Monica West’s (Ilse) Lookingglass credits include Eastland and Moby Dick. She most recently played Marian Paroo in Mary Zimmerman’s revival of The Music Man at the Goodman Theatre. Off-Broadway credits include work at Roundabout Theatre Company (with Judith Ivey), Barrow Street Theatre, Cherry Lane and 59E59. West played Baby in the North American Premiere of Dirty Dancing at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre. Regional credits include work with Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre Center, Westport Country Playhouse and George Street Playhouse. Television credits include Chicago Fire, Law & Order and Underemployed. West wrote, produced, and starred in her award-winning short drama series Best Thing You’ll Ever Do about the decision to have a baby (or not). 

Bio as of 2020