Lyndsy Fonseca

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Lyndsy Fonseca
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Fonseca at a panel for the television series Nikita at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2010
Born (1987-01-07) January 7, 1987 (age 27)
Oakland, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Matthew Smiley (m. 2009–13)

Lyndsy Marie Fonseca (born January 7, 1987) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Colleen Carlton on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless and Alexandra "Alex" Udinov on The CW show Nikita.

Early life[edit]

Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, the daughter of Lima Lynn (née Bergmann) and James Victor Fonseca. Her father is of Portuguese descent, and her mother is of half Portuguese ancestry.[1][2] Her stepfather is attorney Reid Dworkin, and her younger half-sister is Hannah Dworkin. Fonseca was raised first in Alameda; after her mother remarried, she moved to Oakland, and then to Moraga. She was discovered by a talent manager in San Francisco. She then relocated to Los Angeles for her first pilot season at age 13, in the middle of the school year. The following year, she landed her breakthrough role, playing Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless with a three-year contract. With that, her mother and stepfather moved the whole family to Los Angeles. Since the end of her contract, she has booked many roles in television and films.

Career[edit]

In 2005, Fonseca earned a recurring role as Ted Mosby's future daughter on How I Met Your Mother and as Donna on HBO's Big Love. She starred in the 2005 Hallmark TV film Ordinary Miracles, as a 16-year-old juvenile delinquent who goes to live with a judge (Jaclyn Smith).[3]

In fall 2007, she played Dawn in the film Remember the Daze. She joined the cast of ABC's Desperate Housewives as the daughter of Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany), a character moving onto Wisteria Lane.[4] In 2008 she was nominated for the Actor award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives (2004), shared with the cast.

Fonseca played Katie Deauxma in the 2010 superhero film Kick-Ass which also featured her Nikita co-star Xander Berkeley in the cast. She appeared in three more US films in 2010, including Hot Tub Time Machine. In 2010, she was cast in the CW television series Nikita as Alex, a new recruit.[5]

She was listed at #62 in the 2010 Maxim Hot 100 and #89 in the 2011 list.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Fonseca married artist and writer Matthew Smiley in April 2009. The couple split in July 2012 and Fonseca filed for divorce in 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 I Do, They Don't Sandy Barber Television film
2005 Ordinary Miracles Sally Anne Powell Television film
2005 Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life Amy Television film
2006 Intellectual Property Jenny
2007 Remember the Daze Dawn
2010 Kick-Ass Katie Deauxma
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine Jenny
2010 Ward, TheThe Ward Iris
2011 Fort McCoy Anna Gerkey
2011 Five Cheyanne Television film
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Katie Deauxma
2014 Moments of Clarity Danielle Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001–2005 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Colleen Carlton Role held: May 30, 2001 – May 17, 2004; December 24, 2004 – February 9, 2005
2003 Boston Public Jenn Cardell 4 episodes
2004 Malcolm in the Middle Olivia Episode: "Lois' Sister"
2004 NYPD Blue Madison Bernstein Episode: "Colonel Knowledge"
2004 Switched! Herself Episode: "Lyndsy/Jessie"
2005–2014 How I Met Your Mother Penny Mosby Recurring (stock footage used since Season 2), 64 episodes
2006 Scarlett Kasey Unsold Lifetime pilot
2006 Waterfront Annabelle Marks Unaired CBS pilot
2006–2009 Big Love Donna 6 episodes
2006 Phil of the Future Kristy Episode: "Not-So-Great Great Great Grandpa"
2007 Close to Home Jessica Conlon Episode: "Hoosier Hold Em"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Megan Cooper Episode: "Fallen Idols"
2007 House Addie Episode: "Resignation"
2007 Heroes April Episode: "Four Months Later..."
2007–2009 Desperate Housewives Dylan Mayfair 15 episodes
2008 Austin Golden Hour Lane Unsold CW pilot
2009 Fish Tank, TheThe Fish Tank Jessie Unsold CBS pilot
2010–2013 Nikita Alexandra "Alex" Udinov Main cast; 73 episodes
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Bacon & Cuzziere Family Tree - Lowell MA:Information about Lyndsy Marie Fonseca
  2. ^ Interview With Lyndsy Fonseca, at GirlsLife.com
  3. ^ Gates, Anita (May 7, 2005). "What's On Tonight". The New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 3, 2007). "'Housewives' wed to Delany, Fillion, Fonseca". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  5. ^ Radish, Christina (August 29, 2010). "Lyndsy Fonseca Interview NIKITA". Collider. Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  6. ^ "2010 Hot 100". Maxim. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  7. ^ "2011 Hot 100". Maxim. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  8. ^ 'Kick-Ass' Star Lyndsy Fonseca Files for Divorce
  9. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2011 Nominees". Retrieved June 29, 2011. 

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