Bonnie Somerville Biography
Sun Sign: Pisces
Born Country: United States
Born in: Brooklyn, New York
Famous as: Actress
U.S. State: New Yorkers
education: Boston College, Poly Prep Country Day School
Bonnie Somerville is an American actress, singer and model who is best known for her roles on TV shows like ‘Friends’, ‘NYPD Blue’, ‘Grosse Pointe’ and ‘Kitchen Confidential’. She has been passionate about music and acting ever since she was a child, and she later began to appear in her high school’s plays. She did modelling for a few years, but returned to acting shortly after that. Her first acting job was as an extra in the movie ‘City Hall’, which was followed by appearances in dozens of films and television shows. Bonnie also served as a vocalist in the group ‘Band From TV’, a charity cover band all of whose members are American TV actors. Apart from acting in the series ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story’, she also wrote and sang a song in it. The track was later used in the movie ‘Garden State’. Despite being a famous actress, Bonnie maintains a low-profile personal life.
- Bonnie Somerville was discovered at the age of 17 by a modelling scout. Immediately after her high school graduation, she started modelling. She quit the fashion industry at 22 for personal reasons and moved to Los Angeles to form a band. She also sang as a backup singer for the album ‘We Were Here’ by Joshua Radin.
- In the 1990s, she appeared in many small film roles. The first among them was as an extra in the 1996 movie ‘City Hall’. Her first significant role, however, was in the miniseries ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story’ (1999), in which she also sang. Bonnie got her big break in 2001 when she was cast in ‘Friends’ as Mona, a role she played until 2002. Meanwhile, she also worked in several films and television shows, such as ‘Bedazzled’ (Movie, 2000), ‘Kitchen Confidential’ (2005-06) and ‘Golden Boy’ (2013), the latter two had her in main roles. She played a leading character in the TV series ‘Grosse Pointe’ (2000) and a recurring one in the popular drama ‘The OC’ (2003). She appeared as Rachel in the first season of ‘The OC’.
- She became very popular after appearing in the police procedural show ‘NYPD Blue’ (2004-2005) and the comedy film ‘The Best and the Brightest’ (2010). She recorded ‘Winding Road’ for the Grammy Award-winning ‘Garden State’ album at the request of director and then-boyfriend Zach Braff. Bonnie is the best singer in the group ‘Band From TV’, all of whose members are American television actors. She acted in the television movie ‘A Holiday Engagement’ in 2011, for which she sang the song ‘Angels We Have Heard On High’. Her latest project was the 2018 film ‘A Star is Born’, which received positive reviews at the Toronto Film Festival.
- Bonnie Somerville was born on February 24, 1974, in Brooklyn, New York City, United States. She was primarily raised by her Catholic mother and had eight aunts and uncles from her mother's side alone. Bonnie attended the ‘Poly Preps Country Day School’ in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Right from her childhood, she was very interested in singing and acting, frequently taking part in many school plays and community theatre productions. She graduated from the ‘Boston College’, Massachusetts, where she majored in musical theatre. She dated Animal Planet’s host Dave Salmoni, but broke up with him within five months. She started dating director Zach Braff in 2004, but broke up with him in 2005. The reason for their breakup is not known, as she refrains from sharing her intimate details with the media.
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