Michelle Monaghan

Actress, Model
Actress Michelle Monaghan burst onto big screens seemingly out of nowhere in the mid 2000s, launching right into commanding roles alongside A-listers like Tom Cruise, Charlize Theron and Leonardo DiCaprio in blockbuster ... Read more »
Born: 03/22/1976 in Winthrop, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Pixels 2015 (Movie)

Violet (Actor)

Better Living Through Chemistry 2014 (Movie)

Kara Varney (Actor)

Blindsided 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Fort Bliss 2014 (Movie)

Staff Sergeant Maggie Swann (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Justice League: War 2014 (Movie)

Diana Prince / Wonder Woman (Voice)

Playing It Cool 2014 (Movie)

Her (Actor)

Project Runway 2014 (Tv Show)

Judge

The Best of Me 2014 (Movie)

Amanda (Actor)

True Detective 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Expecting 2013 (Movie)

Andie (Actor)

Penthouse North 2013 (Movie)

Sara Taylor (Actor)

Tomorrow You're Gone 2013 (Movie)

Florence Jane (Actor)

Love, Marilyn 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Tomorrow You're Gone 2012 (Movie)

Florence Jane (Actor)

Machine Gun Preacher 2011 (Movie)

Lynn Childers (Actor)

Source Code 2011 (Movie)

Christina Warren (Actor)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

Sarah Highman (Actor)

Somewhere 2010 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Trucker 2009 (Movie)

Diane Ford (Actor)

Eagle Eye 2008 (Movie)

Rachel Holloman (Actor)

Made of Honor 2008 (Movie)

Hannah (Actor)

Gone Baby Gone 2007 (Movie)

Angie Gennaro (Actor)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

Miranda (Actor)

Mission: Impossible III 2006 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 2005 (Movie)

Harmony Faith Lane (Actor)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 (Movie)

Gwen (Actor)

North Country 2005 (Movie)

Sherry (Actor)

Winter Solstice 2005 (Movie)

Stacey (Actor)

The Bourne Supremacy 2004 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

Boston Public 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

It Runs in the Family 2003 (Movie)

Peg Maloney (Actor)

Hack 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unfaithful 2002 (Movie)

Lindsay (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Young Americans 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Actress Michelle Monaghan burst onto big screens seemingly out of nowhere in the mid 2000s, launching right into commanding roles alongside A-listers like Tom Cruise, Charlize Theron and Leonardo DiCaprio in blockbuster thrillers and dramas. The former fashion model quickly proved she had more to bring to the party than just raven-haired bombshell looks, and her solid supporting performances in "Mission: Impossible III" (2006) and "Gone, Baby, Gone" (2007) evolved into lead status in the actioner "Eagle Eye" (2008). Monaghan was eventually called upon to showcase her natural quick-wit and comedic talent with a crossover into romantic comedies like "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007) and "Maid of Honor" (2008), where the versatile actress confirmed that she had charm and appeal to spare.

Relationships

Bob Monaghan

Father

Sharon Monaghan

Mother
Ran a day care center out of the family's home

Bob Monaghan

Brother
Older

John Monaghan

Brother
Older

Peter White Animal Trainer

Husband
Australian married in August 2005 after dating for five years

Willow White

Daughter
Born Nobermber 5, 2008 father, Peter White

EDUCATION

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago , Illinois
Left college with one semester left to pursue modeling and acting full-time

East Buchanan High School

Winthrop , Iowa 1994

Milestones

2011

Cast in the action drama feature "Machine Gun Preacher," starring Gerard Butler

2011

Co-starred with Jake Gyllenhaal in the action thriller "Source Code"

2008

Co-starred with Shia LaBeouf in the thriller "Eagle Eye"

2008

Starred with Patrick Dempsey in the romantic comedy, "Made of Honor"

2007

Co-starred with Ben Stiller in the Farrelly brother's remake of "The Heartbreak Kid"

2007

Played a private investigator in Ben Affleck's feature directing debut "Gone, Baby, Gone"

2006

Played Tom Cruise's love interest in "Mission: Impossible III"

2005

Played a fellow mineworker opposite Charlize Theron in "North Country"

2005

Played Robert Downey's childhood dream-girl, Harmony Lane in "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang"; appeared in her first and only on-screen nude scene

2005

Had scenes deleted from the geopolitical thriller "Syriana"

2004

Had a small part opposite Matt Damon in "The Bourne Supremacy"

2003

Starred opposite the Douglas family in "It Runs in the Family"

2002

Had a recurring role on Fox's "Boston Public" as young teacher Kimberly Woods

2002

Played Richard Gere's secretary in Adrian Lyne's "Unfaithful"

2001

Made her film debut in Michael Rymer's "Perfume"

Raised in Winthrop, IA

Began modeling in Europe and Asia while studying journalism at Chicago's Columbia College

Bonus Trivia

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GQ described Monaghan as "the woman on our mind" while Giant magazine named her "the hottest breakout star of 2005."

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In October 2011, Monaghan revealed to Health magazine that she had skin cancer. She thanked her husband Peter White for encouraging her to visit a doctor and have a mole on the back of her calf checked. "I finally went, and it was skin cancer," Monaghan said. "I had quite the chunk taken out of my leg. I'm so grateful he noticed it."

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