Maika Monroe

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Maika Monroe
Independence Day- Resurgence Japan Premiere- Maika Monroe (28560156495).jpg
Maika Monroe at the Independence Day- Resurgence Japan Premiere
Born Dillon Monroe Buckley[1][2]
(1993-05-29) May 29, 1993 (age 24)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, kiteboarder
Years active 2012–present

Maika Monroe Buckley (born Dillon Monroe Buckley; May 29, 1993) is an American actress and professional kiteboarder.[3] She made her acting debut in the 2012 film At Any Price; in 2013, she appeared alongside Kate Winslet in the drama film Labor Day. She became recognized as a "scream queen" after her performances in the critically acclaimed 2014 films The Guest and It Follows, she also played Patricia Whitmore in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).

Life and career[edit]

Monroe was born Dillon Monroe Buckley in Santa Barbara, California, the daughter of Dixie, a sign language interpreter, and Jack Buckley, who works in construction,[4][5] she later changed her first name to "Maika", by which she had already been publicly called for most of her life.[1]

In April 2012, Monroe signed up for the drama film Labor Day, an adaptation of the novel of the same name,[6] she played Mandy, a farm girl who romances with a young man and eventually becomes his wife and the mother of his child.[7] In June 2013, she joined the cast of the psychological thriller film The Guest;[8][9] in 2014, she starred as Jay in the horror film It Follows,[10] which became a cult hit and secured Monroe's status as a scream queen.[11][12] In 2016, she co-starred in the invasion thriller film The 5th Wave, based on the novel of the same name.[13][14] Monroe also co-starred in the 2016 movie Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel to Independence Day (1996), playing former First Daughter Patricia Whitmore.[15]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 At Any Price Cadence Farrow
2013 The Bling Ring Beach Girl
2013 Labor Day Mandy
2013 Flying Monkeys Joan Television film
2014 The Guest Anna Peterson
2014 It Follows Jay Height Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer
2015 Echoes of War Abigail Riley
2016 The 5th Wave Ringer
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Patricia Whitmore
2017 Bokeh Jenai
2017 Hot Summer Nights McKayla Strawberry
2017 The Scent of Rain and Lightning Jody Linder
2017 The Tribes of Palos Verdes Medina
2017 Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Joan Felt
2017 I'm Not Here Karen
2017 TAU Julia
2018 Shotgun Mia Post-production


  1. ^ a b "Maika Monroe". Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Person Details for Dillon Monroe Buckley, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995" —". Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Maika Monroe balances acting with kiteboarding". Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Maika Monroe: from world-class kiteboarder to accidental movie star". The Irish Times. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Noozhawk Talks: Maika Monroe Making the Most of Her Three-Part Harmony". Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Monroe working on 'Labor Day'". 3 April 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Maika Monroe, Tom Lipinski join Kate Winslet in 'Labour Day'". 4 April 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Rising Star Maika Monroe Joins 'Downton Abbey's' Dan Stevens in 'The Guest'". 26 June 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "‘Downton Abbey’ star filming thriller in N.M.". 17 July 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  10. ^ Miska, Brad (December 17, 2014). "Official Teaser For ‘It Follows,’ Potentially the Scariest Movie of 2015!". Fangoria. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ Miska, Gi (December 17, 2014). "‘It Follows; Maika Monroe, who is becoming a legit Scream Queen". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ Kim, Kristen Yoonsoo (March 17, 2014). "Maika Monroe, of The Guest and It Follows, is horror's new Scream Queen". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ Ge, Linda (August 11, 2014). "Maika Monroe Joins Chloë Moretz, Nick Robinson in ‘The 5th Wave’". Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ Miska, Gi (December 17, 2014). "‘It Follows". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Hollywood's Next Big Thing: 'Independence Day' Actress Maika Monroe Goes From Pro Kiteboarder to Breakout Star". Retrieved August 11, 2016. 

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