Kathryn Bridget Moynahan is an American model and actress probably best known for her role on the CBS series "Blue Bloods."
With a last name like Moynahan, it’s easy to say she’s of Irish descent. Growing up, Bridget Moynahan said she was a tomboy. She attended Longmeadow High School and was active in soccer, basketball and lacrosse. She was even the captain of her basketball team and played soccer instead of attending drama class.
When she graduated in 1989, she entered the modeling game while attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst. But in her freshman year, Bridget moved to New York and appeared in a variety of magazines. She said, “It was a crazy world that paid a lot of money. I liked being a model, but I knew it would never last, so I looked into acting.”
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After taking acting lessons and landing a few commercials, Bridget Moynahan made her TV debut in “Sex and the City” playing Natasha, “the idiot stick figure with no soul.” Her feature film breakthrough came in “Coyote Ugly.” From there her star continued to rise.
Aside from “Blue Bloods,” Bridget Moynahan has appeared in “I, Robot,” “Battle: Los Angeles” and “The Sum of All Fears,” among other projects.
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She dated screenwriter Scott Rosenberg for three years and then dated Tom Brady from 2004 until 2006. She has a child, John Edward Thomas Moynahan from her relationship with Tom, and raises the child as a single mother. “I never made a comment about Gisele or Tom publicly. I have a relationship with these people on a daily basis…the media creates these dramas, and that’s not what’s happening in my life.”
About the paparazzi, Bridget Moynahan said, they “are intrusive, offensive, and aggressive. It’s not something that I respect, or quite frankly, deserve. I don’t search it out. I lead a quite life. I don’t go out as much as I’d like because I don’t want my son to be involved in that.”
About that time in her life, she said, “It’s golden and it’s tough and it was f*cked up. But now I have a child, and it’s the best thing in the world.”
Bridget Moynahan said, “I do look at men differently now. There’s a whole category that isn’t in the running: somebody who doesn’t want a family. And while I’d love to have more children, I’m not sure I want another on my own. One is portable; two are not. Anyone I date is going to have an open heart.”
Bridget Moynahan is currently dating director McG.