As California native, she obvi wanted to be an actress, duh! At 5 years old she landed the lead male role (with a mascara moustache) in Twas the Night Before Christmas. After Performing in several Conservatory Theatre Ensemble productions a Tamalpais High School she attended Arizona State University, where despite all the partying she somehow received her BFA in Theatre. Monika is a former Groundling, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Second City performer. She has been doing stand up at famous comedy clubs all over Los Angeles, The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory and the Hollywood Improv. TV credits included Shameless, CSI and Fantasies. Not only did she get to flash her boobs in the feature film SEX Ed with Haley Joel Osment in 2014, she also produced it. Shortly thereafter she became a mother to a baby girl and has since created momedy sketches like My Own Milk featured on YouTube. Recently Monika’s projects include executive producing and starring in Miles, with Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser, and developing a series based on her life after divorce, starring Margaret Cho. She spends her mornings doubling up on espresso shots and appearing as a regular co-host on the hit radio show ‘Jeff Lewis Live’ on SiriusXM radio.