Award-Winning Actress | Writer/Author | Producer
Monica Parker has always known she was destined for big things. Having worked in Hollywood and Canada with many of the greats―including Sir Anthony Hopkins, Michael Douglas, Dan Ayckroyd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, John Cusack, John Candy and Kim Catrall—Monica’s Parker’s smart and sassy take on living life to the fullest and challenging conventional thinking with humor and quick wit have made her a much-desired speaker, actress, writer & entertainer.
On television, Parker has been a guest on numerable shows including Murder She Wrote, Who’s the Boss, E.R., The X-Files, and S.C.T.V, and has hosted three of her own programs―Evening Out, Sweet City Woman, and There’s Got to Be a Better Way. Monica is currently starring in her very successful one-woman show, Sex, Pies & a Few White Lies, which premiered in Los Angeles and spawned her funny and deeply moving 2014 memoir/anti-diet book. Getting Waisted (A Survival Guide to Being fat in a Society That Loves Thin.) In 2015, she released her second book, the delightful, much praised OMG! How Children See God. She has now completed her third book about the hot-button topic, money – Oops! I Forgot to Save Money and is hard at work on her first novel; “Glass Heart.”
She recently finished a recurring role on the SciFi channel’s hit show; Defiance and was recently seen on the big screen in the David Bowie bio-pic – Stardust and the psychological thriller Helmington. As a producer, Parker’s credits include Hunger Point, starring Christina Hendricks and Barbara Hershey and The Party Never Stops, headlining Nancy Travis. She currently has two feature films under studio option: The Last Single Woman on Earth and Big Mouth. Amongst Monica’s many accolades she serves as an advisory board member for Humber College’s prestigious Television Writing and Producing Program.
BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
Oops, I Forgot to Save Money: And it Turned Out I’m Not Alone
Getting Waisted: A Survival Guide to Being Fat in a Society that Loves Thin
OMG How Children See G-d
PAST RESILIENCY APPEARANCES
QUOTES ABOUT RESILIENCY AND EMPOWERMENT
RESILIENCE – LIFE CAN BE TOUGH: GET A HELMET
We are constant works in progress. Resilience teaches us to handle that we are far from perfect?
Into every life there are troubles big and small. How we handle those troubles is what makes us or breaks us.
I feel blessed to have an optimistic nature. I believe that when my toast falls on the floor, it will always land butter side up!
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
DID YOU KNOW THIS ABOUT MONICA?
Strangers tell her things…on planes, trains, and in cafes, confessing emotional angst, huge indiscretions.
Monica Parker is one of those rare individuals who speak from a place of honesty and vulnerability, with a golden thread of humor, much of it at herself.