April Bowlby

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April Bowlby
Bowlby at the AIDS Research Alliance on May 17, 2008
Born April Michelle Bowlby
(1980-07-30) July 30, 1980 (age 33)
Vallejo, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

April Michelle Bowlby (born July 30, 1980) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Stacy Barrett on Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva (2009–present) and as Kandi Harper, Alan's second ex-wife, on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men (2006–2007, 2012).[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Bowlby was born in Vallejo, California before moving to Manteca, California as a child and attending East Union High School. She studied ballet, French, and marine biology at Moorpark College, and began a modelling career before deciding to pursue acting.[1] She studied drama with Ivana Chubbuck and secured a role the television series Two and a Half Men within months of her first Hollywood audition. In this role, she played in the recurring role as Kandi.[3]

Bowlby is well known for her role as Stacy Barrett in Drop Dead Diva (2009).[4]

In television, Bowlby also played a recurring role as Barney's obsessive ex-girlfriend Meg in How I Met Your Mother[5] and has made appearances in CSI,[6] Psych, CSI: NY, and Freddi.[7]

In film, Bowlby has made appearances in the Drama, From Prada to Nada (2011),[8] Comedy, The Slammin' Salmon (2009),[9][10] and All Roads Lead Home (2008).[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Sands of Oblivion Heather TV film
2008 All Roads Lead Home Natasha
2009 The Slammin' Salmon Mia
2011 From Prada to Nada Olivia


Year Title Role Notes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kaitlin Rackish Episode: "What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?"
2005 CSI: NY Jenny Lee Episode: "Crime and Misdemeanor"
2005 Stacked Jasmine Episode: "The Ex-Appeal"
2005 Freddie Sydney Episode: "Rich Man, Poor Girl"
2005 Two and a Half Men Kimber Episode: "Madame and Her Special Friend"
2006–2007, 2012 Two and a Half Men Kandi 15 episodes
2007–2009, 2014 How I Met Your Mother "Crazy" Meg 4 episodes
2008 Out of Jimmy's Head Princess Gugulfa Episode: "Princess"
2009 Kath & Kim Ashley Episode: "Bachelorette"
2009–present Drop Dead Diva Stacy Barrett Main Role
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hot groupie / Marta Petrovich Episode: "Unshockable"
2010 Psych Lauren Lassiter Episode: "Dead Bear Walking"


  1. ^ a b Jacques, Dianne (20 August 2012). "A moment with actress, April Bowlby". Twelv: Film. Marbles & Marbles International Inc. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  2. ^ TVScoop (2 May 2013). "Scoop: Two and a Half Men on CBS – Thursday, May 23, 2013". BBW tv world.com. Wisdom Digital Media. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "April Bowlby Biography". tv.com. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Drop Dead Diva". tv.com: Shows. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Press Release". CBS Entertainment. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. 25 February 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Press Release". CBS Entertainment. CBS Broadcasting Inc. 13 December 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "April Bowlby". Lifetime: Shows: Drop Dead Diva. Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "From Prada to Nada (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster, Inc. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (10 December 2009). "Movie Review: The Slammin’ Salmon". The New York Times: Movies. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  10. ^ F., Jason (17 March 2010). "The Slammin’ Salmon Review". Media Decay: Film. Media Decay. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  11. ^ B, Consuela (27 September 2008). "April Bowlby Is All Roads Lead Home". Right Cinema. Right Cinema. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 

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