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Somerville at the 2007 Walk of Death premiere
February 24, 1974|
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
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, Kitchen Confidential, 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 attended Boston College as a Musical Theater major, and returned home upon completing her education in order to try acting professionally.
Somerville was noticed by a modeling scout while waiting tables. At the age of 22 she moved to Los Angeles, assembled a band and got an agent. She 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'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. In 2000 Somerville starred in the series Grosse Pointe, and later played Rachel Hoffman, a colleague of Sandy Cohen, in season one of The O.C..
Somerville had a recurring role as Ross Geller's girlfriend, Mona, for seven episodes in Season 8 of Friends. During the final season (2004–05) of NYPD Blue, she had a supporting role as Det. Laura Murphy. She appeared in fifteen episodes.
In 2005, Somerville starred as a lead role in the short-lived sitcom Kitchen Confidential opposite Bradley Cooper. In 2008 she starred the ABC dramedy Cashmere Mafia, along with Lucy Liu, Miranda Otto and Frances O'Connor. She also guest-starred in CBS's Gary Unmarried.
Somerville had small roles in the films Spider-Man 2, Without a Paddle, Bedazzled, Shades of Ray, The Ugly Truth and Labor Pains. She had a lead role in the 2010 independent comedy film The Best and the Brightest, along with Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris. She played Sam, who moves to New York City with her partner Jeff (Harris) and attempts to get their five-year-old daughter into an elite private kindergarten. In June 2010, Somerville appeared in an episode of Royal Pains.
In 2013, Somerville played Detective Mackenzie on CBS's Golden Boy which aired for one season.
|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|
|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)||Video|
|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||Scenes deleted|
|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 (CBS)|
|2000–01||Grosse Pointe||Courtney Scott||Main role (17 episodes)|
|This Could Work||Television film (NBC)|
|Count Me In||Emmy||Television film (NBC)|
|2001–02||Friends||Mona||Recurring role (season 8)|
|2002–03||In-Laws||Alex Pellet Landis||Main role (15 episodes)|
|2003||Jack's House||Wendy||Television film (Fox)|
|The Twilight Zone||Donna Saicheck||"How Much Do You Love Your Kid?"|
|The O.C.||Rachel Hoffman||Recurring role (season 1)|
|2004–05||NYPD Blue||Det. Laura Murphy||Main role (season 12)|
|2005–06||Kitchen Confidential||Mimi||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2006||Jake in Progress||Laura Wiles||"Notting Hell"|
|The Danny Comden Project||SAM||Television film (ABC)|
|Wedding Wars||Maggie Welling||Television film|
|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 (NBC)|
|2011||Holiday Engagement||Hillary Burns||Television film (Hallmark)|
|Other People's Kids||Michelle||Television film (ABC)|
|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 (Hallmark)|
|2015||Motive||Erica Grey||"Calling the Shots"|
|Criminal Minds||Colleen Sullivan||"Beyond Borders"|
|2015–16||Code Black||Christa Lorenson||Main role (season 1)|
|2016||Love You Like Christmas||Maddie Duncan||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Heidi Sorenson||"The Newsroom"|
- McLellan, Dennis (17 November 2000). "A Star Is Born Full Movie". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 April 2018 – via Newspapers.com. (Subscription required (help)).
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