There are several reasons why Kelly Monaco would be a stand out personality in American entertainment. She is the first win of the popular and lasting celebrity reality television show, Dancing with the Stars. She has also been portraying Sam McCall on the ABC network soap opera, General Hospital since 2003.
The Daytime Emmy nominated actress has also been featured as the Playmate of the Month for the iconic magazine, Playboy, a feat she achieved in April 1997. When it comes to Kelly Monaco, there are several facts and interesting information to learn about the actress, model, and activist. We discuss a few of them below.
Who is Kelly Monaco?
Kelly Monaco began her interesting and beautiful life on the 23rd of May, 1976 in Philadelphia, in the state of Pennsylvania. She was born to parents Carmina Monaco and Albert Monaco. Her birth was the third in the family of seven, and the third daughter in a family of five daughters.
Kelly Monaco attended Pocono Mountain High School before she graduated and attended Northampton Community College where she spent the next two years of her life.
After graduation from college, she began a career in modeling before transitioning to acting and making use of the acting classes she attended as a young girl growing up in Poconos.
Kelly Monaco’s first professional endeavor was as a model for Playboy Magazine. Following the reception of her photo by the magazine in 1996, she became the Playmate of the Month in the April 1997 publication of the magazine. Before she transitioned to acting in 1997, she appeared in several Playboy publications.
Kelly made her on-screen debut in 1997, appearing in the popular 90s show, Baywatch. Although she appeared in three episodes of the show, she was an unnamed character. Regardless, it was the needed impetus for her to pursue a career in the medium and she finally earned her first credit as named character in 1999 as Tiffany in Idle Hands. She went on to star in television shows like Spin City, Mumford and Late Last Night.
In 2000, she got her first big role as Livvie Locke on Port Charles. She starred in the role in 99 episodes between 2000 and 2003 before she moved on to her role as Sam McCall on General Hospital which she has been playing since 2003 and has appeared in over 1,500 episodes since she made her debut.
Over the course of her career, she has been nominated for two awards – two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her performance on Port Charles and General Hospital. Outside her reality show achievements, she starred in the first edition of Dancing with the Stars in 2005, winning the first season of the long-running series.
She is also a philanthropist who has dedicated her time and money to working with the Feed the Children program and iParticipate campaign.
Is Kelly Monaco Married?
While there is a multitude of people who can boast of long-term relationships, not many can boast of a relationship that lasted through childhood to adulthood. Kelly Monaco became one of the lucky minority when she was a junior in high school where she met Mike Gonzalez.
Their relationship blossomed through puberty to college years and their lives as adults. Unfortunately, even after everything they had been through together, the relationship came to an end in 2009.
Despite the length of their relationship, they were never married and Kelly has neither dated anyone nor married ever since.
Her Relationship With Billy Miller
When playing a long-term role as an actor or actress, it is best to have strong chemistry with your co-stars. This is something Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller share as stars of General Hospital. The strength of their onscreen chemistry is further solidified in the fact that they both made their debut on the show on the same day, albeit in different years.
Their chemistry has also spurred rumors of a possible relationship between the two but both parties have quelled the rumors stating that are simply just friends.
Height and Body Measurements
A look through Kelly Monaco’s catalog of pictures reveals that she is an extremely gorgeous woman. Although no longer an active model, she has maintained her great looks so much that she was named in the Maxim 100 list of hottest women in the world long after she stopped modeling for Playboy.
The actress-philanthropist stands at a height of 5 feet and 3 inches with a body weight of 44kg. Her body measurements are 34-22-32 inches, measuring her chest, waist, and hips.