Bonnie Somerville is a multi-talented American actress, singer and former model. Despite coming from a lowly background, she was able to work her way to the very top one step at a time. She is popular for her roles in high profile movies and television series such as Friends, the Golden Boy, NYPD Blue and the Kitchen Confidential which she appeared alongside legendary actor and filmmaker Bradley Cooper. Having spent over two decades on the acting scene, she has grown to be recognized as a veteran for her immense contribution to the industry.
Bonnie Somerville – Bio
She was born on the 24th of February 1974 in Brooklyn New York City. She is of American nationality and White ethnicity. Very little is known about her childhood as she rarely talks about her past. However, she once revealed that even as a child, she noticed she had quite the talent for singing as well as acting as she noticed the smile on her face whenever she was doing either of the two. She had her high school education at Poly Preps Country Day School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. At the time, her love for acting drove her into becoming a regular at school plays, thereby making her a star pupil. Upon graduation from high school, she attended the Boston College, Massachusetts where she majored in Musical Theatre.
It’s highly germane to note that her first shot at fame came right after college in the form of modelling. How this got to be isn’t quite clear but according to her, she was spotted at a bar by a modelling agent who offered her a contract which eventually led her to model for top fashion brands in the USA and some parts of Europe. At the age of 22, she decided to quit modelling for personal reasons and moved Los Angeles where she formed a band. Shortly afterwards, she got called up by Joshua Radin to sing as back up on his first full-length album, We Were Here.
In 1996, Bonnie made her screen debut with her appearing as an extra in the movie titled City Hall. Shortly after that, she had her first major movie role in the CBS Series Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story in 1999 with her playing the character of Lyne Danner. Her big break finally came in 2002 when she was cast to play the role of Ross Geller’s girlfriend Mona in season 8 of the Hit American Television Sitcom, Friends. In 2005, she appeared in the final season of hit crime series NYPD Blue in which she played the character of Detective Laura Murphy.
Ever since hitting the big screens in 1996, Bonnie Somerville hasn’t been slowing down one bit, she has gone on to feature in several other movies and TV series such as Bedazzled, Kitchen Confidential, the beat and the Brightest, Criminal Minds, and Golden Boy to name but a few.
Is Bonnie Somerville Married? Her Husband and Family
Not much is known about the family or relationship status of Bonnie Somerville simply because of her desire to lead a very private and personal life free from the ever-prying eyes of the media. Nevertheless, she once revealed in an interview that she was raised single-handedly by her Irish Catholic mother alongside eight of her mother’s siblings in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Although she never mentioned the names of her mom or other members of her family, she went a step forward by revealing that she still keeps in close touch with each and every one of them till date.
With regards to her relationship status, the multi-talented actress is currently single and loving every bit of it. It might also be of interest to know that she has never been married her entire life and isn’t rumoured to be involved romantically with anyone at the moment.
However, things weren’t always like this for the beautiful actress as she once dated popular movie director Zach Braff in 2004, but they broke up in 2005. She was also involved romantically with TV personality Dave Salmoni in 2009 but their relationship ended that same year for reasons best known to them.
Heights and Other Measurements
Standing at a height of 5 feet 8 inches Bonnie Somerville can be considered as being quite tall. Despite her age, she has also been able to maintain her perfect hourglass figure. The beautiful actress and singer currently weighs 115 lb (54 kg). With a 35-inch bust size, 24-inch waist size, and 36-inch hip size, it’s no wonder she is often tagged as a diva by several entertainment journalists and bloggers. Last year, she revealed her cup size in an interview as being 34C, her shoe size as 10 (US) as well as her gown size as 4 (US).