In the early 2000s, Kelly Monaco became a household name after a stint on Season 1 of Dancing with the Stars. Since then, she has been in the spotlight less, but she remains a key character on the soap opera General Hospital. Plus, she has led a lucrative career up to this point, which has helped her build substantial wealth for herself. Read on to discover the true Kelly Monaco 2021 net worth.
Modeling To Daytime TV Star
Monaco got her start in 1996 when she sent her photo to Playboy for consideration. She was featured in the magazine throughout the 1990s, appearing in special editions and even being featured as Playmate of the Month in April 1997. Her first television role was on Baywatch in 1997 and 1998. She played Susan on the show and also acted as Carmen Electra’s body double because Electra could not swim. Monaco also played a few other very small roles in the 90s, including parts on BASEketball, Idle Hands, and Mumford.
The move that made her career was when she accepted the role of Olivia “Livvie” Morley and eventually Tess Ramsey on Port Charles. She moved from that program to ABC’s General Hospital to play her most well-known character: Samantha McCall. Her roles on each show earned her two Daytime Emmy Award nominations. However, she’s not ever won an award for her acting.
In 2005, Monaco appeared on the network’s show Dancing with the Stars. She was the first season’s winner and went on to participate in the competition’s 15th and 25th seasons as well. In addition to competing on Dancing with the Stars, Monaco has also hosted the Daytime Emmy Awards and served as a judge for the 2009 Miss USA pageant. Now, she continues to appear on daytime TV as Samantha McCall on General Hospital. Monaco has spent years developing a career as a soap star. What has that done for her wealth?
Kelly Monaco 2021 Net Worth: A Household Name
After appearing in Port Charles from 1999 until 2003, Monaco had become a household name. She was a daytime television star and increased in popularity. Now, her estimated $4 million net worth in 2021 reflects a career of hard work as a soap actress. Just like her costars, Monaco receives about $2,000 to $5,000 per episode that she appears in. After being on programs like General Hospital and Port Charles for more than 20 years, those numbers start to add up.
As highlighted above, her soap opera roles weren’t the only thing keeping her busy. Monaco has earned plenty appearing on reality TV, like Dancing with the Stars and even working as Carmen Electra’s body double. There aren’t any definite plans in the future for new projects, but she’s not slowing down. So, the Kelly Monaco 2021 net worth of $4 million won’t be going anywhere any time soon.
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