Monica Padman ( age 32 years, 2021) is a podcaster and actress who was born on May 28, 1989, in Georgia, United States. She is best known for her role as the co-host of the podcast “Armchair Expert” alongwith Dax Shepard.
She’s also appeared in a number of films and television shows, including “A Good Place,” “CHIPS,” and “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television.”
Monica’s parents and grandparents immigrated to the United States in 1966 as refugees. She grew up there with her brother, but little else is known about her background. There are also no specifics about her education or upbringing, as well as no information about her experiences that led her to pursue a career in acting.
Name – Monica Padman
Date of birth – May 28, 1989
Age: 32 years
Nationality – American
Ethnicity – Mixed
Sibling – Neal Padman (brother)
Height – 1.63 m (5’4″)
Birth sign – Gemini
Hair colour – Black
Eye colour – Black
She moved to Los Angeles after finishing her college education, which is a typical step for people hoping to make it big in the entertainment industry. She made her television debut in 2010, in an episode of the Lifetime series “Drop Dead Diva,” which followed a plus-sized lawyer named Jane as her body was possessed by the spirit of a fashion model .
Josh Berman created the show, which was produced by Sony Pictures Television. It took some time for her to get another role after that.
Padman’s next project was as a guest on Showtime’s television sitcom “House of Lies,” in role of an assistant in the episode titled Boom, which was based on the book “House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You Time.”
The show follows management consultants who will go to any length to close deals, and it aired for five seasons before being cancelled.
She also had a supporting role in the film “HelLA” before appearing in the film “CHIPS,” in which she played role of Becky. It’s a buddy comedy film based on the 1970s television show of the same name, written by Dax Shepard. Michael Pena, Rosa Salazar, and Adam Brody are among the show’s stars.
The film was made without the help of the California Highway Patrol, unlike the original show (CHP).
Her next project was to play Barista in the web series “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television,” which aired on YouTube Premium for two seasons before being cancelled.
She also had a role in the 2018 television series “The Good Place.” She was seen in the role of Eleanor-1 on the American fantasy comedy series. She appeared in the 9th episode of the 3rd season which was titled Janet(s).
Monica Padman Husband
At the moment, the actress isn’t dating anybody. Cameron Cruz, the director of operations at AMIRI fashion line, was her former boyfriend. They had been together for four and a half years.
Other Projects & Armchair Expert
Monica is best known for collaborating with actress Kristen Bell on many of her films, including “Veronica Mars” and “Frozen.”
She’s also a regular collaborator of Dax Shepherd, having worked on films including “Parenthood” and “Baby Mama.” This collaboration with Dax eventually resulted in the production of the podcast “Armchair Expert,” on which she is seen as a producer and co-host.
Shepard and Monica interviewed a variety of celebrities, including scholars and journalists, in a show titled “The Messiness of Being Human,” which premiered on Valentine’s Day 2018.
Shepard’s wife Kristen Bell, was the show’s first guest, and it has grown in popularity over the last year, becoming the most downloaded new podcast on iTunes in 2018. This has led to the couple travelling and filming episodes in front of live audiences.
Celebrities such as Kristen Bell, Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell, Kumail Nanjiani, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have been featured as guests.
The show’s first episode of “Experts on Expert,” a recurring series of interviews in which Padman and Shepard interview experts in their fields, aired on June 7, 2018. Bill Gates, Ibram X. Kendi, and Atul Gawande have all been guests on the programme.
And the show’s length has been extended as a result of its success, with episodes currently averaging two hours in length. Monica is the one who fact-checks the majority of Shepard’s claims, providing a unique viewpoint on the topics addressed.
Net Worth of Monica Padman
According to reports, she has a net worth of over $500,000 , which she has amassed through a fruitful acting career. Her podcast work and online fame have also contributed to many opportunities, and it is anticipated that her wealth will continue to rise as she pursues her goals.
Padman has not been very open about her personal life, so little is known about any of her romantic relationships. According to some outlets, she is single, which is most definitely the case because there is no proof to the contrary. She is a very private person who, despite her public work, prefers to keep her podcast listeners in the dark about her personal life.
Despite the fact that both of them, Dax Shepard and Monica Padman have starred in several acting ventures, she has expressed surprise at the podcast’s popularity, and several publications have dubbed “Armchair Expert” as Dax Shephard’s greatest success.
List of Movies
2010 Drop Dead Diva
2014 House of Lies
2015 This Is Why We’re Single
2016 On the Bright Side
2017 My Boyfriend Is a Robot
2017 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television
2018 The Good Place
2019 Bless This Mess
2019 Justin & Jill’s Drunk History: The Birth Story
2021 Rutherford Falls
Awards & Nominations
Padman was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2019 for her work as a producer on Momsplaining, a web series hosted by Kristen Bell that airs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s YouTube channel.
Monica Padman Instagram
She, like many other podcasters and actresses, is very active online via social media accounts, especially on Instagram, where she has over 332k followers. She shares a lot of personal images on her Instagram account, including trips with her parents. She spends a lot of time with Dax and Kristen Bell, who are close friends of hers.
She also likes to share funny material on occasion, as well as a few throwback images. She’s taken a variety of pictures with the celebrity guests who have appeared on their podcast.