The blonde beach girl from Santa Barbara has been in a couple of minor flicks and the TV show Eleventh Hour along with a handful of TV ads.
In 2011, she passed up on her senior yearof high school in California to focus on kiteboarding in the Dominican Republic. Maika has also dabbled in fashion, designing a special collection for AirBound Apparel.
DA MAN: You’ve had small roles and an episode on the TV show Eleventh Hour, as well as a couple of TV ads, how did you first get involved in acting and get those roles?
Maika Monroe: When I was 12, my swing dance teacher told our class about a film that wanted kids to be background line dancers. I was the only one in my class that jumped at the opportunity. I didn’t know how to line dance, but knew practically every other style of dance. On set, it turned out I was the only child that showed up. I was fascinated from the very start at the whole filming process from filming to special effects. The director and producer saw it in my eyes and actually wrote me into the script. I had one line! From there, all sorts of doors opened because I was able to become a member of the Screen Actors Guild because of my speaking role. At 12, I signed with my manager, who helped me get an agent and I have been auditioning nonstop since.