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A Friend Of The Family
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Peacock / Dir: Various
Chicago Med
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NBC / Dir: Various
How To Get Away With Murder
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ABC / Various
9-1-1: Lone Star
Guest Star
FOX / Dir: Christine Khalafian
Station 19
Guest Star
ABC / Dir: Oliver Bokelberg
Preacher
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AMC / Various
American Crime Story
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FX / Various
Impastor
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TV Land / Dir: Victor Nelli
Dwight In Shining Armor
Recurring Guest Star
BYU TV / Dir: Various
Intelligence
Recurring
CBS / Dir: Stephen Williams
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life
Guest Star
Netflix / Dir: Amy Sherman-Palladino
Major Crimes
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TNT
Rizzoli & Isles
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TNT / Dir: Greg Prange
Welcome To The Family
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NBC / Dir: Rebecca Asher
Justified
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FX / Various
Castle
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ABC / Dir: David M. Barrett
Chuck
Series Regular
NBC / Various
Parks & Recreation
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NBC / Dir: Alex Hardcastle
Hart Of Dixie
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CW / Dir: Tim Mattheson
The Starter Wife
Recurring
USA / Various
The Middle
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ABC / Dir: Chris Koch
Criminal Minds
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CBS / Dir: Guy Norman Bee
My Name Is Earl
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NBC / Dir: Mike Fresco
Twentysixmiles
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Tower 17 / Various
Fear Itself
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NBC / Dir: Mary Harron
Night Life (pilot)
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ABC / Dir: Zach Braff
CSI
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CBS / Dir: Ken Fink
Bones
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FBC / Dir: Greg Yaitanes
Without A Trace
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CBS/ Dir: John Showalter
The Nine
Recurring
ABC / Various
Monk
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USA/ Dir: Andrei Belgrader
The West Wing
Recurring
NBC / Various
Scrubs
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NBC / Dir: Craig Zisk
Veronica Mars
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UPN / Dir: Nick Marck
Over There
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FX / Dir: D.J. Caruso
LAX
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NBC / Dir: Joe Russo
Rodney
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ABC / Dir: Shelley Jensen
Seventh Heaven
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WB / Dir: Paul Medak
The Guardian
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CBS / Dir: Lee Zlotoff
The Division
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Lifetime / Dir: Rachel Talalay
Malcolm In The Middle
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FOX / Dir: Jeff Melman
Enterprise
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UPN / Dir: David Livingston
Dragnet
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ABC / Dir: Arthur Forney
Miracles
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ABC / Dir: Paul Shapiro
Off Centre
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WB / Dir: Shelley Jensen
Dharma & Greg
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ABC / Dir: Jonathan Schmocker
Strong Medicine
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Lifetime / Dir: Joe Napolitano
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
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WB / Various
Time Of Your Life
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FOX / Dir: Daniel Attias
FILM
Unfinished Business
Supporting
Dir: Ken Scott / 20th Century Fox
Madtown
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Dir: Charles Moore / Indie
Shotgun Wedding
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Dir: Danny Roew / Netflix
Paranormal Activity 3
Supporting
Dir: Henry Joost / Paramount Pictures
Lords Of Salem
Supporting
Dir: Rob Zombie / Anchor Bay Films
Percy Jackson
Supporting
Dir: Christopher Columbus / 20th Century Fox
State Of Play
Supporting
Dir: Kevin Macdonald / Universal Pictures
Alien Raiders
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Dir: Ben Rock / Warner Home Video
Miss March
Supporting
Dir: Zack Cregger / Fox Searchlight Pictures
Happiness Runs
Supporting
Dir: Adam Sherman / Indie
Room 10
Supporting
Dir: Jennifer Aniston / Moxie Pictures
Next
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Dir: Lee Tamahori / Paramount Pictures
Mirror, Mirror
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Dir: David Livingston / Indie
Sleeping Dogs Lie
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Dir: Bobcat Goldthwait / Roadside Attractions
South Of Pico
Supporting
Dir: Ernst Gossner / Indie
Akeelah And The Bee
Supporting
Dir: Doug Atchison / Lionsgate
Christmas With The Kranks
Supporting
Dir: Joe Roth / Columbia Pictures
12 Dogs Of Christmas
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Dir: Keith Merrill / Screen Media Films
House Of Sand And Fog
Supporting
Dir: Vadim Perelman / DreamWorks
Minority Report
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Dir: Steven Spielberg / 20th Century Fox
Par 6
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Dir: Grant Heslov / Indie
The Stepdaughter
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Dir: Peter Liapis / Indie
The Debtors
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Dir: Evi Quaid / Quaid Films
F.A.R.T. The Movie
Supporting
Dir: Matt Berman / Indie
Beautiful
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Dir: Sally Field / Columbia TriStar
Tell Me Who Ruby Was
Supporting
Dir: Carolyn Coal / AtomFilms
The Pornographer
Supporting
Dir: Doug Atchison / Indie
Glass, Necktie
Supporting
Dir: Paul Bojack / Indie
THEATRE
With Love And A Major Organ
Mona (Lead)
Boston Court / Dir: Jessica Kubzansky
The Book Of Liz
Liz (Lead)
Blank Theatre / Dir: Darin Anthony
Miss Margarida’s Way
Miss Margarida (Lead)
Zephyr Theatre / Dir: Bruce Wieland
Toys In The Attic (Ovation & Garland Awards)
Carrie (Lead)
Colony Theatre / Dir: Jessica Kubzansky
I Ought To Be In Pictures
Steffy (Lead)
La Mirada Theatre / Dir: Jules Aaron
Ugly’s First World (Garland Award)
Lady Jane (Lead)
Actor’s Gang / Dir: Billy Cusack
Jack & Jill: A Romance
Jill (Lead)
International City / Dir: Hope Alexander
Erotic Curtsies (Honorable Mention Garland Award)
Various (Lead)
Bottom’s Dream (LA/NY) / Dir: Jim Martin
Our Country’s Good (Ovation Award)
Liz Morden (Lead)
Colony Theatre / Dir: David Rose
Heartbreak House (Dramalogue Award)
Ellie (Lead)
Colony Theatre / Dir: Jessica Kubzansky
Could I Have This Dance (Robby Award)
Amanda (Lead)
Colony Theatre / Dir: Jules Aaron
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Biography

Bonita Friedericy recurs in Peacock’s limited true crime series “Friend of the Family”, from creator Nick Antosca and starring Anna Paquin and Colin Hanks. In addition, she has a pivotal recurring arc in NBC’s medical drama “Chicago Med”.

Bonita is often recognized for her Series Regular role as General Beckman on NBC’s “Chuck” starring opposite Zach Levi. Other recurring roles include ABC’s drama “How To Get Away With Murder”, AMC’s supernatural series “Preacher”, TV Land comedy “Impastor” and the award-winning FX drama “American Crime Story”.

Bonita was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and grew up in Palos Verdes, California. It was in 1985 that she began her professional acting career when she replaced Jennifer Tilly in the critically acclaimed production of “Tartuffe,” starring along Jessica Walter. She is the recipient of the Natalie Schaeffer Award for Excellence in Acting, and was given an Ovation Award (L.A.’s version of the “Tony Award”) for her role in “Our Country’s Good” at the Colony Theatre. Other stage appearances include: “Ugly’s First World” at the Actor’s Gang Theatre; “I Ought To Be In Pictures” as Gregory Itzin’s (“24”) girlfriend; an award winning appearance in “Toys in the Attic”; and David and Amy Sidaris’ play “The Book of Liz” at the Blank Theatre.

From theatre, a career in film grew, and it began in 1998 on “The Pornographer,” directed by Doug Atchison, who later went on to write and direct “Akeela and the Bee” in which Bonita also had a role. Other work in film includes: “The Stepdaughter” (alongside Andrea Roth of “Rescue Me”); “Room 10” (Jennifer Anniston’s directorial debut alongside Robin Wright Penn); “12 Dogs of Christmas” (starring alongside her husband, John Billingsley); “Christmas With the Kranks” (with Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis); “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (directed by Bobcat Goldthwait); “State of Play” (starring Russell Crowe); “Percy Jackson” (directed by Chris Columbus). “Paranormal Activity 3” and “Unfinished Business” (opposite Vince Vaughn and Tom Wilkinson”).

In television, Bonita has memorable guest appearances in over 80 shows. She recurred on “Intelligence” (CBS), “My Name Is Earl” (NBC), “The Starter Wife” (USA), “The West Wing” (NBC), “The Nine” (ABC), “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (WB) and mini-series “26 Miles”. On top of which she has guest-starred on many shows including: “Justified,” “Parks and Recreation,” “CSI,” “Castle,” “Criminal Minds” and “Scrubs.”

Bonita lives in West Hollywood with her incredibly talented husband, John Billingsley.