Kathryn Bridget Moynahan (born September 21, 1970 in Binghamton,
New York) from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, is a model and actress
of part Irish descent, recently appearing in feature films like
The Sum of All Fears with Ben Affleck, The Recruit with Al Pacino
and Colin Farrell, Lord of War with Nicolas Cage and I, Robot with
Will Smith. She also made guest appearances in the television series
Sex and the City. Bridget Moynahan is currently dating New England
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
As a child she was a self-professed tomboy, excelling at sports.
In high school she was the captain of her basketball team and chose
to play soccer instead of attending drama class. As fate would have
it, though, drama crept into her life as the years passed.
Upon graduating from Longmeadow High School, Bridget Moynahan moved
to New York City in pursuit of fame. She gave herself three years
to find success, after which point she would reassess her life and
perhaps go back to school. This proved unnecessary when she displayed
a knack for modeling. Throughout the '90s she appeared in many fashion
magazines, most notably Vogue, New Woman and Shape, as well as on
the cover of Glamour.
Her magnetic looks and fortuitous placement in New York were both
factors in her winning her first big role in 1999, on HBO's successful
series, Sex and the City. She portrayed Natasha, the woman who marries
Mr. Big, the love of main character Carrie's (Sarah Jessica Parker)
life. Since playing Natasha -- on the show she is referred to as
"the idiot stick figure with no soul" -- she has been
greeted with malicious comments while walking the streets.
The exposure from her recurring role on Sex and the City led to
movie roles. Her first three films were the indie flicks Whipped
(starring Amanda Peet), Trifling with Fate and In the Weeds, all
released in 2000. While not huge draws critically and financially,
they were excellent experience for Bridget Moynahan's fast-approaching
arrival in the spotlight.
Bridget Moynahan became a star thanks to her portrayal of Rachel,
the fire-breathing barmaid in 2000's chick flick, Coyote Ugly. The
film was a huge success, despite poor reviews, and it brought a
great deal of attention to the female-filled cast, which included
Piper Perabo and Tyra Banks. While each actress seemed primed for
more success at the time, many viewers perceive Bridget Moynahan
as having made the most progress since.
In 2001, Bridget Moynahan appeared as "the other woman"
in the romantic comedy Serendipity, starring John Cusack and Kate
Beckinsale. That same year, Bridget Moynahan decided to challenge
herself and auditioned for the "Tom Clancy" thriller,
The Sum of All Fears. She was amazed and elated to find herself
reading lines with Ben Affleck two weeks later. As CIA agent Jack
Ryan's fiancée, Bridget Moynahan proved to be a wonderful
presence as the film's only female character. It went to number
one at the box office upon its summer 2002 release.
Her star continued to rise with 2003's The Recruit, co-starring
Colin Farrell and screen legend Al Pacino. She continues to live
primarily in New York and is romantically linked to Scott Rosenberg,
the screenwriter behind Beautiful Girls.
Lord of War (2005)
I, Robot (2004)
The Recruit (2003)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Coyote Ugly (2000)
Trifling with Fate (2000)
In the Weeds (2000)
Row Your Boat (1998)
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