Fonseca at the 2013 Comic Con International
January 7, 1987 |
Oakland, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Matthew Smiley (m. 2009–13)|
|Partner(s)||Noah Bean (2013-present; engaged)|
Lyndsy Marie Fonseca (born January 7, 1987) is an American actress. 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, she starred as Alexandra "Alex" Udinov on The CW's Nikita, and as 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.
Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, the daughter of Lima Lynn (née Bergmann) and James Victor Fonseca. Her father is of Portuguese descent, and her mother is of half Portuguese ancestry. Her stepfather, Reid Dworkin, is an attorney, and her younger half-sister is actress, Hannah Leigh Dworkin. Fonseca was raised first in Alameda; after her mother remarried, she moved to Oakland, and then to Moraga. Fonseca graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in San Francisco and was then discovered by a talent manager in San Francisco. She then relocated to Los Angeles for her first pilot season at age 13, in the middle of the school year. The following year, she landed her breakthrough role, playing Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless with a three-year contract. With that, her mother and stepfather moved the whole family to Los Angeles. Since the end of her contract, Fonseca has booked many roles in television and films.
In 2005, Fonseca earned 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).
In fall 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. 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 US films in 2010, including Hot Tub Time Machine. In 2010, she was cast in the CW television series Nikita as Alex, a new recruit.
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. In February 2016, she announced her engagement to actor Noah Bean, whom she has been dating since 2012.
|2001–05||Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless||Colleen Carlton||Role held: May 30, 2001 – May 17, 2004; December 24, 2004 – February 9, 2005|
|2003||Boston Public||Jenn Cardell||4 episodes|
|2004||Malcolm in the Middle||Olivia||Episode: "Lois' Sister"|
|2004||NYPD Blue||Madison Bernstein||Episode: "Colonel Knowledge"|
|2005||I Do, They Don't||Sandy Barber||Movie|
|2005||Ordinary Miracles||Sally Anne Powell||Movie|
|2005||Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life||Amy||Movie|
|2005–14||How I Met Your Mother||Penny Mosby||65 episodes, all scenes filmed between 2005 and 2007|
|2006||Waterfront||Annabelle Marks||Unaired CBS series|
|2006–09||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"|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Megan Cooper||Episode: "Fallen Idols"|
|2007||Heroes||April||Episode: "Four Months Later..."|
|2007–08, 2009||Desperate Housewives||Dylan Mayfair||15 episodes|
|2010–13||Nikita||Alexandra "Alex" Udinov||Main role (73 episodes)|
|2015–16||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"|
|2007||Remember the Daze||Dawn|
|2010||Hot Tub Time Machine||Jenny Steadmeyer|
|2010||Ward, TheThe Ward||Iris|
|2011||Fort McCoy||Anna Gerkey|
|2013||Kick-Ass 2||Katie Deauxma|
|2015||Moments of Clarity||Danielle|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Desperate Housewives
(shared with rest of cast)
|2010||Scream Awards||Breakout Performance – Female||Kick-Ass||Nominated|||
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Action||Nikita||Nominated|||
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