February 13, 2022

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Kelly Monaco – Age, Career, Spouse, Full Bio

Kelly Monaco is a model, actress, and TV personality. She gained national fame in the 1990s when she began featuring in Playboy’s magazine. Then she became an actress and made a name for herself and career in ABC’s General Hospital. Her acting credits are countable but you will need the dedication and strength of a full day’s job to keep count of her adventures and whatnot outside of the screen. Here is what we did in about a quarter of that.

Kelly Monaco – age

Kelly Monaco was born Kelly Marie Monaco on May 23, 1976, in Philipeldia, Pennsylvania. Her parents are named Albert and Carmina Monaco. Theirs is a big family of five daughters namely Christine, Marissa, Carmina, and Ambe. Kelly is number three. When she was growing up, just after the birth of her last sister, her parents decided to move to a saner clime to raise the girls and moved to a town called Pocono where Kelly attended Pocono Mountain High School. It was in this place that the competitive nature of Kelly blossomed. She played soccer, softball, ran on the track, and swam. She also participated in debating and high school drama.

Kelly Monaco’s athletic nature her into trouble a few times. She once suffered temporary hearing loss from scuba diving. Even the job she did after high school spoke high decibels about this: Kelly Monaco worked for a short time as a lifeguard.

Kelly Monaco is 43 years old.

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Movies

Kelly Monaco made her acting career in 1997 when she appeared in one episode of the action drama about Los Angeles lifeguards “Baywatch” on NBC. By this time, Kelly Monaco has already become popular for her modeling for Playboy.

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In 1999, her breakthrough on the TV leg of her career came when she became a part of ABC’s “General Hospital” spin-off “Port Charles” from 1999 to 2002 as Livvie Locke for which she got the nomination for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and as Livvie’s twin sister Tess Ramsey between 2002 and 2003.  At the end of the show for which she appeared in 305 episodes, she joined the cast of “General Hospital” which has been on air since 1963.

In “General Hospital” Kelly played the role of a sexy and adventurous bad girl. She is the daughter of a mob boss and a powerful attorney who gave birth to her when they were teenagers and gave her up for adoption. True to her biological father’s gene, she grew up a con artist. As of the time of writing this in late October, Kelly Monaco has appeared in this series for 1,882 episodes. 1882 – not some important date in history. Episodes. This is huge but it is not even a record even in General Hospital as Maurice Benard who plays Sonny Corinthos just has a few episodes short of 2,500 episodes as of writing this (well, he joined the cast in 1993 just so you can get the right perspective).

Aside from her role as McCall, Monaco played the role of Alicia Montenegro for a few episodes in 2005. Kelly was a contestant of “Dancing With The Star” in its seasons one and fifteen in 2005 and 2015 respectively. And there are in her credit small film roles in the 1990s such as “BASEketball” and “Welcome to Hollywood” in the late 1990s.

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Spouse

Kelly Monaco was never married but this is not to say she was never without a significant other in her life. In fact, for close to two decades she was in what can be said to be a domestic partnership with Mike Gonzalez. She met Mike when she was working as a lifeguard in Pocono. They fell in love and became partners so much that they went off to Northampton Community College together.

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In 2009, after 18 years as a couple, Kelly and Mike broke up. The union produced no child and we do not have details as to why they broke up but as of 2011, it was revealed that Kelly Monaco was still nursing the heartbreak from this break-up. Monaco has been romantically linked with her “General Hospital” co-star Billy Miller but it has since been revealed to be sheer onscreen chemistry and just good friendship outside the screen.

Kelly Monaco has not dated anyone else since Gonzalez. None that is known to the public.

What is Kelly Monaco’s net worth?

Kelly Monaco has 13 acting credits to her name as per IMDb as of November 2019. This isn’t much but the brand Kelly Monaco is not all about the number of roles she has played on the screen. The “General Hospital” is such a marathon it would be unfair to count it as one acting credit without a giant asterisk. She is a socialite known from her time with Playboy and her entertaining value. In 2009, a certain Donald Trump chose Monaco as one of the judges for Miss USA pageant. Kelly Monaco has four million dollars to show for all of this.

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Kelly Monaco stands at 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 meters) tall and weighs 43 kg or 95 pounds. She wears the 34D bra size.

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