Monica Padman Biography
Monica Padman is an American podcaster, actress, and producer who is best known for co-creating and editing the podcast Armchair Expert alongside Dax Shepard. She has also appeared in films and television shows including CHiPs, The Good Place, Rutherford Falls, and Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television.
Padman was inspired by the show Friends and the film Good Will Hunting, driving him to become an actor when she was in eighth grade. She then began studying theatre in high school where she was also a cheerleader and took advanced placement classes. In college, Monica double-majored in theatre and public relations. She completed an internship at the Radmin Company while in college.
In 2011, Monica relocated to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She trained in improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and hassled herself by babysitting and working at the front desk at SoulCycle. Monica booked Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard through social circles, and later booked an acting job on an episode of House of Lies, coincidentally playing an assistant to Bell’s character.
Subsequently, Kristen hired Padman to occasionally babysit for them, eventually becoming their full-time nanny. Her role gradually grew into serving as an assistant to Bell and later became a professional partner to both Kristen and Dax. As of 2019, Monica was Bell’s chief of staff.
Monica Padman Age
How old is Monica Padman? Monica is 36 years old as of 2023. She was born on May 28, 1989, in Duluth, Georgia, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on May 28th every year.
Monica Padman Height
Padman stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) tall. In addition, she weighs about 50 Kg (110 lbs). She further has distinguished black eyes and black blonde hair.
Monica Padman Husband
Padman admits to going on fewer than ten dates in her life and never having a boyfriend at the age of 31. Monica and Jess Love Boys is a podcast where she discusses her dating past and takes on tasks to enhance her love life, such as joining the celebrity dating service Raya. Her high school/college buddies arranged for her to obtain her first kiss while in college from one of her male friends who had a girlfriend, according to the podcast. Monica was humiliated and burst out laughing.
Monica Padman Family
Padman was born in Atlanta Georgia to an engineer father and a computer programmer mother. Her mother moved to the United States from India at the age of six while her father moved from India as a college student for educational opportunities. She has a sibling named Neal.
Monica Padman Education
Padman attended Duluth High School where she was a cheerleader and a flyer. She later graduated from high school in 2006 and joined the University of Georgia on the Hope Scholarship, which was awarded to high-performing high school students in Georgia.
Monica Padman Net Worth
Padman has an estimated net worth of $500,000. In addition, she takes home an average annual salary of $100,000. Padman’s income is mainly from her successful career as a podcast host and actress.
Monica Padman Armchair Expert Podcast
Padman is the co-host and co-creator of the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, which grew out of Padman and Shepard’s practice of arguing issues on Shepard and Bell’s back porch. The show, which premiered on February 14, 2018, focuses on in-depth conversations about guests’ upbringings, hardships, and triumphs. Padman and Shepard discuss the show after Padman has researched any verifiable claims made by Shepard or their guests during the interview. Episodes typically run 90–120 minutes and end with a fact check, in which Padman and Shepard discuss the show after Padman has researched any verifiable claims made by Shepard or their guests during the interview.
The fact check usually lasts around 30 minutes, with Padman being featured more prominently than during the interview portion of the show. Padman has stated that she was initially concerned about whether her voice was being heard loudly enough on the podcast, especially when the guests were Hollywood figures who could potentially help her acting career, but she eventually realized that her voice was being heard loudly enough “None of these people require me to prove myself to them. I’m free to just be.” She edits each show and books guests in addition to her co-hosting duties.
Celebrities such as Kristen Bell, Ashton Kutcher, Will Ferrell, Kumail Nanjiani, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have been featured as guests. The inaugural episode of “Experts on Expert,” a recurrent series of interviews in which Padman and Shepard interview experts in various professions, aired on June 7, 2018. Bill Gates, Ibram X. Kendi, and Atul Gawande have all been guests on the show. Armchair Expert was selected as one of Apple’s top 15 podcasts of the year in 2018. Armchair Expert was the year’s most popular new podcast on iTunes.
“Monica and Jess Love Boys,” the first in a ten-episode series within Armchair Expert, premiered on February 14, 2020. Padman and her friend and co-host Jess Rowland contact a range of sex and relationship specialists in order to enhance their personal love lives in this series. The mini-series final episode aired on April 15, 2020.
Monica Padman New House
Padman purchased a house across the street from the Shepard’s in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles in late 2019. Kristen reportedly attended the bidding with Padman in hopes of intimidating the other bidders. Padman won the bidding war and she reported that she mostly felt happy that she won the bidding competition and thought very little of the house she purchased.
Monica Padman Films and TV shows
- Justin & Jill’s Drunk History: The Birth Story (2019)- as Lizzie
- Bless This Mess (2019)- as Danika
- The Good Place (2018)- as Eleanor
- CHIPS (2017)- as Becky
- My Boyfriend is a Robot (2017)- as a waitress
- This is Why We’re Single (2015)- as a roommate
- HelLA (2014)
- House of Lies (2014)- as an assistant
- Drop Dead Diva (2010)