Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1974
FactWas mugged in the early morning hours of October 18, 2008 after leaving a Hollywood launch party for a new T-Mobile cell phone by two men, one of whom shot and seriously wounded her boyfriend.


Introduction

Blonde bombshell Bonnie Somerville is known for more than just her looks. Somerville has made a name for herself as a model, singer and actress in Hollywood. Appearing in various big-name films along with some well-seasoned actors, she is definitely not to be underestimated.

Early Life

On the 24 February 1974 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, Bonnie Somerville was born. She was raised by her catholic mother; her relationship with her father has never been reported, but it is known that Bonnie comes from a very large family, as her mother is one of nine children.

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Her mother has said that Bonnie was always drawn to singing and acting, constantly putting on little performances for her at home. Later in life when Somerville was asked what inspired her to be a performer, she said ‘My mom took me to see Annie on Broadway when I was little, and I just wanted to be doing what those other girls were doing.’

Early Education

Somerville was sent to the Poly Preps Country Day School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where she was a cheerleader, as well as taking part in as many community theatre productions and school plays as she possibly could.

After matriculating, Bonnie went on to major in Musical Theatre at The Boston College in Massachusetts, USA.

Career

At the age of 22 Bonnie was discovered by a modelling scout while at her job as a waitress. She pursued modelling for a short while, before quitting and moving to Los Angeles, California, to try her hand in music. It wasn’t long before Somerville formed a band and found an agent to represent her. Her first claim to fame was appearing on Joshua Radins’s first album as a back-up singer.

Bonnie Somerville

“Winding Road” one of Somerville’s song was part of the soundtrack for the movie “The Garden State”, which was a film directed and written by Zach Braff who Bonnie would later date.

Her first acting job was in 1996 as an extra in the movie “City Hall”.  The first big role she was cast for was as the lead actress in the miniseries “Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story” which began in 1999 – she also sang for the soundtrack. The next year Bonnie starred in “Grosse Pointe” before going on to play as Rachel Hoffman, a colleague of Sandy Cohen in the first season of ‘The O.C’.

Bonnie scored a recurring role in the eighth season of the hit series “FRIENDS” as the girlfriend of main character Ross Geller, appearing in seven episodes.  For the final season of “NYPD Blue”, Somerville played a supporting role for fifteen episodes as Detective Laura Murphy. In 2005 Somerville starred alongside Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper in “Kitchen Confidential” – unfortunately the series was cancelled after just one season, but that wasn’t the end for Bonnie. In 2008 she starred in “Cashmere Mafia” with Frances O’Connor, Lucy Liu, and Miranda Otto as well as being a guest star in “Gary Unmarried”.

Sommerville went on appear in some big Hollywood movies, such as “Without a Paddle”, “The Ugly Truth”, “Spiderman 2” and “Labour Pains”. In 2010 Somerville started alongside Neil Patrick Harris in “The Best and the Brightest”, an independent comedy in which she played Sam, a character who moved to The Big Apple with her partner and child, where she tries to get her daughter into a very prestigious preschool.

Other relationships

Bonnie started dating actor/director Zach Braff in 2003.

Braff is possibly best known from appearing in the television series “Scrubs” in the lead role, and was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy series by Primetime Emmy Awards, and was also nominated for three Golden Globe Awards between 2005 and 2007. Zach and Bonnie’s courtship was brief, lasting not even a year. Somerville wasn’t reported with anyone else untill 2009 when she came out as dating Dave Salmoni, an entertainer, television producer and animal trainer based in South Africa, specializing in wildlife films.

On the 13th of August 2016 Bonnie posted a picture on Instagram with Irishman Nick Lee.

She is rumoured to be dating Lee since the August of 2015, and since the post Bonnie hasn’t been shy to put her relationship with Nick on Social Media, on holiday together in Venice Beach as well as many posts of the two of them sharing some great times together. For her birthday in Febuary Bonnie posted a picture with a caption saying she had an amazing birthday weekend and she hints at how madly in love they are with each other. However amoungst all the pictures on Instagram there is no hint as to if or when they will tie the knot.

Net worth/ salary

Somerville’s net worth as of early 2020 is estimated at close to  $5 million.

Physical characteristics

Bonnie’s looks have aided her pursuit of fame, and people have taken notice. All her measurements and physical attributes are very well documented – she is 120lbs (54kgs), 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and the vital statistics of her hourglass shape are 35-24-36. Her bra size is a 34C, shoe size is 10 US, and dress size is four.

General Info

Full NameBonnie Somerville
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1974
Height1.73 m
ProfessionActor, Singer
EducationBoston College, Poly Prep Country Day School, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
NationalityAmerican

Accomplishments

MoviesThe Ugly Truth, Holiday Engagement, Without a Paddle, Mom's Day Away, Fire with Fire, Labor Pains, The Search for Santa Paws, The Best and the Brightest, Bedazzled, Wedding Wars, Seven Below, Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story, Shades of Ray, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, Sleep Easy,...
TV ShowsGolden Boy, Cashmere Mafia, Kitchen Confidential, NYPD Blue, In-Laws, Grosse Pointe, Code Black

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1[on the pressure of working in the background, on Code Black (2015)] "You never know when the cameras will be on you,"
2[her view on Code Black (2015)] I've never seen anything like this on TV. You're seeing, what actually goes on. The accuracy and attention to detail...it's amazing.
3My Mom took me to see Annie on Broadway when I was little and I just wanted to be doing what those girls were doing. I was that annoying little girl who sang the (Annie) soundtrack all the time. My Mom would be like, "please stop with the singing!". All I've ever wanted was to do a musical.
4I'm always studying (acting)
5It's always fun to play the bitch.

Facts

#Fact
1Was mugged in the early morning hours of October 18, 2008 after leaving a Hollywood launch party for a new T-Mobile cell phone by two men, one of whom shot and seriously wounded her boyfriend.
2Irish-American.
3Began a music career moving to Los Angeles at the age of 22, where she assembled a band and got an agent.
4Is a regular guest on the Schmoes Know Movies podcast.
5Sings female lead with "Band From TV", which also features Hugh Laurie, James Denton, Bob Guiney and Greg Grunberg.
6Sang backup on Joshua Radin's very first record.
7When Bonnie is not busy working, she enjoys singing in local clubs, playing volleyball and skiing.
8She recorded the song "Winding Road" for the Grammy-winning soundtrack of her then boyfriend Zach Braff's movie Garden State (2004). He specifically requested a song from her for the soundtrack.
9Her very first acting job was as an extra in the movie, City Hall (1996)
10Was on the cover of Stuff magazine in May 2004, issue titled, "Girls of The O.C. (2003)"
11Grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, went to Poly Prep High School in Bay Ridge, where she was a cheerleader.
12Studied Musical Theatre at Boston College
13Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love You Like Christmas2016TV MovieMaddie Duncan
Pup Star2016VideoEmily Rose
Code Black2015-2016TV SeriesChrista Lorenson
Pearly Gates2015Sharon
Criminal Minds2015TV SeriesColleen Sullian
Motive2015TV SeriesErica Grey
The Prince2014/ISusan
Mom's Day Away2014TV MovieLaura Miller
Golden Boy2013TV SeriesDetective Deb McKenzie
Fire with Fire2012/IIKaren Westlake
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups2012Mrs. Paws (voice)
7 Below2012Brooklyn
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesEve Mulberry
Treasure Buddies2012VideoMala (voice)
Other People's Kids2011TV MovieMichelle
Holiday Engagement2011TV MovieHillary Burns
The Search for Santa Paws2010VideoKate Huckle
The Best and the Brightest2010Sam
Chasing Zero2010ShortDr. Diane Rider
Royal Pains2010TV SeriesMindy
Off Duty2009TV MovieKim Roberts
Gary Unmarried2009TV SeriesLeah
Nobody2009Fiona
The Ugly Truth2009Elizabeth
Labor Pains2009Suzi Cavandish
Shades of Ray2008Noel Wilson
Cashmere Mafia2008TV SeriesCaitlin Dowd
Wedding Wars2006TV MovieMaggie Welling
Jump2006TV MovieSam Boyd
The Danny Comden Project2006TV MovieSAM
Jake in Progress2006TV SeriesLaura Wiles
Kitchen Confidential2005-2006TV SeriesMimi
NYPD Blue2004-2005TV SeriesDet. Laura Murphy
Without a Paddle2004Denise
Spider-Man 22004Screaming Woman (uncredited)
The O.C.2003TV SeriesRachel Hoffman
The Twilight Zone2003TV SeriesDonna Saicheck
In-Laws2002-2003TV SeriesAlex Pellet Landis / Alex Landis
Jack's House2003TV MovieWendy
Friends2001-2002TV SeriesMona
Count Me In2001TV MovieEmmy
Grosse Pointe2000-2001TV SeriesCourtney Scott
This Could Work2001TV Movie
Tikiville2001TV Movie
Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes2000Julie Proudfit
Bedazzled2000Girl at Beer Garden
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia2000Stuck Up Girl
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story1999TV MovieLyne Danner
Beverly Hills, 902101999TV SeriesMary
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place1998TV SeriesCindy

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mom's Day Away2014TV Movie performer: "Don't Stop"
Holiday Engagement2011TV Movie performer: "Gloria in Excelecis Deo Angels We Have Heard on High"
Hellcats2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Garden State2004performer: "Winding Road" / writer: "Winding Road"
The Giving Tree2000performer: "Angel" / writer: "Angel"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Garden State2004special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Band from TV: Hoggin' All the Covers2008VideoHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008TV SeriesHerself
Gays on Strike: The Truth Behind Wedding Wars2007Video documentary shortHerself
Chabad Telethon2006TV MovieHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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