Bonnie Somerville

Bonnie Somerville

Born: February 24, 1974
Age: 44
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
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Biography

Bonnie Somerville (born February 24, 1974) is an American actress and singer. She has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably NYPD Blue, Grosse Pointe, Friends, The O.C., Cashmere Mafia, Kitchen Confidential, Without a Paddle, and Golden Boy. She starred as Dr. Christa Lorenson in season one of the CBS medical drama Code Black.

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Early life

Somerville was born and grew up in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. She started acting and singing at a young age, appearing in high school plays at Poly Prep Country Day School in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn. Somerville attended Boston College as a Musical Theater major, and returned home upon completing her education in order to try acting professionally.

Career

Somerville was noticed by a modeling scout while waiting tables. At the age of 22 she moved to Los Angeles, assembled a band and got an agent. She sang backup on Joshua Radin's first album We Were Here. Her song "Winding Road" was included on the Garden State soundtrack, a film written and directed by Zach Braff.

Somerville's first acting job was as an extra in the 1996 film City Hall. Her first major role for television was for the lead in the CBS miniseries, Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999), in which she also sang. In 2000 Somerville starred in the series Grosse Pointe, and later played Rachel Hoffman, a colleague of Sandy Cohen, in season one of The O.C..

During the final season (2004-05) of NYPD Blue, Somerville had a supporting role as Det. Laura Murphy. She appeared in fifteen episodes.

In 2005, Somerville starred as a lead role in the short-lived sitcom Kitchen Confidential opposite Bradley Cooper. In 2008 she starred the ABC dramedy Cashmere Mafia, along with Lucy Liu, Miranda Otto and Frances O'Connor. She also guest-starred in CBS's Gary Unmarried.

Somerville had small roles in the films Spider-Man 2, Without a Paddle, Bedazzled, Shades of Ray, The Ugly Truth and Labor Pains. She had a lead role in the 2010 independent comedy film The Best and the Brightest, along with Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris. She played Sam, who moves to New York City with her partner Jeff (Harris) and attempts to get their five-year-old daughter into an elite private kindergarten. In June 2010, Somerville appeared in an episode of Royal Pains.

In 2011, Somerville starred in the Hallmark Channel Christmas television film A Holiday Engagement, in which she sings the song "Angels We Have Heard On High".

In 2013, Somerville played Detective Mackenzie on CBS's Golden Boy which aired for one season.

Somerville is a singer in the group Band from TV with Greg Grunberg, Bob Guiney, James Denton, Hugh Laurie, Jesse Spencer, Barry Sarna, Brad Savage, Rich Winer, and Chris Kelley.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Crime and Punishment in Suburbia Stuck Up Girl
Bedazzled Girl at Beer Garden
Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Julie Proudfit
2004 Spider-Man 2 Screaming Woman
Without a Paddle Denise
2006 Jump Sam Boyd
2008 Shades of Ray Noelle Wilson
2009 Labor Pains Suzi Cavendish
Ugly Truth, TheThe Ugly Truth Elizabeth
Nobody Fiona
2010 Chasing Zero Dr. Diane Rider Short
Best and the Brightest, TheThe Best and the Brightest Sam
Search for Santa Paws, TheThe Search for Santa Paws Kate Hucklebuckle Video
2012 Treasure Buddies Mala (voice) Video
Seven Below Brooklyn
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Mrs. Paws (voice)
Fire with Fire Karen Westlake
2014 Prince, TheThe Prince Susan
2015 Pearly Gates Sharon
2016 Pup Star Emily Rose Video
2018 Star Is Born, AA Star Is Born Sally Cummings Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Two Guys and a Girl Cindy "Two Guys, a Girl and a Homecoming"
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Mary "Dog's Best Friend"
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story Lyne Danner Television film (CBS)
2000-01 Grosse Pointe Courtney Scott Main role (17 episodes)
2001 Tikiville Television film
This Could Work Television film (NBC)
Count Me In Emmy Television film (NBC)
2001-02 Friends Mona Recurring role (season 8)
2002-03 In-Laws Alex Pellet Landis Main role (15 episodes)
2003 Jack's House Wendy Television film (Fox)
Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone Donna Saicheck "How Much Do You Love Your Kid?"
O.C., TheThe O.C. Rachel Hoffman Recurring role (season 1)
2004-05 NYPD Blue Det. Laura Murphy Main role (season 12)
2005-06 Kitchen Confidential Mimi Main role (13 episodes)
2006 Jake in Progress Laura Wiles "Notting Hell"
Danny Comden Project, TheThe Danny Comden Project SAM Television film (ABC)
Wedding Wars Maggie Welling Television film
2008 Cashmere Mafia Caitlin Dowd Main role (7 episodes)
2009 Gary Unmarried Leah "Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel"
Off Duty Kim Roberts Television film (NBC)
2010 Royal Pains Mindy "Medusa"
2011 Holiday Engagement Hillary Burns Television film (Hallmark)
Other People's Kids Michelle Television film (ABC)
2012 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Eve Mulberry "At First Blush"
2013 Golden Boy Det. Deb McKenzie Main role (13 episodes)
2014 Mom's Day Away Laura Miller Television film (Hallmark)
2015 Motive Erica Grey "Calling the Shots"
Criminal Minds Colleen Sullivan "Beyond Borders"
2015-16 Code Black Christa Lorenson Main role (season 1)
2016 Love You Like Christmas Maddie Duncan Television film (Hallmark)
2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Heidi Sorenson "The Newsroom"

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