Bowlby in 2008
April Michelle Bowlby (born July 30, 1980) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Kandi on the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men (2006–2015) and Stacy Barrett on Drop Dead Diva (2009–2014).
Bowlby was born in Vallejo, California. She moved to Manteca, California, as a child, and attended East Union High School. She studied ballet, French, and marine biology at Moorpark College, and began a modelling career before deciding to pursue acting. She studied drama with Ivana Chubbuck.
Bowlby secured the role of Kandi on the television series Two and a Half Men within months of her first-ever auditions. She is also known for her role as Stacy Barrett in Drop Dead Diva. She played Barney Stinson's obsessive ex-girlfriend Meg in How I Met Your Mother, and has made appearances in CSI, Psych, and CSI: NY. She has appeared in films such as All Roads Lead Home (2008), The Slammin' Salmon (2009), and From Prada to Nada (2011).
|2008||All Roads Lead Home||Natasha|
|2009||The Slammin' Salmon||Mia|
|2011||From Prada to Nada||Olivia|
|2018||Unbroken: Path to Redemption||Cecy Phillips|
|2004||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"|
|2005–15||Two and a Half Men||Kandi / Kimber||17 episodes |
Recurring role (Season 3) Guest star (Seasons 10 & 12)
|2007||Sands of Oblivion||Heather||Television film|
|2007–2014||How I Met Your Mother||Meg||4 episodes|
|2008||Out of Jimmy's Head||Princess Gugulfa||Episode: "Princess"|
|2009||Kath & Kim||Ashley||Episode: "Bachelorette"|
|2009–14||Drop Dead Diva||Stacy Barrett||78 episodes |
Main role (Seasons 1–6)
|2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Marta Petrovich||Episode: "Unshockable"|
|2010||Psych||Lauren Lassiter||Episode: "Dead Bear Walking"|
|2015||Mom||Selene||Episode: "Cheeseburger Salad and Jazz"|
|2015||You're the Worst||Bernadette||Episode: "Born Dead"|
|2016||Marriage of Lies||Rachel Wilson||Television film; originally titled Presumed|
|2016||The Engagement Clause||Katie Tate||Television film; originally titled Married by Christmas|
|2017||The Big Bang Theory||Rebecca||Episode: "The Separation Agitation"|
|2017||Love's Last Resort||Alyssa||Television film|
|2017||A Mother's Crime||Nikki||Television film|
|2018||Titans||Rita Farr / Elastigirl||Episode: "Doom Patrol"|
|2018||The Wrong Daughter||Ms. Hanson||Television film|
|2018||Dying for the Crown||Isabelle Wagner||Television film; originally titled Homecoming Revenge|
|2019–present||Doom Patrol||Rita Farr / Elastigirl||Main role|
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- Genzlinger, Neil (December 10, 2009). "Movie Review: The Slammin' Salmon". The New York Times. New York City: New York Times Company. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
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- "From Prada to Nada (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. San Francisco, California: Flixster, Inc. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
- Abrams, Natalie (February 20, 2018). "Titans casts Drop Dead Diva star as Elasti-Girl". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
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