Maika Monroe (info)

Maika Monroe

Santa Barbara-born Maika Monroe's initial desire was to pursue a career in professional freestyle kiteboarding (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. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Tribute

Personal Quotes
My goal is to continue to act and still be a professional kiteboarder.

When I was living in the Dominican Republic, the local kids became a part of my family.

I'm working on a movie called Una vida en tres días (2013), with Kate Winslet, while still balancing kite boarding. Being an actress and an athlete is a challenge, but I'm excited to see what happens.

I started kite boarding when I was 13. My dad was a kite boarder, and I begged him to teach me until he finally agreed. He made me wait because it can be dangerous.

With kiting, you have to land a trick, and in that instant you know whether you won or lost - I knew I could become the best in the world if I trained. But with acting, there are different variations; there's not a right or wrong way. It's so hard because it's so out of your hands. I have no idea what's going to happen!

I've seen so many scripts, and I want to do everything. Like with kiteboarding, you have to be fearless. I'm not scared.

Acting is such a crazy industry, but kite boarding keeps me grounded.

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