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Born May 23, 1976
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age 37
Series
General Hospital
Character Sam Morgan
Alicia Montenegro
Duration 2003-Present (Sam)
2005 (Alicia)
Port Charles
Character Livvie Locke
Tess Ramsey
Duration 1999-2003 (Livvie)
2002-03 (Tess)

Kelly Marie Monaco (born May 23, 1976) is an American model, actress, reality television contestant and winner of Dancing with the Stars in Season 1. She is well known for playing the character of Sam Morgan on the soap opera General Hospital, a role she originated in 2003 and Livvie Locke, a character she orginated in 1999 on the soap opera Port Charles. [1]

Career and personal lifeEdit

Monaco's first television role was on the nighttime drama Baywatch from 1997 to 1998. In addition to playing the role of Susan on the show, Monaco also was Carmen Electra's body double at times, as Electra could not swim. Monaco also had minor roles in the late 1990s films BASEketball, Idle Hands, and Mumford. Monaco had two roles on the supernatural television soap opera Port Charles: Olivia “Livvie” Locke Morley (1999–2003) and Tess Ramsey (2002–2003). When that program ended, she joined the cast of soap opera General Hospital as Samantha "Sam" McCall in September 2003. She also played the character of Sam look alike Alicia Montenegro on General Hospital.

In 2003, Monaco was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Port Charles. In 2006, Monaco was again nominated for a Daytime Emmy, this time for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Sam McCall on General Hospital. In 2006, Monaco also co-hosted the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmys, with Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron. In March 2009, Monaco was chosen by Donald Trump and Paula Shugart to be one of the judges for the 2009 Miss USA pageant. In 2011, Ms. Monaco starred as Julie in the Lifetime movie, The Edge of the Garden. Monaco is a fan of extreme sports, and participated in the all-women's Hi-Tec Racing Series, which consisted of 12 miles of off-road running, 3–4 miles of kayaking and 12–15 miles of mountain biking, interspersed with a Marine-style obstacle course. Monaco's team came in second. [2] Ms. Monaco is close friends with General Hospital co-stars, Kimberly McCullough, Laura Wright and Kirsten Storms.

On July 27, 2012 it was announced that Monaco is apart of the cast for the Dancing with the Stars All Stars season.[3] She placed 3rd in Dancing with the Stars All Stars with partner Valentin (Val) Chmerkovskiy, who had a cameo on GH as a boxer in 2013. Val's brother Maksim (Maks) Chmerkovskiy made a guest appearance on General Hospital as Anton Ivanov.

Humanitarian workEdit

Monaco and several other daytime celebrities such as Susan Lucci and Anthony Geary traveled to Kenya, Africa as a part of the Feed the Children program on July 13, 2009. Monaco, along with Geary, Lucci and the other stars, documented their journey with their own video cameras as they aided the Feed the Children founders Larry and Frances Jones in delivering food and items to the needy and accompanying them on visits to local schools, as well as an abandoned baby center built by Feed the Children. Monaco was recently on the streets of Kibera, playing with some young orphaned boys and teaching them how to say "hello" in English. Monaco and the other stars will be staying in Africa for 10 days with the Feed the Children organization. Part of the footage will be shown during the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards, as part of a segment titled "Daytime Gives Back." The documentary is intended to give the American public with an up-close and personal look at Kenya and its wonderful people and to raise awareness of the desperate situation faced by Africa’s poor. [4]

On October 24, 2009, Monaco took part in another volunteer day of service, the iParticipate campaign. She along with several other of her General Hospital co-stars, such as Lisa LoCicero, Kimberly McCullough, Leslie Charleson and more all volunteered to help beautify a local school in Los Angeles. [5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role
1997-1998 Baywatch Susan
1998 BASEketball Sharon
1999 Idle Hands Tiffany
1999 Mumford Landlady's daughter
2001 Spin City Nurse
1999-2003 Port Charles Olivia "Livvie" Locke Morley
Tess Ramsey
2007 Football Wives (pilot) Ruby Monroe
2011 The Edge of the Garden Julie
2003-present General Hospital Samantha "Sam" McCall Morgan
Alicia Montenegro

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0597450/
  2. http://www.maxim.com/portal/site/amg/404
  3. http://www.eonline.com/news/333437/dancing-with-the-stars-all-star-cast-revealed
  4. http://daytimegivesback.com/index.html
  5. http://sn.soapnet.go.com/news/article/soap-nation-i-participate-october

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