Kirby Howell-Baptiste

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Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Born (1987-02-07) 7 February 1987 (age 35)
London, England
Years active2008–present

Kirby Howell-Baptiste (born 7 February, 1987)[1] is a British actress. She has appeared as a series regular on Downward Dog (2017), Killing Eve (2018), and Why Women Kill (2019). Her television appearances also include recurring roles on Love (2016–2018), Barry (2018–2019), The Good Place (2018–2020), and the fourth season of Veronica Mars (2019), and a starring role in the second and third books of the animated series Infinity Train (2020) as Grace Monroe.

Early life and education[edit]

Howell-Baptiste is from London. She began acting at the Anna Scher Theatre.[2]


Howell-Baptiste's acting career has included many appearances in guest and recurring television series roles, in addition to several short and feature-length films. Her earlier television work includes the IFC sketch comedy series Comedy Bang! Bang! and the Showtime series House of Lies. She was also a series regular in the short-lived ABC series Downward Dog in 2017.[3][4] Howell-Baptiste followed in 2018 with her role as Elena in the first season of the BBC America series Killing Eve.[5] She currently has a recurring role as actress Sasha Baxter in the HBO comedy-drama series Barry,[6] and has appeared as neuroscientist Simone Garnett on the NBC series The Good Place, beginning in the third season.[7] On streaming television platforms, Howell-Baptiste has had recurring roles on the Netflix series Love and the fourth season of Veronica Mars for Hulu,[8] and appeared in the main cast of the CBS All Access series Why Women Kill for its first season. She booked the role of Anita Darling in Disney's Cruella in 2021.



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Prepping Keisha Keisha James Short
2012 How to Succeed with Women Unknown
Invasion of the Les-Body Snatchers Emma
2013 Lucky Day Carly Short; also director, producer & writer
We Four Queens Samantha Short
2014 Thanks for the Ride Kirby Video short
Minor Alterations Ruby Short; also producer & writer
2015 Textbook Adulthood Lady Jerk
2016 Nell Live: Still Tayin' Around Moviegoer Short
The Hip Hooray Kirby
Solar Mystic voice (voice)
2017 A Dog's Purpose Maya
A Dog's Purpose: Lights, Camera, Woof Herself Video short
Lane Woods Finds Love Unknown
2018 It's a Party Hannah
Find Me Jordan
2021 Happily Maude
Cruella Anita "Tattletale" Darling
Queenpins JoJo Johnson
Silent Night Alex
2022 Catwoman: Hunted Barbara Minerva / Cheetah (voice) Direct-to-video
Mr. Harrigan's Phone Ms. Hart Post-production
Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Holby City Sick Patient Episode: "You're So Vain"; uncredited
2012 AMC Fearfest Angelique Kumari Television special
2014 CollegeHumor Originals Brittany Episode: "How America Is Like a Bad Boyfriend"
Six Guys One Car Christy / Keri 2 episodes
2014–15 Comedy Bang! Bang! Decaf Dame / Boom Operator 2 episodes
UCB Comedy Originals Unknown 4 episodes
2015 House of Lies Brittany Episode: "We Can Always Just Overwhelm the Vagus Nerve with Another Sensation"
The Brat Cave Office O'Neill / Kirby 2 episodes
The King of 7B Greta Milgrim Television film
2016 The Dating Game Evie Episode: "AJ vs. The Truffle Butter Sex Act"
The UCB Show Unknown 2 episodes
TripTank Stylist / Wife (voice) 2 episodes
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Rezecca Episode: "Spiritual Gurus"
Lady Time Kathy Miniseries
2016–17 The Powerpuff Girls Chelsea (voice) 2 episodes
2016–18 Love Beth Recurring
2017 @midnight Herself Episode #4.114
Downward Dog Jenn Main role
Do You Want to See a Dead Body? Flight Attendant Episode: "A Body and a Plane (with Alexandra Daddario)"
Dirtbags Kind Neighbor Episode: "Husband"
2018 Alone Together Cassidy Episode: "Sleepover"
Killing Eve Elena Felton Main role
Pappy Kiki Episode: "Dad Dick"
Big City Greens Judge Uppinsbottom (voice) Episode: "Swimming Fool/Tilly's Goat"
Girls Code Angela Pilot
Into the Dark Kayla Episode: "New Year, New You"
2018–19 Drunk History Herself 3 episodes
Barry Sasha Baxter Recurring
2018–20 The Good Place Simone Garnett
2019 Veronica Mars Nicole Malloy 7 episodes
Why Women Kill Taylor Harding Main role (10 episodes)
2020 Glitch Techs Audrey (voice) Episode: "I'm Mitch Williams"
Infinity Train Grace Monroe (voice) 13 episodes; recurring role (Book Two), main role (Book Three)
Big Hero 6: The Series Cobra (voice) Episode: "Cobra and Mongoose"
2021 Waffles + Mochi Pickler Episode: "Pickles"
Hacks British TV Show Creator Episode: "Interview"
Wolfboy and the Everything Factory Flora (voice) 2 episodes
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Dr. Mae Turner (voice) Recurring
2022 RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars Herself Guest Judge; Episode: "The Realness of Fortune Ball"
The Sandman Not yet released Death [9]
Culprits Not yet released TBA Upcoming series


  1. ^ "With 'Cruella,' Kirby Howell-Baptiste Scales Big". Women's Wear Daily. 28 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Kirby Howell-Baptiste". UCB Comedy. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Kirby Howell-Baptiste ⋆ The Hot Goss".
  4. ^ "Meet the cast of The Good Place season 3". Radio Times.
  5. ^ "'Killing Eve': Kirby Howell-Baptiste Cast As Series Regular In BBC America Drama". 29 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Bill Hader on What Made Him "Very Nervous" About Playing a Hitman in His New HBO Series 'Barry'".
  7. ^ "The Good Place season 3: Who is Kirby Howell Baptiste? - TV & Radio - Showbiz & TV -".
  8. ^ Hipes, Patrick; Andreeva, Nellie (7 November 2018). "'Veronica Mars': Kirby Howell-Baptiste Joins Hulu Revival". Deadline. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  9. ^ Gaiman, Neil (26 May 2021). "'The Sandman's' Latest Castings - and the Stories Behind Them". Netflix. Retrieved 26 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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