Monique Coleman

Monique currently resides in Los Angeles, California and is most recognized as Taylor McKessie from the High School Musical Franchise. She was also the last woman standing and placed 4th on Season 3 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Prior to HSM, Monique appeared alongside James Earl Jones in the Hallmark Movie The Reading Room and received a CAMIE Award for her role. You may have also seen her guest starring on such shows as Boston Public, Malcolm in the Middle, Veronica Mars, and Bones. She also had a recurring role on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, voiced the character Fontasia on the Fox animated series Cleveland, and guest-starred on the PBS show The Electric Company.

She has co-hosted The View, hosted 3-minute game show on the Disney Channel, and has appeared on such shows as TRL, Rachel Ray, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, The Today Show, Ellen and The Tyra Banks Show. She has received two Teen Choice Awards, a Billboard Award for High School Musical and has presented at The American Music Awards and The NAACP Image Awards.

Currently, Monique is writing a book "From Ramen Noodles to the Red Carpet" (A guide to becoming who you are without forgetting who you were) She is also the creator and executive producer of a talk show for teens called GimmeMo.

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Entries by Monique Coleman

Stop Complicating Your Life

Life is really a lot simpler than it seems. We typically make things more complicated than they need to be. Don’t take anything or anyone (especially yourself) too seriously. Someone once said to me “Nothing is life or death, unless it is literally life or death.” I have found this to be true. RELAX. Remember that you always have a choice in how you react to things. You can let challenging situations or circumstances hold you back, or you can allow them to propel you forward. If you live your life knowing that everything is happening for you instead of… Read more.