Monique was born and raised in a small town on the Central Coast of California and describes San Luis Obispo as “a great place to be from”. In 1990, Monique took the plunge and moved to Los Angeles. She began her professional acting career in 1991, spending a year honing her craft by studying at the Beverly Hills Playhouse before even sending out a headshot. Her first movie was Secret Games in 1991, quickly followed by Buford’s Beach Bunnies [VHS] and other made for video movies in the heyday of VHS tapes. Her best known of these is Playtime.
Monique has worked in a wide variety of genres, Sci-Fi (Jurassic City), Horror (Blood Scarab, The Perfect House, Profane Exhibit), Indie Drama (The Pornogropher, The Day Laborers (Los Jornaleros)) Comedy (Busted, The Fergusons) appearing in well over 100 films, in a career spanning 25 years.