Sophie Monk

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Date of Birth 14 December 1979, England, UK Birth Name Sophie Charlene Akland Monk Height 5' 6" (1.68 m) Sophie Charlene Akland Monk is an Australian pop singer, actress and occasional model. She was once a member of female pop group Bardot and has since established a solo career with the release of one album, Calendar Girl. More recently, she turned her hand to acting, starring in comedies such as Date Movie and Click. She is a graduate of MacGregor State High School[citation needed] and also spent time at Somerset College [1] on the Gold Coast. Monk's professional music career began in 1999 when she responded to an advertisement requesting girls with vocal and dance experience. Monk, who had been performing since she was eight years old, drove all night to audition for the first series of Popstars, a TV talent show which aimed to create a successful new girl group. In one audition, she performed a rendition of Marilyn Monroe's famous "Happy Birthday, Mr. President", working on her previous experience as a Monroe impersonator at Warner Bros. Movie World. After numerous rounds of singing and dancing workshops, Monk was selected as a member of the group, which was named Bardot. Popstars was one of the most successful and high-rating programs of 2000.[citation needed] Bardot became the first Australian act to debut at the #1 position with both its debut single, "Poison", and self-titled debut album. Further singles "I Should've Never Let You Go" and "These Days" followed and in August, the group embarked on its first national tour. Bardot performed at the 2000 ARIA Awards at which they were nominated in three categories. In July 2001, the group released "ASAP", the first single from their second album. Bardot now had more control over their music and image. The single peaked Top 5, as did follow-up single, "I Need Somebody", their most successful single since "Poison". The second album, Play It Like That debuted at #16, achieving gold status. Monk co-wrote the album track "Feel Right" with fellow bandmate Sally Polihronas. In 2002, final single, "Love Will Find A Way" completed Bardot's string of consecutive Top 20 hits and the group embarked on its second national tour. In May, the group disbanded. Monk has since established herself in Hollywood, having played Marilyn Monroe for a high-budget telemovie The Mystery Of Natalie Wood (2004) and starred in the music video "Always" for rock group blink-182. In February 2006, she starred in her debut feature role as the flirtatious and seductive 'best man' Andy in the spoof comedy Date Movie. A scene in the film sees Monk act out a parody of the infamous Paris Hilton burger advertisement. The film was a box office hit, reaching #2 in the US and #1 in Australia, UK and New Zealand. June saw the release of the Adam Sandler film Click, a story about a universal remote control. The film debuted at #1 on both the US and Australian box office charts. Monk plays Stacey, David Hasselhoff's flirtatious, bimbo secretary who she described in an interview as "... kind of a floozy that kind of just works there because she gets around a bit. Another serious character." Monk has wrapped up work shooting a role in the dark comedy Sex and Death 101, written and directed by Daniel Waters. The film will also star fellow Australian actor Simon Baker and Winona Ryder and is due for release early-mid 2007. She has also scored a part in, what is described to be her biggest role yet, the upcoming Warner Bros. comedy Spring Breakdown. Monk describes her character as "... the head of the evil girls. I'm like the evil bitch that everyone wants to be like and they all end up hating her."

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Click

Stacy

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Date Movie

Andy

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The Hills Run Red

Alexa

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Blood Feast

Penny Ramses

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Hard Breakers

Lindsay Greene

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One Piece: Abenteuer in Alabasta - Die Wüstenprinzessin

Andy

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Life Blood

Brooke Anchel

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National Lampoon's The Legend Of Awesomest Maximus

Princess Ellen

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Dorfman in Love

Vronka

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Spring Breakdown

Mason Masters

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Blood Feast

Penny Ramses

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Dorfman in Love

Vronka

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National Lampoon's The Legend Of Awesomest Maximus

Princess Ellen

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Hard Breakers

Lindsay Greene

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The Hills Run Red

Alexa

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Life Blood

Brooke Anchel

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Spring Breakdown

Mason Masters

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One Piece: Abenteuer in Alabasta - Die Wüstenprinzessin

Andy

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Sex and Death 101

Cynthia Rose (#31)

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Click

Stacy

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Date Movie

Andy

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London

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