Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Lynn Monaghan is an American actress known for her roles in Mission: Impossible III, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Gone Baby Gone, Maid of Honor, The Heartbreak Kid, Eagle Eye, Source Code, and True Detective.

Spouse (1) Peter White (August 2005 - present) (2 children) Trivia (19)

Grew up in the small town of Winthrop, near Cedar Rapids in northeast Iowa.

Studied journalism at Chicago's Columbia College.

She had scenes deleted from Constantine (2005) and Syriana (2005).

Moved to New York in 1999.

Is married to Australian graphic designer Peter White.

Has two older brothers.

In Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), she plays an actress who did a commercial for a beer called Genaro's. In Gone Baby Gone (2007) she plays a character named Angie Gennaro.

Member of the same Los Angeles gym as Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Jodie Foster, Jason Sarayba, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Ashley Tisdale.

Returned to work seven months after giving birth to her daughter Willow in order to begin filming Somewhere (2010).

Holds a "Class A" driver's license permitting her to legally drive an 18-wheeler truck. Monaghan merited this permit while preparing for her role in Trucker (2008).

She named her five favorite films as A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Fargo (1996), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Animal Kingdom (2010) and Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (1997).

Was class president of her high school.

Married her boyfriend of 5 years Peter White following a 3-month-long engagement. [August 2005]

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter Willow Katherine White on November 5, 2008. Child's father is her husband, Peter White.

Admitted that she had skin cancer and quit smoking after diagnosis. [October 2011]

Her father is of Irish descent. Her mother is of mostly German, with small amounts of Swiss-German and English, ancestry.

Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 37, a son Tommy Francis White on October 30, 2013. Child's father is her husband, Peter White.

Signed on to star opposite Patrick Dempsey in the romantic comedy Made of Honor (2008). [February 2007]

Won blue ribbons as a hog wrestler, when she was age 13.

Known For


Cast Credits

The Path (2016)
Starring as Sarah Lane (9 episodes)
The Chew (2015)
Guest starring as Michelle Monaghan
True Detective (2014)
Starring as Maggie Hart (8 episodes)
American Dad! (2005)
Guest starring as Gina
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Dana Kimble
  • Episode 2x10: Consent (Jan 19, 2001)