Michelle grew up in a rural farm community in Winthrop, Iowa. After graduating from high school, she went to Chicago to study journalism while doing modeling jobs and commercials to pay for her tuition. She then decided to pursue a career in modeling and eventually became interested in acting.
Initially, Michelle was cast in minor parts of episodes in TV series such as Young Americans and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Her roles in TV paved the way for roles in movies such as Perfume and Unfaithful. Her big break came when she co-starred in one season of Boston Public in 2002.
2005 was a major year for her when she did several movie projects alongside the biggest names in Hollywood: Robert Downey, Jr. and Val Kilmer in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand in North Country and Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible III.
Michelle Monaghan's Scores
|Source Code||Apr 1, 2011||Christina||7.6|
|The Bourne Supremacy||Jul 23, 2004||Kim||7.5|
|Gone Baby Gone||Oct 19, 2007||Angie Gennaro||7.6|
|Kiss Kiss Bang Bang||Oct 21, 2005||Harmony Faith Lane||7.9|
|North Country||Oct 14, 2005||Sherry||7.4|
|Somewhere||Dec 22, 2010||Cast / Rebecca||6.1|
|Mission: Impossible III||May 5, 2006||Julia||7.0|
|Unfaithful||May 10, 2002||Lindsay||6.6|
|Trucker||Oct 9, 2009||Executive Producer / Diane Ford||8.6|
|Winter Solstice||Apr 8, 2005||Stacey||7.2|
|Mr. & Mrs. Smith||Jun 10, 2005||Gwen||5.7|
|Love, Marilyn||Nov 30, 2012||Cast / Herself||10|
|Due Date||Nov 5, 2010||Christine Highman / Sarah Highman||6.3|
|The Heartbreak Kid||Oct 5, 2007||Miranda||5.1|
|It Runs in the Family||Apr 25, 2003||Peg Maloney||5.0|
|Eagle Eye||Sep 26, 2008||Rachel Holloman||6.9|
|Machine Gun Preacher||Sep 23, 2011||Lynn||7.1|
|Better Living Through Chemistry||Mar 14, 2014||Kara Varney||6.0|
|Made of Honor||May 2, 2008||Hannah||4.6|
|Tomorrow You're Gone||Apr 5, 2013||Florence Jane||tbd|