As an actress, Monique Coleman has been in myriads of TV series and movies including the famous High School Musical TV series. Born in 1980 in South Carolina, Monique is today married to Walter Jordan. Most recently, during the International Year of Youth, Monique received the UN Youth Champion honors. As a result, Coleman is currently raising awareness globally as it relates to challenges facing youths on a UN-sponsored world tour.
In 2010, the actress launched Gimme Mo,’ an online talk show oriented towards youth empowerment. On Instagram and Twitter, Monique’s handles are @_moniquecoleman and @gimmemotalk respectively. On these sites, Coleman actively posts and interacts with her audience. Monique’s estimated net worth is $2 million.
Monique Coleman’s birth place is Orangeburg, South Carolina. She enrolled at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School before shifting to Chicago for her university studies. While at the DePaul University, Monique joined The Theatre School and pursued a BFA in Acting. Coleman graduated in 2002. From her biography, Monique is married to Walter Jordan, but nothing is known as to whether they have any children. Monique and her husband, Walter, got married in Koh Samui where they held a private wedding ceremony. Amazingly, their wedding occurred on Valentine’s Day in 2012.
While still young, Coleman was an active participant in theatre works in her locality. In fact, at that tender age, she had featured on TV already. Most of her basic knowledge and skills with regards to acting were gained from the Workshop Theater School of Dramatic Arts. During this time, Monique performed in at least 15 plays. Today, Coleman resides in Los Angeles.
During the time Monique was attending acting classes, it happened that auditions were being held in her class. Taking advantage of the opportune moment, Coleman did an audition and fortunately was selected to feature in a commercial. The selection gave Coleman much confidence, and she started engaging in more auditions in her region. Consequently, she earned many commercials locally and regionally including supporting roles in movies. Alongside acting, Monique also enjoyed competing in school-organized and community-based forensic tournaments in addition to being a volunteer cheerleader.
During Coleman’s humble beginnings, she cast on Mother of the River, an award-winning film shot in Charleston region in South Carolina. With time, Monique appeared on The Ditch Digger’s Daughters playing Young Donna. The film earned Monique a nomination for the Young Artists Award of Hollywood. She considers actor James Earl Jones as her idol and was privileged to cast alongside James in The Reading Room in 2005 where she characterized Leesha, a role that won her the 2006 Camie Award.
The High School Musical was the TV series that elevated Coleman to prominence. In the series, Monique portrayed Taylor McKessie, a recurrent role in the series. Coleman’s other TV appearances include her cast in Veronica Mars, Boston Public, Married to the Kellys, Gilmore Girls, 10-8: Officers on Duty, Strong Medicine and Malcolm in the Middle. On Disney Channel, Monique hosts High School Musical Edition.