Regan at the 2017 Comic Con International in San Diego for The Last Ship
Bridget Catherine Regan
February 3, 1982
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina School of the Arts|
Bridget Catherine Regan (born February 3, 1982) is an American actress known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker, Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White Collar, Rose Solano in Jane the Virgin and Dottie Underwood in Agent Carter. She has portrayed Sasha Cooper on the TNT drama series The Last Ship since 2016.
Since 2006, Regan has appeared in various television shows and in films. In 2008, she began filming Legend of the Seeker, a television show based on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. She portrayed Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell, which earned her a cult following. Although her natural hair is red and curly, Regan dyed it dark brown and black, and occasionally chemically straightened it, for Legend of the Seeker. In 2009, she ventured into producing with Camp Wanatachi, a musical that ran in New York at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.
Regan was cast as a lead for the proposed television series The Frontier in 2012. In 2013, she began a recurring role in the fifth season of the USA Network crime drama White Collar as Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner, a brief love interest of Neal Caffrey. That same year, she joined the series Beauty & the Beast for a multi-episode arc as Alex, the ex-fiancée of Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan). Because the existence of Regan's character created a love triangle including Vincent and Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), this resulted in "rabid" hatred for Alex, and unpleasant Twitter messages for Regan, from fans who would rather Vincent be with Catherine. Regan stated, "I can't look at Twitter anymore! ... I understand why people don't like Alex, I suppose, but I can't really look anymore." In 2014, Regan was cast in a recurring role in Jane the Virgin, as Rose, a former lawyer, later criminal mastermind, who is involved in a complicated same-sex love affair. Also in 2014, she had a small role in John Wick, as Addy.
Regan is popular with the comic book community, and, from 2009 to 2013, was commonly selected among comic book fans and critics as their ideal choice to portray Wonder Woman. In 2009, Rick Marshall of MTV stated, "In one of the most voted-on, yet lop-sided weekly polls we've ever conducted here on Splash Page, Legend of the Seeker actress Bridget Regan was voted fans' favored lady to bring DC's iconic Amazon warrior, Wonder Woman, to the big screen." Regan netted over 62 percent of the total vote, well ahead of well-known and lesser-known actresses. In 2013, Screen Rant's Andrew Dyce commented, "Casting Wonder Woman may sound like a tall order, but if you ask the online fan communities, Bridget Regan may be the name you hear more than any other." In 2014, Regan was cast in the recurring role of Dottie for 2015 in the comic book-based television series Agent Carter.
In 2016, Regan was added to the cast of the TNT drama series The Last Ship for the show's third season, playing the role of Sasha Cooper, a current diplomat in Asia and a former Navy Intelligence Officer.
Born in Carlsbad, California, Regan grew up in an Irish American and Catholic family. She began acting as a child in North County productions of The Wizard of Oz at the La Paloma Theatre and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Carlsbad. Regan stated, "I went to a drama school in North Carolina and it was very focused on theater, particularly classical theater." After college, she moved to New York City to pursue a professional acting career. She stated, "I don't remember not wanting to [be an actor], to be honest. I don't know. I just always wanted to be an actor."
Regan is married to Eamon O'Sullivan, a writer she met in New Zealand while filming Legend of the Seeker. Their first child, a daughter, was born in December 2010. On November 17, 2017, Regan announced that they were expecting a second child. Their son, Bernard Moon, was born on February 28, 2018.
|2007||The Babysitters||Tina Tuchman|
|2008||Sex and the City||Hostess|
|2010||The Best and the Brightest||Robin|
|2015||The Leisure Class||Fiona||HBO's Project Greenlight season 4 film|
|2006||The Wedding Album||Kate||TV pilot|
|2006||Love Monkey||Woman||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2006–2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||ADA Claudia Shankly||Episodes: "Masquerade", "Silencer"|
|2007||Six Degrees||Diana Foss||Episode: "A Simple Twist of Fate"|
|2007||American Experience||Angelica Shippen||Episode: "Alexander Hamilton"|
|2007||The Black Donnellys||Trish Hughes||4 episodes|
|2007||Supreme Courtships||Holly||Television film (Fox)|
|2008||New Amsterdam||Daphne Tucker||Episode: "Keep the Change"|
|2008–2010||Legend of the Seeker||Kahlan Amnell||Main role (44 episodes)|
|2011||NCIS: Los Angeles||Elizabeth Smith||Episode: "Cyber Threat"|
|2011||Hide||Annabelle Granger||Television film (TNT)|
|2011||Person of Interest||Wendy McNally||Episode: "Number Crunch"|
|2012||The Frontier||Hannah Strong||TV pilot|
|2012||Perception||Victoria Ryland||Episodes: "Shadow", "Light"|
|2013||Murder in Manhattan||Lex Sutton||Television film (ABC)|
|2013||Beauty & the Beast||Alex Salter||4 episodes|
|2013||Sons of Anarchy||Escort||Episode: "Straw"|
|2013–2014||White Collar||Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2014–2019||Jane the Virgin||Rose / Sin Rostro||Recurring role|
|2015||The Good Wife||Madeline Smulders||Episode: "Bond"|
|2015||Magic Stocking||Lindsey Monroe||Television film (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)|
|2015–2016||Agent Carter||Dottie Underwood||Recurring role|
|2016–2018||The Last Ship||Sasha Cooper||Main role (season 3–5)|
|2017||Grey's Anatomy||Megan Hunt||Episode: "The Room Where It Happens"|
|2017||Christmas Getaway||Emory||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2019||MacGyver||Charlotte Cole||Episode: "Fence + Suitcase + Americium-241"|
|TBA||Paradise Lost||Frances||Lead role|
|October 12 – November 14, 1999||Sweet Bird of Youth||La Jolla Playhouse|
|March 21, 2005||Children and Art||Broadway|
|September 20 – October 23, 2005||The Scottish Play||Eden||La Jolla Playhouse|
|December 9, 2007 – March 9, 2008||Is He Dead?||Cecile Leroux||Broadway|
|January 21, 2008||Geneva||Begonia Brown||The Players|
|January 21, 2011||Camp Wanatachi||(Co-producer)||La MaMa Experimental Theater Club|
- Bridget Regan [@BridgetRegan] (30 October 2011). "@PersonInterest @CBS I love this show! Officially addicted can't stop watching episodes online. So excited... GO TO SLEEP BRIDGET CATHERINE" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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- Dyce, Andrew (October 15, 2013). "7 Actresses Who Could Play Wonder Woman in 'Justice League'". Screen Rant. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
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- "Frankie Jean". Official Bridget Regan Twitter account. December 27, 2010.
- "Instagram post by Bridget Regan • Nov 18, 2017 at 2:49am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
- Reitman, Shelby; Leon, Anya (March 9, 2018). "Bridget Regan Welcomes Son Bernard Moon". People. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
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