The American actress, Cynthia Lamontagne has proven beyond doubt that it doesn’t take forever to make a lasting impression. She appeared in a recurring role in the season four of the FOX teen comedy, That ’70s Show as Big Rhonda and left us with memories we can’t afford to part with, from her jokes to unabashed portrayal.
Peradventure you missed out on her in That ’70s Show, you might recognize her as Lydia in Buffy the Vampire Slayer or even as a Fembot in the 1997 spy action comedy flick, Austin Powers. She has also featured in numerous TV shows and films such as Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Dharma & Greg, and Criminal Minds.
Who Is Cynthia Lamontagne?
Cynthia Lamontagne was active in the acting industry for over one decade and is most popular as Rhonda Estelle Tate, better known to us as Big Rhonda in That ’70s Show. The show, set in the ’70s chronicles the lives of an eclectic group of friends who are on the verge of adulthood and as such, yearns for independence amid the growing pains of becoming adults.
She joined the cast in the fourth season and though she appeared in only six episodes, fans instantly took to her character. Rhonda is portrayed as a brash, direct and outspoken girl who does what she just wants to do. She is also the love interest of Fez who got ridiculed for the size of his date. The “big” behind her moniker was given to her by her classmates at Point Place High School due to her large stature. Big Rhonda broke up with Fez after she choked him.
She was born in California, the US on the 15th day of February 1966. Named Cynthia Ann LaMontagne. She is of American nationality, given her place of birth and was born under the star sign, Aquarius. Cynthia Lamontagne was married to Aaron Zelman, the brother of producer and screenwriter Daniel Zelman from September 2006.
Cynthia Lamontagne made her acting debut in a minor part as a woman in an elevator in the 1993 film Carlito’s Way. Her initial appearance on the small screen was in 1995 in the TV series Maybe This Time as Bethany. Throughout the ’90s, she secured roles both in films and on television in works such as The Cable Guy and Flirting with Disaster in 1996, the 1998 comedy movie My Engagement Party and Border to Border, also in 1998. Others include Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery in 1997, the NBC sitcom Frasier (1998, 2001), and as Sarah Marsh in a 1999 episode of Dharma and Greg.
She gained wide prominence for playing Rhonda in the sitcom, That ’70s Show in 2002. The show also stars Wilmer Valderrama, Topher Grace, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, and Ashton Kutcher. Lamontagne is also known for her works on American Virgin (2000) in the role of Gloria, a recurring role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Lydia (2001, 2002), Would I Lie to You? (2002), and the teen noir mystery drama television series, Veronica Mars (2005) which starred Kristen Bell in the titular role. She also had an uncredited role in the police procedural crime drama TV series Criminal Minds in 2006, Eyes (2007), and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).
By the end of her role in the 2008 romantic comedy film, Cynthia Lamontagne was ready to grind her acting career to a halt. Nevertheless, she had a lengthy career that spanned through fifteen years, from 1993 to 2008.
Where Is She Now?
That 70’s Show actress last screen appearance was in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and since then, she has kept a low profile. That was two years after she got married. Perhaps, she took the time off to focus on building a family but the union did not last long. She filed for divorce in 2010 and it was officially completed in 2016.
She might decide to make a comeback to the entertainment industry and become engaged once more with film and TV works. Although Cynthia Lamontagne has not mentioned anything as such or even given a hint that alludes to the given, we anticipate her return nonetheless.