Kelly Monaco is an American model, actress and reality TV personality best known for her role of Sam McCall on General Hospital. The actress has also played a number of breakout roles in both movies and TV series. On the other hand, Kelly is also a model who became the Playboy "Playmate of the Month" for April 1997.
Philadelphia Born Kelly Monaco Grew Up With Four Siblings
Kelly Monaco was born on the 23rd of May, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. She was born as a middle child to Carmina Monaco and Albert “Al”. Kelly Monaco. She has also four sisters: Amber Monaco, Carmina Monaco, Christine Monaco, and Marissa Monaco.
Monaco first started her acting cla s ses after attending Pocono Mountain East High School. She got raised up in an Italian Catholic Home and is very close to her grandmother since her childhood.
Following her schooling, the actress went on to work as a lifeguard at a local resort. She later enrolled at Northampton Community College.
Kelly Monaco's Career And Path
Kelly Monaco’s career in modeling took off after she sent her photo to Playboy magazine. She was selected as the Playmate of the Month for April 1997. She featured in many Playboy Special Edition publications while she worked for Playboy during the 1990s.
Kelly Monaco's acting career started with her first TV role in the drama Baywatch from 1997 to 1998. She appeared in the role of Susan. 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.
President of the United States of America, Donald Trump chose her to be one of the judges for the 2009 Miss USA Pageant. In the same year, she expanded her dancing resume with Peepshow. Kelly Monaco was named Maxim’s number one sexiest cover model of the decade.
Not only this, Kelly Monaco participated in the15th 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.
Kelly Monaco traveled to Kenya with several other daytime celebrities to deliver food and other supplies and to visit schools and orphanages. It was a part of the Feed the Children Program (2009).
Monaco also made her come back to the 25th season of the Dancing with the stars in November 2017.
Kelly Monaco's Net Worth
Kelly Monaco has collected a large amount of money from her various works. As per celebrity net worth, she has an estimated net worth of around $4 million, in 2018. She is also a professional model who was also named Playmate of the Month for April 1997. She appeared in a number of Playboy Special Edition publications. And Her annual salary is over $100K.
Monaco played several roles in movies but all of her projects did not become commercially successful. One of her box office flop movies was Idle Hands which made a little over $4 million from an estimated $25 million budget. In the movie, she appeared along with Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, and Vivica A. Fox.
Monaco has a huge fan following on her Instagram account with over 191 K followers which is also the major part of her income.
Dating History Of Kelly Monaco
Kelly Monaco began dating her first boyfriend Mike Gonzalez when she was a junior in high school. Dating each other and working together, they attended community college. After 18 years of relationship, they broke up in 2009. She is not married yet and was mourning the loss of her relationship with Mike.
Even though she is dating, Kelly Monaco isn't untouched by rumors. After being spotted frequently with co-star Billy Miller people started speculating a romance between the two. However, both of them denied it. It was also reported that she was in a relationship with Val Chmerkovskiy and Heath Freeman.
Once there was also rumored of her dating dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy with whom she danced in Dancing with the star. The rumor got aired after they were spotted cozy several times.
In 2018, the actress is probably single as Kelly is not dating anyone officially.
Kelly Monaco has also a pa s sion for humanity who has been engaged in various charitable projects. Along with many other daytime celebrities, Kelly traveled to Africa and Kenya as a member of the Feed The Children program. During this time, they delivered food and visited orphan schools too.
Age, Body Measurement and Other Facts
Kelly Monaco stands smart, attractive and gorgeous with a medium height of 5 feet 3 inches.
- Weight: Her body weight is around 45 Kg.
- Body Measurement: She has a slim body built with the measurements of 34-22-32 inches.
- Bra Size: 34 B
- Eye Color: Her eyes are brown in color.
- Hair Color: She has a wavy type of hair with dark brown color.
- Age: May 23, 1976 (age 42)
by Bchrome, 19 Jan, 2017