Lyndsy Fonseca - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 8, 2022

Lyndsy Fonseca
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: How I met your Mother (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $2 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 7, 1987 (age 37)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Lyndsy Marie Fonseca
Birth Place: Oakland, California, USA
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: James Victor Fonseca
Mother's Name: Lima Lyn Dworkin
Siblings: 1

Hannah Leigh Dworkin (younger half-sister)

High School: Barbizon Modeling and Acting School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Portuguese, English, German)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: October 2, 2016
Husband's Name: Noah Bean
Children: 2

Greta Lilia Bean (daughter)
Evelyn Estella Bean (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 54 kg (119.05 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Grey
Shoe Size: 8 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: C

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Who is Lyndsy Fonseca?

Lyndsy Fonseca is an actress by profession and American by nationality. Since starring in The Young and the Restless, she is well known for her role in How I Met Your Mother, Desperate Housewives, Marvel's Agent Carter, Nikita, and Kick-Ass film series.

Lyndsy Fonseca – Age, Parents, Siblings

Lyndsy Fonseca’s birth took place on January 7, 1987, in Oakland, California, USA. Born as Lyndsy Marie Fonseca to mother Lima Lyn and father James Victor Fonseca, she has a younger half-sister named Hannah Leigh Dworkin from her mother’s side.  Hannah is also an actress.

Lyndsy Fonseca (left) with her mother and half-sister (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Following graduation from Barbizon Modeling and Acting School in San Francisco, Lyndsy Fonseca relocated at the age of 12 to Los Angeles. Her ethnicity is Portuguese, English, and German.

Lyndsy Fonseca – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

She has been known to be in a romantic relationship with Douglas Smith and James Holzier. Fonseca married her boyfriend Matthew Smiley on 16 April 2009. However, this marriage was short-lived and ended in divorce, which was finalized on 13 January 2013. 

After dating her Nikita co-star Noah Bean for well over four years, she announced her engagement in February 2016. The couple tied the knot on October 2, 2016, in Connecticut. Lyndsy Fonseca and her husband are parents to a daughter named Greta Lilia Bean, born on February 2, 2018. They welcomed their second child, daughter Evelyn Estella Bean on June 20, 2022.

Noah Bean, Lyndsy Fonseca with their daughter Greta (Image: Instagram- posted April 2020)

Lyndsy Fonseca – Career

Early Days

Since starting her career in 2000, Lyndsy Fonseca landed her debut role as Colleen Carlton in the TV series The Young and the Restless. She portrayed the character until 2005. During this time she also had guest appearances on the TV series Malcolm in the Middle (2004), NYPD Blue (2004), and Switched! (2004).  

Moreover, in the year 2005, she starred in three TV films - I Do, They Don't, Ordinary Miracles, and Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life. Finally, in 2005 Fonseca was cast as the recurring character Penny Mosby in the TV series How I Met Your Mother. All 65 episodes in which she starred were filmed between 2005 and 2007 but the airing took place from 2005 to 2014.

Film, Series

Other TV series in which Lyndsy Fonseca has starred include Big Love (2006-2009), Desperate Housewives (2007-2009), Marvel's Agent Carter (2015-2016), and the main role of Alex Udinov in Nikita (2010-2013), among others.

Fonseca has also acted in numerous films Intellectual Property (2006), Kick-Ass (2010), Kick-Ass 2 (2013), The Escort (2015), Moments of Clarity (2016), and Lifetime TV film Five (2011), etc.

Lyndsy Fonseca Penny Mosby in How I Met Your Mother (Image: Tim's View)


On the set of How I Met Your Mother, Lyndsy Fonseca starred alongside Cobie Smulders, Cristin Milioti, Ashley Williams, and Kal Penn.

Lyndsy Fonseca – Awards, Nominations

For her work as an actress, Lyndsy Fonseca has earned nominations for three Screen Actors Guild (2008, 2009, 2010) and Teen Choice Awards (2011, 2012, 2013).

Lyndsy Fonseca – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be over $2 million while the figure for her annual salary is not known.

Lyndsy Fonseca – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Lyndsy Fonseca is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting.

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