Kelly Monaco is an outstanding model who is also successful as an actress. She is best known for her role in the General Hospital – an ABC soap opera in which she played the role of Sam McCall – and as the winner of the first season of Dancing With The Stars, the reality TV competition series.
Playboy subscribers may remember her as a playmate for April 1997, while some others also know her for her role in the soap opera Port Charles, where she played Livvie Locke from 1997 to 2003.
Kelly Monaco Wiki/Bio, Modeling, Acting Career
Kelly Monaco, an American of white origin, was born on 23 May 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, as the daughter of Albert “Al” and Camina Monaco. She is the third child of five daughters, and her siblings are Marissa, Amber, Carmina, and Christine in that order.
Monaco began her acting career with acting lessons at Pocono Mountain High School after the family moved to Poconos. After this time she got a job as a lifeguard in one of the local resorts where she worked for a while before studying for two years at Northampton Community College.
Her breakthrough came when Monaco sent her photo to Playboy in 1996 after a career in model making. The following year, 1997, she was named playmate of the month is April 1997. She also continued to work with Playmate in several special roles.
Monaco’s first role on television was in the Baywatch drama series, which ran from 1997 to 1998. She also had some roles in movies like BASEketball, Mumford and Idle Hands.
In September 2003 she joined the cast of the General Hospital, the ABC Soap Opera. She played Samantha McCall. This happened after the less popular Port Charles – another ABC soap opera in which she played Olivia “Livvie” Locke Morley – was finished.
In 2003 and 2006 she was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role in Port Charles and Outstanding Lead Actress for her role in General Hospital.
In 2006, Monaco was one of the two co-organizers of the thirtieth annual Daytime Emmy, alongside Tom Bergeron, who also hosts Dancing with the Stars.
Kelly Monaco also worked with Donald Trump when Trump and Paula Shugart selected her as one of the judges for the Miss USA 2009 election.
Dirty Soap, a reality TV series on E! premiered on September 25, 2011, also starred Monaco.
Kelly Monaco Married Life, Husband, Billy Miller
While still in high school, Kelly Monaco met and began a relationship with Mike Gonzalez, where they worked as bodyguards at a local resort and attended college together. They remained inseparable for the next eighteen years until they separated in 2009 because of an unrevealed conflict.
Kelly Monaco was recently rumored to be dating public hospital co-star Billy Miller, and the media has not recovered from him. Her near-perfect on-screen chemistry also doesn’t help break down the rumor. A recent photo of the couple holding on to the sea at Malibu beach has recently sent the rumor mill back on the fast track, attracting a lot of media attention.
During an interview, Kelly talked about her relationship rumor with Billy. According to her, they’re just good friends and just hang out because they’re the only ones still single on the General Hospital Show.
Kelly Monaco Weight, Height
With an average height of 5ft3 and a weight of 95 pounds, Kelly Monaco is an absolutely stunning beauty who enjoys showing her sexy curves and legs in bikinis.
Her body measurements of 34-22-32 have been featured in several magazines around the world, including Playboy 1997 and the Maxim cover for 2005. In 2006, she also ranked 13th on Maxim’s annual Hot 100 list.
Kelly Monaco Net Worth
The net value of Kelly Monaco is estimated at approximately $4 million. Now 41 years old – 2017 – she currently lives in her 2,286 square meter house in Los Angeles, a villa with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
On April 25, 2009, Monaco’s Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Apartment were inaugurated and some of her belongings were taken away.
Kelly Monaco is very popular and very active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On the gram, she has over 141 thousand followers, as well as over 212 thousand on Twitter, and her pages show some of her beautiful photoshoots.
In July 2009 Monaco – together with other celebrities – traveled to Kenya in Africa as part of a program to feed children. They took food, supplies and other resources for children in orphanages. The program was sponsored by Feed the Children.
Monaco volunteered on October 24, 2009, along with some of her General Hospital colleagues to help redesign and glorify an old school in Los Angeles as part of the iParticipate campaign.