Monique Coleman
American actor
Monique Coleman
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Zac Efron And Vanessa Hudgens' Original 'High School Musical' Audition Is Perfect
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The Wildcats (minus Zac Efron) were in the house once again on Wednesday night for a special "High School Musical" 10-year anniversary show, and it was just what we'd been waiting for.  Things got pretty nostalgic when the cast members -- Monique Coleman, Corbin Bleu, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel -- started watching their old audition videos. Tisdale and Grabeel proved they were always meant to bop to the top, and Coleman and Bleu had instant chemistry (and the same hairstyle). But the best part was seeing Hudgens and Efron share the screen for the first time. (Considering the pair went on to date off-screen, it really was the start of something new.)  In their audition, the pair, acting as Troy and Gabriella, describe how it feels to sing with each other.  "Remember in kindergarten, how you’d meet a kid and know absolutely nothing about them and then 10 seconds later, you’re playing like you’re best friends, because you didn’t have to be ...
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New Digital Series Explores 'The Fourth Door' of Life
Huffington Post - over 1 year
With so many news stories about the power of social media culture in the last week, we couldn't have asked for better guests on the What's Trending Podcast than Jarrett Sleeper, Tony Valenzuela, and Monique Coleman from the new series, "The Fourth Door", available on the Verizon Go90 app. Tony and Jarrett gave us a lot of insight into the creation of this supernatural fantasy from New Form Digital, starring Monique as a woman who has to rescue the man she loves from the King of Limbo, played by Joey Graceffa. Tony explained how Graceffa's character is based on fear and the way it controls our society. "The first sketch concepts for him were a really scary face with a mask and these black clothes. But I was like, 'I've seen this before. I'm not afraid of it, it's a cliche. If you look at fear and the power that it holds in our world currently, he should look like the packaging of an iPhone - perfect, pristine, untouched and uber powerful." Discussing the latest trending ...
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The Cast Of 'High School Musical' Had An Awesome Halloween Reunion
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Not only did Halloween bring us some great celebrity costumes, it also gave us a "High School Musical" reunion.  That's right, a few former Wildcats, including Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman and Corbin Bleu, were in the house for Hudgens' "Halloween in Wonderland" party. Lucky for us, there are plenty of photos of our favorite musical high schoolers decked out in costumes.  BFFs Hudgens and Tisdale went as Alice and the Queen of Hearts, while Coleman rocked an all-plaid ensemble as Dionne from "Clueless." As if. And Bleu appears to have dressed up as Lenny Kravitz.  A photo posted by Monique Coleman (@_moniquecoleman) on Nov 1, 2015 at 1:20am PST of ❤'️s A photo posted by Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) on Nov 1, 2015 at 9:23am PST In Wonderland with my woes A photo posted by Monique Coleman (@_moniquecoleman) on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:56am PDT "As If" A photo posted b ...
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The Cast Of 'High School Musical' Had An Awesome Halloween Reunion
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Not only did Halloween bring us some great celebrity costumes, it also gave us a "High School Musical" reunion.  That's right, a few former Wildcats, including Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman and Corbin Bleu, were in the house for Hudgens' "Halloween in Wonderland" party. Lucky for us, there are plenty of photos of our favorite musical high schoolers decked out in costumes.  BFFs Hudgens and Tisdale went as Alice and the Queen of Hearts, while Coleman rocked an all-plaid ensemble as Dionne from "Clueless." As if. And Bleu appears to have dressed up as Lenny Kravitz.  A photo posted by Monique Coleman (@_moniquecoleman) on Nov 1, 2015 at 1:20am PST of ❤'️s A photo posted by Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) on Nov 1, 2015 at 9:23am PST In Wonderland with my woes A photo posted by Monique Coleman (@_moniquecoleman) on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:56am PDT "As If" A photo posted b ...
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Let's Care for the Future by Investing in Global Education
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Sixty dollars for public transportation a month. Six hundred dollars for textbooks a semester. Six thousand dollars for tuition a year. These curated figures, modest approximations relative to national projections, illustrate some of the costs associated with public higher education in the United States. As a commuter college student at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), these numbers are all too familiar. However, I know that these numbers are not solely monetary units; they are investments in me and my future. Tragically, not all of my generation and younger have this privilege. In fact, 58 million children around the world are unable to benefit from such investments in their development through education, while hundreds of millions more in school are failing to meet basic literacy, math, and skills proficiency. Conflict, gender inequality, and lack of adequate resources are among the barriers to schooling, self-realization, and success. On Monday, May ...
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High School Musical Cast to Reunite After Five Years For Charity
US Magazine - over 3 years
The wildcats are back! Us Weekly can exclusively confirm that the cast of Disney's High School Musical will be reuniting after five years -- and all for a great cause! The cast from the 2006 hit will reunite in December to help support social activist Monique Coleman in her nonprofit web series GimmeMo' Foundation, which helps to invest in and create programs to improve the lives of youth globally. PHOTOS: Costars reunited! The private reunion party will take place in Los Angeles, but fans can enter to win for the chance to attend! Fans who would like the chance to win can donate starting at $3 to the fundraiser in order to be entered to win the grand prize. The grand prize winner and a friend — chosen at random -- will then win a trip to L.A. to join the HSM cast in their VIP homecoming party. PHOTOS: Zac's buff body! Those who donate more can receive other exclusive prizes though, including exclusive campaign t-shirts, hoodies and personalized thank-you's from the cast. ...
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Razorlight - Razorlight Join Concert For Peace - Contactmusic.com
Google News - over 5 years
A number of speakers will also appear at the event, including Denise Lewis, Jude Law, Monique Coleman and Peace One Day founder and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley. The O2 concert is the biggest event yet for Gilley's Peace One Day campaign, which in 2001 led
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Monique Coleman: United Nations Mobile App Launch - Just Jared Jr.
Google News - over 5 years
Monique Coleman speaks on stage during the launch of the United Nations Foundation Mobile Application held at the United Nations on Thursday morning (September 15) in New York City. The UN Youth Champion joined UN Messenger for Peace Stevie Wonder and ... - -
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Fortune Girls Starts in Glen Ridge - Baristanet
Google News - over 5 years
She even has High School Musical's Monique Coleman lined up to lend her voice to one of the characters. Fortune Girls started off strong with millions of page views and a giveaway in the Teen Choice awards goodie bags. “Our goal is to make this a world
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Razorlight, Jude Law, Yusuf (Cat Stevens) and Eliza Doolittle @ Peace One Day ... - Altsounds.com
Google News - over 5 years
Speakers will include Denise Lewis, Jude law, Monique Coleman and Peace One Day founder and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley. The O 2 Arena concert is the biggest event yet for Gilley's Peace One Day campaign, which in 2001 led a process that resulted in the
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The World at 7 Billion People: Major Event to Highlight Women and Girls - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
... PSI (Population Services International); Population Action International; International Women's Health Coalition; Aspen Global Health and Development; Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health; and Monique Coleman's GimmeMo
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Yusuf Added To Peace One Day Concert - Pollstar (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Speakers include Denise Lewis, Jude Law, Monique Coleman and Peace One Day founder and filmmaker Jeremy Gilley. This won't be the first time Yusuf has appeared at Peace One Day. The singer/songwriter performed for the event in 2007. The Sept
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Monique Coleman
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 34
    At a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York, Coleman was presented with a letter of recognition of her new role by Assistant Secretary-General Jomo Kwame Sundaram of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.In presenting the letter, Mr. Sundaram said Coleman will work “to raise awareness about the challenges young people face and will highlight the positive contribution they make to their communities.” Coleman said that receiving the designation of Youth Champion was “beyond an honour” and that she would use her new position to promote global efforts to achieve the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which have a 2015 deadline, with a special emphasis on the empowerment of youth.
    More Details Hide Details The International Year was launched on August 12 and runs through August 11, 2011, and among its aims is to advance the participation of young people on global, regional and national issues that affect them. Coleman worked with dosomething.org to produce a "Do Something U" video tutorial. The video targets young activists who need a bit of guidance and inspiration to help them carry out their ideas for their communities to fruition. Coleman's video tutorial focused on teaching youth the best way to utilize social media to spread word of ideas and actions.
  • 2012
    Age 31
    Monique Coleman married Walter Jordan on February 14, 2012 (Valentine's Day) in a private ceremony in Koh Samui, Thailand.
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    Monique Coleman also visited the American Farm School in Greece in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Coleman made her first lead in the independent feature entitled Mother of the River which was shot in the historic Charleston, South Carolina. The film won numerous awards at film festivals in Chicago. Two years later, Coleman appeared as Young Donna in The Family Channel Movie The Ditch digger's Daughters for which she was nominated for a Young Artists Award of Hollywood. During her sophomore year of high school, Coleman wrote, directed, produced, and starred in her own one-person play entitled "Voices from Within" with standing room only – audience numbering in the hundreds. On stage in Chicago, Coleman starred in productions of Noises Off, Polaroid Stories, The Real Thing and The Colored Museum.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 26
    In the beginning of late December 2007, Coleman partook in the Dancing with the Stars tour that took her across America along with other former competitors until early February 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 25
    She was eliminated from Dancing With The Stars on November 1, 2006, finishing fourth in the competition.
    More Details Hide Details She was the last female in the contest that year. Coleman was very gracious in defeat, and appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show on the same night as the Results Show to thank her fans for their votes and support.
    Coleman competed in the Fall 2006 third edition of ABC's Dancing with the Stars reality dance competition.
    More Details Hide Details She was paired with professional partner Louis van Amstel throughout the competition. van Amstel and the judges praised her for "taking risks" during the competition. The pair appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show before they were eliminated and performed the same dance they performed in week 2's episode.
    Coleman was also in the first ever Disney Channel Games in 2006, on the Blue Team (with Brenda Song, Corbin Bleu, Cole Sprouse, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jason Earles and Brandon Baker).
    More Details Hide Details She won with both teams. She showcased her ballroom skills in "Dance With Me", while she partnered with National Youth Latin Champion Jared Murillo. Drew Seeley was the soloist. She is the host of 3 Minute Game Show: High School Musical Edition on Disney Channel. She recorded a song called "Christmas Vacation" for the holiday album entitled A Disney Channel Holiday. In 2007, she appeared in High School Musical 2. In 2008, she again repeated her role as Taylor McKessie in High School Musical 3.
    In 2006, Coleman rose to prominence in High School Musical, where she portrayed Taylor McKessie, the best friend of the new girl, Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens).
    More Details Hide Details Before then, she was a recurring guest star in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody episodes, "Forever Plaid", "Not So Suite 16", "Neither a Borrower Nor a Speller Bee" and "A Prom Story" along with Hudgens. Coleman has had seven other guest appearances on television including, Boston Public, Gilmore Girls, Malcolm in the Middle, Strong Medicine, 10-8: Officers on Duty, Married to the Kellys, and Veronica Mars.
    She received a 2006 Camie Award for the role and represented the film at the NAACP Image Awards.
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  • 2005
    Age 24
    In 2005, Coleman had the honor of working opposite one of her heroes – the legendary James Earl Jones when she played Leesha in the 2005 Hallmark TV Movie The Reading Room.
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  • 2002
    Age 21
    Monique Coleman went to Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. Then she attended The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, earning her BFA in Acting in 2002.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Born on November 13, 1980.
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