Monika Gossmann was born and raised bilingually (German and Russian) in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan. She studied singing, dancing, and musical performance at the Contemporary Dance School in Hamburg. From 2003 until the summer of 2007, she studied acting at the University of the Arts Theater in Moscow (partner school of Harvard University ART program). After studying acting in Moscow, Monika trained in the Lucid Body acting technique. Now a Lucid Body Trainer, she opened her own Studio in 2014, the “LUCID BODY room berlin.” Monika also teaches for NYU Berlin, Copenhagen Scenekunstschole Staten University, Copenhagen Skuespillerakademiet, Moscow MXAT, and Actors Space Berlin. In recent years, she has also led masterclasses for FINDplus. Monika also works as a director and actor on the stage, in film, and for television. She has written her first musical, Dorian, based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, which has been contracted by Rodgers & Hammerstein. She wrote a play "HUMBOLDT", which she directed, it premiered in Moscow, Omsk, Berlin, and Bayreuth in 2019. Most recently she starred in David Fincher's latest movie MANK with Gary Oldman. Monika played the supporting role of Fraeulein Frieda. The movie will be screened in movie theaters in late 2020.