Bonnie Somerville filmography and biography
Date of birth: 24 February 1974, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Bonnie Somerville biography
Bonnie was raised by her mother, and her mother's large Irish Catholic family in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Her mother is one of 9 children! Bonnie started acting and singing at a young age, appearing in all the high school plays at Poly Prep Country Day School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She attended Boston College as a Musical Theater major, and left to move back home to New York to try acting professionally. Bonnie sang in many bands in the NYC music scene, and had a development deal to sing her own music at 17 years old. She was noticed by a modeling scout while waiting tables in NYC, and did some modeling in New York, and Europe, only to return more focused on acting. She packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles at age 22, very quickly had a band and then an agent. One of her first auditions, after getting an agent, was for the lead role in CBS's mini-series, Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999) (TV), in which she also sang. She now lives in Los Angeles.
Bonnie Somerville trivia
- Studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
- Studied Musical Theatre at Boston College
- Grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, went to Poly Prep High School in Bay Ridge, where she was a cheerleader.
- Was on the cover of Stuff magazine in May 2004, issue titled, "Girls of The O.C."
- Her very first acting job was as an extra in the movie, City Hall
- She recorded the song "Winding Road" for the Grammy-winning soundtrack of her then boyfriend Zach Braff's movie Garden State. He specifically requested a song from her for the soundtrack.
- When Bonnie is not busy working, she enjoys singing in local clubs, playing volleyball and skiing.
- Sang backup on Joshua Radin's very first record.
- Sings female lead with "Band From TV", which also features Hugh Laurie, James Denton, Bob Guiney and Greg Grunberg.
Bonnie Somerville quotes
- "It's always fun to play the bitch."
- "I'm always studying (acting)"
- "My 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."
Bonnie Somerville filmography
|The Best and the Brightest||2010|
|The Search for Santa Paws||2010|
|The Ugly Truth||2009|
|Band from TV: Hoggin' All the Covers||2008|
|Shades of Ray||2008|
|Gays on Strike: The Truth Behind Wedding Wars||2007|
|The Danny Comden Project||2006|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2005|
|Without a Paddle||2004|
|The Twilight Zone||2002|
|This Could Work||2001|
|Count Me In||2001|
|Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes||2000|
|Crime and Punishment in Suburbia||2000|
|Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story||1999|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||1999|
|Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place||1998|
|Beverly Hills, 90210||1990|