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Michelle Monaghan

Date of Birth

23 March 1976, Winthrop, Iowa, USA

Birth Name

Michelle Lynn Monaghan


5' 7" (1.70 m)

Mini Biography

Michelle Lynn Monaghan was born on March 23, 1976, in Winthrop, Iowa, USA. She is the youngest of three children and the only daughter of Sharon and Bob-John Monaghan. After graduating from high school in Iowa, she studied journalism for three years at Chicago's Columbia College. In order to pay for college, she took a job as a model for catalogues. In 1999, she quit college and moved to New York to work full-time as a fashion model. At that time she traveled around the world with stints on the runways in Milan, Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong, and also enjoyed a number of poses in magazines and catalogues.

In 2000, she made her TV debut in two episodes of "Young Americans" (2000), then appeared in 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit'. She made her big screen debut with a small role of Henrietta in Perfume (2001). Monaghan shot to fame in 2002, when she co-starred as Kimberly Woods on the TV series "Boston Public" (2000) for one season. After appearances in several supporting roles, she starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer in the black comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005). During the second half of 2005, Monaghan was filming in China, Italy, and the United States in Mission: Impossible III (2006), as the female lead opposite Tom Cruise.

In August of 2005, in Sydney, Australia, Michelle Monaghan married her longtime sweetheart, Pete White, a New York based graphic designer, whom she met at a Manhattan party five years earlier.

IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov


Pete White (August 2005 - present)


Grew up in the small town of Winthrop, near Cedar Rapids in northeast Iowa.

Studied journalism at Chicago's Columbia College.

She had scenes deleted from Constantine (2005) and Syriana (2005).

Moved to New York in 1999.

Shares a birthday with her Mission: Impossible III (2006) co-star Keri Russell.

Is married to an Australian who is a graphic designer.

Has two older brothers.

In "Gone, Baby, Gone," she plays a character named Angie Gennaro. In "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," she plays an actress who did a commercial for a beer called Genaro's.

Personal Quotes

"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."

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

Where Are They Now

(February 2007) Signed on to star opposite Patrick Dempsey in the romantic comedy "Made of Honor".




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