Name:
Monet Mazur
Birth Date:
April 17, 1976
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, USA
Height:
5' 9
Nationality:
American
Famous for:
Her role as Maria in 'Blow' (2001)
Profession:
actress
BIOGRAPHY
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Blow

Background:

American actress Monet Mazur earned recognition after portraying Johnny Depp’s cohort in Ted Demme’s “Blow” (2001). The 2002 recipient of Young Hollywood New Stylemaker Award and the 2005 Method Fest Rising Star Award has since played roles in a number of films like “Angel Eyes” (2001), “40 Days and 40 Nights” (2002), “Just Married” (2003), “Torque” (2004), “Monster-In-Law” (2005), “Live!” (2007) and “The House Bunny” (2008). She has guest starred in various TV series, including “Days of Our Lives,” “Party of Five,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Castle.”  

5’ 9” Mazur is married to Alex de Rakoff and has two children with him. Her love life has also been linked to actors Adrien Brody (dated in early 2001-early 2002) and Josh Hartnett, former Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro (had an on-and-off relationship since the mid-‘90s, no longer together), as well as Jason Lewis (reportedly dated in March 2004).        

Nancy Raygun

Childhood and Family:

Monet Happy Mazur was born as a Los Angeles girl on March 23, 1976, to Ruby Mazur, an artist and illustrator who has also worked in the record industry and once served as Billy Joe’s manager, and his former fashion model wife. She grew up in Malibu, along with younger brothers Cezanne, Matisse and Miro. As a teenager, the lively Monet tried her hands in modeling and acting. She is also interested in music and leads a Los Angeles punk group named Nancy Raygun.

Monet married fiancé Alex de Rakoff in April 2005. The couple welcomed their first child, son Preston Daniel De Rakoff, on May 21 of that same year. Her second child, son Luciano De Rakoff, was born on March 22, 2011.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery              

Career:

The Los Angeles native and daughter of model and artist parents, Monet Mazur grew up with the purpose of being a performer. Also a teen model, she had her early acting exposure with small parts in the hit movie sequel “Addams Family Values” (1993) and the long-running soap “Days of Our Lives,” that same year. Two years later, she scored a recurring role on the popular Fox drama “Party of Five,“ landed her first movie lead opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Diane Ladd in the music-themed supernatural mystery Raging Angels, for director Alan Smithee and by 1997, she had added one more mainstream vehicle to her credits with the highly successful “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” (1997), where she had one line as a “Mod Girl.”

In 1999, Mazur had four different projects under her belts. On the wide screen, she had small parts as Michael Lerner’s lover in the Claire Danes and Giovanni Ribisi ill-fated thriller “The Mod Squad” for director Scott Silver, and as TV reporter Becky in superhero spoof “Mystery Men,” starring Hank Azaria, Claire Forlani and Janeane Garofalo. On television, she kept on her present by taking guest spots on the WB twentysomethings romantic comedy series “Jack & Jill” and ABC’s sci-fi drama “Strange Days.”     

Mazur’s breakout role came when director Ted Demme cast her as Maria, one of Johnny Depp’s stoner members in the cocaine-themed drama “Blow” (2001). Although the film was not a huge hit, it helped set Mazur’s star on the rise. She then was cast opposite Jennifer Lopez as her mistreated sister-in-law, Kathy Pogue, in drama film “Angel Eyes” (2001) and offered a strong portrayal as tempting con artist Georgia in the little seen independent crime drama “The Learning Curve” (2001). In 2002, Mazur’s profile continued to increase with a role in the high-profile romantic comedy “40 Days and 40 Nights,” starring Josh Hartnet and Shannyn Sossamon. In that same year, she appeared with Seann William Scott and Timm Sharp in “Stark Raving Mad” and co-starred opposite Amanda Detmer, Sean Patrick Flanery and Brooke Langton in the romantic drama “Kiss the Bride.”

The following years saw roles in the Brittany Murphy-Ashton Kutcher comedy “Just Married” (2003), the motorcycle thriller “Torque” (2004, appeared as the lead good girl biker Shane; along side Ice Cube, John Ashker, Max Beesley and Dane Cook), the comedy “Monster-In-Law” (2005, as spoiled and snooty Fiona), the indie comedy “In Memory of My Father” (2005, starred Jeremy Sisto and Christopher Jaymes) and the Stephen Woolley directorial debut “Stoned” (2005).    

Mazur starred in the title role of “Whirlygirl” in the 2006 drama film of the same name. The film also starred Julian Morris, J.A.Q., Daniel Franzese and Fran Kranz. She appeared with Eva Mendes, David Krumholtz and Rob Brown in the drama film “Live!” (2007), which was directed and written by Bill Guttentag, with Jason Behr in the comedy/drama “The Last International Playboy” (2008), with Anna Faris, Colin Hanks and Emma Stone in Fred Wolf's “The House Bunny” (2008) and with 50 Cent and Blake Ritson in the action/crime movie “Dead Man Running” (2009).

The actress made guest appearances in many TV series like “CSI: Miami” (2007), “Cold Case” (2007), “Dark Blue” (2009), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (2009), “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2010), “The Good Guys” (2010) and “Chuck”(2010). During 2009-2010, she played the role of Gina in a few episodes of ABC's “Castle.”

In 2012, Mazur portrayed Fay Hopkins in the made for TV film “Adopting Terror,” opposite Sean Astin and Samaire Armstrong. The same year, she made a guest appearance as Georgette Wilkins in an episode of “Rizzoli & Isles” called “Money Maker.”    

Awards:

Method Fest: Rising Star Award, 2005
Young Hollywood: New Stylemaker – Female, 2002  Show Less

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