Career

Filmography

Shotgun (2018) stars as Mia
Tau (2018) stars as Julia
I’m Not Here (2017) stars as Karen
Felt (2017) stars as Joan
Bokeh (2017) stars as Jenai
The Tribes of Palos Verdes (2016) stars as Medina
The 5th Wave (2016) stars as Ringer
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) stars as Patricia Whitmore
Hot Summer Nights (2016) stars as McKayla Strawberry
The Scent of Rain and Lightning (2016) stars as Jody Linder
Burned (2015) stars as Lila
Echoes of War (2015) stars as Abigail Riley
It Follows (2014) stars as Jay Height
The Guest (2014) stars as Anna Peterson
Flying Monkeys (2013) stars as Joan
The Bling Ring (2013) stars as Beach Girl
Synthesizers (2013) stars as Wooderson’s Girl
Labor Day (2013) stars as Mandy
Bad Blood… the Hunger (2012) stars as Maika
At Any Price (2012) stars as Cadence Farrow
The Darkness is Close Behind (2011) stars as Amy Southern
Bad Blood (2006) stars as Maika Lathrop

Kite Boarding

Maika Monroe’s initial desire was to pursue a career in professional freestyle kite boarding (kite surfer). Following in her father’s footsteps, she started the sport at the age of 13. She moved to the Dominican Republic’s north coast of Cabarete in her senior year of high school to train full-time while she completed her studies online. From then on, her athletic path prospered and she received second place in the International Red Bull Air Competition.

Acting

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

Sources: Ace Show Business, IMDbWikipedia