Who is Lyndsy Fonseca?

Lyndsy is an award-winning American actress, perhaps best known to the world as Katie Deauxma in the films “Kick-Ass” (2010) and “Kick-Ass 2” (2013), and recently as Laura Turner in the TV series “Turner & Hooch” (2021), in addition to many other roles that she’s secured so far in her career.

Lyndsy Fonseca Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Lyndsy Marie Fonseca was born on 7 January 1987 under the Capricorn zodiac sign, in Oakland, California, USA, the daughter of James Victor Fonseca and Lima Lynn, and of Portuguese, German and English ancestry. Her parents later divorced, and her mother remarried to attorney Reid Dworkin, so Lyndsy is an older half-sister to Hannah Leigh Dworkin.

Lyndsy competed in the International Modeling & Talent Association. She was the second runner-up for Young Miss Dancer of the Year, and was named the first runner-up for Miss Barbizon Young Miss Talent of the Year. During the competition, she was noticed by a manager and an agent, and in no time, she was on a trip to Los Angeles to start her career.

Career Beginnings

She was just 13 years old when she first appeared on the set of the popular soap opera “The Young and the Restless”; from 2001 to 2005, she portrayed Colleen Carlton, the rebellious teen daughter of Brad Carlton (Don Diamont) and Traci Abbott (Beth Maitland), in 111 episodes of the critically acclaimed series.

Concurrently, she appeared in other projects, including the TV crime-drama series “Boston Public” (2003), the comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle”, and starred in the television movie “I Do, They Don’t” alongside Josie Bissett and Rob Estes.

However, in 2005 she secured one of her most popular roles, as Penny Mosby, a.k.a. the daughter of Ted Mosby, in the eponymous TV comedy series “How I Met Your Mother”. She featured in 64 episodes of the multiple Primetime Emmy Award-winning series through 2014, which helped her career immensely.

Rise to Prominence

While regularly appearing in “How I Met Your Mother”, Lyndsy worked on a variety of other projects simultaneously.

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In 2006, she starred in the thriller-drama film “Dark Mind” alongside Christopher Masterson and David DeLuise, and from 2007 to 2009, she portrayed Dylan Mayfair, the daughter of Katherine Mayfair, in the TV mystery comedy-drama series “Desperate Housewives”. Lyndsy appeared in 18 episodes and earned a joint Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

She started the 2010s rather successfully, in a string of popular films. She was Katie Deauxma in the award-winning black comedy superhero film “Kick-Ass”, which starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, and Chloe Grace Moretz. Then she was Jenny in the sci-fi comedy film “Hot Tub Time achine”, with Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Sebastian Stan as her co-stars.

Moreover, she portrayed Iris in John Carpenter’s mystery horror-thriller film “The Ward”, starring Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, and Danielle Panabaker.

In 2011, she starred in the historical war-drama film “Fort McCoy” with Eric Stoltz and Kate Connor, and with Patricia Clarkson and Rosario Dawson in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated television comedy-drama movie “Five”, about the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives. In the same year, she was selected as Alex in the TV action crime-drama series “Nikita”, which lasted for 73 episodes over three years.

In 2013, she reprised the role of Katie Deauxma in the sequel “Kick-Ass 2”, and went on to star in the television comedy movie “Down Dog” with Josh Casaubon and Paget Brewster in 2015.

The same year, Lydnsy starred in the romantic comedy-drama “The Escort,” and then joined the main cast of the TV sci-fi action-adventure series “Agent Carter”, with Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy and Enver Gjokaj in the lead roles.

The following year, Fonseca secured one of her most popular roles, as Danielle in the award-winning adventure comedy-drama film “Moments of Clarity”, which co-starred Kristin Wallace and Mackenzie Astin. Lyndsy won several awards, including the Catalina Film Festival Award of Merit, and the Audience Award at the San Diego Film Festival in the category for Best Feature Film. She was also nominated for the Maverick Movie Award in the category of Best Supporting Actor: Feature.

Continued Success

After a string of successful roles, Lyndsy continued in the same manner into the late 2010s.

She starred in the sci-fi mystery thriller film “Curvature” (2017) alongside Linda Hamilton and Glenn Morshower, about an engineer who travels back in time to stop herself from committing a murder. The film won a few awards, and Lyndsy was nominated for a FilmQuest Best Actress award.

She starred in the television horror-drama movie “The Haunted” the same year, then in 2020, she had the lead role of a young woman, Amy Thompson, who fights to keep her rapist from gaining custody of her daughter in the mystery thriller-drama movie “You Can’t Take My Daughter”. She guest-starred in the TV drama series “9-1-1: Lone Star” as Iris Blake the same year.

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In 2021, she was Laura Turner in the TV comedy crime-drama series “Turner & Hooch” about detective Scott Turner and his oversized dog which helps him solve crimes; the series is an adaptation of the 1989 film of the same name, and the same year co-starred in the fantasy comedy-drama film “Next Stop, Christmas” with Chandler Massey and Erika Slezak, before in 2022 starring in the TV drama movie “North to Home”.

She recently worked on the biopic “Spinning Gold”, about record producer Neil Bogart, co-founder of Casablanca Records, which will star Dan Fogler, Michelle Monaghan, and Jason Isaacs; the film is scheduled to premiere later in 2022.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Lyndsy Fonseca’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she has appeared in more than 45 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children

Lyndsy was married to actor Matt Smiley from 2009 to 2013. The two separated in 2012, and Lyndsy filed for divorce a year later, citing irreconcilable differences.

While on the set of “Nikita”, she became acquainted with actor Noah Bean, and the two announced their engagement in February 2016. The couple married on 2 October 2016, and since then have welcomed daughter Greta, born in 2018.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actress has dark brown hair and blue eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m) weighs about 120lbs (54kgs), with vital statistics of 35-24-34, bra size 32C.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

In addition to acting, Lyndsy is a prolific dancer, and in her childhood desired to become a professional dancer. She exercises a lot to stay in shape and is a big fan of pilates, though she also goes to the gym and does cardio exercises.

Lyndsy appeared in a number of commercials for such brands as Radio Shack, Kinder Milch Minis, Bayer, and Cap’n Crunch, among others.

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