BOSTON, MA (DECEMBER 3, 2013) – Jumpstart, a national early childhood education organization, announced today the appointment of actress Bridget Moynahan to its board of directors. Moynahan will join a group of high-level business leaders, philanthropists, and academics as it leads the organization in preparing young children from low-income communities to enter kindergarten with the skills necessary to succeed.
Most recently Moynahan starred opposite Aaron Eckhart in the high grossing hit “Battle: Los Angeles.” She can also currently be seen on the hit CBS drama “Blue Bloods” starring with Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg which is its fourth season. She also recently completed filming “Small Time” with Christopher Meloni and will begin production on the thriller “John Wick,” alongside Keanu Reeves this winter.
Moynahan has appeared in numerous blockbuster films opposite Hollywood's finest leading men. She starred in “Lord of War” opposite Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke and opposite Will Smith in the futuristic summer hit “I, Robot”. Also, with Al Pacino and Colin Farrell in Touchstone Pictures' smart thriller “The Recruit”; and opposite Ben Affleck in Paramount's political thriller “The Sum of All Fears,” based on Tom Clancy's bestselling novel.
Moynahan first came to the attention of a wide audience in Disney's “Coyote Ugly” for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. She starred in Fox's “Ramona and Beezus” opposite Selena Gomez and John Corbett. She has also appeared in the independent feature “In The Weeds” and in Miramax's “Serendipity” opposite John Cusack, “Unknown” opposite Greg Kinnear and Jim Caviezel, “Prey,” “Noise,” opposite Tim Robbins, and “Gray Matters” co-starring Heather Graham and Sissy Spacek for Yari films.
On television, Moynahan portrayed Natasha, Carrie's rival and 'Mr.Big's' wife on the highly rated and critically acclaimed HBO series “Sex And The City.” Bridget also starred in J.J. Abram's compelling ABC drama, “Six Degrees.”
Born in Binghamton, New York and raised in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Moynahan currently resides in New York.
“We have been honored and privileged to have Bridget serve as a tremendous advocate for Jumpstart over the past few years,” said Naila Bolus, president and CEO of Jumpstart. “It is with great pride that Bridget takes on a more formal leadership role at Jumpstart as a member of our National Board of Directors. Her stellar reputation coupled with her passion for children and high quality education will be incredible assets for Jumpstart as we strive to grow the profile of the early education crisis in America.”
“As a mother and a long-time proponent of education, I am honored to join Jumpstart as a member of their National Board of Directors,” said Bridget Moynahan. “Jumpstart intervenes early in a child’s life, when it counts the most. I look forward to helping Jumpstart in its efforts to spread the word about the importance of high quality early education for all children.”
Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Jumpstart delivers a research-based and cost-effective program by training college students and community volunteers to serve preschool-age children in low-income neighborhoods. Through a proven curriculum, these children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for school, setting them on a path for lifelong success. Jumpstart is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Learn more at jstart.org.
Joy Errico Seusing