Friends’ actress, Bonnie Somerville and boyfriend mugged, boyfriend shot

Bonnie Somerville, most recently of Cashmere Mafia, but most well-known as Mona, who dated Ross while Rachel was pregnant with his baby on Friends, and singer in the Hugh Laurie/James Denton “Band from TV”, and her boyfriend, Walter Stewart, were held up at gunpoint right outside a celebrity event. Stewart was shot in the back and Somerville’s purse was stolen.

The former “Friends” guest star (who played Ross’ girlfriend Mona on the show’s eighth season) and a male companion were leaving the T-Mobile G1 launch party at Hollywood’s Siren Studios, when they were accosted. According to her rep, the two were held at gunpoint and Somerville was forced to hand over her purse, while her friend was shot. Somerville’s friend was hospitalized following the incident.

The story was first reported by TMZ, who also noted that while Somerville believed her friend was shot with a BB gun, a valet said he was shot with a .22.

While the Los Angeles Police Department could not disclose the identities of those involved in the incident, a spokesperson could confirm to Access that a white male was shot after an attempted robbery by two black male suspects shortly after 2 AM, at 6002 W. Sunset Blvd. – the location of the party’s valet parking, just a half-block east of the event. The victim was transported to an area hospital, while the suspects fled the scene.

[From Access Hollywood]

The party was attended by young celebrities including Mischa Barton, Christina Millian, Adam Gregory and Britney Snow. It’s unknown if Bonnie was targeted or if the thugs just saw a celebrity attended event and decided to be famous. They did the mugging and shooting in front of plenty of witnesses and it looks like they got away because they clearly weren’t afraid to use their weapon.

TMZ reports that Walter Stewart is in stable condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Bonnie Somerville is shown in the header on the night of the shooting, 10/17/08, at the T-Mobile G1 Launch Event. Credit: Tina Gill / PR Photos. She is shown below on 9/24/08 at the opening night of Haven club in NY. Credit:

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  1. RAN says:

    For the life of me, I couldn’t remember this actress’s face until the last photo. Now I remember her being on friends…

    I hope her date/boyfriend is ok and I hope they manage to catch the people who did this. I read somewhere that the shooters told her she’d better turn over her purse, or they would shoot her too. All of this in front of witnesses? Scary :|

  2. Anni says:

    Sick world. Hope he recovers soon.

  3. Mairead says:

    God that’s horrible. Almost killing someone for a phone, some lipstick/powder, credit cards (that would be cancelled within the hour) and maybe a small amount of cash – what a waste.

    Hope he recovers from his physical and mental injuries soon.

  4. John Doe says:

    To set the record straight, I WAS THERE. Bonnie and actor Burke Stuart were doing nothing wrong but simply walking 1 block to their car to go home when 4 black males popped out from around a dark corner. No-one knew the perp had a gun and no-one struggled!!!! It was a gang initiation and from the time the four suspects popped out from a dark corner and Burke was shot was 5 seconds. No one struggled with a man for a gun. 4 black guys grabbed purses and shot Burke in the back. I’m tired of reading that they struggled with a man with a gun. They did not deserve this nor did they do anything to warrant being shot. So you negative people can go and get a life before you speak harshly about an innocent victim!!!!

  5. Bonnie says:

    oh my god i cant believe it. i hope burke is okay. he is a great guy and didnt deserve this. xoxox burke