Monica Lacy is one of the rare actresses working today to move easily between comedy and drama. She’s played everything from brainiacs to bombshells, her off-beat humor and warmth always hinting at the surprises underneath her All-American good looks. She has recently played a quirky, idealistic soccer mom named Sharon Burke in the new Amazon Prime series The Kicks. Other recent TV appearances include guest-starring roles as an MIT computer scientist on CBS’s Hawaii Five-O and a suffering wife on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD.
Monica grew up on an ‘urban farm’ in Orange County, CA where she practiced her powers of persuasion on the Orange County Fair judges, winning annual awards for her dairy goats. She began her acting career in high school when an agent spotted her and her identical triplet sisters, Leanna and Joy. Taken by their charm and innocence, Disney quickly snapped them up to star in Parent Trap III and Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon. They shot roles on Growing Pains and Beverly Hills 90210, among others, and Monica put her motor-mouth to good use when the girls were interviewed on The Johnny Carson Show. While her sisters eventually chose paths away from the spotlight, Monica knew she was just getting started and soon found roles in several iconic television shows. She asked Bud to help her stay celibate on Married with Children, dated Kramer on the classic “yadda yadda” episode of Seinfeld, and had her heart broken by Bailey on Party of Five. On film, she’s been busted out of jail by Reese Witherspoon in Freeway, fought to get out of a small town in the Sundance Award-winner Possums, and haunted Vincent D’Onofrio in The Cell. She’s starred in five hour-long pilots for for CBS, MTV, and NBC, including Clyde Phillips’ Time Well Spent and the series lead in Sorority, alongside January Jones and Christina Hendricks.