Monique was born and raised in Miami, Florida. Prior to graduating high school, an inductee in the Trojan Hall of Fame, Monique acted in a film directed by Oscar-winning David Frankel and won best actress in South Florida's theater competition along with an invitation from 14 universities to attend their theater programs. At Florida State University, she majored in theater and communication, was inducted into the University's Hall of Fame and earned a theater scholarship to train in London, UK. During this time, she trained with Olivier-winning Clare Higgins, Olivier-nominated playwright Mark Wheatley and Shakespeare & Company with Tina Packer. She has worked on projects that have aired on networks nationally, including for NBC.
While at FSU, Monique co-founded FSUnited, an initiative inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was endorsed by the university with the aim to unite students and groups, faculty, staff and the city through activism, inclusion and community-building. Prior to graduating, she was inducted into the FSUnited Hall of Fame. A supporter of VDAY, she's performed in the Vagina Monologues several times as part of the national campaign to stop violence against women. A supporter of blood donations, she rallied students to donate record-breaking pints of blood in various cities. She co-chaired the FSU & City of Tallahassee "MLK Day," continuing the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., for three consecutive years with her focus on presenting a Mentorship Program between students and the city's youth.
- FSU "http://www.fsu.edu/"
- National Theater "http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/33094/company-members/clare-higgins.html"
- Theater London"http://www.international.fsu.edu/London/tal/about.html"
- Shakespeare & Co. "http://www.shakespeare.org/"
- FSUnited "http://studentaffairs.fsu.edu/documents/newsletters/spring%2005.pdf"