Monia Ayachi was born and raised in Belgium, from a Tunisian father and a Belgian mother. She is half European and half Arab, and extremely proud to be a BIPOC artist.
From a young age, Monia had a passion for the entertainment business. In other words, she knew from age 5 that she would be a performer. She started taking drama and singing lessons, which landed her a show on Belgian TV at the age of 10 called “ Pour La Gloire”. Her charisma, beauty and many talents caught the eye of a Belgian casting director and producer. They hired her to play the lead in a Belgian-French production called “Mon père des jours pairs”. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, Monia was not able to shoot the film. A few years later, Monia went on to the National Conservatory Of Music to study Opera and Drama, where she got her degree. She then moved to Los Angeles where she went to NYFA to get an extra degree in fine arts.
Her big wins over the last few years have been landing recurring roles on ABC’s General Hospital and NBC’s Days Of Our Lives. She also booked a role in what was going to be a huge success, “Pyongyang”, directed by acclaimed director Gore Verbinski and starring Steve Carell. Unfortunately, the film was postponed for political reasons. She is starring in an unannounced Animated Series for Apple TV and will be heard in a major video game franchise coming out in 2022.
Monia booked a lead role in the feature “Bad Luck Dandelion”, directed by Gary King, whose films have won many awards. It is scheduled to be released in 2022.
Monia also writes and produces her own films. Last year, her multicultural film Ignofear won first place at the Audience Awards at the California Women’s Film Festival and was an official selection at the Canadian Diversity Film Festival in Toronto. Her latest film, For The Love Of Hate, is currently in post-production and will soon be making its festival run. Monia prides herself in creating content that has a strong message.
She was also a host for NBC Universal’s E!News International France for many years, and is now a producer for E!News International Dubai. She is also a travel host for Brand USA, for the French market.
Due to her mixed heritage, Monia is a true polyglot. She speaks six languages: French, Dutch, English, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese. She is currently learning Italian. She also masters quite a few dialects and is a highly skilled piano player and classical singer.
Because she speaks so many languages, Monia dubs a lot of films/TV series. She can be heard in French in Hulu’s The Looming Tower, a few Netflix series and films, and many more.
She currently works as producer/director/casting director for the production company
Her focus is to be able to give a chance to as many BIPOC artists as possible, as she feels that they are typically forgotten in the VO world.
If you are unsure where to find her, look for an upside down head of curls, as Monia spends her free time doing handstands all over Los Angeles.