Bonnie Somerville: Questions About The Star Answered

Bonnie Somerville

Combining acting with music is not easy but stars like Bonnie Somerville make it look like a walk in the park. Bonnie discovered her musical talent at a young age, she also discovered acting in her talent box and has handed both careers with so much dignity and admiration of many. Here we try to answer questions about her you cannot stop asking search engines.

Who is Bonnie Somerville?

Bonnie Somerville was born on February 24, 1974, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. She was raised by her mother, her maternal and paternal great-grandparents both immigrated to America from Ireland during the Famine.

She picked interest in the entertainment industry at a young age by appearing in high school plays at Poly Prep Country Day School in Bay Ridge in Brooklyn where she was also a cheerleader. It was much more than picking an interest, she carried on until she was discovered while waiting tables in New York City by a modeling scout, which led to more exposure in the U.S. and Europe.

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The actress attended Boston College as a Musical Theater major and after graduation, she decided to pursue acting professionally. Bonnie also attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.

What does Bonnie Somerville play in Friends?

Bonnie made her acting debut in 1998 in the “Two Guys and a Girl” as Cindy. A year later, she landed a lead role in the 1999 TV movie “Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story”, as a 1950’s rock singer. In 2000, she played the character of Courtney Scott in the sitcom television series which aired on The WB “Grosse Pointe”. After the completion of this project, she played the role of Ross’ recurring girlfriend in season 8. Mona first appeared in ‘The One After “I Do”‘. Mona and Ross began their relationship just as Ross learned that Rachel was pregnant with his child. This sitcom made her famous and opened more acting opportunities for her.

Between 2004-2005, she played the role of Det. Laura Murphy in “NYPD Blue”. This was followed by her role in “Kitchen Confidential” as Mimi. In 2015, she landed the role of Christa Lorenson in medical drama television series created by Michael Seitzman that premiered on CBS.  The show centers on the fictional Angels Memorial Hospital, where four first-year residents and their colleagues must tend to patients in an understaffed, busy emergency room that lacks sufficient resources. In 2020, she played the role of Paula Hill in “Blue Bloods”.

Does Bonnie Somerville sing?

Bonnie Somerville also sings. She discovered in a club in NYC singing with her high school band named ” Fearful Symmetry”. She had a development deal with RCA records and then Interscope Records.

She moved to Los Angeles at the age of 22 and formed a band. She recorded “Winding Road” for the Grammy-winning Garden State soundtrack at the request of her director boyfriend Zach Braff.

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She is a member of Band From TV, a charity cover band which also featured Hugh Laurie and James Denton and appeared on the group’s 2008 album Hoggin’ All the Covers. The actress still has an active music career

How much is Bonnie Somerville worth? Is she married?

The actress has a net worth of 5 million dollars. She is shy away from 50 and might have given herself a retirement package if she wants to retire from acting now. However, the actress and singer is still active in the show business and is still winning hearts.

Bonnie Somerville is currently single. The actress and singer used to be in a relationship with director Zach Braff between 2003-2004, however thing s went sour and they broke up. She dated Dave Salmoni between 2009-2010. The actress stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 meters in height.

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