- Was class president her senior year in high school.
- Started modeling to pay for college; while still in high school, she briefly left her tiny Iowa town for a modeling gig in Japan.
- Studied journalism for three years at Chicago's Columbia College.
- All her scenes were deleted from both Constantine and Syriana.
- In 2009, she was named Best Actress by the San Diego Film Critics Society for her performance in the film Trucker, which she also produced.
- 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
- 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
- Willow Catherine White — Daughter
- Peter White — Husband
- Tommy Francis White — Son
- Bob Monaghan — Brother
- Sharon Monaghan — Mother
- Bob Monaghan — Father
- John Monaghan — Brother
- Attended Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Birth Name: Michelle Lynn Monaghan
- Birth Place: Winthrop, Iowa, United States
- Profession: Actor
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