Monique Parent Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Birth NameMonique Therese Parent
Nickname Mo
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Monique Parent in an American actress known for smoldering love scenes and intensely charismatic characters. She has been called The Thinking Man's Sex Symbol.

Monique was born and raised in a small town on the Central Coast of California and describes San Luis Obispo as "a great place to be from". In 1990, Monique took the plunge and moved to Los Angeles. She began her professional acting career in 1991, spending a year honing her craft by studying at the Beverly Hills Playhouse before even sending out a head-shot. Her first movie was Secret Games in 1991, quickly followed by Buford's Beach Bunnies and other made for video movies in the heyday of VHS tapes. Her best known of these is Playtime. In 1995 Monique married Harry Johansing though they divorced amicably in 2005 and remain close friends.

Monique has worked in a wide variety of genres, Sci-Fi (Jurassic City), Horror (Blood Scarab, The Perfect House, Profane Exhibit), Indie Drama (The Pornogropher, Los Jornaleros) Comedy (Busted, The Ferguson's) appearing in well over 100 films, in a career spanning 25 years.

Monique has spent many years as a student of healthy eating and has a blog (SortaHealthy.com) sharing what she has learned.

Monique is the author of an instructional book for directors and actors on the intricacies of working in a nude environment on set, Nudity on Film.

In 2015 upon turning 50, Monique decided to stop coloring her naturally red hair and allow the natural silver-gray to show. She has since started a successful YouTube channel offering makeup and hair tips for women over 40 as well as sharing her life as an actress. She is an advocate for celebrating natural beauty and graceful aging.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Monique Parent

Spouse (1)

Harry Johansing (17 June 1995 - 28 April 2005) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse under Jeffrey Tambor and Milton Katselas.
Has studied ballet and jazz dancing since the age of three.
Attended Allan Hancock Community College where she studied Theater.
Has a younger sister named Marnay T. Parent who was born on May 26, 1969, but because of mental illness and drug use is not a welcome part of Monique Parent's life.

Personal Quotes (3)

God hates a coward
I love acting and the whole process of making movies! I love 16 hour days and bad food. What can I say. I'm sick.
And of course, being a woman I'm already a bit of a witch. Or do I mean I have the wit of a bitch. Something like that...

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