From starring in blockbuster films to portraying a myriad of characters in critically acclaimed television series, award-winning actress Lyndsy Fonseca has been entertaining audiences for nearly two decades and isn't slowing down anytime soon.
This year Fonseca can be seen starring in the highly anticipated, Disney+ action/comedy series “Turner & Hooch” opposite Josh Peck. Created and Executive Produced by Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”), the series is inspired by the 1989 Tom Hanks iconic film of the same name and follows the Turner family (Peck, Fonseca) as they set out to solve the mystery of their father’s death (Hanks). Fonseca is a scene-stealer as Laura Turner, Scott Turner’s animal-loving sister who ultimately becomes immersed in the investigation of her father’s past. “Turner & Hooch” premiered on Disney+ in July 2021.
In film, Fonseca can next be seen starring as music manager Joyce Biawitz in the upcoming biopic Spinning Gold. Directed and written by Timothy Scott Bogart, the movie is based on the life of 1970s Casablanca Records chief Neil Bogart and also stars Wiz Khalifa, Jeremy Jordan, Jay Pharoah, Michelle Monaghan, Jason Isaacs, Jason Derulo, Dan Fogler and Michael Ian Black (release date TBA). Lyndsy also recently stepped into the virtual reality world, starring in “Agent Emerson,” an immersive 3D 360° first-person POV action-packed VR film available now on Oculus, PlayStation VR, SteamVR, and VIVEPORT. Fonseca is well known for her breakout role as Katie Deauxma in Lionsgate’s Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2 opposite Aaron Taylor Johnson. The films were a bold reimagining of the comic book genre and grossed a combined $156,984,000+ at the global box office. She also appeared in MGM’s Hot Tub Time Machine opposite John Cusack and Sebastian Stan, The Ward directed by John Carpenter, the independent film Remember the Daze opposite Amber Heard, Brie Larson and Leighton Meester and The Escort opposite Tommy Dewey and Rumor Willis.
Accolades for Fonseca include three Choice TV Actress: Action nominations at the Teen Choice Awards in 2011, 2012, and 2013 for her work on the The CW’s hit series “Nikita.” She was also nominated alongside the cast of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” at the 2008 and 2009 Screen Actors Guide Awards in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Fonseca starred on 65 episodes of the long-running CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother,” which was nominated for 30 Emmy Awards (winning 10) and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Network TV Comedy in 2012. Additional television credits include starring opposite Liv Tyler on Ryan Murphy’s “9-1-1 Lone Star” (FOX), “Big Love” opposite Amanda Seyfried for HBO, ABC and Marvel’s “Agent Carter,” and the two-hour Lifetime movie “Five,” which consists of five short films about breast cancer, directed by Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, and Penelope Spheeris. In 2020 Fonseca returned to Lifetime starring in the television movie “You Can’t Take My Daughter,” based on the true story of law student Analyn Megison. She heartbreakingly portrayed the survivor of a sexual assault that results in pregnancy, then must fight back against the judicial system after her rapist tries to gain custody of her daughter.
On stage, Fonseca starred in Four Woke Baes, a play that debuted at the Edinburgh Film Festival to rave reviews in summer 2019. Born in Oakland, California, she was raised in the Los Angeles area. Growing up as a professionally trained dancer, Fonseca spent hours in dance studios, competing and touring before landing her first big break in television at just 14 years old on “The Young and the Restless,” which changed her career trajectory forever.
While bringing characters to life and storytelling are two of Fonseca’s greatest passions, she has a huge place in her heart for giving back and over the years has raised money for orphanages in Haiti through CrowdRise, has donated to No Kid Hungry, and is passionate about animal rights and supporting non-profit animal rescue organizations. As a new mom, she is fascinated with child psychology and conscious parenting and notes she is a consumer and student of child science, being introspective about her own childhood and raising children in today’s climate.
Fonseca currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, accomplished actor Noah Bean, and their daughter Greta.