Actress Monica Raymund learned as much as she could about her craft before getting a serious start on her professional career, graduating from the Juilliard School in New York and participating in Ann Reinking's Broadway Theatre Project for three years. When she decided to pursue an on-screen career, Raymund had little trouble getting started, snagging the role of tough-talking Ria Torres on the crime drama Lie to Me. When Lie to Me ended its three-season run in 2011, Raymund made the seamless transition to the CBS drama The Good Wife, in which she played the character of Dana Lodge.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Spent summers during high school at the Broadway Theater Project in Tampa and at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.
- While in high school, appeared in a community-theater production of Manhattan Casino, an original drama about racial segregation in St. Petersburg, FL.
- Made her TV debut in a 2008 episode of Law & Order: SVU while an acting student at the Juilliard School.
- At Juilliard, won the John Houseman Award for Commitment and Dedication to the Development of Young American Actors.
- Was signed for her Lie to Me role one month after graduation in 2008.
- Costarred in an October 2008 Boston production of playwright Jose Rivera's Boleros for the Disenchanted.