Monique Ganderton was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She has always had a passion for sports and adventure largely in part to her ever adventurous father, Russell. She achieved high levels of track and field, equestrian show jumping and is also a certified snowboard instructor. Monique was also involved in diving, gymnastics, softball, figure skating, equestrian and later various Martial Arts. Monique has always been an avid writer and artist and thought about going into journalism prior to performing.
Monique was discovered at a local shopping mall in Edmonton by a modeling agent and agreed to give it a try. Monique relocated to Toronto and began taking acting classes and working as a background performer to learn about film-making. Monique booked her first acting role on TV show Mutant X, which also happened to require a stunt. She was seen as a natural athlete and the stunt coordinators encouraged her to also train to become a stunt performer.
Monique continued to audition and she pursued stunt work adamantly. She landed her first Stunt gig on feature film, "The Recruit" where she met the wonderful Bridget Moynahan and the inspiring Al Pacino. The job secured Monique as an up and coming stunt Performer. Monique then packed up for the west coast to reunite with family, friends and her love of nature. She booked Stunt roles on Irobot, Xmen 3 and many other notable films and TV shows.
Monique planned a move to LA around the same time she met her partner Sam Hargrave, whom she met while Acting on a movie in Vancouver. Monique and Sam have worked together on 7 features and also wrote, directed and acted in award winning short films 7 Layer Dip and Love and Vigilance together.
Sam and Monique live between their ranches in Malibu and Georgia, home to their many rescue animals and Chickens. Together they have rescued and adopted three dogs, two cats and three horses.
Monique supports many charities in the USA Dirty Dog Squad, Mustang heritage foundation, Wild Horse Preservation campaign, Wild Horse Freedom Federation, Wild Horses In Need , Southern conservation Trust and in Canada Alzheimer's society of Alberta, BC Cancer foundation and Wild Horses of Alberta Society
You can see Monique Acting in upcoming 'Xmen Apocalypse', Indie film 'The Hunted' and Tv Series 'Unreal'. Monique will also be performing stunts in upcoming 'The coldest City', where she stunt doubles Charlize Theron. Monique's previous acting body of work includes 'American Ultra', 'Smallville', 'The 100', 'Tomorrow people', 'Sleepy Hollow', pilot 'Inseparable' and 'Twilight : Eclipse', 'Hansel and Gretel', among others.
In the future Monique hopes to use her writing and performing experience to create and direct projects.
Monique has stunt doubled Charlize Theron, Sigourney Weaver, Tricia Helfer, Bridget Moynahan, Leelee Sobieski, Darryl Hannah, Famke Jensen, Rebecca Romijn, Karen Cliché, Stacy Keibler, Amanda Tapping, Mandy Moore, Monica Schnarre, Amelia Cooke and Jane Lynch.
Name: Monique Ganderton
Known for: X-Men: Apocalypse
BirthDay: 06, Aug ,1980