Maika Monroe biography
Date of Birth: May 29, 1993
Santa Barbara-born Maika Monroe’s initial desire was to pursue a career in professional freestyle kiteboarding (kite surfer). Following in her father’s footsteps, she started the sport at the age of 13. She moved to the Dominican Republic’s north coast of Cabarete in her senior year of high school to train full-time while she completed her studies online. From then on, her athletic path prospered and she received second place in the International Red Bull Air Competition.
At the same time, Maika began launching her career as an actor.She began with a minor role in the indie film like Bad Blood followed by a guest role on the Sci-Fi series Eleventh Hour. Her debut in a feature film came in Ramin Bahrani’s movie At Any Price , starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron.
Since then, she played a small role in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring starring Emma Watson and has completed another role in Jason Reitman’s Labor Day , working alongside Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. More recently, she has played bigger roles in films including It Follows (2015), The 5th Wave (2016), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Hot Summer Nights (2016) and Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017).
Despite her success as an actor, Maika remains loyal to her kiteboarding passion and has several sponsors, including F-One USA, CosmicKites.com, Airbound Apparel and Hyperflex Wetsuits. She is also involved with a charity called Kiteboarding 4 Kids that benefits underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic.
Maika formerly dated Zac Efron.