Michelle Monaghan will next be seen starring in HBO's new drama, ‘True Detective,' opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. The eight-episode anthology penned by novelist and former ‘Killing' scribe, Nic Pizzolatto, and directed by Cary Fukunaga will premiere January 2014.
Recently, Monaghan wrapped lensing on Claudia Myers' ‘Fort Bliss,' in which she stars opposite Ron Livingston. Prior to that, Monaghan completed production on Justin Reardon's ‘A Many Splintered Thing,' opposite Chris Evans. Also upcoming, she will be seen in the comedic drama, ‘Better Living Through Chemistry' with Sam Rockwell.
In 2014, Monaghan will begin production starring in Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated HBO series, ‘Open.' A modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships, the drama was co-written by Murphy and Lauren Gussis. She joins Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Anna Torv and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Monaghan won critical acclaim for her performance in the independent feature, ‘Trucker,' which she also executive produced. She starred as "Diane Ford"- a vivacious young truck driver who leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking until her estranged 11-year-old son shows up at her door.
She was most recently seen starring in Marc Foster's ‘Machine Gun Preacher' opposite Gerard Butler, and the well-received sci-fi thriller ‘Source Code,' directed by Duncan Jones and co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
For her breakout role in ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,' Monaghan starred opposite Robert Downey Jr. and won rave reviews for her performance in the action adventure. Her other screen credits include the box-office hit, ‘Eagle Eye' co-starring Shia LaBeouf; Sofia Coppola's ‘Somewhere'; Niki Caro's ‘North Country' opposite Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand; ‘Gone Baby Gone' opposite Casey Affleck and Morgan Freeman; and J.J. Abrams' ‘Mission Impossible III' opposite Tom Cruise. She has also starred in the hit comedies ‘Made of Honor' opposite Patrick Dempsey, ‘The Heartbreak Kid' opposite Ben Stiller and ‘Due Date,' which had her reteaming with Robert Downey Jr.
Originally from Iowa, Monaghan currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter and son.