Lyndsy Fonseca began her career by appearing as Colleen Carlton on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. Thereafter, she had a series of other recurring roles, including Penny Mosby on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Donna on HBO Big Love, Dylan Mayfair in Desperate Housewives and as Alexandra “Alex” Udinov in Nikita.
Born Name Lyndsy Marie Fonseca
Nick Name Lyndsy
Born: January 7, 1987, 35 years old and 8 months, Oakland, California, U.S.
Sun Sign Capricorn
Years active 2000–present
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Measurements 35-24-34 in or 89-61-87 cm
Bra Size 32C
Father – James Victor Fonseca
Mother – Lima Lynn (nee Bergmann)
Siblings – Hannah Dworkin (Younger Half-Sister) (Actress)
Others – Reid Dworkin (Stepfather) (Attorney)
She has Portuguese ancestry. Her dad is full Portugues, while her mom is half-Portuguese.
From 2010 to 2013, Fonseca starred as Alex Udinov on The CW Nikita and Angie Martinelli on ABC Marvel 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 (nee Bergmann) 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 future daughter on How I Met Your Mother and as Donna on HBO 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 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, followed by appearances in three more American films in 2010, including Hot Tub Time Machine.
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.
Fonseca was listed at No. 62 on the 2010 Maxim Hot 100 and No. 88 on the 2011 list.
She has appeared in television commercials of Radio Shack, Bayer, Kinder Milch Minis, and Cap’n Crunch.
She appeared in the 2005 TV movie I Do, They Don’t for her role as Sandy Barber.
First TV Show
Playing Colleen Carlton in the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2005.
Pilates is her favorite exercise to stay in shape. But, she also goes to the gym and does cardio like running.
She likes to have big leafy salads. She had them on the set of Nikita and used to share photographs of the same.
Lyndsy Fonseca Favorite Things
Food – Sushi
TV Show – Big Love (2006-2011), Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
Book – The Key (By Whitley Strieber)
Actors – Leonardo DiCaprio
Actress – Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman
Movies – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Singers – Sarah McLachlan, Fiona Apple, Dave Matthews
Lyndsy Fonseca Facts
She was discovered by a talent scout in San Francisco.
During her childhood, she resided at many places such as Moraga, Oakland, and Alameda.
She had made herself to the list of Maxim Hot 100 in 2010 (at #62) and 2011 (at #89).
She was active in dancing in her childhood.
Fonseca wanted to be a professional dancer for her full life.