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Bonnie Somerville (1974)

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Bonnie Somerville is an American actress and singer. As an actress, she has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably NYPD Blue, Grosse Pointe, Friends, The O.C. and Cashmere Mafia.

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  Personal life
Somerville was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She started acting and singing at a young age, appearing in high school plays at Poly Prep Country Day School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Somerville attended Boston College as a Musical Theater major, and returned home upon completing her education in order to try acting professionally.

At 2am the morning of October 18, 2008, Somerville and her friend were leaving a party thrown by T-Mobile on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, CA when a man approached her and demanded her purse. A struggle ensued, and her friend was shot in the lower back with a .22 caliber handgun. Somerville then gave up her purse, and the shooter fled. He has not yet been apprehended.

  Acting career
Somerville's first acting job was as an extra in the 1996 film City Hall. Her first major role for television was for the lead in the CBS miniseries, Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story , in which she also sang.

Somerville starred in the 2000 series Grosse Pointe, and later played Rachel Hoffman, a colleague of Sandy Cohen, in Season 1 of The O.C.. She had a recurring role on the sitcom Friends as Mona, dating Ross in Season 8.

Somerville had a supporting role during the final season (2004–2005) of NYPD Blue as Det. Laura Murphy. She appeared in 15 episodes.

In 2005, Somerville starred in a lead role in the short-lived sitcom Kitchen Confidential. She also starred with Lucy Liu, Miranda Otto and Frances O'Connor in the short-lived 2008 ABC dramedy Cashmere Mafia.

She also guest-starred in CBS's Gary Unmarried.

Somerville also appeared in the films Spider-Man 2, Without a Paddle, Bedazzled, Shades of Ray, The Ugly Truth and Labor Pains.

In June 2010, Somerville appeared in an episode of Royal Pains.

In 2011, Somerville starred in the made for television film, "A Holiday Engagement".

  Music career
Somerville was noticed by a modeling scout while waiting tables. At the age of 22, Bonnie moved to Los Angeles at which point she assembled a band and got an agent. Somerville sang backup on Joshua Radin's first record. Her song "Winding Road" was included on the soundtrack for the film Garden State.

Somerville is currently a singer in the group Band from TV with Greg Grunberg, Bob Guiney, James Denton, Hugh Laurie, Jesse Spencer, Barry Sarna, Brad Savage, Rich Winer, and Chris Kelley.

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