Monica Quinn is a charismatic and upbeat stage and screen actress born in Philadelphia. From a military family, she left the snow for the sun and relocated to San Diego. Growing up at S.C.P.A., a performing arts school like "Fame," she expanded her acting skills to include becoming a singer, voiceover artist, producer, and a champion for arts education. Monica founded Chrysalis Pictures Productions and The Moving Parts Film Festival based in Los Angeles. As a SAG-AFTRA/ AEA performer, some of her clients include Sony PlayStation, Fox Entertainment, Beats by Dre, Boost Mobile, Vital Farms, San Diego Rep, and the Virginia Stage Company.
Some of her Film/TV credits are The Wild, The Child, and The Miracle (Cannes Film Festival), Magic '85 (AFI), My Brother Wes (New York Film Academy), Three and a Half Thoughts (Winner Harlem Film Festival), SYNC (Winner iPhone Film Fest, Olleh International, Oxford iFest). Monica has also appeared in Dirty Laundry (pilot) as a series regular and 30 is Still 30 as a recurring guest star.
As a member of The Actors Gang Theatre Company, she performed under the direction of acclaimed Academy award-winning actor Tim Robbins. She appeared in the world tour of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" directed by Tim Robbins, the national tour of "The Exonerated" directed by Cynthia Ettinger (The Silence of the Lambs, (HBO) Carnival, and Deadwood (HBO). Monica has also performed regionally in professional theaters across the nation and toured internationally with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, and theater festivals in China, France, Spain, Romania, Brazil, and Italy.
Monica has a B.A in Musical Theater from UCLA, as well as a Certification in Professional On-Camera Acting from UCLA. In addition to performing, Monica has a heart for arts education and nonprofit work. She received a Masters of Science in Nonprofit Management from Walden University. As a teaching artist, Monica coaches inmates with The Prison Project at The California Institution of Men, The California Institution of Women, and The California Rehabilitation Center. Through Theatre 360 and Drama Maniacs, she has also had the pleasure of teaching her artistry to children. Furthermore, she cultivates affirmative transformation with incarcerated youth at Camp Scott, encourages children who have left Juvenile Hall by working in continuation high schools, and has joined forces with The Youth Policy Institute to incorporate History and Spanish in Immersion Programs with Culver City and La Conte Middle School.
Name: Monica Quinn
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Chrysalis Pictures
Occupation: Actor, Host/presenter, Producer and Film Festival Director
Unique traits: Tenacity, Charm, and Wit
The Cat Burglar
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Film (Short and Drama) Actress After the untimely death of his wife, a grieving young man struggles to raise his five year old step-daughter who wishes to become a mermaid.
Film (Short and Drama) Actress In the height of the AIDS epidemic, Gabriel, opens his home as a hospice to men dying of the disease. He cares for and helps guide his patients to a conscious death while battling his own needs for life affirmation through anonymous sex in LA's vibrant bathhouse scene.
Entropy: A Day in a Life
Film (Short) Actress A rehabilitated Ex Convict has a hard time readjusting to life after his release, but is unable to shake off some hardwired routines that were conditioned in him during his incarceration.
Film (Short) Actress A driven new employee, after receiving the job of her dreams, must choose between corporate innovation and personal dominion.
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Film (Short) Producer An Immigration Attorney must make the most important decision of her life while coming face to face with intolerance.
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Television (Comedy) Producer A Comedic interactive series taking Girl Talk to the next level! Fun and wacky stories of sex gone wrong while learning about delicious cocktails.
My Brother Wes
Film (Short and Drama) Actress Wes (10), has always looked up to his older brother Dre (13) and has always wanted to be included in his older brother's group of friends. As a playful prank to try and deter his younger brother from bad influences, Dre tries to coerce Wes into stealing some sodas and snacks at the local bodega, not unlike a scene in one of their video games, thinking that Wes will be too scared to accept. Without fully understanding the possible consequences, Dre ups the ante by convincing Wes to use a toy gun to hold up the store owner. Wes, not wanting to look like a little kid, doesn't give in and soon both boys find themselves at the bodega. They enter the store as their nerves start to get unhinged. Things turn terribly wrong and the simple prank turns deadly when the bodega owner accidentally shoots and kills Wes thinking that the toy gun was real.
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Sisters at the Grave
Film (Short and Drama) Actress Two sisters Tiffany and Lena reunite after a lifetime a part. Lena is looking for answers to her life's questions of abandonment, but the only one who can give her closure is her sister Tiffany who had the life Lena always wanted and never had. The two sisters must overcome affliction and resentment to create refuge and find closure in each other. Written by Monica Quinn
Meth Addiction: Insights and Recovery
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The Wild, the Child & the Miracle
Film (Short and Drama) Actress A young woman arrives at a group home claiming that "the boy", a child found in the wilderness, is her long lost son.
30 Is Still 30
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Way of the Dogg
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Secondary Inspection: Facebook King
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Film (Short, Romance and Sci-Fi) Actress Even in a backwards world, love finds a way
Three and a Half Thoughts
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Television (Reality-TV) Actress A young, beautiful and single woman will court several eligible men who must rely strictly on their individual personalities to captivate her.