Monica Steuer is an internationally renowned actress who has worked in several countries including the USA, Mexico, Scotland, Peru and Puerto Rico. Extremely versatile, she has been cast as American, German, French and Latin American as well as in nondescript roles.
Monica graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, receiving the Charles Jehlinger Award for Best Actress and the Grace Kelly scholarship.
In the USA her stage work includes plays from such well-know authors as Lynn Nottage, Migdalia Cruz, Maria Irene Fornés, Calderon de la Barca, Federico Garcia Lorca and Nelson Rodriguez; among many others. She just finished playing Julia in the world premiere of BLOOM at IATI Theatre, after a 2 year hiatus due to Covid. Prior to that Monica was seen as Citrona in FUR at NYTW@NextDoor and Tracey in Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize – winning play SWEAT at People’s Light in PA, for which she received numerous accolades for her performance.
Monica has shared the screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Leguizamo, Harvey Keitel, Ana Ortiz & Gina Rodriguez, and most recently, with Jaime Camil and the incredibly talented: Lin Manuel Miranda, with whom she had the pleasure to co-star in the film Looking for Maria Sanchez.
Her leading role in the award winning comedy Destiny Has No Favorites, shot in Peru, earned her the GOLDEN PAOA Award for Best Actress at the Viña del Mar International Film festival in Chile. Destiny was screened in several film festivals around the world, including the acclaimed Cannes Film Festival in France.
Shut Up and Do it! and The Position, films where Monica also played the female lead, both earned best film awards. The first was elected ‘Best Indie Film’ by the American Latino TV Awards and the latter won ‘Best Short’ at The Big Apple Film Festival.
On television, you can see Monica in Netflix’s The Politician, where she got to play a hilarious over-the-top character in season 2/episode 7! You can hear Monica on ABC’s Emergency Call where she played a very stressed out caller calling about her granddaughter driving erratically with her infant child on the back seat. She also guest-starred on Law & Order: SVU alongside Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni and she was a series regular on the web series Haute & Bothered on teen.com
As a Voice-Over artist Monica has been extremely successful. Fluent in English, Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, she has recorded numerous commercials, industrials, audiobooks and educational tapes, as well as having done looping and dubbing for many different types of media. Monica was the voice for Macys, in Spanish, for more than 11 years and she can always be heard on both TV and radio in a variety of spots! On HBO Sports she dubbed into Spanish such shows as Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and The Fight Game with Jim Lampley. She also continues to record many audiobooks for The Library of Congress and Recorded Books. In animation, Monica has been playing Caillou’s mommy as well as other roles, for several years now. She does that in Brazilian Portuguese. Monica has a recording studio at home and she is also available for coaching and monitoring.
When Monica is not working, she enjoys traveling, nature, outdoor activities such as hiking and bike riding and she is a fierce ping pong player as well! Music and dance play an important role in her life and you may find her ‘grooving’ to a song just about anywhere! She appreciates the company of family and friends and she is a huge animal lover and advocate.
Monica has been the recipient of several awards for her stage work – Three ACE Awards and Six HOLA Awards – and she also holds a B.A. in Psychology from the United States International University where she graduated MAGNA CUM LAUDE.