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Michelle Monaghan Biography

Birth Name:
Michelle Lynn Monaghan
Birth Place:
Winthrop, Iowa, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated


  • Bob Monaghan -- Brother
  • John Monaghan -- Brother
  • Willow Catherine White -- Daughter
  • Bob Monaghan -- Father
  • Peter White -- Husband
  • Sharon Monaghan -- Mother
  • Tommy Francis White -- Son