|Birth name||Sophie Charlene Akland Monk|
|Born||December 14, 1979 England|
|Origin||Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, actress|
|Years active||2004 - present|
|Label(s)||Warner Music (2000-2004)|
|Associated acts||Benji Madden, Bardot|
Sophie Charlene Akland Monk (born December 14, 1979) is an Australian pop singer, actress and occasional model. Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This article is about the Australian city Gold Coast For other uses see Gold Coast. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal Benjamin Levi Madden (born Benjamin Levi Combs on March 11, 1979) is the Guitarist and backup vocalist of the band Good For the 1982 UK Eurovision entry see Bardo (band. Bardot was an Australian female pop group which formed in 1999 on the Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A model is a person who is posed or displayed for the purpose of Art, Fashion, or other products and Advertising. She was once a member of female pop group Bardot and has since established a solo career with the release of an album, Calendar Girl. For the 1982 UK Eurovision entry see Bardo (band. Bardot was an Australian female pop group which formed in 1999 on the Calendar Girl is the debut album by Sophie Monk, released in 2003 More recently, she turned her hand to acting, appearing in films such as Date Movie and Click. Date Movie is a 2006 romantic comedy film which was directed and written by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer Click is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 comedy/drama / Science fiction / fantasy Film directed by Frank
Monk's professional music career began in 1999 when she responded to an advertisement requesting girls with vocal and dance experience. For the 1982 UK Eurovision entry see Bardo (band. Bardot was an Australian female pop group which formed in 1999 on the 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. Popstars is an international Reality television program and a precursor to the Idol series A girl group is a Popular music act featuring several young Female Singers who generally harmonize together 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. Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1 1926 &ndash August 5 1962 baptized Norma Jfk happy birthday 1jpg|thumb|220px|right| John F Kennedy thanking Marilyn Monroe]] "Happy Birthday Mr Warner Bros Movie World is a popular movie related Theme park on the Gold Coast in Australia. After numerous rounds of singing and dancing workshops, Monk was selected as a member of the group, which was named Bardot. For the 1982 UK Eurovision entry see Bardo (band. Bardot was an Australian female pop group which formed in 1999 on the
Bardot became the first Australian act to debut at the #1 position with both its debut single, "Poison", and self-titled debut album. "Poison" is a pop song by Australian female group Bardot, and was the first single from their debut album Bardot (2000 Bardot is the Debut album by Australian female pop group Bardot, released in May 2000 (see 2000 in music) Further singles "I Should've Never Let You Go" and "These Days" followed and in August, the group embarked on its first national tour. "I Should've Never Let You Go" is a pop song by Australian female group Bardot, and was the second single from their debut album Bardot "These Days" is the third single by Australian pop group Bardot, released in August 2000 on the back of their first national tour Bardot performed at the 2000 ARIA Awards at which they were nominated in three categories. The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (commonly known as ARIA Music Awards or ARIA Awards) is an annual awards night celebrating the Australian
In July 2001, the group released "ASAP", the first single from their second album. " ASAP " is a pop / R&B song performed by former Australian pop group Bardot, and was the first single from their second album Play It Like 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". "I Need Somebody" is a pop &ndash dance song by Australian pop group Bardot and was the second single from their second album Play The second album, Play It Like That debuted at #16, achieving gold status. Play It Like That is the somophore album by Australian female pop group Bardot, released in November 2001 (see 2001 in music) Monk co-wrote the album track "Feel Right" with fellow bandmate Sally Polihronas. For the 1982 UK Eurovision entry see Bardo (band. Bardot was an Australian female pop group which formed in 1999 on the 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. " Love Will Find a Way " is a pop song by Australian pop group Bardot, and was the third single from their second album Play It Like That In May, the group disbanded.
Soon after Bardot's split, Monk began work on her solo career, re-signing a solo contract with Warner Music. Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal She travelled overseas to work with some well-known producers including hit maker Rob Davis (famous for co-writing Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head") and this resulted in two tracks, "Inside Outside", Monk's debut solo single and the album track "Don't Push It". Rob Davis may refer to Rob Davis (Guitarist and Songwriter Rob Davis (football player Rob Davis (Ontario politician Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, born 28 May 1968 is an Australian pop Singer - Songwriter and occasional Actress. " Can't Get You out of My Head " is a pop-dance song recorded by Australian Singer-songwriter Kylie Minogue for her eighth studio album "Inside Outside" is a pop &ndash dance song performed by Australian singer Sophie Monk, and was the first single from her debut album Sophie performed her new single for the very first time in September on the grand final edition of the AFL Footy Show at Rod Laver Arena. The AFL Grand Final is an annual Australian rules football match traditionally held on the final Saturday in September at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in The AFL Footy Show is a Logie Award winning Australian Sports Television program, shown on the Nine Network and its affiliates Rod Laver Arena is a part of the Melbourne Park complex located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and current venue for the Australian "Inside Outside" was released October 28, 2002 and after a week of busy promotion, debuted in the Top 5, spending a total of 12 weeks in the ARIA Top 50, receiving gold status. Events 306 - Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor. 312 - Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA is a Trade group representing the Australian recording industry Monk also co-wrote the B-side "Luv Me" (in dedication to her long-term boyfriend of the time) with producer Shane Monopoly. Adding to her growing profile was her role as model and spokesperson for Expozay Swimwear. Second single, "Get The Music On" became another Top 10 hit, spending 10 weeks in the Top 50. "Get the Music On" is a pop &ndash dance song by Australian singer Sophie Monk, and was the second single from her debut album Calendar The single's B-side "Shake" was also co-written by her.
In May 2003, Monk released her debut solo album, Calendar Girl, which surprised many by mixing contemporary pop-dance and funk with classical opera interludes, Monk having been classically trained growing up. Calendar Girl is the debut album by Sophie Monk, released in 2003 Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and Secular music Opera is an art form in which Singers and Musicians perform a Dramatic work (called an opera which combines a text (called a Libretto Despite heavy promotion including TV advertising and in store appearances, the album debuted at #35 which was seen as a disappointing result. The album's final single, the ballad "One Breath Away", was re-recorded and mixed for single release, peaking at #23 in July, spending only 9 weeks in the Top 100. "One Breath Away" is a pop &ndash Ballad song by Australian singer Sophie Monk, and was the third single from her debut album Calendar Despite beginning work on new material in early 2004, including songs with dance act Rogue Traders, Monk parted ways with Warner Music. Rogue Traders is a British/ Australian dance/electro band consisting of James Ash (keyboards and Danny Spencer (guitars The material created during these sessions has yet to surface.
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. Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1 1926 &ndash August 5 1962 baptized Norma Natalie Wood, born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko, also billed as Natasha Gurdin ( July 20, 1938, San Francisco, California " Always " is the fourth single from Blink-182 's 2003 Blink-182 album Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Blink-182 was an American Pop In February 2006, she starred in her debut feature role as the flirtatious and seductive 'best man' Andy in the spoof comedy Date Movie. Participants in wedding ceremonies, also known as the wedding party, include the bride and groom (or bridegroom) the maid of honor A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject Date Movie is a 2006 romantic comedy film which was directed and written by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer A scene in the film sees Monk act out a parody of the infamous Paris Hilton burger advertisement. A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject
June 2006 saw the release of the Adam Sandler film Click, a story about a universal remote control. Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9 1966 is an American Comedian, Click is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 comedy/drama / Science fiction / fantasy Film directed by Frank 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 ". David Michael Hasselhoff (born July 17, 1952) is an American Actor and Singer, who is best known for his lead roles on Knight Bimbo is a term that emerged in popular English language usage in the early 20th century to describe an often attractive yet unintelligent woman A secretary is either an administrative assistant in business office administration, or a certain type of mid- or high-level governmental position such as a . . kind of a floozy that kind of just works there because she gets around a bit. Another serious character. " She has also appeared in a sex scene with Vincent Chase of HBO's Entourage in the episode "The Day Fuckers. Vincent "Vince" Chase is the fictional main character played by Adrian Grenier on the Dramedy Television series Entourage Entourage is an Emmy Award -winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a The following is a list of episodes for the HBO original series Entourage. "
Monk has wrapped up work shooting a role in the dark comedy Sex and Death 101, written and directed by Daniel Waters. Sex and Death 101 is a 2007 Dark comedy written and directed by Daniel Waters released in the United States on April 4th 2008. Daniel Waters (born November 30, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American Screenwriter and Film director. The film will also star fellow Australian actor Simon Baker, and Winona Ryder, and is due for a straight-to-DVD release March 5, 2008. Simon Baker (born 30 July 1969 is an Australian Film and Television Actor. Winona Laura Horowitz (born October 29 1971 better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is an American actress Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  She has also scored a part in, what is described to be her biggest role yet, the upcoming Warner Bros. comedy Spring Breakdown. Spring Breakdown is an upcoming Comedy film scheduled for release in Fall 2008 on DVD 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. " She has confirmed that she is recording three songs for the film Spring Breakdown and that one of the songs "Candy" will be released as a single to coincide with the film's release.  Monk will appear in the upcoming 2008 horror film Pearblossom along side Scout Taylor-Compton. Pearblossom is an upcoming horror/crime thriller film with an estimated release date in 2008. Desariee Starr Compton (born February 21 1989 is an American actor and singer who goes professionally by the name Scout Taylor-Compton. She is also set to star in an upcoming comedy titled Spring Break 83 in which she plays a character named Brittany.
Monk has also appeared in an array of commercials and advertisements including Primus Telecom, Diet Vanilla Coke, LG Mobile and 3 Telecommunications. Primus Telecom is a Telecommunications provider founded in 1994 by ex- MCI executives Coca-Cola Vanilla (formerly known as Vanilla Coke, and for a time in the summer of 2003 V) is the Soft drink Coca-Cola made to a recipe with
Monk was also the face for the launch of the Biofit Bra by Pleasure State, for which she went on a promotional press tour of Australia.  Monk recorded an update of Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It" for the promotion, and a music-video style commercial to accompany it was played throughout Myer stores in Australia. Salt-n-Pepa is a Grammy -Award Winning American hip hop group from Queens New York that came into the music scene in 1985 and went on to " Push It " is a song by the group Salt-N-Pepa. This song was released in 1987 Myer is Australia 's largest chain of Department stores retailing a broad range of merchandise including women's men's and children's clothing footwear and accessories The cover was produced by Benji Madden, Monk's fiancee at the time, and was released as a promo single in Myer stores. Benjamin Levi Madden (born Benjamin Levi Combs on March 11, 1979) is the Guitarist and backup vocalist of the band Good 
Monk also a co-presenter with Perez Hilton at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Sydney. Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr (born March 23 1978 is an American Blogger and Television personality. The MTV Video Music Awards were established in the end of the summer of 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top Music videos of the year  Monk also hosted the 2007 AFI Awards, but was heavily criticized for not handling the gig well. The Australian Film Institute Awards (often abbreviated to AFI Awards) are awards of merit presented annually by the Australian Film Institute. 
Monk appeared in a series of reality television styled commercials for MTV to help promote Snoop Dogg for Australian Citizenship. Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr (born October 20 1971 His mother nicknamed him " Snoopy " as a child because of the way he dressed and because of his love of The humorous commercials, that were shot in Bondi Beach, featured Monk living with Snoop and trying to help him adjust to an Australian way of life. Bondi Beach (pronounced "BOND-eye" or /'bɒndaɪ/ is a popular Beach and the name of the surrounding Suburb in Sydney, Australia His constant cussing at inappropriate times as well as not holding back on conversations of a sexual nature often put him in an awkward position, particularly in one that features Monk's parents coming to visit for dinner. The original meaning of the adjective profane (from the Latin for "in front of or outside the Temple " was to refer to items not belonging to the church 
Monk was born in England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Her parents moved to Australia's Gold Coast, Queensland and she also spent time at Somerset College and A. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. This article is about the Australian city Gold Coast For other uses see Gold Coast. Somerset College is a Non-denominational Christian school located in Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, Australia. B Paterson College. 
Having had a tabloid reported private life, including a period dating actor Jude Law. A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest Jude Law (born 29 December 1972 is an English Actor. He began acting with the National Youth Music Theatre in 1987 and had his first TV role in 1989  In January 2008, media outlets reported that Benji Madden and his long-time girlfriend and fiancée, Sophie had split up. Benjamin Levi Madden (born Benjamin Levi Combs on March 11, 1979) is the Guitarist and backup vocalist of the band Good Monk has returned to Australia alone, almost a year to the day since Madden proposed.  In response to recent rumors that the couple had broken up, Good Charlotte's rep tells Us Weekly: "Benji Madden and Sophie Monk are together and very happy. Good Charlotte is an American rock band from Waldorf Maryland that formed in 1996 Us Weekly is a celebrity magazine originally founded in 1977 by The New York Times Company, and acquired by Wenner Media in 1986 "  However, on February 12, 2008 it was officially announced by Monk's Sydney agent, Yoon Kim, that "Sophie and Benji have officially split. Events 1429 - English Forces under Sir John Fastolf defend a supply convoy carrying rations to the army besieging Orleans from attack by the 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The decision was mutual and they remain amicable. "
She has recently been seen in public with Ryan Seacrest. Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an Emmy Award -nominated American television / radio host and Television
|2002||"Inside Outside"||5||ARIA: Gold||Calendar Girl|
|2003||"Get the Music On"||10|
|"One Breath Away"||23|
|2007||"Push It"||Recorded for the Pleasure State's Bio Fit push-up bra promotion|
|"Little Drummer Boy"||Live at Carols in the Domain||Carols in the Domain: 25th Anniversary|