You may have known Monique Coleman from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars but acting is her passion, advocacy and her purpose.
Monique Coleman was already popular as an actress before she participated in the third edition of the ABC dance competition in 2006. She was paired with the Dutch-American professional dancer – Louis van Amstel – throughout the competition and was the last female to be eliminated. She finished fourth in the 2006 contest.
She alleged that the judges were sexist after she was eliminated. “I was pissed. I really was. You have to split, bend over backwards, touch your toe to your heads to get recognized. The men walk out there, sit down and have a woman dance around them and get higher scores,” she said.
Her remarkable performance in the dance earned her more admiration beyond the love she has received for portraying numerous characters in various film and television productions. She is probably best known for being Taylor McKessie in Disney’s High School Musical movies. This role earned Monique Coleman several awards. In 2006, she bagged the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Show. The next year, the musical television film earned her the American Music Award. Again, she received the Teen Choice Award for High School Musical 3 in 2009.
Disregarding those, she has also received the Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards for her role as Leesha in 2005’s The Reading Room and the 19th Annual Young Artist Awards.
Apart from her High School Musical role, Monique is also appreciated for her recurring role as Mary-Margaret on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Monique Coleman Bio
Monique nicknamed Momo is more than just an actress and dancer. She is often described as a singer, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She was born on the 13th day of November 1980 as Adrienne Monique Jordan in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Records have it that she commenced her acting career in theatre and television in Columbia, South Carolina when she was still young. Momo was first trained for acting at the Workshop Theatre School of Dramatic Arts. She would later attend The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where she graduated with a BFA in acting. That was in 2002.
Monique Coleman is a StarPower Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and has been severally praised for involvement in activities meant to promote the welfare of others. As a philanthropist, her favourite organizations include DoSomething.org, Girlup.org, Peaceoneday.org, Shesthefirst.org and globalkids.org.
Sometimes in 2010, the United Nations made Coleman a Youth Champion for the International Year of Youth. This saw her travel across the world in order to raise awareness about the challenges young people face and highlight the positive contribution they make to their communities. She worked with local government agencies and UN entities on series of youth events and led the interactive events designed to bring youth together so that they can be inspired to cope with challenges peculiar to them.
Monique Coleman Relationship With Walter Jordan, Husband
You’ll find people asking questions about Monique Coleman’s boyfriend. This is so because they probably don’t know that the actress is married to Walter Jordan. Monique likes keeping her private life private. Despite the persistent quest of her fans to know the details of her romantic affairs, she has always kept it away from public scrutiny.
While it has been speculated that she is having something special with Walter Jordan, it emerged that she has married him. It was later confirmed that the actress married Walter Jordan on Valentine’s Day in 2012. The couple got married in a private ceremony in Koh Samui, an island off the coast of Thailand.
Monique Coleman Net Worth
People started showing interest in knowing the value of Monique Coleman’s wealth the moment she established her acting career and attained the celebrity status. This has led to several estimations of her net worth which cannot be authenticated.
Although you will find that the worth of everything she owns is as much as $13 million, it has equally circulated that the value of her riches is just $2 million. This strongly suggests that the figures quoted as her net worth are just guess-work. Thus, it’d be mischievous to authenticate any of them.
Monique Coleman Height, Body Measurements
The actress is 2 inches taller than 5 feet and her body measurements are 34, 26 and 35; respectively for her breasts, waist and hips.