Monica Barbaro is a young and talented actress. Over the course of her career, She has featured in several movies and television shows enough to make a name for herself. Onog
The gorgeous actress was once a dancer and even considered going professional as she had extensive training in different styles of dancing including Ballet, West African Dance, Salsa, and Flamenco.
Not the type to do anything half measured, she got the requisite training when she decided to go into acting which she has always been in love with. Monica got her big break with the role of ‘Yael’ in television series UnREAL which has opened up more opportunities for her.
Monica Barbaro’s Biography
Monica Barbaro was born on the 18th of June 1990. She grew up in San Francisco and spent most of her formative years in Mill Valley, California.
Monica has shared tidbits about her family and siblings but has been pretty mum about important information about them. The names of her parents and siblings are still unknown. It is known that she has a brother who got married recently from the pictures she shared online, and a sister named Eva.
Details about the high school she attended is also unknown but she studied for her Fine Arts degree, majoring in Dance, at the New York University Tisch School of Arts graduating in 2010.
According to the beautiful actress, she took lots of elective classes in acting as she discovered early that she might not love dance enough to make a career out of it; she then decided to expand her horizons. Monica’s gracefulness on screen might be related to her years of training as a dancer.
After graduation, Monica Barbaro studied at several acting schools in Los Angeles and New York before relocating back home to San Francisco because she felt New York was an ‘enormous pond’ for a young girl to start her acting career and she didn’t want to get lost in the tide. Breaking into the industry was pretty easy for her as her agent helped her book a commercial and then a short film in no time.
At a point, the actress had some doubts about her acting career and even took time off to do other things and make sure this was what she wanted to do. Her major struggle was how to handle conversations about nudity. She later went back to acting after she felt confident enough to handle the hurdles that might come her way.
Despite keeping important information about her relationship and family off the media radar, it has been gathered that Monica is currently in a relationship with Connor Tillman, who is an actor and producer. He describes himself as an actor, writer, and improviser who loves Cheese, the Ocean and dogs.
The duo has not released any official statement about their relationship but continues to share intimate pictures of themselves on their social media pages.
Monica Barbaro started her acting career with small roles in 2012. She featured in Hemingway & Gellhorn, a romantic drama about the relationship between Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn. She also appeared in Touchdown, Table for One, and Tomas and Jackie.
Her career continued to flourish and in 2013, she featured in movies like Single Night, Tinker, Bullish, It’s Not About the Nail. In 2014, she featured in different short films like The Wright Murders, Decisions, Eyeball and America Is Still The Place. She also appeared in 2018’s The Head Thieves. Monica Barbaro was then cast in the 2020 action film – Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to 1986’s Top Gun.
Monica Barbaro’s TV Shows
Monica’s first role in a television series was the role of Brenda Bentley Miller in Stitchers (2015). She then began to get roles in episodes of several popular television series like Hawaii Five-0 (2016) where she appeared as Ella Koha. She also appeared in Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (2016), and Notorious (2016).
Monica’s big break in acting came when she landed a major role as Yael in 2016 UnReal. Her performance was favorably received and she soon began to land major roles in big television series.
Monica Barbaro has since gone ahead to feature in Chicago P.D (2016-17) and Chicago Justice (2017) as Anna Valdez, Lethal Weapon (2017) and The Good Cop (2018) where she played one of the main characters. She was also seen in a recurring role as Lisa Apple in Splitting Up Together (2018-2019).
The stunning actress is 5 feet 8 inches tall and is said to weigh about 54kg. Other details about her body measurements are not available at the moment. However, her other physical features include dark brown hair and eyes.