April Bowlby

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April Bowlby
April Bowlby 2008.jpg
Bowlby in 2008
Born (1980-07-30) July 30, 1980 (age 36)
Vallejo, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

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 (2006–15) and Stacy Barrett on Drop Dead Diva (2009–14).[1][2]

Early life[edit]

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.[1] 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.[3] She is also known for her role as Stacy Barrett in Drop Dead Diva.[4] She played Barney Stinson's obsessive ex-girlfriend Meg in How I Met Your Mother,[5] and has made appearances in CSI, Psych, and CSI: NY.[6][7] She has appeared in films such as All Roads Lead Home (2008),[8] The Slammin' Salmon (2009),[9][10] and From Prada to Nada (2011).[11]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 All Roads Lead Home Natasha
2009 The Slammin' Salmon Mia
2011 From Prada to Nada Olivia
2016 Married by Christmas Katie

Television credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Two and a Half Men Kimber Episode: "Madame and Her Special Friend"
2006–07 Two and a Half Men Kandi Recurring role, 16 episodes
2007 Sands of Oblivion Heather Television film
2007–2014 How I Met Your Mother Meg Four episodes
2008 Out of Jimmy's Head Princess Gugulfa Episode: "Princess"
2009 Kath & Kim Ashley Episode: "Bachelorette"
2009–2014 Drop Dead Diva Stacy Barrett Main role, 78 episodes
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


  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. ^ B, Consuela (27 September 2008). "April Bowlby Is All Roads Lead Home". Right Cinema. Right Cinema. 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. ^ "From Prada to Nada (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster, Inc. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 

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