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Danh Monica
Born 4 November 1986 (1986-11-04) (age 34)
Phnom Penh, People's Republic of Kampuchea (in present-day Cambodia)
Occupation Dancer, actress
Years active 2001–present

Danh Monica (born 4 November 1986) is a Cambodian actress of the 2000s along with Keo Pich Pisey, Veth Rattana, Suos Sotheara, Chan Leakenna, Keo Nisa, Duch Sophea, and Sarai Sakana. She is the only Cambodian actress today who started acting as a child actor and who is skilled in classical Cambodian ballet.

Early life

Monica was born to Danh Vansa and Men Chan Nary, a performing arts teacher. As an only child from a wealthy family, Danh Monica was very fortunate to have all the resources she would need to be what she wanted, an actress. Because her mother was a performing arts teacher, Danh Monica was exposed to traditional arts. She entered the film industry and starred in her debut film, The Snake King's Child at the age of 14, in 2001.

Career

In the 2000s, Danh Monica, along with Keo Pich Pisey, starred in a large number of films including legendary films and modern films. The actress not only performs classical Cambodian ballet and operas, in which she learned from her mother from the ages of 7 through 16, but she also sing and perform in live concerts in countries such as France, China, the United States, and Canada. She has appeared in numerous music videos, karaokes, and live shows. Monica is also one of the first Cambodian TV soap opera stars. She starred in her first TV show/soap opera Klen Pka 3 Po which in English mean "The Arrogance of the Three Colored Flower in 2008. Currently, Monica does not plan to have any children.

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
2001 The Snake King's Child Soriya Won for best child actress
2002 Jao Srotop Jek Folktale
Jet Mdai (A Mother's Heart) Modern
2003 Tum Teav Neang Teav Folktale, opposite of Sok Sophea
Ah Lev
2004 3 Ace Modern
Ah Lev Folktale, opposite of Sovann Makura
Athitvongsa Sisoriyavong Folktale, opposite of Sok Sophea
Moranak Meada Neang Moranak Meada Folktale, opposite of Heng Bunleap
Nieng Arp Neang Ahp Horror, opposite of Sovann Makura
Nieng Leak Neang Leak Folktale
Picheyvongsa Neang Mahouri Folktale, opposite of Heng Bunleap
2005 Athitvongsa Sisoriyavong Folktale, opposite of Meng Bunlo and Heng Dary
Boremei Preah Bodima Meas Horror
Neang Keo Nama Tida Mok Ses Double role as Keo Nama and Moni Rattana Folktale
Tep Tida Kondol Saw Folktale, opposite of Eng Rithy
Vimean Chan Neang Vimean Chan Folktale, opposite of Heng Bunleap
2006 Konsaeng Krohom
Pka Angkeabos Neang Pka Angkeabos
Soriya Lngeach Tngai Soriya Folktale, opposite of Heng Bunleap
2007 Preah Moha Monkoline Folktale, opposite from Sovann Makura
Sarai Andeth Sarai Andeth
Sompov Meas Folktale, Actor Unknown
Srok Srae Snae Knhom Modern, Country, opposite of Tep Rundaro
Tropeang Peay Folktale, opposite of Heng Bunleap
2009 Klen Pka 3 Po Modern, TV Series
Peus Snae Folktale, TV Series
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