Setting the silver screen ablaze with her memorable moves in Coyote Ugly and getting small-screen laughs with her role as Mr. Big's fiancée (aka "the stick with no soul") in HBO's massively popular Sex and the City, former child athlete turned Glamour cover-girl Bridget Moynahan forged a successful transition from catwalk to screen in the early years of the new millennium. Born in Binghamton, NY, and raised in Longmeadow, MA, the soccer-playing youngster soon favored preserving her looks as she began gracing the pages of some of the most-respected fashion magazines in the industry. It wasn't long before she began to seek more of her career, and after making an impression on Sex and the City, Moynahan appeared in small roles in such features as In the Weeds and Trifling With Fate (both 2000). Dancing to Prince songs was as just about as demanding as her audition for Coyote Ugly got, and the energetic actress was soon kicking her heels on the bar-top in the free-spirited film. Later appearing in such films as Whipped (2000), Serendipity (2001), and The Sum of All Fears (2002), Moynahan took a choice role opposite Al Pacino and Colin Farrell in the espionage thriller The Recruit in 2002.
In 2004, she starred in I, Robot, opposite Will Smith and followed that up with another big co-starring role, opposite Nicolas Cage in Lord of War. Moynahan returned to television and starred in the short-lived Six Degrees. She played the title characters mother in Ramona and Beezus (2010) before taking a regular role in the procedural drama Blue Bloods. In 2014, she had a supporting role in the Keanu Reeves action film John Wick.