Who is Fiona Gubelmann?
Fiona is an American actress, probably best known for her role as Dr. Morgan Reznick in the TV medical drama series “The Good Doctor”, while she’s also featured in “Wilfred” and “Parenthood”, in addition to many other notable roles she’s had in her career.
Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Fiona Victoria Gubelmann was born on 30 March 1980, in Santa Monica, California, USA. Her passion for the performing arts emerged at a tender age, as she delved into acting and dancing while still in preschool. Encouraged by her mother, Fiona enrolled in dance classes, nurturing her artistic flair further.
At just four years old, she showcased her talent in her first play, a ballet adaptation of “The Cabbage Patch Kids”. Throughout her childhood and teenage years, Fiona attended drama camps, actively participated in local community theater, and pursued her passion further during her time at Torrey Pines High School in Del Mar, California.
She enrolled as a pre-medical major at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), however, Fiona discovered her true calling during her freshman year – captivated by acting, she decided to switch her major to theater, leading her to graduate from UCLA in 2002.
Continuing her pursuit, she studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, working with the esteemed Katselas Theater Company. Beyond her artistic endeavors, Fiona demonstrated her dedication to the community by volunteering with ArtsBridge, a program supporting at-risk youth through the arts in the Los Angeles area.
Fiona’s career in the entertainment industry began to take shape in 2003, when she secured a minor role in the episode entitled “Airway to Heaven” of the TV series “The Mullets”. The sitcom revolved around two brothers, Dwayne and Denny Mullet, known for their iconic mullet hairstyles.
Building on her TV appearance, Fiona ventured into the world of films in 2004, with a role in the comedy “Employee of the Month”, which followed the hilarious misadventures of David Walsh, a carefree slacker, and his best friend, Jack, during a road trip.
After her initial foray into the entertainment world, Fiona continued to make her mark through guest roles in various TV series, portraying Bobbi Jean Banks in the episode “The House” of the TV series “Cold Case” in 2004. Starring Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino and John Finn, the show followed Detective Lilly Rush and her team as they unraveled unsolved cases from the past, seeking justice and closure.
The same year, she guest-starred in “The Mountain” as Darlene Toth in the episode “The Letter”. The series focuses on the lives of guests and staff at a luxurious ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, and featured main stars Oliver Hudson, Anson Mount and Tara Thompson.
Moving forward to 2005, Fiona appeared in the TV series “Joey” as Anna in the episode “Joey and the Premiere”. This spin-off from the popular sitcom “Friends” starred Matt LeBlanc, Drea de Matteo, and Paulo Costanzo and followed Joey Tribbiani’s adventures as he pursued his acting career in Los Angeles.
In 2007, she played Isabella Cooksey in the TV series “CSI: NY” in the episode “What Schemes May Come”. Starring Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes and Carmine Giovinazzo, the crime drama centered around a team of forensic investigators solving complex cases in New York City.
The same year, Fiona made a guest appearance as Lucy in “My Name Is Earl” in the episode “Frank’s Girl”. The show, led by Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee and Jaime Pressly, revolved around Earl Hickey’s journey to right his past wrongs through acts of kindness.
In 2008, she appeared in “Knight Rider” as Courtney Flynn in the episode “Knight of the Zodiac”. The series, a reboot of the classic show, featured Justin Bruening and Deanna Russo, and Val Kilmer as the voice of KITT, the advanced supercar fighting crime.
In 2009, Fiona guest-starred in “The Closer” as Lisa Price in the episode “Waivers of Extradition”. The crime drama, starring Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, and Corey Reynolds, followed Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson and her team as they solved high-profile murder cases in Los Angeles.
The same year, she played a young wife in the episode “Zoso” of the TV series “Californication”. The show, led by David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone and Evan Handler, explored the life of troubled writer Hank Moody and his struggles in Los Angeles.
Rise to Prominence
Her dedication and hard work bore fruit when she was selected for the main role in the TV series “Wilfred”, in which she portrayed Jenna Mueller. The show aired from 2011 to 2014 and proved to be a significant milestone in her career.
In the series, Fiona co- starred as Jenna Mueller opposite Elijah Wood, who played the lead character Ryan Newman. The series revolves around Ryan, a depressed and troubled man who sees his neighbor’s dog, Wilfred, as a human in a dog costume. Jenna was Ryan’s neighbor and owner of Wilfred. The series was well-received by both audiences and critics, gaining a dedicated fan base, and earning praise for its unique and darkly humorous approach to mental health and personal growth.
Following her success in “Wilfred”, Fiona Gubelmann continued to make her mark in the world of television with various roles. In 2014, Fiona guest-starred as Lisa in the episode entitled “Won’t You Be Our Neighbor” of the hit series “Modern Family”. The acclaimed sitcom, created by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, revolves around the lives of the diverse and quirky Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker family.
The same year, she appeared as Sex addict #1 in the episode “Sex Addict Wendell” of “Key & Peele” – the comedy sketch series, starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, features a blend of satire, humor and social commentary.
In 2015, Fiona guest-starred in several TV shows, including “New Girl” as Val in the episode “The Right Thing”, “Melissa & Joey” as Noelle Devereaux in the episode “The Book Club”, then “Mad Men” as Eve in the episode “Person to Person”.
Also in 2015, Fiona portrayed Houdini in an episode entitled “Abra Cadaver” in the TV series “iZombie”. The show, based on the comic book series of the same name, follows a medical student-turned-zombie who works in a morgue to access brains to maintain her humanity.
In 2016, she took on roles in television films, including “Mommy’s Little Girl” as Theresa Malcolms, and “Dispatch” as Christine McCullers, also known as “911 Emergency”, both on Lifetime.
In 2017, Fiona was cast in the main role of Heather Flynn-Kellog in the TV series “Daytime Divas”. The show revolves around the behind-the-scenes drama and rivalries among the hosts of a popular daytime talk show.
Following this success, Fiona’s career continued to soar as she landed a recurring role in the acclaimed TV series “The Good Doctor” in its first season. She plays Dr. Morgan Reznick, a skilled and confident surgical resident. Her impressive performance and chemistry with the cast led to her promotion as a main cast member from the second season onwards.
The series follows the journey of Dr. Shaun Murphy, an unusually young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, as he deals with the problems of working in a prestigious hospital. The series, created by David Shore, garnered widespread acclaim for its compelling storytelling and exploration of complex medical and ethical dilemmas.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Fiona has appeared in several television movies recently, including “The Vows We Keep” (2021), while she is predominantly occupied by “The Good Doctor” filming.
According to authoritative sources, Fiona Gubelmann’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children
Fiona is married to Alex Weed. The couple met while at UCLA, but haven’t revealed the date when they married. Alex is an actor as well, and has appeared in such projects as “CSI: NY”, “Criminal Minds”, and “Gilmore Girls”, among others.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Fiona Gubelmann has blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 130lbs (59kgs), with vital statistics of 33-25-38, and bra size 38C.