Biography

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 Christopher Marlowe, Calderon de la Barca, Anton Chekhov, Federico Garcia Lorca, George Bernard Shaw and Nelson Rodriguez; among many others. She just finished playing 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 was also recently seen as Olimpia in THE CONDUCT OF LIFE and she completed  a critically-acclaimed run starring in the Boundless Theatre Company’s production of Octavio Solis’ play PROSPECT, for which she received an HOLA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor.

On film, 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 Searching 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, Brazilian Portuguese and basic French, 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 on tv and radio for 11.5 years and she can always be heard in a variety of spots! On HBO Sports she has been dubbing into Spanish such shows as Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and The Fight Game with Jim Lampley.  She is also lending her voice to the Library of Congress and Recorded Books narrating numerous audiobooks in Spanish. Monica also enjoys doing animation! You can hear her as Caillou’s mom in Brazilian Portuguese. Monica has a recording studio at home and she has been using it quite often during this pandemic. She connects with most clients over Source Connect and she is also available for coaching and monitoring.

When Monica is not working, she enjoys traveling, nature, outdoor activities such as hiking and playing volleyball, 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. She is the guardian of her beloved cat Nena.

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.