Simon Romanov

Introducing Top Gun: Maverick Female Fighter Pilot Monica Barbaro

Monica Barbaro is the female fighter pilot in 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and is a force to be calculate with. 

Monica Barbaro flies high as Phoenix in Top Gun: Maverick. At the top of her class, pilot proves that she has got what it takes and more to fly with Tom Cruise

This role is a major breakout moment for the 31-year-old Monica Barbaro. So, who is Monica Barbaro? 

Monica is going to play Phoenix in the ‘Top Gun’ sequel. She stars as Lieutenant Natasha “Phoenix” Trace, F/A-18F pilot and mission candidate. 

In the movie She is one of the pilots who comes under the tutelage of Maverick. Top Gun: Maverick marks Monica’s second film role.

Tom Cruise praised that Monica is ‘amazing’ in the movie. During interview Tom said “Monica is amazing in this movie, and has natural intelligence, presence and talent.

Monica studied ballet in college. She was a ballerina before and got her degree in dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. 

Monica’s first major role was on ‘UnREAL.’Monica’s first series regular role was on UnREAL in 2017. She also had main roles in Chicago Justice and The Good Cop.

Monica was grew up in California. She was born in San Francisco but grew up in Mill Valley. Her father is of Italian descent.