• Monica Padman is an actress and podcaster, best known for her work on “Armchair Expert”
• She has an estimated net worth of over $500,000
• She has had roles in “A Good Place”, “CHIPS”, and “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television”
• She is the co-host and producer of the podcast “Armchair Expert” alongside Dax Shepard
• She is highly active on social media, posting a lot of personal and comedic content on her Instagram account
Who is Monica Padman?
Monica Padman was born on 28 May 1989, in Georgia, USA, and is a podcaster as well as an actress, best known for her work of being the co-host of the podcast entitled “Armchair Expert”. She’s also worked on numerous acting projects over the course of her career, including “A Good Place”, “CHIPS”, and “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television”.
The Net Worth of Monica Padman
How rich is Monica Padman? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through a successful career in acting. Her podcast work and online fame has also led her to numerous opportunities, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Monica’s parents and grandparents were immigrants to the US, having moved to the country in 1966. She grew up there alongside a brother, though very little else is known about her family. There are also no details regarding her education and her childhood, with no information about her experience leading her to try pursuing an acting career.
After completing her college education she moved to Los Angeles, a move most common for people wanting to make it big in the entertainment industry. She made her television debut in 2010, appearing in an episode of the show “Drop Dead Diva”, a Lifetime series which aired from 2009 to 2014 following a plus-sized lawyer named Jane as her body is inhabited by the soul of a fashion model. The show was created by Josh Berman and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. After her role there, it would take a bit of time before she gained another role.
After four years, Padman got her next project in the television comedy “House of Lies” as a guest, aired on Showtime from 2012 and based on the book entitled “House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You Time”. The show is about management consultants who stop at nothing to get deals done, and it ran for five seasons before it was cancelled. She also had a role in “HelLA” before gaining a starring role in the film “CHIPS” in which she played the character Becky. It is a buddy comedy film written by Dax Shepard, and based on the 1970s television show of the same name. Stars of the show include Michael Pena, Rosa Salazar, and Adam Brody. Unlike the original show, the film was produced without the cooperation of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Her next project would be “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television”, playing the character Barista in the web series that aired on YouTube premium, and ran for two seasons before being cancelled. She also starred in the television show “The Good Place”, which aired in 2018.
Other Projects and Armchair Expert
Aside from her acting work, Monica is known for partnering with actress Kristen Bell for several of her projects, including “Veronica Mars” and “Frozen”. She is also a frequent collaborator of Dax Shepherd, working on projects such as “Parenthood” and “Baby Mama”. Eventually, this partnership with Dax would lead to the creation of the podcast “Armchair Expert”, on which she works as a producer and co-host. The show began airing on Valentine’s Day 2018, and has Shepard along with Monica interviewing various celebrities, including academics and journalists in a topic they call “the messiness of being human”.
Shepard’s wife Kristen Bell was heard in the show as their first guest, and over the past year it has become one of the most popular podcasts, the most downloaded new podcast on iTunes during 2018.This has led the duo to travel and film episodes in front of live audiences, and due to its popularity, the length of the show has been increased, and now episodes typically run for two hours. Monica serves as the person who fact checks most of Shepard’s statements, showcasing a different perspective on the topics discussed..
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of any of Padman’s romantic relationships, as she has not been very vocal about this aspect of her life. There are sources that state that she is single and it is likely the case as there is no evidence to prove otherwise. She is a very private person, and despite all of her public work, tries her best not to reveal too much to her podcast listeners.
I can't handle this. pic.twitter.com/onZO9gJA
— ْ (@mpadman) July 16, 2012
Similar to numerous podcasters and actresses, she is highly active online through accounts on social media, particularly on Instagram on which she has over 165,000 followers. She posts a lot of personal photos there, including trips with her friends; she spends a lot of time with Dax and Kristen Bell as the two are her close friends. She also enjoys posting comedic content from time to time, while also posting a few throwback photos. She has taken a lot of photos alongside the guest celebrities who have been heard on their podcast. She has mentioned how surprised she was regarding the success of the podcast, and many publications call “Armchair Expert” Dax Shephard’s greatest success even though both of them have appeared in numerous acting projects.