Monica Lawson

Biography

Monica Lawson is a New York trained actress having received a BFA in theatre from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. After graduation, Monica focused her career on theater having performed with renowned companies such as The Classical Theater of Harlem, The Flea Theater, under Artistic Director Jim Simpson, and The Bank Street Theater. Monica worked as a voiceover artist for brands including Home Depot and MTV, and developed a love of comedy having studied sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Taking up comedy was a great balance to her theatre experience and training. With her comedic writing skills, Monica helped co-found an improv comedy group that performed both sketch and improv in venues throughout New York City. With her experience in theatre, voiceover, and comedy, Monica came to Los Angeles to further pursue film and television. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Monica booked a CBS pilot and a National Commercial for Budlight. She continued her comedic studies at The Groundlings School with instructors Scott Beehner and Drew Droege. Now based in Los Angeles, Monica is a working actress with independent film roles, TV roles for CBS and ABC including CSI, NCIS and General Hospital and as well as a national print campaign for Clairol and various other commercials. Monica continues her theatrical pursuits in Los Angeles having performed sketch at Second City Hollywood, and with theatre companies such as the Alliance Repertory Theater, The SkyPilot Theater Co., and as a member of the highly regarded Open Fist Theater Company, most notably in their production of Horton Foote's Foot Notes directed by actor Scott Paulin. Monica has opened a production company BOND Motion Pictures, where she has produced short films and is embarking on her first feature.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Wakefield May 19, 2017