Monique Coleman

Film & Television Actor

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


Los Angeles, CA



Average Work Week

60 hours

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

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. Coleman works today 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.

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I believe with every part of me that your dreams were given to you because they were meant to manifest, they are meant to come true, they are yours. They are a combination of everything that makes you. Your experience, your environment, your passions, and also your purpose. Accomplishing your dream is actually the first layer to uncovering what your purpose is.

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