Bonnie is a comedy actress and improviser living and working in Los Angeles, California. Bonnie is represented for commercial work by Aqua Talent and seeking theatrical representation for TV/film. View Bonnie’s Casting Types Sheet.
Having studied and performed at both Upright Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings, Bonnie’s forte is comedy improvisation, sketch comedy and comedy acting for TV/film and stage. Bonnie performs around town in two improv indie teams, including Improvised Plays team Soubrette Rep and Docu/Mockumentary team Doc Block. Bonnie and her writing partner (and husband) Jonathan Cooke write and produce sketch comedy videos for YouTube under their celebrity-relationship penname: Bonathan Sketch.
Most recently, Bonnie and Jonathan filmed their 30-minute pilot comedy show, called The Gentle Art, and are currently seeking representation and distribution for the show. Bonnie portrays Dr. Mackenzie Miller in the show, a thirty-something year old anesthesiologist and newly found martial arts enthusiast.
Along with her comedy acting training, Bonnie has also been through the ranks of formal/classical acting training with Howard Fine, one of Uta Hagen’s most esteemed students, at his renowned Hollywood acting studio. Bonnie’s creates from joy and recognizes the great responsibility all actors’ have of truthful storytelling through the work, even when the goal is to have the audience “bust a gut.” That means laugh in North Carolina speak. Bonnie has also studied acting for the camera with Craig Wallace, a Fox casting consultant who specializes in Audition Technique for the camera.
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MORE ABOUT BONNIE (If ya want the long version)
Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina Bonnie moved West to LA back in ye old 2012 and hasn’t looked back. Often seen driving to yoga blaring the Dixie Chicks and drinking green juice, Bonnie is a true south – west paradox, walking around in her cowgirl boots and yoga pants with her liberal politics and respect for the art of frying chicken and rolling biscuits.
Bonnie’s first performance was at age 4 when her red cowgirl boots stuck out from under her white lacey nightgown in a production of ‘The Worst Christmas Pageant Ever’. Yes, she had a #stagemom and grandmother to thank for her early beginnings.
With an extensive theatre and musical theatre background, Bonnie has cultivated her acting, singing and dancing skills for most of her life. Bonnie began acting for the screen upon moving to Los Angeles after graduating from Elon University in NC with a B.A. in Journalism & Communications. Bonnie is also a trained singer.
Bonnie is also a certified Yoga and Pilates instructor as well as an FEI level Dressage horseback rider (2007 USEF JR Champion), and holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Communication, specializing in PR and Creative Marketing.
Bonnie is most inspired by the female comedy greats she watched on SNL growing up: Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kate McKinnon and Melissa McCarthy. So. damn. funny.
Bonnie cannot put into words the immense gratitude she feels in her heart to have the opportunity to pursue her dreams. “There’s no investment that pays off quite like hope.”
Commercial Representation: Blake at Aqua Talent
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