Kelly Monaco

Actress, Model
When former Playboy model and soap siren Kelly Monaco "shook what her mamma gave her" on the dance floor of TV's summer hit "Dancing with the Stars," she went from respectable but minor-league fame in soap ... Read more »
Born: 05/22/1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Baby Daddy 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dirty Soap 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Edge of the Garden 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Miss USA 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Groomer Has It 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars: Dance-off 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Radio Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

World Music Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Port Charles 1996 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Idle Hands 1999 (Movie)

Tifanny (Actor)

Mumford 1999 (Movie)

Landlady's Daughter (Actor)

Biography

When former Playboy model and soap siren Kelly Monaco "shook what her mamma gave her" on the dance floor of TV's summer hit "Dancing with the Stars," she went from respectable but minor-league fame in soap circles to booming overnight fame on a massive scale. Suddenly the 29 year-old actress was everywhere--defending her title on talk shows, giving interviews to papers around the world, glistening on the cover of Maxim. The attention seemed welcomed by the starlet who had been trying to break into the big time for years. Instead of landing that one perfect role, no one--certainly not Monaco herself--would have dreamed winning a celebrity dance-off would do the trick.

Milestones

2006

Co-hosted the 33rd Daytime Emmy awards (ABC)

2005

Appeared as herself on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars"; winner of the competition

2003

Originated the role of Samantha 'Sam' McCall on ABC's "General Hospital"; nominated for a Daytime Emmy (2006) for Lead Actress in a Drama Series

2001

Guest-starred on the season finale of ABC's "Spin City"

2000

Portrayed Olivia 'Livvie' Locke on the ABC Daytime drama, "Port Charles"; garnered a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress (2003)

1999

Had a small role as the Landlady's Daughter in "Mumford"

1998

Appeared as a Pole-Dancing Cheerleader in the comedy "BASEketball"

1997

Made television debut in the recurring role of Susan, a rookie lifeguard, on the syndicated program "Baywatch"

Served as a correspondent for syndicated newsmagazine "Hard Copy"

Raised in Philadelphia

Made her Playboy debut as the magazine's Miss April 1997

Bonus Trivia

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"I love my job; I love being here every day; I love the schedule. It sounds crazy, I know. You don't have a life when you're doing this show, but that keeps me going."---Monaco to SoapOperaDigest, March 18, 2003.

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