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Lyndsy Marie Fonseca (born January 7, 1987 height 5' 5" (1,65 m)) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Colleen Carlton on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless and Alexandra "Alex" Udinov on The CW show Nikita. Early life Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, the daughter of Lima Lynn (née Bergmann) and James Victor Fonseca. Her father is of Portuguese descent, and her mother is of half Portuguese ancestry. Her stepfather is attorney Reid Dworkin, and her younger half-sister is Hannah Dworkin. Fonseca was raised first in Alameda; after her mother remarried, she moved to Oakland, and then to Moraga. She was discovered by a talent manager in San Francisco. She then relocated to Los Angeles for her first pilot season at age 13, in the middle of the school year. The following year, she landed her breakthrough role, playing Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless with a three-year contract. With that, her mother and stepfather moved the whole family to Los Angeles. Since the end of her contract, she has booked many roles in television and films.

Career In 2005, Fonseca earned 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 fall 2007, she 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.

Fonseca played Katie Deauxma in the 2010 superhero film Kick-Ass which also featured her Nikita co-star Xander Berkeley in the cast. She appeared in three more US films in 2010, including Hot Tub Time Machine. In 2010, she was cast in the CW television series Nikita as Alex, a new recruit. She was listed at #62 in the 2010 Maxim Hot 100 and #89 in the 2011 list.

Personal life

Fonseca married artist and writer Matthew Smiley in April 2009. The couple split in July 2012 and Fonseca filed for divorce in 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Lyndsy Marie Fonseca (born January 7, 1987 height 5' 5" (1,65 m)) is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Colleen Carlton on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless and Alexandra "Alex" Udinov on The CW show Nikita. Early life Fonseca was born in Oakland, California, the daughter of Lima Lynn (née Bergmann) and James Victor Fonseca. Her father is of Portuguese descent, and her mother is of half Portuguese ancestry. Her stepfather is attorney Reid Dworkin, and her younger half-sister is Hannah Dworkin. Fonseca was raised first in Alameda; after her mother remarried, she moved to Oakland, and then to Moraga. She was discovered by a talent manager in San Francisco. She then relocated to Los Angeles for her first pilot season at age 13, in the middle of the school year. The following year, she landed her breakthrough role, playing Colleen Carlton on The Young and the Restless with a three-year contract. With that, her mother and stepfather moved the whole family to Los Angeles. Since the end of her contract, she has booked many roles in television and films.

Career In 2005, Fonseca earned 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 fall 2007, she 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.

Fonseca played Katie Deauxma in the 2010 superhero film Kick-Ass which also featured her Nikita co-star Xander Berkeley in the cast. She appeared in three more US films in 2010, including Hot Tub Time Machine. In 2010, she was cast in the CW television series Nikita as Alex, a new recruit. She was listed at #62 in the 2010 Maxim Hot 100 and #89 in the 2011 list.

Personal life

Fonseca married artist and writer Matthew Smiley in April 2009. The couple split in July 2012 and Fonseca filed for divorce in 2013, citing irreconcilable differences.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 25

Birthday 1987-01-07

Place of Birth Oakland - California - USA

Official Site http://lyndsy-fonseca.net/

Also Known As

  • Lyndsy Marie Fonseca

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Curvature as Helen
2016 Moments of Clarity as Danielle
2016 The Escort as Natalie
2015 Down Dog as Winter
2015 Marvel's Agent Carter (6 episodes) as Angie Martinelli
2014 Fort McCoy as Anna Gerkey
2013 Kick-Ass 2 as Katie Deauxma
2011 Five as Cheyanne
2010 The Ward as Iris
2010 Nikita (73 episodes) as Alexandra "Alex" Udinov
2010 Hot Tub Time Machine as Jennie
2010 Kick-Ass as Katie Deauxma
2008 Remember the Daze as Dawn
2006 Heroes (2 episodes) as April
2006 Intellectual Property as Jenny
2006 Big Love (4 episodes)
2005 Close to Home (1 episode)
2005 How I Met Your Mother (1 episode) as Luke Mosby (65 episodes) as Penny Mosby
2005 Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life as Amy
2005 I Do, They Don't as Sandy Barber
2005 Ordinary Miracles as Sally Powell
2004 House (1 episode)
2004 Desperate Housewives (1 episode)
2000 Boston Public (4 episodes)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode) as Megan Cooper

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