Monique Coleman Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Monique Coleman Quick Info
Height5 ft 2.5 in
Weight55 kg
Date of BirthNovember 13, 1980
Zodiac SignScorpio
SpouseWalter Jordan

Monique Coleman is a talented American actress, dancer, singer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is popularly known for her character Taylor McKessie from the High School Musical film series where she acted as one of the best friends of Vanessa Hudgens. Monique has also appeared in numerous TV series like Gilmore Girls, Malcolm in the Middle, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Bones, and Downtown Girls. She also participated in the Dancing with the Stars, Season 3 show and finished 4th with partner Louis Van Amstel. Monique is also the creator of Gimme Mo’ talk show. She has a huge social media fan base with more than 500k followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Adrienne Monique Jordan

Nick Name

Momo

Monique Coleman in an Instagram post as seen in February 2019
Monique Coleman in an Instagram post as seen in February 2019 (Monique Coleman / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Monique Coleman studied at the Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in South Carolina. Later, she joined The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago and graduated in BFA in Acting in 2002. Much later in 2012, she also attended the American Farm School in Greece.

Occupation

Actress, Dancer, Singer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Roz Coleman
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Monique Coleman is managed by The Gersh Agency, Inc., Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Genre

Pop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Unsigned

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 2½ in or 159 cm

Weight

55 kg or 121 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Monique Coleman has dated –

  1. Corbin Bleu (2005-2009) – In June 2005, Monique started dating actor Corbin Bleu. The pair were cast opposite each other in High School Musical 2 (2007). They dated for almost 4 years before breaking up in 2009.
  2. Walter Jordan – In 2010, Monique started a relationship with Walter Jordan. The couple dated for 2 years, before tying the knot on Valentine’s Day (February 14) in a private ceremony in Koh Samui, Thailand in 2012.
Monique Coleman in an Instagram post in March 2019
Monique Coleman in an Instagram post in March 2019 (Monique Coleman / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

She is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curly hair
  • Broader jaws

Brand Endorsements

Monique Coleman has either endorsed or promoted brands like –

  • Baxter Blue
  • Sambazon
  • The Greenprint
  • JuiceThisLA
  • Esquivel Shoes
  • Tribe Alive
  • Perrier USA
  • Aerie
  • Yes To, Inc.
  • Extra Gum
  • Avocado Green Mattress
  • Daily Greatness business planner
Monique Coleman at Granville South High School in February 2011
Monique Coleman at Granville South High School in February 2011 (AusHumanRights / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Best Known For

Her role as Taylor McKessie in the Disney’s High School Musical (2006, 2007, and 2008), Mary–Margaret in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2005-2006), and as Molly in Boston Public (2003–2004)

As a Singer

She has performed several songs in the High School Musical series including “A Night to Remember,” “High School Musical,” “Work This Out,” “What Time Is It?”, “All for One” “We’re All In This Together,” and “Stick to the Status Quo”.

First Film

In 2008, she made her theatrical film debut in the comedy-drama film High School Musical 3: Senior Year as Taylor McKessie.

First TV Show

In 2003, she made her first TV show appearance on the drama series Strong Medicine as Tanya.

In 2010, she made her TV show debut as a voice actress on the animated comedy show The Cleveland Show as Fontaisha.

Personal Trainer

Monique Coleman had previously trained under Rich and Helene Guzman of the L.A. Rox gym to prepare for the four-mile running leg of the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. The trainers focused on putting her under eight-minute miles running routine. She worked out 90-minutes for 3-4 times a week. Her workout routine included 4 miles run on the treadmill alternating with a half-mile walk at an incline, stretching, strength training, and core workout. She did lap swimming and lifted weights twice a week.

As for her diet, she had to maintain 1,600-1,700 calories per day. Following is the sample of her menu per day-

  • Breakfast – A protein shake combined with egg-white powder, almond milk, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Snack – Apple and a handful of almonds
  • Lunch – Small chicken breast with asparagus spears along with a small portion salad in non-dairy dressing
  • Pre-Dinner Snack – Hummus with celery, jicama and bell peppers, or radishes and carrots
  • Dinner – Fish with steamed vegetables and brown rice

Being a fitness freak, Monique works out regularly and usually goes spinning, running, and hiking. She also believes in eating healthy and incorporating greens to her diet.

Monique Coleman Favorite Things

  • Quote – “The jump is so frightening between where I am and where I want to be; because of all I may become, I will close my eyes and leap” by Maryanne Radmacher
  • Organizations – DoSomething.org, GirlUp.org, PeaceOneDay.org, ShesTheFirst.org, and GlobalKids.org

SourceMedium, Facebook

Monique Coleman as seen in June 2011
Monique Coleman as seen in June 2011 (Gimmemotalk / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Monique Coleman Facts

  1. She is a close friend of Corbin Bleu.
  2. In 2006, she was cast as a member of the Dancing with the Stars in the season 3 edition along with Louis Van Amstel, finishing 4th in the contest.
  3. During her appearance on the Dancing with the Stars (2006) show, in round 2, she danced a mambo number to the hit song “Bop to the Top” from the High School Musical (2006).
  4. On September 8, 2010, she came out with her online talk show Gimme Mo’ with the aim to empower youth.
  5. She has worked as a writer and executive producer in the Gimme Mo’ series (2018).
  6. In 2010, she was chosen as the first UN Youth Champion for the “International Year of Youth”, as she focused on raising awareness of the issues faced by the youths in their everyday life.
  7. If she could trade jobs with anyone in the world, she would do so with Dalai Lama as she loves spending her day teaching peace and compassion.
  8. The best advice she has ever received is that nothing in “life or death” last forever.
  9. One person in the world with whom she would love to have a private breakfast or lunch is Ava Duvernay.
  10. In Hollywood, she is motivated by the business works of Viola Davis, Meryl Streep, Halle Berry, and Leonardo DiCaprio.
  11. Previously, she has also worked as Starlight Children’s Foundation StarPower ambassador.
  12. She has been involved with many charities including Restoring Vision, Upworthy, The Allstate Foundation, and others.
  13. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Monique Coleman / Instagram

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