- Lyndsy Marie Fonseca
- Moraga California
- United States
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Lyndsy Fonseca Introduction
Lyndsy Marie Fonseca is an American actress best known for playing Colleen Carlton on the CBS daytime soap opera "The Young and The Restless" and Dylan Mayfair on the hit ABC series "Desperate Housewives."
Lyndsy Fonseca Early Life
Born in Oakland, she was raised first in Alameda and then Moraga. She competed in the International Modeling & Talent Association (IMTA), where she was recognized as the second runner up for "Young Miss Dancer of the Year," and first runner up for "Miss Barbizon Young Miss Talent of the Year."
She was discovered there by a manager and agent and immediately moved to Los Angeles for her first pilot season at age 13. Her breakthrough role was playing Colleen Carlton on "The Young and the Restless" for 3 years. Lyndsy is also an accomplished dancer and unwinds in dance classes when she is not working. She has a younger sister, Hannah Leigh Dworkin, who is following in her footsteps.
The following year, at 14, Lyndsy booked the role of Colleen on The Young and the Restless with a three year contract. With that, her parents moved the whole family to Los Angeles. Since the end of her contract, Lyndsy has booked many television guest spots, television movies, two pilots, and an independent feature film. Lyndsy was homeschooled from the seventh grade on and graduated in 2005. She is an accomplished dancer and particularly favors tap. Apart from acting and dancing, Lyndsy is very passionate about music. Finally, Lyndsy has two cats, one named Gracie and the other named Twiggy.
Lyndsy Fonseca Career
A mere two years, Lyndsy Fonseca was only into practicing her dance steps. Due to the suggestion of her mother, Lima, Lyndsy decided to compete in the acting competitions at IMTA. Now the rest is television history. Lyndsy was promptly signed by an agent and a manager and played troubled teen Colleen Carlton in CBS' number one daytime drama "The Young and the Restless." She also made a big move into primetime television as Jenn in the Fox hit "Boston Public."
Lyndsy is busy with commercials, such as Captain Crunch and Radio Shack. She also has recurring roles as Ted Mosby's future daughter on "How I Met Your Mother" and the frisky Donna on HBO's "Big Love."
She originally signed up for the recurring role at "Heroes." Due to her hectic schedules with Desperate Housewives, she only appeared in a brief cameo in the first episode of season two. In fall 2007, she joined the ranks at ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as the daughter of Katherine Mayfair, a character moving onto Wisteria Lane with her decidedly younger husband, played by Nathan Fillion. Lyndsy also appeared in an episode of "Switched" where she swapped lives with another girl for a weekend to experience a different life, she stayed in Alaska for the weekend where she had to rock climb a natural wall and use a chainsaw to saw logs.
Lyndsy now stars on the CW action-drama series "Nikita."