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6 Trivia Facts About Maika Monroe That Greta And It Follows Fans Should Know

Known by her fans as a ‘Scream Queen’, Maika Monroe has earned acclaim in the horror genre, especially for her roles in ‘It Follows’ and ‘Greta.’ Here are 6 things you should know about the actress if you’re a fan of her movies.

Gaining prominence with her roles in ‘It Follows’ and ‘Greta,’ Maika Monroe is not just an actress praised for her performances in horror and thriller genres. Let’s see 6 tidbits about Maika that you might not know before:

6. She Had Her Own Clothesline

Before she rose to fame in Hollywood, Maika had her own clothing line. In 2012, under the banner of Airbound Apparel, she introduced a collection of t-shirts and tank tops. This venture was not just a business move but also a philanthropic effort. The profits from her clothing line were directed to support local charities in the Dominican Republic, a place close to her heart.

5. Maika is Called ‘The Scream Queen’ By Fans

Monroe’s performances in horror movies like ‘It Follows’ (2014) and ‘The Guest’ (2014) earned her the title of ‘Scream Queen’ from her fans. While she may not be fond of the nickname, her roles in these films have been widely acclaimed. Her portrayal in ‘It Follows’ brought her several awards, including the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival for Breakthrough Performer and Best Actress at the 2016 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards.

4. She Is A Professional Kitesurfer

Long before her acting career, Monroe was ‘making waves’ as a professional kitesurfer. Ranked 32nd in the world, she trained extensively in the Dominican Republic and achieved notable success, including a second-place finish in the international Red Bull Air competition. Kitesurfing has been an important part of Maika’s life, and she credits it for her fearlessness in acting.

3. She Would Want to be a Paramedic

Acting and kitesurfing are not Monroe’s only passions. You might think that she would’ve become a full-time professional surfer, but interestingly, she shared that if she hadn’t pursued a career in acting, she would have liked to become a paramedic.

2. Maika is Dating Ariana Grande’s Former Husband

Following her relationship with actor Joe Keery, which lasted from 2017 to 2023, Monroe has been linked with Dalton Gomez, Ariana Grande’s former husband. There were reports of them being openly affectionate in public after Gomez’s divorce settlement with Grande.

1. Her Birth Name Isn’t Maika

One of the lesser-known facts about Maika is that she was born Dillon Monroe Buckley. The name Maika, which she now goes by, was a name her mother considered during pregnancy. At just six years old, she decided to adopt Maika as her name, a choice that has stayed with her ever since.

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