BONNIE ROOT is an actress, writer, director, producer and vocalist. Originally from Portland, Oregon she moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to pursue her career. Shortly after the move she was cast in the film EDEN (opposite Dylan Walsh and Sean Patrick Flannery) the movie went on to premiere at Sundance Film Festival in 1997. IN 1998 she received a Prism award for her lead performance in the NBC TV film The Accident: A Moment of Truth.
Later that year she scored a series regular role in the NBC drama TRINITY (opposite Bobby Cannavale, Tate Donovan, John Spencer and Jill Clayburgh) produced by John Wells. Other early highlights include the leading role in romantic comedy COMING SOON (opposite Mia Farrow, Ryan Reynolds, Gaby Hoffman), Miramax indie comedy IN THE WEEDS (opposite Ellen Pompeo, Eric Bogosian, Molly Ringwald, and Joshua Leonard), a lead role in the Showtime original movie THE RANCH with Amy Madigan and indie drama RAILS AND TIES directed by Alison Eastwood starring Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden. Bonnie has also guest starred/recurred in over 35 major network shows, some highlights include Cold Case, Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, CSI, The Mentalist, and most recently Justified, Bones, Wicked City, Pretty Little Liars and Blue Bloods. In 2009 she produced and starred in the live theater production of DOLORES written by Edward Allan Baker, at the Lounge Theater which received multiple Garland awards for acting and directing.
In 2011 she wrote, produced and directed the short film SISSY, which received multiple accolades including, Best Film at The Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, Best Film award at The London Bootleg Festival, Excellence in Filmmaking award from Indie Fest, Best Actress at Mammoth Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble/Best acting at Amsterdam Intl Film Festival. SISSY was also selected in 2014 as the only film to be included in an all female collection of works featured in VOICES: An Artist’s Perspective, curated by Karen Gutfreund of New York’s NAWA gallery, the show was sponsored by UniteWomen.org. The film can also be viewed on SHORTSHD’s Cable network and iTunes. Currently, Bonnie is in development on an original pilot/series WORK IN PROGRESS (a multi-generational, female driven comedy) she is co-creator of with writing partner Lila McLaughlin, she is also in pre production on her next dramatic short film MARGARET, the second installment in what will ultimately be a set of four dramatic short films examining various turning points in the lives and development of young women. Bonnie lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys indoor cycling, yoga, meditation and singing blues and country.