Bonnie Somerville

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Bonnie Somerville
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Somerville at the Walk of Death premiere, 2007
Born (1974-02-24) February 24, 1974 (age 41)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1998–present

Bonnie Somerville (born February 24, 1974) is an American actress and singer. Somerville currently stars as a first-year resident doctor in the CBS medical drama Code Black. 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[edit]

Personal life[edit]

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.[1]

Acting career[edit]

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 starred in the 2000 series Grosse Pointe, and later played Rachel Hoffman, a colleague of Sandy Cohen, in Season 1 of The O.C.

She had a recurring role on the sitcom Friends as Mona, dating Ross in Season 8.

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.

Music career[edit]

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.

Somerville is currently a singer in the group Band from TV with Greg Grunberg, Bob Guiney, James Denton, Hugh Laurie, Jesse Spencer, Barry Sarna, Brad Savage, Rich Winer, and Chris Kelley.



Year Title Role Notes
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
2009 Nobody Fiona
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
2011 Holiday Engagement Hillary
2012 Treasure Buddies Mala (voice) Video
2012 Seven Below Brooklyn
2012 Fire with Fire Karen Westlake Video
2012 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Mrs. Paws (voice)
2014 The Prince Susan
2015 Pearly Gates Sharon


Year Title Role Notes
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 Tikiville 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
2015 Criminal Minds Colleen Sullivan Episode: "Beyond Borders"
2015 Code Black Christa Lorenson Main role (3 episodes)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Actress' Companion Shot In Hollywood". 2008-10-18. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

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