Monique Coleman

TV Actress

Monique Coleman was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States on November 13th, 1980 and is the TV Actress. At the age of 43, Monique Coleman biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Adrienne Monique Jordan, Momo
Date of Birth
November 13, 1980
United States
Place of Birth
Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
43 years old
Zodiac Sign
$2 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Singer, Television Actor
Monique Coleman Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 43 years old, Monique Coleman has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Monique Coleman Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, The Theatre School, DePaul University, American Farm School
Monique Coleman Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Walter Jordan
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Dating / Affair
Corbin Bleu (2005-2009), Walter Jordan
Roz Coleman
Monique Coleman Career

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.

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. She received a 2006 Camie Award for the role and represented the film at the NAACP Image Awards.

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). 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. 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). 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.

Coleman competed in the Fall 2006 third edition of ABC's Dancing with the Stars reality dance competition. 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. She was eliminated from Dancing With The Stars on November 1, 2006, finishing fourth in the competition. 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. 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.

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 honor" 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. 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.


Monique Coleman Awards
  • 19th Annual Young Artist Awards (1996–1997)

High School Musical fans are left reeling as Troy and Gabriella's fate is REVEALED during Disney+ spin-off: 'It's so messy, I cackled!', August 9, 2023
It was one of Disney Channel's most iconic romances. But fans hoping that High School Musical lovebirds Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are still going strong will be sorely disappointed, after their 'messy' fate was revealed during the Disney+ spin-off show. The fourth and final season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series hit the streaming platform on Wednesday, and one of original stars revealed that the pair are in 'couples therapy.'

Whoopi Goldberg set to star in animated short film about saving environment, March 14, 2023
Whoopi Goldberg is set to star in an upcoming animated short film, called Asali: Power of the Pollinators. The 67-year-old actress has joined the cast of the film, alongside Monique Coleman, Ronen Rubinstein, Joy Odofu and Lupita Pineda, according to Variety. The film tells the story of honey bee Asali after she meets a group of pollinators and a human environmental scientist. 

Monique Coleman opens up about experiencing depression after High School Musical 3 promo tour, December 14, 2022
Monique Coleman has opened up about experiencing depression after Disney excluded her from the High School Musical 3 promo tour. Pop Crave's latest tweet revealed the actress, who played Taylor McKessie in the film franchise, was heartbroken when she missed out on touring with her co-stars. On the Vulnerable with Christy Carlson Romano podcast, Monique said: 'They said something about there not being enough room on the plane. That heart break really hit me very deeply. And did cause a bit of a depression.'