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Somerville at the Walk of Death premiere, 2007
February 24, 1974 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Bonnie Somerville (born February 24, 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., Cashmere Mafia, and Golden Boy.
Life and career
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.
At 2 a.m. on October 18, 2008, Somerville and a friend were leaving a party thrown by T-Mobile on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, 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.
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 had a supporting role during the final season (2004–2005) of NYPD Blue as Det. Laura Murphy. She appeared in fifteen 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.
In 2013, Somerville played Detective Mackenzie on CBS's Golden Boy which aired for one season.
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 album We Were Here. Her song "Winding Road" was included on the Garden State soundtrack, a film written and directed by Zach Braff.
|2000||Crime and Punishment in Suburbia||Stuck Up Girl|
|2000||Bedazzled||Girl at Beer Garden|
|2004||Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes||Julie Proudfit|
|2004||Spider-Man 2||Screaming Woman|
|2004||Without a Paddle||Denise|
|2008||Shades of Ray||Noel Wilson|
|2009||Ugly Truth, TheThe Ugly Truth||Elizabeth|
|2010||Chasing Zero||Dr. Diane Rider||Short film|
|2010||Best and the Brightest, TheThe Best and the Brightest||Sam|
|2010||Search for Santa Paws, TheThe Search for Santa Paws||Kate Huckle||Video|
|2012||Treasure Buddies||Mala (voice)||Video|
|2012||Fire with Fire||Karen Westlake||Video|
|2012||Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups||Mrs. Paws (voice)|
|1998||Two Guys and a Girl||Cindy||Episode: "Two Guys, a Girl and a Homecoming"|
|1999||Beverly Hills, 90210||Mary||Episode: "Dog's Best Friend"|
|1999||Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story||Lyne Danner||TV film|
|2000–2001||Grosse Pointe||Courtney Scott||Main role (17 episodes)|
|2001||Count Me In||Emmy||TV film|
|2001||This Could Work||TV film|
|2001–2002||Friends||Mona||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|2002–2003||In-Laws||Alex Pellet Landis||Main role (15 episodes)|
|2003||Jack's House||Wendy||TV film|
|2003||Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight Zone||Donna Saicheck||Episode: "How Much Do You Love Your Kid?"|
|2003||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Rachel Hoffman||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2004–2005||NYPD Blue||Det. Laura Murphy||Main role (15 episodes)|
|2005–2006||Kitchen Confidential||Mimi||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2006||Jake in Progress||Laura Wiles||Episode: "Notting Hell"|
|2006||Danny Comden Project, TheThe Danny Comden Project||Sam||TV film|
|2006||Jump||Sam Boyd||TV film|
|2006||Wedding Wars||Maggie Welling||TV film|
|2008||Cashmere Mafia||Caitlin Dowd||(7 episodes)|
|2009||Off Duty||Kim Roberts||TV film|
|2009||Labor Pains||Suzi Cavendish||TV film|
|2009||Gary Unmarried||Leah||Episode: "Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel"|
|2010||Royal Pains||Mindy||Episode: "Medusa"|
|2011||Other People's Kids||Michelle||TV film|
|2011||Holiday Engagement||Hillary Burns||TV film|
|2012||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Eve Mulberry||Episode: "At First Blush"|
|2013||Golden Boy||Det. Deb McKenzie||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2014||Mom's Day Away||Laura Miller||TV Film|
- "Actress' Companion Shot In Hollywood". TMZ.com. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
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