I Heart Maika
EST 2016 | your ultimate source for all things Maika Monroe
I Heart Maika
EST 2016 | your ultimate source for all things Maika Monroe
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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.

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As bizarre as Hollywood can be, it is always mesmerizing to come across a talent as interesting as Maika Monroe. This multi-gifted teenage California girl is a professional actress and Kiteboarder, which by definition is described as combining wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, and gymnastics into one extreme sport”, and while training in the Dominican Republic, she is a philanthropist who helps kids get kiting equipment and contributes to education through designing her own line for Airbound Apparel.

Although you may not heard of her just yet, this rising star is currently filming Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring opposite to Emma Watson and Kirsten Dunst, recently signed up to appear in Jason Raitman‘s upcoming drama Labor Day, and Maika plays Zac Efron’s love interest in the Untitled Ramin Bahrani project to be released this year. She is a true beauty with a contagious light, strongly kicking off her acting career.

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