to look pretty in the Freddy Prinze Jr. flick, Head Over Heels (enough said). Monica also won critical acclaim in the 1998 film, Without Limits about the track star, Steve Prefontaine.
Monica has proven herself a hard-luck kid who has risen from a small town to the gleaming towers of Hollywood fame. While not quite a household name yet, be on the lookout for this blonde to take over your entertainment universe.