Bridget Moynahan is an American model and actress who came into the acting scene in 1999 in a guest appearance. The beautiful and talented star has kept many spellbound with her ever young looks and the amazing way she executes the roles she takes on like a master of the arts.
Moynahan began as a model but soon found a greater calling on the bigger screen which seemed to be her true calling and final destination. Since her debut feature, she has not looked back and she has not slowed down. She keeps making amazing movies alongside fellow stars such as her good friend Will Smith. Here’s more to know about this gorgeous celebrity.
Born to an Irish-American family on April 28, 1971, Kathryn Bridget Moynahan and her two siblings were born to their parents Mary Bridget who was formerly a school teacher and her husband Edward Bradley Moynahan who was an administrator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst but later became a scientist, both of Irish descent. At the age of 7, her parents left Binghamton, New York and moved the family to Longmeadow, Massachusetts which was where Moynahan attended high school at Longmeadow High School graduating in 1989. While in high school, this very ladylike star was something of a tomboy and as such, she had the athletic streak and was captain of the girls’ soccer, basketball, as well as the lacrosse teams. That’s how good she was.
Early Career Beginnings
As is the fashion with most superstars in the making, after high school Bridget took the big decision of skipping college to pursue a career as a model. This decision came after she followed a friend who wanted to audition as a model at Springfield, Massachusetts where the agency decided to sign Moynahan rather than the friend who came to audition. This came as a big surprise especially since the lady in question was more of a tomboy than a lady and has never been particularly into fashion and magazines. After she was signed, she featured in different commercials for department-store catalogues in Springfield. While doing her modelling gigs, Bridget began to understand the need for college education and soon enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Apparently, her parents had wanted her to go to a business school but had reconsidered and allowed her to start her modelling career first, and they sure did not regret that decision.
While modelling was fun and paid well, Bridget soon realised that the industry is not one that would sustain for long since younger beauties are found every day, so she decided to venture into acting as an alternative that would sustain longer. She moved to New York at age 18 and continued modelling, making it to the cover page of big magazines like Vogue and Elle. Still nursing the dream of ending up an actress and to help her better make it in acting, she took art and acting classes at the Caymichael Patten Studio in New York. She did this to better sharpen her skills haven gotten a little exposure from the little acting involved in the soap and shampoo commercials she was into as a model.
Professional Acting Career
After her art and acting classes have sharpened her acting skills, Bridget Moynahan’s big acting breakthrough came when she was chosen to guest star in an episode of HBO’s romantic comedy Sex and the City as Natasha. She once explained that it was more of a lucky role as that one episode soon morphed into a bigger idea, making her character a recurring one in the series. This served as her television debut and by the next year, after her role eventually maxed out, she appeared in other series such as In the Weeds and Whipped.
Soon after she has become a regular on series, Bridget took her skills to the bigger screens with a debut feature film when she starred in Coyote Ugly (2000) which ended up a massive success for the rising star and opened doors to so many other opportunities which soon had Bridget in hot demand. Following this, she starred in Serendipity and The Sum of All Fears alongside Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck. The movie’s box office success soon squashed all the lukewarm opinion people had about Bridget Moynahan’s acting prowess.
Next, she showed up in The Recruit and by 2004 she was on I Robot alongside her good friend Will Smith in what was to be her most successful movie to date. Other film credits over the years include movies like Lord of War (2005), Unknown (2006), Gray Matters (2007), Noise (2007), and TV series like Six Degrees (2006), Eli Stone (2008) and others.
Bridget Moynahan’s Net Worth
For Bridget Moynahan, the big bucks first started rolling in from her modelling career which was quite satisfactory even though she felt it would not last as long as she wanted it to. Her move to acting was like the magic wand that took her to the height of fame and bigger bucks. So from all her endeavors as a model and an actress, Bridget has a net worth of $25 million.
For many, it was a huge disappointment when this beautiful star did not end up with the man we thought she will grow old with. Bridget had a rather colorful dating life and all the fun that comes with being single and beautiful. But just when it seemed she was getting comfortable being a single mom, she met Andrew Frankel through a friend and it seemed they hit it off right away and started dating. By 2015, the lovebirds tied the knot in a quiet ceremony which held in the Hamptons New York.
Andrew Frankel is a businessman who has been in the know-how for decades. If his surname sounds familiar, that would be because he has been associated with Stuart Frankel & Co. Inc, a company he runs as a co-founder which is in the name of his father Stuart Frankel. It is known that he comes from money and has made some for himself over the years, but there has not been a specific amount pegged to his net worth.
Frankel and Moynahan have been living the perfect dream since they got married. Even though the union has not been blessed with any child, the two both have children with their former partners.
Bridget Moynahan’s Relationship with Tom Brady
The love between Bridget and Tom Brady was all rosy as the two started dating in 2004 but the relationship did not last as long as many anticipated as they soon parted way towards the end of 2006. Their separation seemed quite amicable and all was well and done until Moynahan announced after their separation that she was expecting a child for Tom. By this time, Tom had moved on and was dating Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
The announcement caused a stir in the otherwise amicable separation as it looked like it was going to cause a break up between Tom and Gisele, but eventually, it all worked out just fine. Bridget went on to have her son and has remained friendly exes and fabulous co-parents with Tom who is now married to Gisele.
Bridget Moynahan welcomed her first child, a son on August 22, 2007, and named him John Edward Thomas Moynahan. The birth of her son with Tom Brady as the father may not have brought the exes back together, but it sure made them learn to tolerate each other in order to give their son all the stability he needs.
The star has made it clear that she never imagined she would end up a single mom but stated clearly that her son is one of the best things that happened to her and as such, she would not trade the experience for anything.
Height and Other Interesting Facts about Bridget Moynahan
Birth Name: Kathryn Bridget Moynahan
Date of Birth: April 28, 1971
Birth City: Binghamton, New York
Birth Sign: Taurus
Education: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Profession: Actress and Model
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 57 kg
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Andrew Frankel
Net Worth: $25 million