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Mike: "Oh, Schmoopsie-poo!"
Celia: "Googley Bear!"
Mike: "Happy birthday!"
Celia: "Oh, Googley-woogley, you remembered! (sees Sulley) Hey, Sulley-wulley."
Sulley: "Oh, hey, Celia...weelia. Happy birthday."
Celia: "Thanks."
—Mike and Sulley wish Celia a happy birthday as they meet

Celia Mae is a major character in Monsters, Inc.. She is Mike Wazowski's cephalopod/gorgon/cyclops-like girlfriend.

Celia is the former receptionist at Monsters, Inc., which means she takes calls by monsters and may click buttons for monster voicemail. She often calls Mike "Googley Bear" and "Googley Woogley" calls Sulley "Sulley-Wulley", Mike often calls her "Schmoopsie-poo" and Sulley, in return, calls her "Celia-Weelia".

Celia is seven feet tall and has lavender skin, five purple snakes for hair, seven tentacles (two as arms, and five as legs), a green sequin mini dress with a scaleprint design, a blue-green vulture-like ruff around her neck, and a single aquamarine blue eye on her face. She has two things in common with her boyfriend: they both have one eye (at least on the face), and can both fly into a rage when something bad happens to them or people they care about. Their eyes are also of similar colors.

Mike and Celia Mae

The snakes that make up her hair have a mind of their own; they make chirping noises when they're happy, rattle and hiss when they're mad, and they express fear when Celia thinks about getting a haircut (to which Mike respectfully objects, thus relieving them).

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In the first film, Celia is celebrating her birthday, so Mike invites her to a sushi restaurant called Harryhausen's, but due to Boo being in the restaurant, the place is decontaminated by the CDA, with her being among the monsters to undergo treatment. Mike tries to help her, but is stopped by Sulley, as the situation is far too dangerous now. One device that is made to make a large dome that would get rid of fatal germs, but could harm people without CDA armor, which is why Celia comes back to work the next day with serious injuries, a black eye, and a cone around her neck (as well as each of her snakes), publicly humiliated by the treatment. Celia lashes out at Mike about how the date was ruined, blaming the entire incident on him. Later on, she violently confronts him again with a near-tackle. While Sulley is hurriedly dragging them, Celia furiously demands that Mike immediately explain what is happening, threatening to break up with him. Mike instantly caves and tells her all about Waternoose and Randall's secret plot involving Boo (it was truly Randall, and not Mike, who ruined their date when he tried taking Boo into the Monster world). Initially, Celia doesn't believe a word he says but is then startled by Boo revealing herself. After hearing Mike reassure his love for her, and seeing Randall following them, Celia now believes him. She helps Mike and Sulley by subduing Randall with a crowd after she feign-announces him breaking the all-time scare record.

At the end of the film, Celia is shown to have fully recovered and reconciled with Mike. She tells him that a box full of magazines has just arrived. Both she and Mike are surprised to see that Mike has made the cover of the magazine. She kisses him and her hair (snakes) tickles his face. Mike seemed to enjoy the tickling and kissing from Celia and her snakes.

The year before the film takes place, she and Mike are supposed to have won the 7-legged race at the year's company picnic.

Celia also takes part in the company play "Put That Thing Back Where It Came From or So Help Me" that Mike has written, directed, and produced. She is seen having dinner with Mike during the restaurant scene and sings with the rest of the cast at the play's finale.

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After Sulley and Mike became a new CEO of Monsters, Inc., Celia is promoted to Laugh Floor Supervisor.


Celia is normally a kind sweetheart, especially to her boyfriend Mike. While similar to Mike, she may have an explosive temper when angered (especially after being decontaminated), but can calm down almost immediately when she is told the truth by Mike.


"Monsters, Inc. Please hold. Monsters, Inc. I'll connect you. Ms. Fearmonger is on vacation. Would you like her voice mail?"
—Celia, answering a phone call
"Oh Michael, I've had a lot of birthdays, well, not a lot of birthdays, but
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this is the best birthday ever!"
—Celia to Mike, as they dine at Harryhausen's


  • While Celia herself is voiced by Jennifer Tilly, it is unknown who provides her snakes' vocal effects.
  • Celia's name may be a play on the word "Cecaelia," in reference to having a tentacled lower half. It might also refer to Scylla, a monster in Greek mythology known for snatching up those who strayed too close to her with mouths attached to tentacle-like limbs (somewhat like Celia's snakes).
  • Celia also bears a resemblance similar to Squidward Tentacles from Nickelodeon's hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • Celia has a total of 11 eyes; one on her face, and two on each snake. This makes her the monster with the third-most eyes in the film, behind the 20-eyed news witness and the 16-eyed Theodore Pauley.
  • Considering the fact she has five snakes for hair, Celia also has a total of six brains, implying she is intelligent, thus earning her job as a receptionist at Monsters, Inc. Additionally, the snakes seem to react to certain things, as they squeal when Celia is happy or when she talks about getting a haircut, but hiss when she is angry.
  • It is possible that Celia also developed PTSD after her CDA treatment, as volatile temper is known to be a symptom.
  • According to the book Monsters Inc.: The Essential Guide, the five snakes serving as Celia's "hair" are nicknamed Amelia, Bobelia, Ophelia, Cordelia and Madge.
  • Celia makes a cameo at the end of Monsters University in a photo. Her phone number (555-0148) can also be seen.
  • It is implied that Mike may have met Celia sometime after getting a job at Monsters, Inc..
  • Celia having snake for hair may have been a nod to the Greek mythology legendary figure, Medusa. However, unlike Medusa who is bitter and can turn people into stone, Celia is kind and does not have any abilities.
    • Although, they did experiment with the idea of her having the ability to turn people to stone, in which Mike sees her boyfriends turned to stone, which tells her to behave around her. This idea was dropped because it didn't fit her character and was unappealing for her.
  • Although Celia has her birthday in Monsters, Inc, it is unknown what age she turns. According to the handbook, she is likely 24, making her about four years younger than Mike. This could indicate she was a freshman in high school during the events of Monsters University. However, Jennifer Tilly was around 41 when she recorded her lines. Celia being younger than Mike could also be a reference to the fact that Tilly is about a decade younger than Mike's voice actor, Billy Crystal.
  • The read along version never shows any of the scenes in which Mike wins Celia back. This could fool the reader into thinking that Celia didn't appear again.
  • As revealed in early concept art, Celia was going to have a conjoined twin sister named Ellie-Mae.
  • Orginally, the announcments over the PA system saying the the scarefloors are now active and announcing that Randall is now the top scarer before Sulley beats him were done by a female computer voice (most likely the same one heard during the first 2319 and when the wall goes up in the simulator room, where it repeats "Simulation terminated!"), but when the directors wanted her to do something in the climax to help Mike get away from Randall, they decided to use her recptionist skills and make the fake announcments that Randall has broken the record using the phone in the entrance to the scarefloor and then plastered over the announcments telling the assistants to report to their stations and announcing Randall as the new scare lead with Celia's voice.