Maika Monroe is an American actress and professional kiteboarder. She made her acting debut in At Any Price and appeared in the drama film Labor Day. She became recognized as a “scream queen” after her performances in the critically acclaimed films The Guest and It Follows. She also played Patricia Whitmore in Independence Day: Resurgence.

Birth Name

Dillon Monroe Buckley


Maika Monroe


Actress, Professional Kiteboarder



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Maika Monroe was born on May 29, 1993, in Santa Barbara, California, United States.


She’s currently 25 years old.

Sun Sign




She is of English, Irish, Scottish and Icelandic ancestry.


Her religious views aren’t known.


As she had moved to Dominican Republic in her senior high school year, she had to complete her high school studies online.

Family Details

  • Father – Jack Buckley (Construction Worker)
  • Mother – Dixie Buckley
  • Siblings – Unknown
  • Others – William Allan Clute (Maternal Grandfather), Heather Ann Reese Morrison (Maternal Grandmother)

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Maika Monroe has dated –

  • Zac Efron (2012) – Maika hooked up with Zac Efron after getting smitten by the former Disney star while working in the movie, At Any Price (2012). Their cozy behavior at the screening of the movie certainly further fired up these rumors.
  • Taylor Lautner (2013) – After they were spotted catching a Dodgers baseball game at the Los Angeles Stadium, it was reported that Maika was in a relationship with the Twilight star.
  • Liam Hemsworth (2015) – Maika was reported to be in a relationship with actor Liam Hemsworth. They hooked up while shooting for the fantasy film, Independence Day: Resurgence and made their relationship public with a loved-up appearance at the Independence Day director Roland Emmerich’s party. According to onlookers, she was grinding up against him all night.
  • Boyd Holbrook (2016) – Maika dated actor Boyd Holbrook in January 2016 after they were pictured out on a dinner date in West Hollywood. After dining for more than three hours, they left the restaurant hand in hand, which confirmed that it wasn’t the case of friends eating out.

  • Joe Keery (2017)Maika Monroe has been dating Stranger Things star Joe Keery from 2017.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m


  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 35-25-34
  • Bust – 35 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Having starred in the commercially acclaimed films, The Guest (2014), It Follows (2014), and Independence Day: Resurgence (2016). For her roles as Anna Peterson in The Guest and as Jay Height in It Follows for which she was given the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Actress.

Film Debut

Maika made her film debut with 2012 drama film At Any Price in the role of Cadence Farrow.

Television Debut

In 2009, Maika guest appeared in crime drama series Eleventh Hour as Maya Wynne.

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in TV commercials including Purina Dog food and Pizza Hut.

Awards & Nominations

2015It FollowsHome Media Magazine AwardsBest Scream QueenWon
Hamptons International Film FestivalBreakthrough PerformerWon
Fright Meter AwardsBest Actress In A Leading RoleNominated
2016It FollowsiHorror AwardsBest Female Performance In A Horror FilmNominated
Empire AwardsBest Female NewcomerNominated
Fangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActressWon
Independence Day: ResurgenceCinemaCon AwardsBest Ensemble of the UniverseWon
BurnedFilmQuest AwardsBest Supporting Actress – ShortNominated
Portsmouth International Film FestivalBest Supporting Performance in a ShortNominated
2017The Scent of Rain and LightningHell’s Half Mile Film & Music FestivalBest Lead ActressWon

Maika Monroe Favorites

Her favorite things aren’t known.

Maika Monroe Net worth

Her net worth is estimated at $2 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Maika Monroe

  • Growing up, she took dance lessons which helped her to get her hands on movies. She first appeared as a background dancer in the 2006 film Bad Blood, thus making her entry into films.
  • She changed her first name to ‘Maika’ while she was still in primary school.
  • Maika moved to the Dominican Republic when she was 17 to train professionally as a kite boarder.
  • Maika is a longtime supporter of the Kiteboarding 4 Kids charity, which works to support underprivileged children in the Dominican Republic through the sports.
  • In 2012, she signed a lucrative deal with clothing brand, Airbound Apparel to create her own line of tank tops and t-shirts. The proceeds from the sales were donated to various local charities in the Dominican Republic.
  • In April 2012, Monroe signed up for the drama film Labor Day, an adaptation of the novel of the same name.
  • In 2013, Maika was ranked #32 professional freestyle kite boarder in the world.
  • In 2014, she starred as Jay in the horror film It Follows, which became a cult hit and secured Monroe’s status as a scream queen.
  • In 2016, she co-starred in the invasion thriller film The 5th Wave, based on the novel of the same name.


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