Lyndsy Fonseca

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Lyndsy Fonseca
Lyndsy Fonseca at Comic Con International 2013.jpg
Fonseca at the 2013 Comic Con International
Born (1987-01-07) January 7, 1987 (age 30)
Oakland, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Matthew Smiley
(m. 2009; div. 2013)

Noah Bean
(m. 2016)

Lyndsy Marie Fonseca (born January 7, 1987) is an American actress.[1] She began her career by appearing as Colleen Carlton on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, on which she starred between 2001 and 2005. Thereafter, she had a series of other recurring roles, including Penny Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Donna on HBO's Big Love, and Dylan Mayfair on the fourth season of the ABC television series Desperate Housewives.

From 2010 to 2013, Fonseca starred as Alexandra "Alex" Udinov on The CW's Nikita and Angie Martinelli on ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter from 2015 to 2016. Fonseca has also appeared in a variety of film roles, including Jenny Steadmeyer in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and Katie Deauxma in Kick-Ass (2010) and its 2013 sequel.

Early life[edit]

Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, the daughter of Lima Lynn (née Bergmann)[2][better source needed] and James Victor Fonseca.[1] She is partly of Portuguese descent.[3] Her mother later married attorney Reid Dworkin, Fonseca's stepfather, and she has a half-sister, Hannah Leigh Dworkin.[1] Fonseca graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in San Francisco[4] and relocated to Los Angeles at age 12.[3] She soon made her screen debut as Colleen Connelly-Carlton on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.[1]


In 2005, Fonseca played 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).[5]

In late 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.[6] 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 American films in 2010, including Hot Tub Time Machine.

In 2010, Fonseca was cast in a starring role in the CW television series Nikita as Alex, a new recruit,[7] a role she played throughout the series' four seasons.

Personal life[edit]

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.[8]

In February 2016, Fonseca announced her engagement to actor Noah Bean, whom she had been dating since 2012.[9] She and Bean married on October 2, 2016 in Connecticut.[10][11] In September 2017 it was announced that Fonseca and Bean were expecting their first child, a girl due in February 2018.[12]

Fonseca was listed at No. 62 on the 2010 Maxim Hot 100 and No. 88 on the 2011 list.[13][14]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Intellectual Property Jenny
2007 Remember the Daze Dawn
2010 Kick-Ass Katie Deauxma
Hot Tub Time Machine Jenny Steadmeyer
Ward, TheThe Ward Iris
2011 Fort McCoy Anna Gerkey
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Katie Deauxma
2015 Moments of Clarity Danielle
The Escort Natalie
HOSS Samantha Burke Short Film


Year Title Role Notes
2001–2005 The Young and the Restless Colleen Carlton
2003 Boston Public Jenn Cardell 4 episodes
2004 Malcolm in the Middle Olivia Episode: "Lois' Sister"
NYPD Blue Madison Bernstein Episode: "Colonel Knowledge"
Switched! Herself Episode: "Lyndsy/Jessie"
2005 I Do, They Don't Sandy Barber Movie
Ordinary Miracles Sally Anne Powell Movie
Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life Amy Movie
2005–2014 How I Met Your Mother Penny Mosby 65 episodes, all scenes filmed between 2005 and 2007
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"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Megan Cooper Episode: "Fallen Idols"
House Addie Episode: "Resignation"
Heroes April Episode: "Four Months Later..."
2007–2009 Desperate Housewives Dylan Mayfair 15 episodes
2010–2013 Nikita Alexandra "Alex" Udinov Main role (73 episodes)
2011 Five Cheyanne Movie
2015–2016 Marvel's Agent Carter Angie Martinelli Recurring role (season 1); guest role (season 2)
2015–2016 Grandfathered Frankie Episodes: "Sexy Guardian Angel", "The Sat Pack"
2016 RePlay Allison Main role (12 episodes); go90 original series
2016 Pitch Cara Episode: "Wear It"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2008 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Desperate Housewives
(shared with rest of cast)
Nominated [15]
2009 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Desperate Housewives
(shared with rest of cast)
Nominated [16]
2010 Scream Awards Breakout Performance – Female Kick-Ass Nominated
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Action Nikita Nominated [17]
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Action Nikita Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Action Nikita Nominated


  1. ^ a b c d "Lyndsy Fonseca". Archived from the original on July 13, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Lima Lynn Fonseca". Archived from the original on January 5, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "SPOTLIGHT: Interview With Lyndsy Fonseca". GirlsLife. November 7, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Barbizon Modeling and Acting School Alumni". Barbizon Modeling and Acting School. 
  5. ^ Gates, Anita (May 7, 2005). "What's On Tonight". The New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 3, 2007). "'Housewives' wed to Delany, Fillion, Fonseca". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ Radish, Christina (August 29, 2010). "Lyndsy Fonseca Interview NIKITA". Retrieved August 29, 2010. 
  8. ^ "'Kick-Ass' Star Lyndsy Fonseca Files for Divorce". 
  9. ^ "Photo by Lyndsy Fonseca". February 10, 2016 – via Instagram. 
  10. ^ Stone, Natalie (October 8, 2016). "Nikita Co-Stars Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean Tied The Knot". People. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Photo by Lyndsy Fonseca". October 5, 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-06 – via Instagram. 
  12. ^ Juneau, Jen (September 23, 2017). "Baby Girl on the Way for Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean". People Babies. Retrieved 2017-09-23. 
  13. ^ "2010 Hot 100 List". Maxim. May 10, 2010. Archived from the original on August 13, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2017. 
  14. ^ "2011 Hot 100 List". Maxim. May 3, 2011. Retrieved May 28, 2017. 
  15. ^ "SAG nominations go 'Wild'". Entertainment Weekly. 
  16. ^ "'Doubt' Tops SAG Pack". CBS News. 
  17. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2011 Nominees". Retrieved June 29, 2011. 

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