BIOGRAPHY: With a father who was a stage manager at the LA Civic Light Opera, and a mother who taught acting and speech, Bonnie was born into a theatrical family – a family that includes professional singers, dancers, and a classically trained pianist. Bonnie quickly realized her love of singing and the stage and started auditioning at a young age.
Bonnie started her career in singing and has been singing professionally for 25 years, covering a variety of styles, venues, areas and projects. She has studied extensively with the Jeff Allen Vocal Arts Institute and the Francis Lederer’s Institute of Performing Arts, as well as Pierce College and Valley College focusing on a Music/Theater Arts major. She has received her degree in music.
Branching out, Bonnie has traveled the world touring with bands and performing on cruise ships. One of her her biggest thrills was singing back up for Michael Bolton. She fronted top-40 bands, as well as original bands, which cover the gamut from R&B and ethereal to rock and 80’s-style pop. She is also a first call session vocalist for multi Emmy-Award winning composer R.C. Cates. All while being hard at work writing her own original material.
She performed in Osaka, Japan in the Universal Studios “Monster’s Rock and Roll Show” for the better part of a year. Other projects include CD/studio recordings, Disneyland, Candlelight Carolers, DAYSIX/Amnesty International Awards Show, Thousand Oaks Civics Arts Plaza, music videos and more.
Recently, she has re-discovered the love of acting and is pursuing her talents with TV shows, commercials and the stage. Her TV credits include “The Suite Life on Deck”, “Love, Inc.”, “Kickin’ it” and “Jessie”. Bonnie is currently studying acting/comedy/improv at The Groundlings Theater, and recently completed a course with Carolyn Barry Creative Entertainment (2 year Meisner) and the Howard Fine Acting School, and works full-time on the set of a popular TV show.
Bonnie is diverse, talented, professional, energetic and hip. Her singing and dancing capabilities ensure consistent work and professionalism while her stage presence accompanies a rich vocal range.
Her passion for the arts shows when she’s on stage.
TRAINING: The BGB Studio, Killians Commercial Workshop, The Groundlings School,
Carolyn Barry Creative Entertainment,
Howard Fine Acting Studio,
Jeff Allen Vocal Arts Institute,
Los Angeles Valley College,
Los Angeles Pierce College,
Francis Lederer's Institute of the Performing Arts,
Marge Patka Dance Center
SPECIAL SKILLS: Bartending, Choreography, Climbing, Hiking, Make-Up Artistry, Stand-in, Aerobics, Billiards/Pool Player, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cycling, Equestrian - General, Frisbee, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Skating, Jet Skier, Jump Rope, Kick Boxing, Kickboxing, Ping Pong, Roller Skating, Rollerblading, Running - General, Skateboarding, Snow Skiing - General, Snowboarding, Swimming - ability - general, Tennis, Trampoline, Volleyball, Water Skiing, Yoga, Dance Ballet, Dance Ballroom, Dance Belly, Dance Cha Cha, Dance Hip Hop, Dance Jazz, Dance Line/Country, Dance Mambo, Dance Modern, Dance Salsa, Dance Samba, Dance Swing, Dance Tango, Dance Tap, Dancer, Drums, Improvisation, Percussion, Piano, Singer, Vocal Range: Alto, Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano, Vocal Range: Soprano, Vocal Style: Belt, Vocal Style: Legit, Voiceover, Boston Accent, British - BBC English Accent, British - Cockney Accent, British - Scouse/Liverpool Accent, East-Bosnian Accent, Eastern European Accent, French Accent, German Accent, Irish Accent, Jamaican Accent, Middle Eastern Accent, Minnesota Accent, New York Accent, Puerto Rican Accent, Southern Accent, Spanish Accent
- Union : SAG-AFTRA
- Name : Bonnie deGrood
- Gender : Female
- Age : 38-50
- Weight : 123
- Ethnicity : Caucasian
- Physique : slim, athletic
- Hair Color : Auburn
- Hair Length : Long
- Eye Color : Hazel