Monique Ganderton

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Monique Ganderton was working as a model and a stunt women. She had a conversation with Sylvester Stallone and he encouraged her to break away from modeling and pursue a full time career as a stunt woman. She followed his advice and not only does she have an incredible career in stunts, but she was the first female stunt coordinator for a Marvel feature film in Avengers: Infinity War.

Monique Ganderton was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on August 6, 1980. She achieved prominence in track and field, equestrian show jumping and she is a certified snowboard instructor. Monique was involved in diving, gymnastics, softball, figure skating, equestrian and later various martial arts. She has always been an avid writer and artist and had thought about going into journalism prior to performing.

Here career in entertainment began when she was discovered at a local shopping mall in Edmonton by a modeling agent and began modeling. She eventually relocated to Toronto and began studying acting and working as a background performer to learn about filmmaking. She booked her first acting role on the TV show Mutant X, which also required a stunt. She performed well and was seen as a natural athlete and the stunt coordinators encouraged her to train to become a stunt performer.

Monique continued to audition and to pursue stunt work. She landed her first stunt gig on feature film, The Recruit (2003) where she met Bridget Moynahan and Al Pacino. Monique was immediately seen as an up and coming stunt performer. Back on the west coast she booked Stunt roles on Irobot (2004), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and other notable films and television shows.

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Monique supports many charities in the USA Dirty Dog Squad, Mustang heritage foundation, Wild Horse Preservation campaign, Wild Horse Freedom Federation, Wild Horses In Need , Southern conservation Trust and in Canada Alzheimer’s society of Alberta, BC Cancer foundation and Wild Horses of Alberta Society

As an actress you can see Monique in Xmen Apocalypse (2016), Indie film The Hunted (2016) and TV Series ‘Unreal’. Monique will also be performing stunts in upcoming Atomic Blond (2017), where she stunt doubles Charlize Theron. Monique’s previous acting body of work includes American Ultra, Smallville, The 100, Tomorrow People, Sleepy Hollow, pilot Inseparable and Twilight : Eclipse, Hansel and Gretel, among others.

She has been a stunt coordinator for numerous films including many of the Marvel films including Avengers: Endgame (2019), Captain Marvel (2019) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017).

In the future Monique hopes to use her writing and performing experience to create and direct projects.

Monique Ganderton has had the opportunity to stunt doubled Charlize Theron, Sigourney Weaver, Tricia Helfer, Bridget Moynahan, Leelee Sobieski, Darryl Hannah, Famke Jensen, Rebecca Romijn, Karen Cliché, Stacy Keibler, Amanda Tapping, Mandy Moore, Monica Schnarre, Amelia Cooke and Jane Lynch.

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