• Cynthia Ann LaMontagne is a former actress born in California, USA on 15 February 1966.
• She is best known for her portrayal of Big Rhonda in the romantic comedy series “That ‘70s Show”.
• She has been retired from acting for over 10 years and is leading a quiet life in Los Angeles, California with her pets.
• Her hobbies include swimming, sun tanning, travelling, and spending time in nature.
• As of September 2020, her net worth is estimated to be over $1 million.
Who is Cynthia LaMontagne and where is she now?
Cynthia Ann LaMontagne was born in California, USA, on 15 February 1966 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius and she holds American nationality. She is a former actress, who is perhaps still best known for her portrayal of Big Rhonda in the romantic comedy series “That ‘70s Show”, starring Topher Grace, Laura Prepon and Mila Kunis, and which is about a group of teenage friends who gather in their friend’s basement in Wisconsin in the ‘70s. The series aired from 1998 to 2006, and won 15 awards including one Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 77 others.
Cynthia has been retired from acting for over 10 years now, and is leading an apparently quiet life with her pets in Los Angeles, California.
Childhood and education
Cynthia was raised alongside her younger sister in Los Angeles, by their father who was a pianist and their mother who was a teacher at a local high school.
Cynthia grew up wanting to become a model, and spent most of her free time exercising so as to look fit for her first casting. However, somewhere along the way she decided to focus on her education, and upon matriculation in 1984, she enrolled at a college from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988.
She spent the following five years working at several jobs while attending auditions, and her acting career was launched in 1993, when she portrayed The Woman at Elevator in the crime drama thriller “Carlito’s Way” – the film starred Al Pacino, Sean Penn and Penelope Ann Miller and was a big hit, winning two awards while it was nominated for seven others, including two Golden Globes.
Roles in TV series
She made her debut TV series appearance in 1995, when cast to guest star as Bethany in the episode “Gracie Under Fire” of the comedy “Maybe This Time”, starring Marie Osmond, Betty White and Ashley Johnson, and which follows Julia Wallace, a divorced woman who is running a family coffee shop, while her mother is urging her to find new love.
Cynthia went on to appear in single episodes of several series, such as the episode “Too Hip for the Room” of the romantic comedy “Ellen” and the episode “The Loop” of the comedy “Champs” both in 1996, and the episode “Whose Appy Now” of the romantic drama “ER” in 1997. She was then invited to play Tiki in the comedy series “Temporarily Yours” but which ended after airing six episodes, while her following appearance was in the episode “A Little Tail” of the comedy drama “Maximum Bob” in 1998.
Cynthia played Melissa Larson in the romantic comedy “Mad About You” in 1999 which starred Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt and John Pankow, and is about the life of a married couple in New York City, and she then appeared in only a single episode of many series, such as the romantic comedy “Dharma & Greg”, the comedy crime drama “Snoops” and the action crime drama “Nash Bridges”. She starred as Annie in the episodes “Don Juan in Hell: Part 2” and “The Ski Lodge” of the comedy “Frasier” and was then cast to portray Mary Jo Zimmerman in the episode “Wrong Place, Wrong Time” of the crime drama mystery “Crossing Jordan”.
Three of Cynthia’s final roles in TV series before she retired from acting were in the episode “Ruskie Business” of the crime drama mystery “Veronica Mars” in which she played Catherine Lenova in 2005, the episode “Riding the Lightning” of another crime drama mystery “Criminal Minds” in 2006, and the episode “Burglary” of the crime mystery series “Eyes” in 2007.
Roles in movies
In 1996, Cynthia played Sandra in the comedy movie “Flirting with Disaster”, written and directed by David O. Russell, and which starred Ben Stiller, Patricia Arquette and Tea Leoni – the story follows a young man and his wife travelling around the US trying to find his biological parents; the movie won one award and was nominated for 10 others.
She portrayed The Restaurant Hostess in the comedy drama thriller “The Cable Guy” which starred the famous comedian Jim Carrey, and was then invited to play the supporting role as Fembot in the adventure comedy “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” in 1997 – the same year also saw her star as Carefree Daughter in the short film “Under the Big Muu-Muu” written and directed by Jann Karam. 1998 saw her portray The Other Woman in the comedy adventure “Border to Border” while a few of her following roles in movies were in the 1998 romantic comedy “My Engagement Party” written and directed by Christopher Helsen, the comedy “Live Virgin” which starred Mark Adair-Rios in 1999, and the 2002 romantic comedy “Would I Lie to You”, written and directed by Tom Sheppard.
Cynthia’s final role in movies before retiring from acting was in the romantic comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” in 2008, which starred Kristen Bell, Jason Segel and Paul Rudd, and which is about a man who travels to Hawaii to recover from his recent break-up, but without knowing that his ex is going to the same resort with her new boyfriend – the film won four awards, and was nominated for 19 others.
Love life and spouse
Cynthia met her spouse Aaron Zelman at a party organized by a mutual friend in 2003, and they began dating around two weeks later.
Aaron is a film writer and producer, who is best known for having produced the crime drama mystery series “The Killing”, and the crime mystery series “Damages” – for his works, he has been nominated for six awards including two Primetime Emmys.
They married in a private ceremony attended by their closest friends and family in 2006. Cynthia and Aaron agreed not to have children so as to focus on their careers, but after more than two years of being together, they divorced quietly without letting the public know about it – it was only several months later that Cynthia revealed in an interview that she was single.
She hasn’t talked about any other men she might have been with before or after Aaron, and as of September 2020, she is single, was once married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Cynthia’s favorite season is summer, as she likes swimming in the ocean and sun tanning at the beach – she also likes to go paddleboarding. She enjoys spending her free time in the nature surrounded by trees and animals and is taking care of her own big garden without a professional gardener.
Cynthia’s main hobby is travelling, and she has been around the world visiting the places she likes the most, while her favorite country is France – she has lived in France for several months and is fluent in French.
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She is a lover of animals, with horses being her favorites, and today she has two pet cats and a pet dog.
Cynthia has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Carrey and Emma Watson, and a few of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and the franchise “Harry Potter”.
Height and net worth
Cynthia is 54 years old, and still has long blonde hair and blue eyes. Her height is 5ft 11ins (1.79m), weighs around 150lbs (68kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-26-36.
As of September 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.