Bridget Moynahan Biography

Bridget Moynahan is a popular American actress and model. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and other facts about her life.

Bridget Moynahan
Quick Facts

Birthday: April 28, 1971

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Taurus

Born in: Binghamton, New York, United States

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Females

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Andrew Frankel (m. 2015)

father: Tom Brady (2004–2006)

children: John Edward Thomas Moynahan

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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Bridget Moynahan is a popular American actress and model. She began her career when she was in her teens, doing several advertisements. Throughout the 1990s, she appeared as a popular cover girl, enhancing the glossy covers and pages of well-known magazines like ‘Vogue’, ‘Elle’, ‘Shape’, ‘Glamour’ and ‘New Woman’. After spending sufficient time in the modeling world, Moynahan started taking acting lessons. Her natural acting skills landed her in a guest role in the famous TV series ‘Sex and the City’. Later on, she got a break on the big screen and appeared in many blockbusters including ‘The Sum of All Fears’, ‘Coyote Ugly’ and ‘The Recruit’, to name a few. Since then, the actress has been doing commercials, television series, and movies simultaneously. There’s something really fascinating about Bridget Moynahan’s personality. Standing tall at the height of five feet and ten inches, the actress has a wonderful figure. Her long legs have always been the ‘talk of the town’ as they serve as a symbol of her sex appeal. Besides her physique, the actress’s confidence in facing the camera is also truly commendable. Her distinctive personality is the reason she found a spot on ‘Maxim’ magazine’s annual "Hot 100" list in 2006.

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Bridget Moynahan
Childhood & Early Life
  • Bridget Moynahan was born as Kathryn Bridget Moynahan on April 28, 1971, in Binghamton, New York, to Irish American parents.
  • Her mother, Mary Bridget, was a school teacher and her father, Edward Bradley Moynahan, was a scientist and former administrator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The actress has two brothers – Sean and Andy.
  • Moynahan spent her childhood days in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She completed her graduation in 1989 from Longmeadow High School.
  • After completing graduation, she started modeling and did several commercials. During that time, she attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Later on, Bridget Moynahan began taking acting classes from the Caymichael Patten Studio, New York.
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Career
  • During her late teen years, Bridget Moynahan did photo shoots for magazines like ‘Vogue’ and ‘Elle.’
  • In 1999, she made her television debut as ‘Natasha Naginsk’ in HBO’s ‘Sex and the City’. She portrayed the character of the woman who marries Carrie’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) boyfriend – Mr. Big. The following year, the actress did small roles in films like ‘Whipped’ and ‘In the Weeds’.
  • Bridget Moynahan got her big break in the 2000 drama ‘Coyote Ugly’. In this comedy film, she portrayed the character of ‘Rachel’ – a bartender/dancer. Although this film garnered negative critical reviews, it was a box-office success.
  • The actress’ next role was of supporting type in the flick ‘Serendipity’ as ‘Hally’ in 2001.
  • She was then cast in the action film titled ‘The Sum of All Fears’, with Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck as her co-stars. She played a strong and independent woman in the 2002 flick.
  • Her next role was of a CIA trainee in the 2003 ‘The Recruit’. In 2004, Moynahan was cast alongside Will Smith in the science-fiction movie ‘I, Robot’. In the flick, the star portrayed the character of ‘Dr. Susan Calvin,’ a specialist in robot psychology. Although this film generated mixed reviews, it is the actress’ most commercially successful movie till date.
  • Moynahan‘s next movie was ‘Lord of War’ which was released in 2005. In this political crime thriller, she appeared as ‘Ava Fontaine Orlov’. In November 2006, she did a thriller ‘Unknown’ – the story of a group of individuals who are kidnapped and act in unity to escape from their captors.
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  • Then, the actress was cast as Helen Owen in Henry Bean's comedy-drama ‘Noise’. This movie was screened at the 2007 Rome Film Festival and then was released in theaters in the year 2008.
  • Bridget Moynahan was starred alongside Aaron Eckhart, Michael Peña and Michelle Rodriguez in ‘Battle: Los Angeles’ in 2011.
  • Currently, the actress is working on the CBS television drama ‘Blue Bloods’.
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Major Works
  • In September 2006, Bridget Moynahan appeared in the drama series ‘Six Degrees’ that was aired on the ABC television. This series highlighted six residents of the New York City and their connections with one another. Apart from Moynahan, the other actors who appeared in the series were Erika Christensen, Dorian Missick, Jay Hernandez, Hope Davis and Campbell Scott. About 13.3 million people watched the series when it was premiered on September 20, 2006.
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Awards & Achievements
  • In 2002, Moynahan was ranked 86th in the ‘Stuff’ magazine's list of ‘102 Sexiest Women In The World’.
  • The actress was ranked 96th by the ‘Maxim’ magazine on its "Hot 100" list of 2006.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • Bridget Moynahan dated screenwriter Scott Rosenberg for three years.
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  • Later on, the couple split and in 2004, Moynahan started dating NFL quarterback, Tom Brady. Unfortunately, this couple separated in late 2006.
  • On February 18, 2007, it was revealed that Moynahan was three months pregnant with Brady’s child.
  • On August 22, 2007, Moynahan delivered a baby boy and named him John Edward Thomas Moynahan. It is said that Moynahan and Brady have maintained a civil relationship since the birth of their baby.
  • The actress started dating director Joseph McGinty in 2010 and later on, broke with him too.
  • She married businessman Andrew Frankel on October 17, 2015. The couple is residing in California.
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Trivia
  • Bridget Moynahan was the captain of the girls' basketball, soccer and lacrosse teams in her high school.
  • During her childhood, this model-turned-actress saw herself as a ‘Tomboy’.
  • She is a cousin of Rosie O'Donnell, a well-known actress and producer. However, O’Donnell was unaware of this fact until she met Moynahan on a talk show.
  • Moynahan was cast for the lead role in ‘Swordfish’. However, she turned down the role as it demanded nude scenes and the role finally went to Halle Berry.
  • Bridget is adapted from the Celtic name ‘Brighid’ that means ‘exalted one’. According to the Irish mythology, this is the name of the goddess of wisdom, fire and poetry.
  • One of Moynahan‘s favorite quotes is – “There's nothing like a good pair of heels”.
  • She has Co-authored the book – ‘The Blue Bloods Cookbook’.
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1. John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

  (Action, Thriller, Crime)

2. Lord of War (2005)

  (Drama, Crime, Thriller)


3. John Wick (2014)

  (Thriller, Crime, Action)

4. I, Robot (2004)

  (Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Crime, Thriller, Drama)



5. Serendipity (2001)

  (Comedy, Romance)

6. Ramona and Beezus (2010)

  (Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Family)




7. The Recruit (2003)

  (Mystery, Thriller, Drama, Action, Romance)

8. Unknown (2006)

  (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller)





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