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Bonnie Somerville (born February 24, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York, United States) is an actress who has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably NYPD Blue, Grosse Pointe, and The O.C..

Born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn by her mother and large Irish Catholic family. 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. At the age of 17 Bonnie had a development deal to sing her own music and sang with many bands in the New York city music scene. She was noticed by a modeling scout while waiting tables in New York and did some modeling in New York and Europe, only to return more focused on acting. At the age of 22 Bonnie moved to Los Angeles, she quickly had a band and then an agent. Her first major acting audition for television was for the lead role in CBS's mini-series, Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999), in which she also sang. She now lives in Los Angeles

On The O.C. she played Rachel Hoffman, a colleague of Sandy Cohen in Season 1.

She also starred on the popular sitcom Friends as Mona, dating Ross in Season 8.

In the soundtrack of the movie Garden State (directed by then-boyfriend, Zach Braff) she contributed the song "Winding Road".








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