SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE


Bonnie Somerville

Born: 24 February 1974 (47 years old)
Gender: Female

Rate:

7.4

Add to Actor Favourites

Bio

Bonnie Somerville is an American actress who has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably NYPD Blue, Grosse Pointe, The O.C. and Kitchen Confidential.

She also has a starring role as homicide detective Deb McKenzie, Arroyo's partner and illicit lover, in the police procedural television series Golden Boy.

Her very first acting job was as an extra in the 1996 film, City Hall.

Somerville starred on NYPD Blue for its last season, and drama The O.C. She also played the role of Mona, girlfriend to Ross on Friends.

Somerville also starred in the comedy Kitchen Confidential, created by Darren Star and based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name. She also starred opposite John Stamos and Eric Dane in A&E's Wedding Wars.

Somerville's first major acting role was as Lynn Danner, a singer/songwriter during the 1950s and 60s, in the CBS mini-series Shake, Rattle and Roll, in which she also sang.

Her very first series was starring as Courtney Scott on Darren Star's critically acclaimed comedy, Grosse Pointe, which aired on the WB. She went on to star in the NBC comedy In-Laws, opposite Dennis Farina, Jean Smart and Elon Gold.

In 2004 she starred in the Paramount comedy Without a Paddle. Other feature film credits include Bedazzled, Sleep Easy Hutch Rimes, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia and Spiderman 2.

Somerville is also a singer with the group Band from TV, which had its big debut at TV Guide's Emmy after-party. Joining her in the lineup are Greg Grunberg of Heroes, Hugh Laurie of House, James Denton of Desperate Housewives and Bob Guiney of The Bachelor.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Somerville grew up in a large and close-knit Irish Catholic Family. She developed a desire to perform at a very young age through singing and acting in school and community theatre productions.

She attended Boston College as a Musical Theatre major, and then went on to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York.

At the age of 18, Somerville was discovered singing in a nightclub in New York City, and won a development deal with RCA records as a singer/songwriter.

She continues to perform in Los Angeles, and wrote and performed the original song Winding Road on the Garden State soundtrack, which won the Grammy for Best Soundtrack of The Year in 2005.









LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Friday 21 January

Nat Geo uncovers more Lost Treasures of Egypt as Blue Venom Girl debuts on eExtra.


Gomora 2 Teasers - February 2022

Thati's wedding is back on track.


New! Happy Hearts Teasers - January 2022

Happiness and a lightness of spirit, starring an actress who became so unhappy she quit the show.


New! Never Say Goodbye Teasers - January 2022

Star-crossed lovers must fight bigoted social stereotypes to ensure they Never Say Goodbye.


Geet Teasers - February 2022

The knight in shining armour - Maan! Saving Geet again and again from certain death.


Imbewu Teasers - February 2022

Nkululeko attacks Khanyo in the church.


New on TV today: Thursday 20 January

Crime drama Whitstable Pearl starts on Universal and kykNET profiles tiny homes in Spasie.


Big Brother Mzansi 3: all your show times

Includes Shower Hour, with BIG Big Brother.


Generations: The Legacy Teasers - February 2022

Sphe feels like the new man in her life is too good to be true.


New on TV today: Wednesday 19 January

Odd doc The Wolfpack airs on S3 and delish competish The Globe begins on Food Network.

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS





×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.