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Who is Maika Monroe? Meet Stranger Things Star Joe Keery’s Girlfriend

Santa Barbara-born Maika Monroe is an American actress and professional kiteboarder famous for her role in the horror film “It Follows”. Her latest Indie-thriller film “Watcher” just hit the theatres on 3rd June and has created a lot of buzz in the entertainment industry.

The actress is receiving love from her fans who also want to know more about Maika Monroe, the girlfriend of Joe Keery. The duo has been dating each other for almost 5 years now.

Let us get into more details about who is Maika Monroe and her personal life.

In the movie “Watcher”, Maika is playing the role of Julia, an American woman who relocated to Bucharest with her hubby, in the movie.

Julia feels that someone is keeping a close watch on her from the building across the street who is none other than the serial killer beheading ladies across the city.

Everything about Maika Monroe

Monroe who made her acting debut in the drama film “At Any Price” in the year 2012 has acted in more than 25 films in her career spanning more than one decade.

Not only did she act in horror films but also in drama films like Labor Day (2013), the action film Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), the neo-noir coming-of-age film Hot Summer Nights (2017), the comedy-drama film After Everything (2018) and the black comedy film Villains (2019).

Early life

Dillon Monroe Buckley was born in the year 1993, in Santa Barbara, California. She changed her first name to “Maika” after some time.

Monroe relocated to Cabarete in the Dominican Republic from California when she was 17 years old to continue training in kiting. Later she completed her senior year of high school online.

Acting Career

She made her debut in the TV series “Eleventh Hour” by playing the role of Maya Wynne which was released in 2009.

Monroe signed up for the Jason Reitman’s drama film Labor Day in 2012 which was based on the novel of the same title. She then went on to act in several movies in her professional career.

Personal Life

Maika Monroe and her beau Joe Keery who is also an actor are in a relationship for approximately five years now. The couple first met in 2017 at a party in Los Angeles. They featured together in the film “After Everything” released in 2018.

After the movie, they made their romance public. The lovebirds were seen again at the premiere of the science fiction horror drama TV series, Stranger Things season 2.

The duo was spotted many times at the red carpet however they prefer to keep their relationship away from the glare of the public eye and social media. Last year in an interview, Joe discussed spending time with Maika during quarantine.

Joe said, “Over quarantine, it was like we spent so much time together, which was rare. I mean, that’s one of the disadvantages of dating someone else in the industry. There are advantages as well: somebody who kind of understands what’s going on with you in a pretty deep way. But yeah, I think she’s like me. She doesn’t take it all too seriously.”

A few months back the couple surprised everyone at the Vanity Fair after-party red carpet together.


She was nominated five times under different categories by various associations like Empire Awards, and iHorror Awards. Monroe won five prestigious awards in her career. She won two awards for her debut film by Home Media Magazine Awards and Hamptons International Film Festival.

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Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda


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