Acting Careers: Monique Coleman guides students through an acting career

Monique Coleman is a known actress but her passion is being a global youth advocate. Find out how she stays true to living her dream lifestyle with her career.

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Monique Coleman is an American actress, dancer, singer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist best known for her role as Taylor McKessie in Disney’s High School Musical movies. She also had a recurring role on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, as a school girl named Mary-Margaret. Monique also competed in the third edition of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, finishing in fourth place.

Find Your Grind Mentor Monique Coleman on her passion and career readiness

“We can react to the things that come to us, or we can create them.”

Monique Coleman’s Words to Live By

While many actors have complicated relationships with social media and public visibility, Monique Coleman sees Twitter and Instagram as tools for expression and to effect change. Today, Coleman works as a Global Youth Advocate, encouraging young people and helping them see their place in shaping the world’s future. Most recently, Coleman was named the first-ever UN Youth Champion for the International Year of Youth.

Monique Coleman, Actress discusses her career in her Find Your Grind curriculum videos

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