Kelly Monaco Biography
Kelly Monaco is an American model, actress, and reality television personality. Known for her portrayal of Sam McCall on the ABC soap opera General Hospital, Monaco is the first season winner of the reality TV competition series Dancing with the Stars. In addition, she was also Playboy “Playmate of the Month” for April 1997, and portrayed Livvie Locke on the soap opera Port Charles from 1997 through 2003.
Kelly Monaco Age
She was born on the 23rd of May 1976 and is 42 years old as of 2018.
Kelly Monaco Family
He full name is Kelly Marie Monaco. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Albert and Carmina Monaco. She is the middle child and has four sisters: Christine, Marissa, Carmina, and Amber.
Monaco grew up on the East Coast, where she participated in soccer, swimming, track, and softball, among other sports. Her family moved from the bustling city of Philadelphia to the more peaceful environment of the Poconos. In addition to athletics, she participated intensely in speech, debate, and theater in high school.
Kelly Monaco Education
The family moved to the Poconos before Monaco attended Pocono Mountain High School, where she first started with acting classes. After high school, she worked as a lifeguard at a local resort and attended Northampton Community College for two years.
Kelly Monaco Boyfriend | Kelly Monaco Dating
When Monaco was a junior in high school, she met Mike Gonzalez and began a relationship with him. They worked together as lifeguards at a local resort and attended community college together. They remained together for 18 years. They broke up in 2009. Kelly was recently rumored to be dating General Hospital co-star Billy Miller.
Kelly Monaco Husband | Kelly Monaco Marriage Life
She is not yet married.
Kelly Monaco Career
Kelly Monaco’s career started with a nomination to model for The Playboy magazine. It selected her as the Playmate of the month in April 1997. Monaco’s television credits include Co-hosting the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards as they were broadcast for the first time from Hollywood.
She also starred in the first season of the ABC primetime summer mega-hit, “Dancing with the Stars,” where she won the dance championship. She had a three-and-a-half-year stint on the ABC Daytime drama “Port Charles,” garnering her first Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress (2003).
Her television debut occurred in 1997 when she landed a recurring role on “Baywatch.” While shooting “Port Charles,” she also guests starred opposite Charlie Sheen and Heather Locklear in a season finale of ABC’s “Spin City.” In addition, she has appeared in the feature films “Idle Hands,” “Mumford” and “BASEketball.” Her acting career kicked off when she was acting as Susan in Baywatch in 1997-1998. Besides this, she also made appearances in films: BASEketball, Mumford, and Idle Hands.
In September 2003, Kelly Monaco joined the cast of the ABC soap opera General Hospital as Samantha McCall. In the same year, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
She appeared in the role of Port Charles in the series. She was nominated for the second time for Emmy in 2006. Her nomination was for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Sam McCall on General Hospital. Also, she co-hosted the 333rd Annual Daytime Emmys in the year 2006.
Donald Trump, current president of the United States of America chose her to be one of the judges for the 2009 Miss USA Pageant. In the same year still, she expanded her dancing resume with Peepshow.
Kelly Monaco was named Maxim’s number one sexiest cover model of the decade adding on to her brilliant modeling career.
Kelly Monaco also participated in the 15th Season of Dancing with the Stars with her dance partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. She finished in third place after making the place in the finals for the second time in this competition.
Monaco is involved in numerous children’s charity events and programs for the elderly. In July 2009 Monaco and several other daytime celebrities traveled to Kenya, Africa, as a part of the Feed the Children program.
They delivered food and other supplies and visiting schools and orphanages built by Feed the Children. In 2011 she starred in the E reality series Dirty Soap, which followed the lives of daytime soap opera stars including her General Hospital co-star Kirsten Storms, but it was canceled after a single season.
Kelly Monaco Movies and TV Shows
- General Hospital
- Dancing with the Stars
- Port Charles
- Dirty Soap
- The Edge of the Garden
- Idle Hands
- Modern Marvels
- The Man Show
- Welcome to Hollywood
- Football Wives
- What If… (web series)Kelly Monaco Video
Kelly Monaco Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be of about $10 million accumulated from her hard work as an actress and model.
Kelly Monaco Height
She is 1.6 meters tall.