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Born (Date & Place)  March 23, 1976, Winthrop, Iowa, USA.
Full Name Michelle Lynn Monaghan
Nicknames Michelle
Height 1.7 meters.
Age  43
Popular Movies/TV Series perfume(2001), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang(2005),
Mission Impossible III
Debut She made her on-screen debut in the TV show Young Americans.
Awards/Honors She won Achievement in acting award in the category Best Actress for ‘Fort Bliss’ in 2014, won SDFCS Award in the category Best Actress in ‘Trucker’ in 2009, nominated for Golden Globe Award in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for ‘True Detective’ in 2015 and also nominated several times in her career.
Address ICM Partners
(Talent and Literary Agency)
10250 Constellation Blvd.
9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-6209
Family Husband- Peter White (12 August 2005 – present) ( 2 children)


Michelle Lynn Monaghan was born on March twenty-three, 1976, in Winthrop, Iowa. She is that the youngest of 3 kids and therefore the sole daughter of Sharon (Hamel), who ran a daycare center, and Robert L. Monaghan, a factory worker and farmer. She is of principally Irish and German descent. once graduating from high school in Iowa, she studied journalism for 3 years at Chicago’s Columbia school. so as to procure school, she took employment as a model. In 1999, she quit school and affected to new York to figure regularly as a fashion model. She traveled the planet doing stints on the runways in Milano, Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, and also enjoyed appearances in various magazines and catalogs.

She made her on-screen debut in 2000, by appearing in two episodes of the famous TV show “Young Americans”, after that she also appeared in TV Show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)”.  She made her movie soon after that when she appeared in Perfume(2001). She soon gained recolonization in the industry when she appeared in TV Series Boston public, She played the role of Kimberly Woods for one season.

After three years, in 2005 she finally got herself a lead role when she appeared opposite of Robert Downey jr. and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. In the same year, she appeared in a lead role opposite Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible III.

Early Life & Family

Monaghan comes from a small town of Winthrop, Iowa, that barely had a population of 800 people at the time she was born. Her mother, Sharon ran a daycare center within the family’s home for around 40 years and her father, Robert Monaghan was a farmer and a part-time factory worker. She has two elder siblings, Bob and John. Monaghan has mostly Irish and German ancestry and was raised Catholic.

She completed her graduation from East Buchanan High School in 1994 after which she moved to Chicago in order to study journalism at Columbia College Chicago and later began modeling. She modeled in various cities such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and States. In 1999 she dropped from the college with one semester remaining and left for New York to pursue a career in modeling and acting. She appeared in magazines and catalogs before finally making her debut as an actor in 2000.


Monaghan is married to Australian Graphic Artist Peter White. They met at a party in 2000 and dated for 5 years before getting married in 2005 in Queensland. After that, they moved back to New York where they both could pursue their respective careers. In 2008 she gave birth to their first child ” Willow Katherine White” and in 2013, they had their second child “Tommy Francis White”.

They are happily living and other than Peter, Monaghan has never spotted with someone else.

Popular Movies/TV Series

She made her Debut in 2001 when she appeared in the role of Henrietta in Perfume and after that, she made an appearance in Unfaithful as Lindsay. In 2005 she made it big when she appeared in a lead role opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in dark comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Soon after that, she appeared in Mission Impossible III as the lead actress opposite Tom Cruise. In the same year, she appeared in the role of Gwen in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”. In 2011 she again appeared in a Mission Impossible franchise movie as Julia Meade-Hunt in Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol. Her other notable Roles were of Amanda Collier in “The Best Of Me” and as Judie Wood in “Saint Study” in 2018.


There was a rumor that she swallowed 1.7 liters of semen and had to get her stomach pumped but she denied and no proof of the same was ever found so it was pretty much just a rumor.

As for affairs, except peter, she has never dated anyone ever since she stepped into the acting career.

Personal Quotes (Maximum 4 quotes)

I don’t really look like I do in any of my films.

You don’t grow up in a town of 700 thinking you’re going to be an actress. I loved doing [school] plays, but it was just something to keep me busy.

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