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Bonnie Somerville (born February 24, 1974) is an American actress and singer. She has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably NYPD Blue, Grosse Pointe, Friends, The O.C., Cashmere Mafia, Without a Paddle, and Golden Boy. She starred as Dr. Christa Lorenson in season one of the CBS medical drama Code Black.
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 studied Musical Theater at Boston College. At the age of 22 she moved to Los Angeles, assembled a band and got an agent.
Somerville's first acting job was as an extra in the 1996 film City Hall. She had a lead role as Lyne Danner in the CBS miniseries Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999), in which she also sang. In 2000, Somerville starred in the series Grosse Pointe which aired on The WB from September 2000 to February 2001. The series followed the set of a fictitious WB nighttime soap, also called Grosse Pointe, and several characters were based on real-life actors. Somerville played Ross Geller's girlfriend, Mona for seven episodes in the eighth season of the NBC sitcom Friends. She had small roles in films Bedazzled (2000), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Without a Paddle (2004).
In 2003, Somerville landed a recurring role as Rachel Hoffman, a former colleague of Sandy Cohen, in the first season of Fox's teen drama series The O.C.. She appeared on the cover of Stuff magazine's May 2004 issue titled, "Girls of The O.C." and later on the cover of the magazine's November 2005 issue. In 2005, Somerville starred in the short-lived sitcom Kitchen Confidential opposite Bradley Cooper. During the final season of NYPD Blue, she had a supporting role as Det. Laura Murphy, appearing in fifteen episodes. Her song "Winding Road" was included on the Garden State soundtrack, a film written and directed by Zach Braff. She sang backup vocals on Joshua Radin's first album, We Were Here (2006). Somerville was a singer in the charity cover band Band from TV with Greg Grunberg, Bob Guiney, James Denton, Hugh Laurie among others.
In 2008, portrayed Caitlin Dowd in ABC's comedy-drama series Cashmere Mafia, her third Darren Star-produced television show. Cashmere Mafia followed the lives of four ambitious women as they try to balance their glamorous and demanding careers with their complex personal lives in New York City. ABC decided not to renew the series for a second season. She portrayed Suzie Cavandish in the ABC Family romantic comedy film Labor Pains (2009) starring Lindsay Lohan. She also appeared in films Shades of Ray(2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), The Search for Santa Paws (2010), Seven Below (2012), Fire with Fire (2012) and Treasure Buddies (2012). Somerville portrayed Sam in the comedy film The Best and the Brightest (2010) opposite Neil Patrick Harris.
She had guest roles on several television shows, including Gary Unmarried, Royal Pains, The Mentalist and Motive. In 2011, Somerville starred in the Hallmark Channel Christmas television film A Holiday Engagement, in which she sings the song "Angels We Have Heard On High". In 2013, Somerville played Detective Mackenzie on CBS's crime drama series Golden Boy which aired for one season. She played Dr. Christa Lorenson, a mature first-year resident, in the first season of the medical drama series Code Black. She filmed a cameo for the musical drama film A Star Is Born (2018) but her scenes were deleted.
|2000||Crime and Punishment in Suburbia||Stuck Up Girl|
|Bedazzled||Girl at Beer Garden|
|Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes||Julie Proudfit|
|2004||Spider-Man 2||Screaming Woman|
|Without a Paddle||Denise|
|2008||Shades of Ray||Noelle Wilson|
|2009||Labor Pains||Suzi Cavendish|
|The Ugly Truth||Elizabeth Chadway|
|2010||Chasing Zero||Dr. Diane Rider||Short|
|The Best and the Brightest||Sam|
|The Search for Santa Paws||Kate Hucklebuckle||Video|
|2012||Treasure Buddies||Mala (voice)|
|Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups||Mrs. Paws (voice)|
|Fire with Fire||Karen Westlake|
|2016||Pup Star||Emily Rose||Video|
|2018||A Star Is Born||Sally Cummings||Deleted scenes|
|1998||Two Guys and a Girl||Cindy||"Two Guys, a Girl and a Homecoming"|
|1999||Beverly Hills, 90210||Mary||"Dog's Best Friend"|
|Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story||Lyne Danner||Television film|
|2000–2001||Grosse Pointe||Courtney Scott||Main role (17 episodes)|
|This Could Work|
|Count Me In||Emmy|
|2002–2003||In-Laws||Alex Pellet Landis||Main role (15 episodes)|
|2003||Jack's House||Wendy||Television film|
|The Twilight Zone||Donna Saicheck||"How Much Do You Love Your Kid?"|
|The O.C.||Rachel Hoffman||Recurring role|
|2004–2005||NYPD Blue||Det. Laura Murphy||Main role|
|2005–2006||Kitchen Confidential||Mimi||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2006||Jake in Progress||Laura Wiles||"Notting Hell"|
|The Danny Comden Project||SAM||Television film|
|Wedding Wars||Maggie Welling|
|2008||Cashmere Mafia||Caitlin Dowd||Main role (7 episodes)|
|2009||Gary Unmarried||Leah||"Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel"|
|Off Duty||Kim Roberts||Television film|
|2011||Holiday Engagement||Hillary Burns||Television film|
|Other People's Kids||Michelle|
|2012||The Mentalist||Eve Mulberry||"At First Blush"|
|2013||Golden Boy||Det. Deb McKenzie||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2014||Mom's Day Away||Laura Miller||Television film|
|2015||Motive||Erica Grey||"Calling the Shots"|
|Criminal Minds||Colleen Sullivan||"Beyond Borders"|
|2015–2016||Code Black||Christa Lorenson||Main role|
|2016||Love You Like Christmas||Maddie Duncan||Television film|
|2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Heidi Sorenson||"The Newsroom"|
|2020||Blue Bloods||Paula Hill||"Family Secrets"|
- Songs from Another Life EP (2009)
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- McLellan, Dennis (November 17, 2000). "A Star Is Born Full Movie". The Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 11, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 11, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2020.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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