Bonnie Somerville

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Bonnie Somerville

Somerville at the Walk of Death premiere, 2007
Born(1974-02-24) 24 February 1974 (age 38)
New York City, New York, USA
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1998 – present
 
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Bonnie Somerville

Somerville at the Walk of Death premiere, 2007
Born(1974-02-24) 24 February 1974 (age 38)
New York City, New York, USA
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1998 – present

Bonnie Somerville (born 24 February 1974) is an American actress and singer. As an actress, she has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably NYPD Blue, Grosse Pointe, Friends, The O.C. and Cashmere Mafia.

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Biography

Personal life

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

At 2 in the morning of October 18, 2008, Somerville and her friend were leaving a party thrown by T-Mobile on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, CA, when a man approached her and demanded her purse. A struggle ensued, and her friend was shot in the lower back with a .22 caliber handgun. Somerville then gave up her purse, and the shooter fled. He has not yet been apprehended.[1]

Acting career

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.

Somerville starred in the 2000 series Grosse Pointe, and later played Rachel Hoffman, a colleague of Sandy Cohen, in Season 1 of The O.C..

She had a recurring role on the sitcom Friends as Mona, dating Ross in Season 8.

Somerville had a supporting role during the final season (2004–2005) of NYPD Blue as Det. Laura Murphy. She appeared in 15 episodes.

In 2005, Somerville starred in a lead role in the short-lived sitcom Kitchen Confidential. She also starred with Lucy Liu, Miranda Otto and Frances O'Connor in the short-lived 2008 ABC dramedy Cashmere Mafia.

She also guest-starred in CBS's Gary Unmarried.

Somerville also appeared in the films Spider-Man 2, Without a Paddle, Bedazzled, Shades of Ray, The Ugly Truth and Labor Pains. Somerville starred in the 2010 independent comedy film The Best and the Brightest along with Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris. She played the lead role of Sam, who along with her partner Jeff (Harris), moves to New York City and tries 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 made for television film, A Holiday Engagement.

In 2012, Somerville voiced Mala in Treasure Buddies.

Music career

Somerville was noticed by a modeling scout while waiting tables. At the age of 22, she moved to Los Angeles at which point she assembled a band and got an agent. Somerville sang backup on Joshua Radin's first record. Her song "Winding Road" was included on the soundtrack for the film Garden State.

Somerville is currently 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

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Crime and Punishment in SuburbiaStuck Up Girl
2000BedazzledGirl at Beer Garden
2004Sleep Easy, Hutch RimesJulie Proudfit
2004Spider-Man 2Screaming Woman
2004Without a PaddleDenise
2008Shades of RayNoel Wilson
2009Ugly Truth, TheThe Ugly TruthElizabeth
2009NobodyFiona
2010Chasing ZeroDr. Diane RiderShort film
2010Best and the Brightest, TheThe Best and the BrightestSam
2010Search for Santa Paws, TheThe Search for Santa PawsKate HuckleVideo
2012Treasure BuddiesMala (voice)Video
2012Seven BelowBrooklyn
2012Fire with FireKaren WestlakeVideo
2012Santa Paws 2: The Santa PupsMrs. Paws (voice)

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Two Guys and a GirlCindyEpisode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Homecoming"
1999Beverly Hills, 90210MaryEpisode: "Dog's Best Friend"
1999Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love StoryLyne DannerTV miniseries
2000-2001Grosse PointeCourtney ScottMain role (17 episodes)
2001Count Me InEmmyTV film
2001TikivilleTV film
2001This Could WorkTV film
2001-2002FriendsMonaRecurring role (7 episodes)
2002-2003In-LawsAlex Pellet LandisMain role (15 episodes)
2003Jack's HouseWendyTV film
2003Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight ZoneDonna SaicheckEpisode: "How Much Do You Love Your Kid?"
2003O.C., TheThe O.C.Rachel HoffmanRecurring role (5 episodes)
2004-2005NYPD BlueDet. Laura MurphyRegular role (15 episodes)
2005-2006Kitchen ConfidentialMimi(13 episodes)
2006Jake in ProgressLaura WilesEpisode: "Notting Hell"
2006Danny Comden Project, TheThe Danny Comden ProjectSamTV film
2006JumpSam BoydTV film
2006Wedding WarsMaggie WellingTV film
2008Cashmere MafiaCaitlin Dowd(7 episodes)
2009Off DutyKim RobertsTV film
2009Labor PainsSuzi CavendishTV film
2009Gary UnmarriedLeahEpisode: "Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel"
2010Royal PainsMindyEpisode: "Medusa"
2011Other People's KidsMichelleTV film
2011Holiday EngagementHillary BurnsTV film
2012Mentalist, TheThe MentalistEve MulberryEpisode: "At First Blush"
2013Golden BoyDet. Deb McKenzieTV series

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