Name:
Bridget Moynahan
Birth Date:
September 21, 1970
Birth Place:
Binghamton, New York, USA
Height:
5' 9
Nationality:
American
Famous for:
Her role in 'The Sum of All Fears' (2002)
Profession:
actress
Education:
Longmeadow High School, Longmeadow, Massachusetts (graduated in 1989)
BIOGRAPHY
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I, Robot

Background:

“Nudity is something I don't really understand and I find it completely unnecessary so I have turned down roles because it was unnecessary, but I think that if it's something that I feel is important to a role, or the scene, or to the character then I don't really have a problem with it. I just haven't had that issue quite yet.” Bridget Moynahan

Starting out as a model, Bridget Moynahan appeared in many fashion magazines before making the swift into acting. She has acted in a series of blockbuster movies such as “Coyote Ugly” (2000), “Serendipity” (2001),”The Sum of All Fears” (2002), “I, Robot” (2004) and “Ramona and Beezus” (2010). On the small screen, the Binghamton, New York born beauty first gained notice as Mr. Big's fresh-faced wife Natasha (1999-2000) on HBO's “Sex and the City” and went on to have her first regular role in the short lived ABC series “Six Degrees” (2006-2007). Currently, she plays an assistant district attorney in the CBS drama series “Blue Bloods” (2010-?), opposite Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg.

Moynahan dated screenwriter Scott Rosenberg for three years. She was linked to John Corbett, whom she met on the set of “Serendipity,” but they are no longer together. Moynahan was in a relationship with NBC quarterback Tom Brody from January 2004 until December 2006. In August 2007, the statuesque brunette gave birth to their son, John Edward Thomas. Since the summer of 2010, Moynahan has dated director McG.


Tomboy

Childhood and Family:

In Binghamton, New York, Kathryn Bridget Moynahan was born on April 28, 1971. She was raised in Longmeadow, Massachusetts by her Irish American parents Mary Bridget (née Moriarty), a former school teacher, and Edward Bradley Moynahan, a scientist and ex-administrator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has one older brother, Andrew, and one younger brother, Sean. Bridget graduated from Longmeadow High School in 1989. A tomboy girl, she actively participated in school athletic and was named captain of the girl's soccer, lacrosse and basketball team. Bridget studied acting at the Caymichael Patten Studio in New York.

At age 36, Bridget gave birth to her first child, son John Edward Thomas Moynahan, on August  22, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. Currently, she lives in Pacific Palisades, California.     


Blue Bloods

Career:

While accompanying a friend to a modeling audition in Springfield, Massachusetts, Bridget Moynahan caught the aye of the modeling agency, who signed her instead of her friend.  She soon appeared in department store catalogs in Springfield, during which time, she attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In her freshman year, however, she decided to move to New York City to further pursue her modeling career. As a model of the Ford Modeling Agency, Moynahan has appeared in a number of fashion magazines, including “New Woman,” “Vogue” and “Shape,” as well as on the cover of “Glamour.” She was inspired to branch out to acting after doing television commercials, and began taking acting classes in NY.  

“I think they both got there good points to them. There's a lot of traveling in modeling, and there's great pay. But, you know, there's more to do in acting. There's more of an emotional life. You get more respect.” Bridget Moynahan (about her transition from modeling to acting)

In 1999, Moynahan made her television debut with a recurring role of Natasha, the woman who marries Mr. Big (played by Chris Noth) on the popular HBO series “Sex and the City.” She appeared in a total of seven episodes until 2000. She went on to break into the big screen with a bit part as an apartment owner in “Row Your Boat” (1999), a drama directed and written by Sollace Mitchell and starring Jon Bon Jovi, Bai Ling and William Forsythe. It was followed by roles in independent films such as Michael Rauch's “In the Weeds” (2000, starred Joshua Leonard, Molly Ringwald and Ellen Pompeo), Michael Bergmann's “Trifling with Fate” (2000, starred Ardythe Ashley, Vivienne Benesch and Robin Dorian) and Peter M. Cohen's “Whipped” (2000, starred Amanda Peet, Brian Van Holt and Jonathan Abrahams).

Moynahan's breakthrough role arrived when she was cast as the fire-breathing bartender/dancer in a wild New York bar in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced film “Coyote Ugly” (2000). Starring Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia and directed by David McNally, the comedy/drama was mostly panned by critics, but it was a box office success. It grossed $60.7 million domestically and $53.2 million internationally for a total of $113.9 million worldwide, against a a budget of $45 million.

In the following year, Moynahan landed the supporting role of Halley Buchanan, John Cusack's fiancé, in the Peter Chelsom directed romance/comedy “Serendipity,” which starred Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. The film opened at No. 2 at the US box office with over $13 million in its opening weekend, and went on to make a total of $77.5 million, making it the director's first of several box office victories following some of the biggest commercial failures of all time. In 2001, the actress also made a guest appearance in Showtime's “Going California.” Moynahan next appeared with Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman in political thriller/action movie “The Sum of All Fears” (2002), an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Tom Clancy. The film, in which she portrayed a strong, independent woman, and love interest for Affleck's character, Jack Ryan, received mixed reviews from critics and grossed over $193 million, well surpassing its $68 million production costs. She was cast as a CIA trainee named Layla Moore in the spy thriller “The Recruit” (2003), opposite Al Pacino and Colin Farrell. Directed by Roger Donaldson, the film earned mixed reviews and scored over $101 million at the box office.

2004 saw Moynahan star alongside Will Smith in Isaac Asimov's science fiction movie, “I, Robot,” which enjoyed a solid success at the box office despite met with mostly mixed to positive reviews. Produced with a budget of $120 million, the film grossed $144 million domestically and $202 million elsewhere for a worldwide total of $347 million. There she played robopsychologist Susan Calvin. In “Lord of War” (2005), an action/drama film written and directed by Andrew Niccol, she was cast as the girlfriend of arms dealer Yuri Orlov (played by Nicolas Cage), Ava Fontaine.

In 2006, Moynahan returned to the small screen when she was cast as Whitney Crane, a Public Relations executive who is looking forward to marriage, on the dramatic series “Six Degrees.” The show was canceled after one season. During this period, she also appeared in three movies: “Gray Matters” (2006), where she portrayed a woman caught in a love triangle between a brother and sister, “Unknown” (2006) and “Prey” (2007), in which she starred along with Peter Weller and Carly Schroeder. After the cancellation  of the series, she was cast as the wife of Tim Robbins in the Henry Bean comedy/drama film “Noise,” which premiered on October 22, 2007 at the Rome Film Festival.  

In 2008, Moynahan had a two episodic role as Ashley Cardiff, the title role's former girlfriend, in the ABC television comedy/drama series “Eli Stone.” She then made her television movie debut in “Bunker Hill” (TNT, 2009), directed by Jon Avnet. The actress returned to series television as a regular role in the police procedural/drama series “Blue Bloods,” playing the main role of assistant district attorney Erin Reagan-Boyle. The show debuted on CBS on September 24, 2010.   

In 2010, Moynahan co-starred with Joey L. King, Selena Gomez, Hutch Dano, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Corbett in the film “Ramona and Beezus,” adapted from the popular “Ramona” series of novels by Beverly Cleary. The film received mostly good reviews and was a commercially successful. She followed it up with a co-starring role opposite Aaron Eckhart and Michelle Rodriguez in the action/science fiction movie “Battle Los Angeles,” directed by Jonathan Liebesman. There she played a veterinarian named  Michele.

Moynahan is scheduled to star with Christopher Meloni and Devon Bosticke in the upcoming drama film “Small Time” (2013), directed and written by Joel Surnow.


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Gisele Bundchen and Bridget Moynahan Hang Out At John's Soccer Game Together!
SP_COP - October 09, 2014 - www.growingyourbaby.com
Who says ex’s can’t get along? Gisele Bundchen and Bridget Moynahan were photographed together on the sidelines at 7-year-old John, Bridget and Tom Brady‘s son’s soccer game. Tom and Bridget split whe...
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Blue Bloods Recap: Forgive and Forget
SP_COP - October 09, 2014 - movienewsguide.com
“Blue Bloods” Season 5 Episode 2 “Forgive and Forget” aired last Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) asked his sister, Executive Assis...
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Bridget Moynahan Taking Part In Poverty Awareness Campaign
SP_COP - April 29, 2014 - www.contactmusic.com
Actress Bridget Moynahan has thrown her support behind a poverty awareness campaign by pledging to live on just $1.50 (Gbp.94) a day for a week.The Blue Bloods star became involved with the Global Pov...

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