Who is ‘The Nun’ actress Bonnie Aarons? Husband, Net Worth, Bio

April 18, 2024
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Bonnie Aarons Wiki Bio

Bonnie Aarons was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 3 June 1959 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and writer, who’s been credited with appearing in over 40 movies and TV series, while she’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of The Nun in the eponymous 2018 mystery thriller horror movie. Directed by Corin Hardy, it starred Demian Bichir, Jonas Bloquet and Taissa Farmiga, and follows an experienced priest and a novice, who have been sent to Romania by the Vatican to investigate the death of a nun, who was apparently killed by a demonic nun; the movie won two of the three awards for which it was nominated.


Early life and education

Bonnie was raised in Los Angeles by her parents, about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father was the owner of a grocery store, and that her mother also worked in it. As Bonnie hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, she’s believed to be an only child.

She became interested in acting at a very early age, and appeared in various plays performed at a local high school. Upon matriculating in 1977, Bonnie didn’t attend college, but numerous auditions for roles both in movies and TV series, usually being rejected because of her looks, especially because of her strange nose.


She worked various jobs for the following decade, before being advised by friends to move to Europe, and try looking for work in the film industry there. Bonnie soon found herself appearing in European commercials, and after gaining some recognition, she returned to the US and launched her acting career.

Roles in movies

She made her debut film appearance in the 1994 music video “Counting Crows: Round Here”, while a couple of her following roles were in the 1994 romantic crime comedy “Exit to Eden”, the 1995 action science fiction “Caged Heat 3000”, and the 1996 comedy “Dear God”.

She gained recognition in 2001, when cast to play Bum in the critically acclaimed mystery thriller drama “Mulholland Drive”, written and directed by David Lynch, and which starred Naomi Watts, Laura Harring and Justin Theroux. It follows a woman who’s been involved in a car accident, and is now suffering from amnesia; the movie won 49 of the 111 awards for which it was nominated, including an Oscar nomination. The following years saw Bonnie appear in a couple of popular movies, such as in 2001 the romantic family comedy “The Princess Diaries”, the fantasy comedy drama “Shallow Hal”, and the 2006 fantasy comedy “Wristcutters: A Love Story”.


In 2009, Bonnie was cast to play Mother and Daughter at Death Feast, in the hit horror “Drag Me to Hell”, written and directed by Sam Raimi, and which starred Alison Lohman, Justin Long and Ruth Livier. It follows a loan officer who has evicted an elderly woman from her home, and has thus become the target of a curse; the movie won seven of the 31 award for which it was nominated. Bonnie then appeared in the critically acclaimed 2010 romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day”, and in the same year the award-winning biographical sports drama “The Fighter”, which won two Oscars.

In 2012, we saw her play Ricky D’Angelo’s Mother in the romantic comedy drama “Silver Linings Playbook”, which starred Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence, and won 90 awards including an Oscar.

Bonnie Aarons

A couple of her following notable performances were in the 2015 romantic comedy “Accidental Love”, the 2016 mystery horror thriller “The Conjuring 2”, and the 2017 mystery horror “Annabelle: Creation”.

Bonnie’s two most recent roles in movies have been in 2021, in the horrors “Jakob’s Wife” and “I Live Alone”; she’s currently shooting for five upcoming movies, including the horror “Frank”, the science fiction fantasy “Wizardream”, and the action drama “The Prophecy of Troy”.

Roles in TV series

Bonnie has just four TV series credits. She made her debut TV series appearance with her portrayal of Actress in the 2011 episode “It’s Just Theater Sweetie” of the comedy “Good Job, Thanks!”, and in 2012, she played Mom, in the episode “Silverwood: The Hunger” of the mystery science fiction horror “BlackBoxTV”.


Also in 2012, she starred in all the 16 episodes of the comedy “And You Know Who You Are”, which was then cancelled because of low ratings.

Bonnie’s currently shooting for the upcoming comedy “Geisting”.

Other credits

Bonnie wrote 14 and produced two episodes of the 2012 series “And You Know Who You Are”; she also produced the 2017 short fantasy comedy movie “Nocturnally Yours”, and the 2021 horror film “I Live Alone”.

She received special thanks for the 2020 short documentary movie “Faith & Fear: The Conjuring Universe”.

Bonnie has made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, including “Popcorn and Soda Starring Tallal Azim”, and “Eye on Entertainment”.


Awards and nominations

In 2011, Bonnie and her colleagues won an Action on Film International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Cast Performance, for “Dahmer vs. Gacy”, and in 2017, she won a FilmQuest Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress – Short, for her performance in “Nocturnally Yours”.

Love life and husband

Bonnie prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, and hasn’t spoken of any men (or women) whom she has perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are rumors circulating the internet, concerning both her current relationship status, and her sexual orientation.


Some of her fans believe that she’s lesbian, and this to be the reason why she hasn’t talked about the men whom she has been with; a couple of her fans have apparently seen her spending time with a woman whom they believe to be her girlfriend, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Bonnie commented on this.

There are also those who believe that she’s today in a relationship with a non-celebrity American man, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.

As of September 2021, Bonnie appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Bonnie’s quite active on Instagram, as she seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 100,000 followers. She’s uploaded nearly 3,000 pictures, the majority of which have been taken during her everyday life.

She’s passionate about travelling, and her career has taken her to various US states and European countries, while her dream travel destination is Venice in Italy.

Bonnie’s a huge lover of animals, and her favorites are horses.

She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Anthony Hopkins, Will Smith and Kate Winslet, while a couple of her favorite movies are “The Silence of the Lambs”, “Independence Day” and “Men in Black”.

Age, height and net worth

Bonnie’s age is 62. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) and she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs).

As of September 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $700,000.

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