She was eliminated from Dancing With The Stars on November 1, 2006, finishing fourth in the competition. At a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York, Coleman was presented with a letter of recognition of her new role by Assistant Secretary-General Jomo Kwame Sundaram of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Sundaram said Coleman will work “to raise awareness about the challenges young people face and will highlight the positive contribution they make to their communities.” Coleman said that receiving the designation of Youth Champion was “beyond an honour” and that she would use her new position to promote global efforts to achieve the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which have a 2015 deadline, with a special emphasis on the empowerment of youth.The International Year was launched on August 12 and runs through August 11, 2011, and among its aims is to advance the participation of young people on global, regional and national issues that affect them.Then she attended The Theatre School at De Paul University in Chicago, earning her BFA in Acting in 2002.Monique Coleman also visited the American Farm School in Greece in 2012.In addition to acting, Coleman was very involved in her community and school where she did everything from performing in plays to competing in forensic tournaments, volunteering with abused children, running track, and even cheerleading .
The pair appeared on The Ellen De Generes Show before they were eliminated and performed the same dance they performed in week 2's episode.
Coleman made her first lead in the independent feature entitled Mother of the River which was shot in the historic Charleston, South Carolina.
The film won numerous awards at film festivals in Chicago.
Reed would not give other information about the deaths, including the names of the victims and their relationship to Cleeves, but said more details would be released later Saturday.
Court records did not list an attorney for Cleeves.