Lyndsy Marie Fonseca (born January 7, 1987) is an American actress. She began her career by appearing as Colleen Carlton on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, on which she starred between 2001 and 2005. Thereafter, she had a series of other recurring roles, including Penny Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Donna on HBO's Big Love, and Dylan Mayfair on the fourth season of the ABC television series Desperate Housewives.
Fonseca at the 2013 Comic Con International
Lyndsy Marie Fonseca
January 7, 1987
Oakland, California, U.S.
(m. 2009; div. 2013)
From 2010 to 2013, Fonseca starred as Alex Udinov on The CW's Nikita and Angie Martinelli on ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter from 2015 to 2016. Fonseca has also appeared in a variety of film roles, including Jenny in Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and Katie Deauxma in Kick-Ass (2010) and its 2013 sequel.
Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, the daughter of Lima Lynn (née Bergmann)[better source needed] and James Victor Fonseca. She is partly of Portuguese descent. Her mother later married attorney Reid Dworkin, through whom Fonseca has a half-sister, Hannah Leigh Dworkin. Fonseca graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in San Francisco and relocated to Los Angeles at age 12. She soon made her screen debut as Colleen Connelly-Carlton on the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
In 2005, Fonseca played a recurring role as Ted Mosby's future daughter on How I Met Your Mother and as Donna on HBO's Big Love. She starred in the 2005 Hallmark TV film Ordinary Miracles, as a 16-year-old juvenile delinquent who goes to live with a judge (Jaclyn Smith).
In late 2007, Fonseca played Dawn in the film Remember the Daze. She joined the cast of ABC's Desperate Housewives as the daughter of Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany), a character moving onto Wisteria Lane. In 2008 she was nominated for the Actor award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Desperate Housewives (2004), shared with the cast.
In 2010, Fonseca was cast in a starring role in the CW television series Nikita as Alex, a new recruit, a role she played throughout the series' four seasons. During its run, the Nikita cast included her Kick-Ass co-star Xander Berkeley and her future husband, co-star Noah Bean.
Fonseca married Matthew Smiley in April 2009. The couple separated in July 2012 and Fonseca filed for divorce in 2013, citing "irreconcilable differences".
In February 2016, Fonseca announced her engagement to her Nikita co-star, actor Noah Bean. She and Bean married on October 2, 2016 in Connecticut. Fonseca and Bean have a daughter, Greta, born in February 2018.
|2007||Remember the Daze||Dawn|
|Hot Tub Time Machine||Jenny|
|2011||Fort McCoy||Anna Gerkey|
|2013||Kick-Ass 2||Katie Deauxma|
|2016||Moments of Clarity||Danielle|
|2001–2005||The Young and the Restless||Colleen Carlton|
|2003||Boston Public||Jenn Cardell||4 episodes|
|2004||Malcolm in the Middle||Olivia||Episode: "Lois' Sister"|
|NYPD Blue||Madison Bernstein||Episode: "Colonel Knowledge"|
|2005||I Do, They Don't||Sandy Barber||Television film|
|Ordinary Miracles||Sally Anne Powell||Television film|
|Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life||Amy||Television film|
|2005–2014||How I Met Your Mother||Penny Mosby||Recurring role (65 episodes) – all scenes filmed between 2005 and 2007|
|2006||Waterfront||Annabelle Marks||Unaired CBS series|
|2006–2009||Big Love||Donna||Recurring role (6 episodes)|
|2006||Phil of the Future||Kristy||Episode: "Not-So-Great Great Great Grandpa"|
|2007||Close to Home||Jessica Conlon||Episode: "Hoosier Hold Em"|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Megan Cooper||Episode: "Fallen Idols"|
|Heroes||April||Episode: "Four Months Later..."|
|2007–2009||Desperate Housewives||Dylan Mayfair||Recurring role (15 episodes)|
|2010–2013||Nikita||Alex Udinov||Main role (73 episodes)|
|2015–2016||Marvel's Agent Carter||Angie Martinelli||Recurring role (season 1); guest role (season 2)|
|Grandfathered||Frankie||Episodes: "Sexy Guardian Angel", "The Sat Pack"|
|2016||RePlay||Allison||Main role (12 episodes); go90 original series|
|The World's Biggest Asshole||Sarah||Television short|
|Pitch||Cara||Episode: "Wear It"|
|2017||The Haunted||Juno Bradley||Unsold television pilot (Syfy)|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2008||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Desperate Housewives
(shared with rest of cast)
|2009||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Desperate Housewives
(shared with rest of cast)
|2010||Scream Awards||Breakout Performance – Female||Kick-Ass||Nominated|
|2011||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Action||Nikita||Nominated|||
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Action||Nikita||Nominated|
|2013||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actress: Action||Nikita||Nominated|
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