Bridget Regan

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Bridget Regan
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Regan at the 2017 Comic Con International in San Diego for The Last Ship
Born Bridget Catherine Regan[1]
(1982-02-03) February 3, 1982 (age 36)
San Diego County, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Eamon O'Sullivan
Children 2

Bridget Catherine Regan[1] (born February 3, 1982) is an American actress known for portrayals such as Kahlan Amnell in the television series Legend of the Seeker, Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner in White Collar, Rose Solano in Jane the Virgin and Dottie Underwood in Agent Carter.[2] She has portrayed Sasha Cooper on the TNT drama series The Last Ship since 2016.

Career

Since 2006, Regan has appeared in various television shows and in films. In 2008, she began filming Legend of the Seeker, a television show based on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. She portrayed Mother Confessor Kahlan Amnell, which earned her a cult following.[3][4] Although her natural hair is red and curly, Regan dyed it dark brown and black, and occasionally chemically straightened it, for Legend of the Seeker.[5] In 2009, she ventured into producing with Camp Wanatachi, a musical that ran in New York at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.[6]

Regan was cast as a lead for the proposed television series The Frontier in 2012.[7] In 2013, she began a recurring role in the fifth season of the USA Network crime drama White Collar as Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner, a brief love interest of Neal Caffrey. That same year, she joined the series Beauty & the Beast for a multi-episode arc as Alex, the ex-fiancée of Vincent Keller (Jay Ryan). Because the existence of Regan's character created a love triangle including Vincent and Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), this resulted in "rabid" hatred for Alex, and unpleasant Twitter messages for Regan, from fans who would rather Vincent be with Catherine. Regan stated, "I can't look at Twitter anymore! ... I understand why people don't like Alex, I suppose, but I can't really look anymore."[8] In 2014, Regan was cast in a recurring role in Jane the Virgin, as Rose, a former lawyer, later criminal mastermind, who is involved in a complicated same-sex love affair.[9] Also in 2014, she had a small role in John Wick, as Addy.[2]

Regan is popular with the comic book community, and, from 2009 to 2013, was commonly selected among comic book fans and critics as their ideal choice to portray Wonder Woman.[3][10][11] In 2009, Rick Marshall of MTV stated, "In one of the most voted-on, yet lop-sided weekly polls we've ever conducted here on Splash Page, Legend of the Seeker actress Bridget Regan was voted fans' favored lady to bring DC's iconic Amazon warrior, Wonder Woman, to the big screen." Regan netted over 62 percent of the total vote, well ahead of well-known and lesser-known actresses.[10] In 2013, Screen Rant's Andrew Dyce commented, "Casting Wonder Woman may sound like a tall order, but if you ask the online fan communities, Bridget Regan may be the name you hear more than any other."[11] In 2014, Regan was cast in the recurring role of Dottie for 2015 in the comic book-based television series Agent Carter.[2]

In 2016, Regan was added to the cast of the TNT drama series The Last Ship for the show's third season, playing the role of Sasha Cooper, a current diplomat in Asia and a former Navy Intelligence Officer.[12]

Personal life

Born in Carlsbad, California,[13] Regan grew up in an Irish American and Catholic family.[4] She began acting as a child in North County productions of The Wizard of Oz at the La Paloma Theatre and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Carlsbad.[14] Regan stated, "I went to a drama school in North Carolina and it was very focused on theater, particularly classical theater."[15] After college, she moved to New York City to pursue a professional acting career.[13] She stated, "I don't remember not wanting to [be an actor], to be honest. I don't know. I just always wanted to be an actor."[16]

Regan is married to Eamon O'Sullivan,[13] a writer she met in New Zealand while filming Legend of the Seeker. Their first child, a daughter, was born in December 2010.[13][17] On November 17, 2017, Regan announced that they were expecting a second child.[18] Their son, Bernard Moon, was born on February 28, 2018.[19]

Filmography

Regan at San Diego Comic Con in 2017

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Blinders Vivian Short film
2007 The Babysitters Tina Tuchman
2008 Sex and the City Hostess
2010 The Best and the Brightest Robin
2014 John Wick Addy
2015 The Leisure Class Fiona HBO's Project Greenlight season 4 film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Wedding Album Kate TV pilot
2006 Love Monkey Woman Episode: "Pilot"
2006–2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent ADA Claudia Shankly Episodes: "Masquerade", "Silencer"
2007 Six Degrees Diana Foss Episode: "A Simple Twist of Fate"
2007 American Experience Angelica Shippen Episode: "Alexander Hamilton"
2007 The Black Donnellys Trish Hughes 4 episodes
2007 Supreme Courtships Holly Television film (Fox)
2008 New Amsterdam Daphne Tucker Episode: "Keep the Change"
2008–2010 Legend of the Seeker Kahlan Amnell Main role (44 episodes)
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Elizabeth Smith Episode: "Cyber Threat"
2011 Hide Annabelle Granger Television film (TNT)
2011 Person of Interest Wendy McNally Episode: "Number Crunch"
2012 The Frontier Hannah Strong TV pilot
2012 Perception Victoria Ryland Episodes: "Shadow", "Light"
2013 Murder in Manhattan Lex Sutton Television film (ABC)
2013 Beauty & the Beast Alex Salter 4 episodes
2013 Sons of Anarchy Escort Episode: "Straw"
2013–2014 White Collar Rebecca Lowe/Rachel Turner Recurring role, 9 episodes
2014–2019 Jane the Virgin Rose / Denise / Clara Ruvelle Recurring role
2015 The Good Wife Madeline Smulders Episode: "Bond"
2015 Magic Stocking Lindsey Monroe Television film (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
2015–2016 Agent Carter Dottie Underwood Recurring role
2016–2018 The Last Ship Sasha Cooper Main role (season 3–present)
2017 Grey's Anatomy Megan Hunt Episode: "The Room Where It Happens"
2017 Christmas Getaway Emory Television film (Hallmark)

Theatre

Year Title Role Theatre
October 12 – November 14, 1999 Sweet Bird of Youth La Jolla Playhouse
March 21, 2005 Children and Art Broadway
September 20 – October 23, 2005 The Scottish Play Eden La Jolla Playhouse
December 9, 2007 – March 9, 2008 Is He Dead? Cecile Leroux Broadway
January 21, 2008 Geneva Begonia Brown The Players
January 21, 2011 Camp Wanatachi (Co-producer) La MaMa Experimental Theater Club

References

  1. ^ a b Bridget Regan [@BridgetRegan] (30 October 2011). "@PersonInterest @CBS I love this show! Officially addicted can't stop watching episodes online. So excited... GO TO SLEEP BRIDGET CATHERINE" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  2. ^ a b c Stedman, Alex (November 6, 2014). "'Marvel's Agent Carter' Adds 'White Collar' Actress Bridget Regan to Cast". Variety. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Wonder Woman: Who Should Be Cast?". TV Guide. 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Catherine Doyle (May 24, 2010). "Six Things You Never Knew About 'Legend of the Seeker' Actress Bridget Regan (exclusive interview)". Hollywood Life. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ Sahakians, Sandrine (February 24, 2009). "Interview: BRIDGET REGAN (Kahlan Amnell) from "Legend of the Seeker"". tvequals.com. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bridget Regan - Producer". campwanatachi.com. July 16, 2009. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 9, 2012). "Bridget Regan, Ethan Embry, Randall Park & Jake McLaughlin Among Pilot Additions - Deadline.com". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2012. 
  8. ^ Ross, Robyn (February 6, 2013). "Legend of the Seeker's Bridget Regan Feels First-Time Backlash on Beauty and the Beast". TV Guide. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bendix, Trish (October 13, 2014). ""Jane the Virgin" has lesbian characters and other reasons to watch the premiere tonight". AfterEllen.com. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Marshall, Rick (August 10, 2009). "Bridget Regan Runs Away With 'Wonder Woman' Movie Casting Poll!". MTV. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Dyce, Andrew (October 15, 2013). "7 Actresses Who Could Play Wonder Woman in 'Justice League'". Screen Rant. Retrieved November 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (October 21, 2015). "'The Last Ship' Casts Bridget Regan As Regular". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Bridget Regan". TV Guide. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 
  14. ^ The Editors (November 16, 2009). "Bridget Regan: Carlsbad's Own Legend Seeker". Carlsbadistan. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  15. ^ Butler, Vanessa (October 17, 2013). "Femme on Fire: Bridget Regan". Playboy. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  16. ^ Radish, Christina (February 7, 2013). "Bridget Regan Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Joining the Show, and Her Favorite Moments to Shoot". Collider.com. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Frankie Jean". Official Bridget Regan Twitter account. December 27, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Instagram post by Bridget Regan • Nov 18, 2017 at 2:49am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-11-20. 
  19. ^ "Bridget Regan Welcomes Son Bernard Moon". Shelby Reitman and Anya Leon People. March 9, 2018. Retrieved March 9, 2018. 

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