Bonnie Somerville started acting and singing at a young age, appearing in all the high school plays in her hometown of 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. Somerville sang in many bands in the NYC music scene, and had a development deal to sing her own music at 17 years old. She was noticed by a modeling scout while waiting tables, and did some modeling in New York and Europe, only to return more focused on acting. Shorty after, she moved to Los Angeles where she landed a role on the CBS miniseries, "Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story."
Somerville’s recent film credits include "How Do You Know" for director James L. Brooks, Disney’s "The Search for Santa Paws," the romantic comedy "The Ugly Truth," starring alongside Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, "Nobody," executive produced by Josh Hartnett and directed by Rob Perez, and the independent comedy "The Best and the Brightest," with Neil Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris.
Somerville has recently appeared on USA’s "Royal Pains," NBC’s pilot "Off Duty," co-starring Bradley Whitford and Romany Malco and ABC’s "Cashmere Mafia" opposite Lucy Liu, Frances O’ Conner and Miranda Otto. She had previously starred in two other Darren Star shows: "Kitchen Confidential" with Bradley Cooper and "Grosse Pointe" on the WB in 2000. Somerville has also starred in ABC's juggernaut "NYPD Blue" for its last season, and FOX's hip drama "The O.C." Audiences will also remember her as Mona, girlfriend to Ross on the hit NBC comedy, "Friends," throughout season eight.
On the big screen, Somerville has also appeared in the Paramount comedy "Without a Paddle." Her other feature film credits include, "Bedazzled," "Sleep Easy Hutch Rimes," "Crime and Punishment in Suburbia," "Labor Pains" and "Spider Man 2."