Mona, also known as Mona Lisa, is a British Actress and Author based in East London.
She began performing from a young age - auditioning and taking part in numerous school plays and concerts. From singing as a member of the chorus in her primary school's production of The Pied Piper, to playing a background singer/dancer in The Jungle Book at Stratford Circus, Mona savoured every moment she had on stage, giving every performance her all.
She later returned to Stratford Circus to play The Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland.
Mona continued acting throughout secondary school and college. In 2012, she decided to do a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies. After completing her first year in the course, Mona dropped out of university and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
With an urge to develop her craft, Mona attended regular acting classes for film and TV at TVI Studios in Sherman Oaks. With a knack for comedy, she also studied improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade in Hollywood.
Whilst in Los Angeles, Mona had the pleasure of working alongside Steve Carell on Pharrell Williams's 24 hour music video Happy, and modelled for The Cobrasnake for a Beats By Dre campaign that was displayed in various department stores across the United States.
In 2014, Mona decided to go back to university and do a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing at The University of Greenwich. Whilst studying for her degree, Mona took part time acting classes at Identity School of Acting and continued working as a freelance actress and model.
In 2017, Mona graduated with a First Class Honours, and her short stories, Behaviour, Conversations, and The Blue and The Pink Bird were published in The University of Greenwich Anthology 2017.
Since completing her degree, Mona has acted in several commercials for companies such as Google and The Royal Opera House, and was part of a UK billboard campaign for Amazon Prime.
She has also starred in several idents for Formula 1 on Channel 4 (BOSE Headphones) and TV Sitcom Friends on Comedy Central (Cetaphil).
In 2019, Mona wrote, illustrated, and self-published her first book, The Story I Wrote, available for purchase on Amazon worldwide.
More recently, Mona has worked as a Body Double for singer/songwriter FKA Twigs in a number of music videos for her recent album Magdalene, and has worked alongside Anna Kendrick in Hilton Hotel's latest commercial, airing in multiple countries across the world.
She is currently studying the Meisner Technique at the Actors Door Studio.