Actor • Writer • LOVER • Fighter
Don’t let the spelling scare you, it’s pronounced like Monica. I act, produce and create. Depending on the day, I can be a ray of sunshine on the subway, a weather girl who makes the hurricane sound like a hell of a lot of fun — or an ass-kicking assassin for hire.
You can catch me on the Emmy nominated series “Nashville” as “Natasha”, the sexy love interest to series lead, Eric Close (Mayor Teddy Conrad). I’ve been so fortunate to work with so many extraordinarily talented people like Eric Close & the brilliant creator, Callie Khouri; the comedic geniuses Molly Shannon & John Michael Higgins; and alongside the uber-talented Michael Cudlitz & Benjamin McKenzie. If you’re an HBO/Cinemax fan, you can find me on Alan Ball’s original series “Banshee” & the sexy anthology series “Femme Fatales”.
And I'm so incredibly lucky that my first series regular role came from the brilliant duo, Susie Lohse and César Gamiño. Get yourself a good giggle with DIRTY CUES on AMAZON PRIME now.
I produced my 1st feature film with Punching Bees Productions, “Beyond the Mat”, which is surely en route to an Oscar. Wink wink. But I have to confess that I’m most proud of my two short films, “Buttons in the Ground” & “Pillow Talk” (which I also produced). These films allowed me to shine as an actor in ways I hadn’t experienced before and reminded me why I love acting.
I love what I do. I feel so lucky. It’s my job to show people as they live and storytelling shines a light on life experiences. No matter what role I play, from a heartbroken assassin or a young mother struggling to keep hope alive, I get to give the audience a chance to feel inspired and shine a little more brightly in their own lives.