As a teen, Fonseca starred in community theater productions of Friends at the Moraga Playhouse in California. She also appeared in a stage production of The Wizard of Oz.
Before Lyndsy began professional acting, she attended the Barbizon School of Modeling in San Francisco.
Being home-schooled since 7th grade, Lyndsy never went to an actual high school. However, many of her roles required her to play the role of a high school student, the first of which were her appearances on Boston Public.
Lyndsy is featured in the Success Stories section on the website of Barbizon Modeling and Acting Centers, from which she is a graduate.
During time away from work, Lyndsy enjoys hiking with her pet Lhasa Apsa, Ronnie. She also hangs out with her friends. She also enjoys rollerblading, soccer, skiing, and dancing.
In 2008, Lyndsy was nominated for an SAG Award along with her Desperate Housewives castmates for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. They were also nominated the following year.
She is partially of Portuguese descent.
Film and TV Movie Credits:
• The Fish Tank (2009) as Jessie
• Austin Golden Hour (2008) as Lane
• The Beautiful Ordinary (2007) as Dawn
• Intellectual Property (2006) as Jenny
• Scarlett (2006) as Kasey
• Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life (2005) as Amy
• I Do, They Don't (2005) as Sandy Barber
Lyndsy worked in TV commercials for Radio Shack, Cap'n Crunch Cereal, Kinder Milch Minis, and Bayer's One-a-Day commercial.
She appeared in the print ad for the EFI Back-to-School campaign.
She loves to dance. She considers tap dancing her greatest love and she was part of the performance company: West Coast Performers and Dance Connection
If she weren't an actress, Lyndsy would want to do a musical score for a film, choose the film's soundtrack, and work with composers.
She admits to have real bad eyesight althought most people do not know it.
• Food - Sushi; Squash as least favorite
• TV Show - Big Love
• Book - The Key by Whitley Streiber
• Movies - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, When Harry Met Sally
• Singers - Sarah McLachlan, Dave Matthews, Fiona Apple
• Actors - Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Leonardo DiCaprio
Her father is Jim Fonseca and her mother is Lima Dworkin. She has a younger half-sister Hannah Leigh Dworkin, who is also an actress. Her stepdad is Reid Dworkin.
Lyndsy is 5'5" (1.65 m) tall. She has natural brown hair and blue eyes.
Lyndsy: IMTA [International Modeling & Talent Association] was a lot of fun. Its how I imagine college might be - where you room with a bunch of other girls and then go off to classes together.
(on what drew her to play the character Dawn in "Remember the Daze")
Lyndsy: I guess I could relate to her in many ways. I remember when I was that age, high school age, and being really insecure with yourself, wanting to be loved and wanting to fit in and wanting to find out who you are, maybe going about things the wrong way. I also found somewhat of a strength in her, that she wanted to come out with being gay, and I thought that was very courageous of her.
Lyndsy: I had moved to L.A. when I was 12. I didn't really keep in contact with my friends from middle school. I had very nice friends and everything, but I always felt a little different. It was kind of like a small-town suburbia. I wanted to just break out of that kind of environment - I never really felt like I was at home there. When I moved to LA it was really when I was like, 'OK, I'm home. This is something that I can be passionate about.'
(about her best quality)
Lyndsy: I am very outgoing. I love people and picking up conversations with anyone.
Lyndsy: My biggest lesson in becoming a woman is to really, love what I've been given. I'm more I'm half Portugese, so I'm built more like a Latina girl. I don't think I'm fat. It's hard to be around sometimes girls that are so thin but you just gotta own what you've got.
(when asked if she was a night owl or a early bird)
Lyndsy: A night owl, definitely NOT an early bird.
(about the name of her first pet)
Lyndsy: Seven. He was a cat. I got him on my seventh birthday so we named him Seven.
(about what celebrity she would like to spend time with)
Lyndsy: Meryl Streep. There are so many things I would love to pick her brain about!
(about if she prefered to appear in headlines or gossip section of a newspaper)
Lyndsy: Just headlines, I'm not one for gossip.
Lyndsy: OMG! I am the worst cook. I make a mess making a bowl of cereal…like I'm just such a klutz in the kitchen.