Monique Coleman is an American actress, dancer, and philanthropist, best known for her role as Taylor McKessie in the “High School Musical” series. Coleman has also been recognized for her advocacy work, particularly in her role as the first ever UN Youth Champion for the International Year of Youth.
Coleman’s acting career includes significant roles beyond the “High School Musical” series, highlighting her versatility as an actress. She has appeared in various television shows such as “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” and “Gilmore Girls,” and lent her voice to characters in animated series. Her participation in “Dancing with the Stars,” where she finished in fourth place.
Throughout her career, Monique Coleman has worked alongside a number of influential figures in the entertainment industry, including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Lucas Grabeel, and director Kenny Ortega. Her work with Kenny Ortega and the cast of “High School Musical” not only solidified her status as a beloved Disney Channel icon but also contributed to the global phenomenon that the series became.