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Kelly Monaco

CELEBRITY
Birth Name: Kelly Marie Monaco
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession: Actor, Model, Reality-show contestant

Biography

Born Kelly Marie Monaco in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Monacos moved to Poconos for a quieter lifestyle. Kelly began taking acting classes in high school. Upon graduation, Monaco worked as a lifeguard at a local resort, both moves that served her well early in her career.

Kelly was also pondering a career in modeling and sent photos and contact info to Playboy in 1997, landing her the coveted titled as Playmate of the Month in April. Shortly after, she made her television acting debut on Baywatch.

Other projects soon followed such as BASEketball, Welcome to Hollywood and Idle hands. Then, in 1999, daytime came knocking in the form of a new supernatural soap series spin-off of General Hospital called Port Charles. Kelly was cast as Livvie Locke, playing the role through the series demise in 2003.

In 2003, Monaco took on the role Sam McCall on General Hospital, becoming one of a few actresses to play dual roles on two different soaps– Livvie Locke and Tess Ramsay on Port Charles and Alicia Montenegro and Samantha McCall on General Hospital.

A self-proclaimed born competitor, Kelly scored more roles such as Late Last Night, Mumford, Spin City, Football Wives, The Edge of the Garden and Baby Daddy. In 2005, she was invited to join the cast of Dancing with the Stars, where she went from the lowest-scoring celebrity to taking home the top prize.

Daytime fans have been blessed with two favorite supercouples thanks to her work with Livvie and the vampire Caleb on Port Charles and Sam and Jason Morgan on General Hospital, and is currently a part of the epic story of the two Jason Morgans.
Kelly is very active in charity work when she is not working, even traveled to Kenya, Africa to deliver supplies for Feed the Children. She resides in Los Angeles and stays physically active, and yes, very competitive when she isn’t working.

Fast Facts

  • May 23, 1976 — Birthdate
  • Is the third of five sisters.
  • Considers herself extremely competitive and excelled in soccer, swimming, track, and softball in high school, while also participating in debate and theater.
  • Was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for April 1997, and followed it up by starring in some Playboy videos.
  • A former real-life lifeguard, she made her first TV appearance in 1997 on Baywatch.
  • Lost a dance-off to former rival John O’Hurley after Season 1 of Dancing With the Stars.
  • Starred as Bo Peep in the burlesque-style show Peepshow in Las Vegas for three months in 2009.
  • Her Las Vegas penthouse hotel room was broken into and burglarized in 2009, but Monaco hid and remained unharmed; the burglar was eventually sent to jail.
  • Was a judge for the 2009 Miss USA Pageant.
  • Is a vegetarian.

Relationships

  • Albert Monaco — Father
  • Carmina Monaco — Mother
  • Christine Monaco — Sister
  • Marissa Monaco — Sister
  • Carmina Monaco — Sister
  • Amber Monaco — Sister

Summary

Former Playboy Playmate Kelly Monaco crossed over into acting when she landed a recurring slot on Baywatch.

Monaco followed up her success with roles in BASEketball and Idol Hands. More TV roles followed such as Mumford, Spin City, Port Charles and the highly anticipated role of Sam McCall on General Hospital after Port Charles canceled.

Kelly participated in the first season of Dancing With The Stars and won the top prize.

Kelly Monaco Photos

Actor (8 Credits)

Title Role Year

General Hospital (TV Show)

13919 — 2017
13918 — 2017
13917 — 2017

Samantha McCall Morgan 2017

Baby Daddy (TV Show)

Over My Dead Bonnie — 2015

Herself 2015

Edge of the Garden (TV Show)

Julie

Port Charles (TV Show)

2002 December 30 — 2002

Livvie Locke 2002

Spin City (TV Show)

A Shot in the Dark — 2001
A Shot in the Dark — 2001

Nurse 2001

Mumford (Movie)

Landlady's Daughter 1999

Idle Hands (Movie)

Tiffany 1999

Late Last Night (Movie)

Centerfold 1999

Host (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

The View (TV Show)

The View — 2006

2006

Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Show)

Reality Cast Member (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

Dirty Soap (TV Show)

Dancing with the Stars (TV Show)

Performer (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

Dancing with the Stars (TV Show)

Dancing With the Stars — 2015

2015

The View (TV Show)

The View — 2005

2005

Cast member of reality-based show (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

Dancing with the Stars (TV Show)

Dancing With the Stars — 2012
Dancing With the Stars — 2012

2012

Dirty Soap (TV Show)

The Cold and the Beautiful — 2011
Days of Our Mama Drama — 2011
One Life to Give — 2011

2011

Judge (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Miss USA Pageant (TV Show)

Remarks by (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

InFANity (TV Show)

General Hospital — 2007

2007

Guest (19 Credit)

Title Role Year

Bethenny (TV Show)

'The Counselor' Actress Rosie Perez; Breakup Aftermath: What Team Are You On?; Twitter Talkback — 2013

2013

The Chew (TV Show)

Food: The Final Frontier — 2013

2013

Katie (TV Show)

General Hospital's 50th Anniversary Extravaganza! — 2013

2013

Marie (TV Show)

Kelly Monaco — 2012

2012

The Talk (TV Show)

The Talk — 2011

2011

Live With Kelly and Ryan (TV Show)

Regis and Kelly — 2011
2005 July 18 — 2005

2005 - 2011

The Wendy Williams Show (TV Show)

The Wendy Williams Show — 2010

2010

Last Call with Carson Daly (TV Show)

Last Call With Carson Daly — 2009

2009

The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Show)

Oprah Presents 'Dancing With the Stars' Champions — 2008

2008

Soap Talk (TV Show)

Soap Talk in Paradise — 2006
Soap Talk — 2005
Soap Talk — 2005

2005 - 2006

The Martha Stewart Show (TV Show)

Kelly Monaco — 2006

2006

The View (TV Show)

The View — 2006
The View — 2005

2005 - 2006

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Show)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show — 2006

2006

Extra (TV Show)

2006 February 24 — 2006

2006

Jimmy Kimmel Live (TV Show)

Jimmy Kimmel Live — 2005

2005

The Tony Danza Show (TV Show)

The Tony Danza Show — 2005

2005

Larry King Live (TV Show)

Larry King Live — 2005

2005

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (TV Show)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno — 2005

2005

Wayne Brady (TV Show)

Wayne Brady — 2003

2003

Appearing (4 Credits)

Title Role Year

Access Hollywood (TV Show)

Access Hollywood — 2012
2005 August 22 — 2005

2005 - 2012

Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Show)

Hunger at Home: The Food Crisis in America (TV Show)

Punk'd (TV Show)

Punk'd — 2009

2009

Subject (person only) (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

Punk'd (TV Show)

Daddy Yankee, Kelly Monaco, Sophia Bush — 2005

2005

Soapography (TV Show)

Peter Reckell & Kelly Monaco — 2005

2005