Monique Coleman is most recognized as Taylor McKessie from the tremendously successful High School Musical franchise, as well as the 4th place contestant on season 3 of ABC’s hit show, Dancing with the Stars.
You may have also seen her guest starring on such shows as Boston Public, Malcolm in the Middle, Veronica Mars, Bones, The Cleveland Show, and Disney’s, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Additionally, Coleman has co-hosted The View, has appeared on such shows as The Nancy Grace Show, Rachel Ray, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, The Today Show, Ellen,The Tyra Banks Show, and TRL.
Adding to her list of many achievements, Monique has received two Teen Choice Awards, a Billboard Award, an NAACP Legacy Award, and a Camie for her role in the Hallmark Film,The Reading Room, starring opposite James Earl Jones.
On November 16, 2010 Monique was named the first ever United Nations Youth Champion for the International Year of Youth. She then embarked on a self initiated 6 month global tour to empower and inspire young people, meet with government officials on behalf of youth, and volunteer.
She traveled to 24 countries in a six month span. Her aim was to raise awareness on the most pressing issues facing today’s youth, encourage young people to use their abilities to foster progress in their communities and urge the international community to take responsibility on youth issues.
Coleman worked closely on projects with UNFPA, UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, and UN Foundation as well as many local and youth led organizations.
Coleman is a Peace One Day Ambassador and is committed to promoting peace and tolerance globally.
She is the Founder, CEO, and Executive Producer Gimmemo.com, an online talk show that empowers youth through safe conversation about issues pertinent to their development.