Bonnie Morgan

Bonnie Patricia Morgan is a female contortionist and actress.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Morgan was born to actor Gary Morgan and grew up in a family of circus performers.[2] She has a sister, Molly, who is also an actress.[citation needed] She is a professional body manipulator, and has performed as a clown and studied as a classical actor.[3]

CareerEdit

Becoming a professional contortionist, Morgan has appeared in many known movies such as Piranha 3D, Minority Report, Fright Night and has made an appearance as Beth in the short film Sorority Pillow Fight (alongside Michelle Rodriguez). She also provided stunts in Hellboy II: The Golden Army, for which she was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture,[4] and in the William Brent Bell's documentary-style horror film The Devil Inside.[5] She acted as well in several commercial spots[citation needed] and holds a record registered in the Guinness World Records having spent around three minutes with two other people in a box of two by two foot.[3]

Morgan is also known for her role as Samara Morgan, the antagonist of The Ring franchise, portraying the role in Rings and in stunts for The Ring Two.

In 2018, Morgan guest starred as a contortionist and henchwoman named Colette in the Netflix Original Series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. She returned to the role for the series' third and final season the following year.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy III Jessie
2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Pudding Head Who Uncredited
2001 Bubble Boy Rubber Woman
2002 Van Wilder Twisted Auditioner Uncredited
2002 Minority Report Contortionist
2003 Peter Pan Fairy Uncredited
2005 The Ring Two Samara Morgan Stunts only
2008 The Burrowers Burrower #1
2009 Transylmania Woman Contortionist
2010 Piranha 3D Sorority Girl (Inner-tube) Cameo
2011 The Arcadian Sculpture
2011 Fright Night Vamp #1 Cameo
2012 The Devil Inside Rosa Sorlini Supporting role
2014 Fear Clinic Paige
2015 The Last Witch Hunter Witch Attacker #1
2016 Bedeviled Grandmother
2017 Rings Samara Morgan

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Lenny Little Girl Episode: "Yes, Virginity, There Is a God"
1992 Quantum Leap Cindy Episode: "The Last Gunfighter - November 28, 1957"
1992 Blossom Katherine Episode: "I Killed Chico Barranca"
1994 The Nanny Brooke Episode: "The Playwright"
1994 Sister, Sister Contortionist Episode: "Mothers and Other Strangers"
1996 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Rosemary Hart Episode: "Eye for an Eye"
1996 Step by Step Tina Episode: "Do the Right Thing"
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Alice Neely Episode: "Sounds of Silence"
2002 Providence Contortionist Episode: "Things Have Changed"
2003–2004 Passions Tabitha's Cousin / Drug Addict 3 episodes
2005 All That Mee Maw 3 episodes
2005 George Lopez Contortionist Episode: "George Buys a Vow"
2005 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Contortionist Episode: "A Prom Story"
2005–2006 Zoey 101 2 episodes
2008 Mind of Mencia Ashley Olsen 1 episode
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Rosie Uncredited
Episode: "The Tower Is Tall But the Fall Is Short"
2010 Castle Sophie Ronson Uncredited
Episode: "A Rose for Everafter"
2010 Big Time Rush Acrobat Episode: "Big Time Party"
2010 No Ordinary Family Store Clerk Episode: "No Ordinary Quake"
2011 Shameless Teresa Episode: "Three Boys"
2011 A.N.T. Farm Svetlana 3 episodes
2012 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Twisted McPoyle #134 Episode: "The Maureen Ponderosa Wedding Massacre"
2012–2013 Criminal Minds Marionette #126 / Marionette #114 2 episodes
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Melodie Davis Episode: "Helpless"
2015–2016 Blunt Talk Contortionist 2 episodes
2017 Fameless Episode: "Host Busters"
2017 Hap and Leonard Judy Punch Episode: "Pie a la Mojo"
2017 Star Trek: Discovery Crepuscula Episode: "The Vulcan Hello"
2018-2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Colette 3 episodes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sheila Smith. "Bend it like Bonnie - Contortionist entertains Celebration crowds with her eye-popping flexibility". Herald & Review. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  2. ^ Squires, John (September 2, 2016). "Meet the Contortionist Bringing Samara Back to Life in 'Rings'".
  3. ^ a b "Hands down (and legs around), Bonnie Morgan has one of the most twisted gigs in town". Los Angeles magazine (2012-09-01). Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  5. ^ Andy Webster (December 2, 2011). "The Week Ahead". New York Times. Retrieved January 27, 2012.

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