BethAnn Bonner is originally from Stillwater, Oklahoma. She began singing at the age of two and performing publicly since the age of five. As the daughter of a retired Air Force Band director, she had the opportunity to perform with her father in military concerts. As a teenager, she recorded an album, Born of Love, with two local songwriters.
After completing college at the Emerson Performing Arts College in Boston, MA where she studied musical theater, Ms. Bonner decided to pursue her dreams in Los Angeles. Convinced by some friends to audition, she was among thousands who waited in line for a chance to be cast on SOAPnet's I Wanna Be a Soap Star 3. She landed a spot on the show but not the ultimate prize. She did, however, make a good impression and was flown to New York for a screen test on One Life to Live. The screen test was for a role she did not get, but the show went on to create the contract role of Officer Talia Sahid specifically for her.
She currently resides in New York City with her dog, Lulu.
DATE OF BIRTH: October 22, 1982
BIRTH PLACE: San Antonio, Texas