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Bonnie Somerville Biography

Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Actor, singer, model

Fast Facts

  • Became obsessed with music at a young age, with the Captain and Tennille being her earliest musical influence at age 4
  • Acted in school and community theater productions in her youth
  • Was discovered while waiting tables in New York City by a modeling scout, which led to assignments in the U
  • S
  • and Europe
  • Moved to Los Angeles when she was 22 and formed a band
  • After small parts on network series, she landed a lead role in the 1999 TV movie Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story, as a 1950's rock singer
  • Has appeared on four series produced by Darren Star: Beverly Hills, 90210; Grosse Pointe; Kitchen Confidential; and Cashmere Mafia
  • Played Ross's girlfriend, Mona, on Friends during the show's 8th season
  • Recorded "Winding Road" for the Grammy-winning Garden State soundtrack at the request of director (and then-boyfriend) Zach Braff
  • Was a regular on NYPD Blue's final season
  • Was a member of Band From TV, a charity cover band which also featured Hugh Laurie and James Denton, and appeared on the group's 2008 album Hoggin' All the Covers