Lyndsy Fonseca at Comic Con International 2013
January 7, 1987 |
Oakland, California, U.S.
|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, Alexandra "Alex" Udinov on The CW show Nikita, Ted Mosby's daughter on How I Met Your Mother, and she was awarded a star billing for her role in the fourth season of the ABC hit TV drama, "Desperate Housewives" in 2007.
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. 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. Fonseca graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in San Francisco and was then 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, Fonseca has booked many roles in television and films.
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).
In fall 2007, Fonseca 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. 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.
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.
|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|
|2007||Remember the Daze||Dawn|
|2010||Hot Tub Time Machine||Jenny|
|2010||Ward, TheThe Ward||Iris|
|2011||Fort McCoy||Anna Gerkey|
|2013||Kick-Ass 2||Katie Deauxma|
|2015||Moments of Clarity||Danielle||Post-production|
|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"|
|2005–2014||How I Met Your Mother||Penny Mosby||65 episodes|
|2006||Waterfront||Annabelle Marks||Unaired CBS series|
|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||Heroes||April||Episode: "Four Months Later..."|
|2007–2009||Desperate Housewives||Dylan Mayfair||15 episodes|
|2010–2013||Nikita||Alexandra "Alex" Udinov||Main cast; 73 episodes
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action
|2015||Marvel's Agent Carter||Angie Martinelli|
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- 'Kick-Ass' Star Lyndsy Fonseca Files for Divorce
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