Bonita Friedericy

Bonita Friedericy (born October 10, 1961) is an American actress, best known for her role as Diane Beckman in the NBC series Chuck. Her husband is actor John Billingsley.

Bonita Friedericy
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Friedericy in 2010
Born (1961-10-10) October 10, 1961 (age 59)
Spouse(s)John Billingsley

Early lifeEdit

Friedericy was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, was raised in Palos Verdes, California, and worked as a teacher for nearly 13 years to help supplement her acting income.[1]


In the 1990s, she began her career on stage, and won Ovation Award for her role in the Los Angeles production of Our Country's Good.[1] She later guest-starred in a number of television shows, such as Malcolm in the Middle, Veronica Mars, Star Trek: Enterprise, Criminal Minds, Bones, Dharma & Greg, Parks and Recreation, The Nine, The West Wing, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Castle, Monk. In film, Friedericy appeared in Christmas with the Kranks, Alien Raiders, Paranormal Activity 3, and The Lords of Salem.

From 2007 to 2012, Friedericy starred in the NBC comedy series Chuck as NSA General Diane Beckman for the show's entire five-season run. She had a recurring role in the first three seasons, and was promoted as a series regular in the fourth season.[1] On November, 2013, she was cast as series regular in the Lifetime comedy-drama UnREAL opposite Shiri Appleby, in the role of a psychologist.[2] She later was replaced by Amy Hill in the role.[3] In 2015, she appeared on the second season of ABC's How to Get Away with Murder.

She provided the voice of Caroline Becker in the 2014 video game Wolfenstein: The New Order, a member of the underground Allied resistance group Kreisau Circle.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Glass, Necktie Chloe
1998 Malaika Thelma
1999 The Pornographer Irene
1999 The Debtors Woman addict #2
2000 Big Wind on Campus Emily's Mom
2002 Par 6 Woman
2003 House of Sand and Fog Motel Manager
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Jude Becker
2006 Sleeping Dogs Lie Mom / Wrestling Girl
2006 Akeelah and the Bee Volunteer
2006 Next Cashier Girl
2007 South of Pico Joanna
2008 Alien Raiders Charlotte
2009 Miss March Diner Waitress
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Hysterical Woman
2011 Paranormal Activity 3 Dorothy Wolfe
2012 The Lords of Salem Abigail Hennessey
2013 Shotgun Wedding Yvette
2015 Unfinished Business Helen
2016 Madtown Linda Miller
2016 Salt Water Aspen's mom


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Mad About You Bonita Episode: "The Baby Video"
1998 Maggie Pet Owner Episode: "Liar, Liar"
1998 One World Saleswoman Episode: "The Gift"
1999 Payne Cold Water Woman Episode: "Trouble in Room 206"
1999 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mrs. Finkle 2 episodes
1999 Oh Baby Woman #2 Episode: "Sitting on Babies"
1999 The Practice Sandra Poole Episode: "Free Dental"
1999 Time of Your Life Pauline Episode: "The Time They Had Not"
1999 The Drew Carey Show Sally Episode: "Drew and Kate's First Date"
1999, 2002 Judging Amy Clarissa Owens / Mrs. Thompson 2 episodes
2000 Family Law Woman Episode: "Stealing Home"
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul Mrs. Lathum Episode: "The Right Thing"
2000 3rd Rock from the Sun Tourist #2 Episode: "Dick and Harry Fall Down a Hole"
2000 Strong Medicine Episode: "BRCA1"
2000 The Stepdaughter Nurse Calista Davis Video
2001 Spin City Edith Connelly, Housekeeper Episode: "The Gambler"
2001 Becker Ms. Owen Episode: "The Ugly Truth"
2001 Dharma & Greg Paula Episode: "Judy & Greg"
2001 Boston Public Nurse Carey DiPietro Episode: "Chapter Ninteen"
2001 Any Day Now Woman Episode: "Everyone Deserves to Be Loved"
2001 Off Centre Woman In Couch Episode: "Swing Time"
2002 My Adventures in Television Nurse Episode: "The Art of Groveling"
2002 Malcolm in the Middle Susan Episode: "Jury Duty"
2002 Scrubs Nurse Episode: "My Nightingale"
2002 The Guardian Penny Episode: "The Living"
2002 In-Laws Adelle Morris Episode: "Halloween: Resurrection"
2003 Dragnet Episode: "The Big Ruckus"
2003 Alias Joyce Episode: "Firebomb"
2003 Angel Patience Episode: "Peace Out"
2003 Star Trek: Enterprise Rooney Episode: "Regeneration"
2003 The Division Bonnie Harper Episode: "Castaways"
2003 Miracles Leslie Brown Episode: "You Are My Sunshine"
2003 7th Heaven Sofie the Waitress Episode: "Angel"
2004 Veronica Mars Evelyn Bugby Episode: "The Girl Next Door"
2004 LAX Geraldine Episode: "Thanksgiving"
2004, 2006 The West Wing Gail Addison 2 episodes
2005 Over There Hope Episode: "Mission Accomplished"
2005 Bones Sharon Eller Episode: "Pilot"
2005 Rodney Admitting Nurse Episode: "Question Mark Hamilton"
2005 The 12 Dogs of Christmas Aunt Delores Television film
2005 Criminal Minds Dr. Rachel Howard Episode: "The Fox"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mrs. Bradford Episode: "Werewolves"
2006 Monk Housewife Juror Episode: "Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty"
2006 Without a Trace Sister Louise Episode: "Requiem"
2006 The Nine Mary Foote 3 episodes
2007 The Middle Gail Television film
2007–2012 Chuck General Diane Beckman 78 episodes
2008 My Name Is Earl Ruth 2 episodes
2008 Fear Itself Debra Fabre Episode: "Community"
2008 Night Life Nurse Television film
2008 The Starter Wife Anthea 3 episodes
2009 A Temporary Life Lois Rosenthal Television film
2010 Parks and Recreation Maria Episode: "Leslie's House"
2010 Twentysixmiles Sister Consuela 3 episodes
2012 Written by a Kid Mom Episodes: "The Ginger Potato"
2012 Castle Sister Mary Episodes: "After Hours"
2013 Justified Mary Episode: "Kin"
2013 Hart of Dixie Nut Allergy Episode: "On the Road Again"
2013 Welcome to the Family Sandra / Gretchen 2 episodes
2013 Sketchy Sally Episode: "Forwarders"
2013 Intelligence Governor Christy Cameron Episode: "Being Human"
2014 Days of Our Lives Monica Episode #1.12321
2014 Sock Monkee Therapy Vivian Episode: "Harold & Vivian"
2015 How to Get Away with Murder Sandra Guthrie 2 episodes
2015–2016 Impastor Hilva Schmidt 6 episodes
2016 American Crime Story Patti Goldman 2 episodes
2016 The Friendless Five Agent Huerta 3 episodes
2016 Rizzoli & Isles Mary Sokoloff Episode: "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow"
2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Nun #1 Episode: "Fall"
2016–2017 Preacher Terri Loach 6 episodes
2017 Major Crimes Judge Ellen Holly Episode: "Intersection"
2018 Groomzilla Kasha Rydell Television film
2018 Video Palace Bets Mueller 2 episodes
2019 Dwight in Shining Armor Nana 11 episodes
2020 The Good Doctor Bella Thomas Episodes: "Sex and Death"


  1. ^ a b c "Bonita Friedericy Biography". Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "'Chuck' Alum Boards Lifetime's 'Unreal' (Exclusive)". November 18, 2013. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Amy Hill". Retrieved May 28, 2015.

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