Monique Ganderton was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She has always had a passion for sports and adventure. She achieved high levels of track and field, equestrian show jumping and is also a certified snowboard instructor. She was involved in diving, gymnastics, softball, skating and dabbled in 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. She moved to Toronto at 18 to pursue modeling.
A few days on set watching a stunt woman shoot the place up triggered an internal passion for action. Monique soon pursued stunt work; she has been working full time as a stunt woman and stunt actor.