Bonnie Somerville

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Bonnie Somerville
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Somerville attending the premiere of Walk of Death in 2007
Born (1974-02-24) February 24, 1974 (age 47)
Education Boston College
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1998–present
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)

Bonnie Somerville (born February 24, 1974) is an American actress and singer. [1] She has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably NYPD Blue , Grosse Pointe , Friends , The O.C. , Cashmere Mafia , Without a Paddle , and Golden Boy . She starred as Dr. Christa Lorenson in season one of the CBS medical drama Code Black .


Early life

Somerville was born and grew up in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. She started acting and singing at a young age, appearing in high school plays at Poly Prep Country Day School in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn. Somerville studied Musical Theater at Boston College. [2] At the age of 22 she moved to Los Angeles, assembled a band and got an agent.


Somerville's first acting job was as an extra in the 1996 film City Hall . She had a lead role as Lyne Danner in the CBS miniseries Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999), in which she also sang. In 2000, Somerville starred in the series Grosse Pointe which aired on The WB from September 2000 to February 2001. [1] The series followed the set of a fictitious WB nighttime soap, also called Grosse Pointe, and several characters were based on real-life actors. [3] Somerville played Ross Geller's girlfriend, Mona for seven episodes in the eighth season of the NBC sitcom Friends . [1] She had small roles in films Bedazzled (2000), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Without a Paddle (2004).

In 2003, Somerville landed a recurring role as Rachel Hoffman, a former colleague of Sandy Cohen, in the first season of Fox's teen drama series The O.C. . She appeared on the cover of Stuff magazine's May 2004 issue titled, "Girls of The O.C." and later on the cover of the magazine's November 2005 issue. [4] In 2005, Somerville starred in the short-lived sitcom Kitchen Confidential opposite Bradley Cooper. [1] During the final season of NYPD Blue , she had a supporting role as Det. Laura Murphy, appearing in fifteen episodes. Her song "Winding Road" was included on the Garden State soundtrack, a film written and directed by Zach Braff. She sang backup vocals on Joshua Radin's first album, We Were Here (2006). Somerville was a singer in the charity cover band Band from TV with Greg Grunberg, Bob Guiney, James Denton, Hugh Laurie among others. [5]

In 2008, portrayed Caitlin Dowd in ABC's comedy-drama series Cashmere Mafia , her third Darren Star-produced television show. [1] Cashmere Mafia followed the lives of four ambitious women as they try to balance their glamorous and demanding careers with their complex personal lives in New York City. [6] ABC decided not to renew the series for a second season. She portrayed Suzie Cavandish in the ABC Family romantic comedy film Labor Pains (2009) starring Lindsay Lohan. She also appeared in films Shades of Ray (2008), The Ugly Truth (2009), The Search for Santa Paws (2010), Seven Below (2012), Fire with Fire (2012) and Treasure Buddies (2012). Somerville portrayed Sam in the comedy film The Best and the Brightest (2010) opposite Neil Patrick Harris.

She had guest roles on several television shows, including Gary Unmarried , Royal Pains, The Mentalist and Motive. In 2011, Somerville starred in the Hallmark Channel Christmas television film A Holiday Engagement , in which she sings the song "Angels We Have Heard On High". In 2013, Somerville played Detective Mackenzie on CBS's crime drama series Golden Boy which aired for one season. She played Dr. Christa Lorenson, a mature first-year resident, in the first season of the medical drama series Code Black . She filmed a cameo for the musical drama film A Star Is Born (2018) but her scenes were deleted.



2000 Crime and Punishment in Suburbia Stuck Up Girl
Bedazzled Girl at Beer Garden
Sleep Easy, Hutch RimesJulie Proudfit
2004 Spider-Man 2 Screaming Woman
Without a Paddle Denise
2006JumpSam Boyd
2008 Shades of Ray Noelle Wilson
2009 Labor Pains Suzi Cavendish
The Ugly Truth Elizabeth Chadway
2010Chasing ZeroDr. Diane RiderShort
The Best and the Brightest Sam
The Search for Santa Paws Kate HucklebuckleVideo
2012 Treasure Buddies Mala (voice)
Seven Below Brooklyn
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Mrs. Paws (voice)
Fire with Fire Karen Westlake
2014 The Prince Susan
2015 Pearly Gates Sharon
2016Pup StarEmily RoseVideo
2018 A Star Is Born Sally CummingsDeleted scenes


1998 Two Guys and a Girl Cindy"Two Guys, a Girl and a Homecoming"
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Mary"Dog's Best Friend"
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story Lyne DannerTelevision film
2000–2001 Grosse Pointe Courtney ScottMain role (17 episodes)
2001TikivilleTelevision film
This Could Work
Count Me InEmmy
2001–2002 Friends Mona Recurring role (7 episodes)
2002–2003 In-Laws Alex Pellet LandisMain role (15 episodes)
2003Jack's HouseWendyTelevision film
The Twilight Zone Donna Saicheck"How Much Do You Love Your Kid?"
The O.C. Rachel HoffmanRecurring role
2004–2005 NYPD Blue Det. Laura Murphy Main role
2005–2006 Kitchen Confidential MimiMain role (13 episodes)
2006 Jake in Progress Laura Wiles"Notting Hell"
The Danny Comden ProjectSAMTelevision film
Wedding Wars Maggie Welling
2008 Cashmere Mafia Caitlin DowdMain role (7 episodes)
2009 Gary Unmarried Leah"Gary Shoots Fish in a Barrel"
Off DutyKim RobertsTelevision film
2010 Royal Pains Mindy"Medusa"
2011 Holiday Engagement Hillary BurnsTelevision film
Other People's KidsMichelle
2012 The Mentalist Eve Mulberry"At First Blush"
2013 Golden Boy Det. Deb McKenzieMain role (13 episodes)
2014Mom's Day AwayLaura MillerTelevision film
2015 Motive Erica Grey"Calling the Shots"
Criminal Minds Colleen Sullivan"Beyond Borders"
2015–2016 Code Black Christa LorensonMain role
2016Love You Like ChristmasMaddie DuncanTelevision film
2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Heidi Sorenson"The Newsroom"
2020 Blue Bloods Paula Hill3 episodes
2021 Heels Vicky Rabies"Cheap Heat"


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