Lyndsy Fonseca Biography

Birth Name : Lyndsy Marie Fonseca

Date of Birth : 7 January 1987, Oakland, California, USA

Height : 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)

Occupation : Actress

Fonseca is of half-Portuguese descent. Born in Oakland, California, she was raised first in Alameda and then Moraga. She was discovered there by a manager and agent and immediately moved to Los Angeles for her first pilot season at age 13 in the middle of the school year. The following year she booked her breakthrough role, playing Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless with a three-year contract. With that, her parents moved the whole family to Los Angeles. Since the end of her contract, she has booked many television guest spots, television movies, two pilots and an independent feature film.

Actress Lyndsy Fonseca may have started her career in family-friendly Disney shows and romantic comedies, but it was her undeniable dramatic bent that made her a true star. She first gained acclaim as a troubled teen on the long-running daytime soap opera, “The Young and the Restless” (CBS, 1973- ). The role opened up new doors and more projects for the talented actress, including recurring spots on the top-rated CBS sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” (2005- ) and on the popular ABC series “Desperate Housewives” (2004- ) as a member of a secretive family. Fonseca’s turns as a superhero’s girlfriend in the teen flick “Kick-Ass” (2010), John Cusack’s love interest in the comedy feature “Hot Tub Time Machine” (2010), and a lead role as an assassin-in-training on the remake of the film and series “Nikita” (The CW, 2010- ) provided her instant sex symbol status.


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