London Borough of Camden, England
Kirby Howell-Baptiste is an English 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 (2018–20), and the fourth season of Veronica Mars (2019), and a starring role in the second and third books of Infinity Train (2020) as Grace Monroe.
Early life and education
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. Howell-Baptiste followed in 2018 with her role as Elena in the first season of the BBC America series Killing Eve. She currently has a recurring role as actress Sasha Baxter in the HBO comedy-drama series Barry, and has appeared as neuroscientist Simone Garnett on the NBC series The Good Place, beginning in the third season. On streaming television platforms, Howell-Baptiste has had recurring roles on the Netflix series Love and the fourth season of Veronica Mars for Hulu, and appeared in the main cast of the CBS All Access series Why Women Kill for its first season.
|2011||Prepping Keisha||Keisha James||Short|
|2012||How to Succeed with Women||Unknown||Short|
|Invasion of the Les-Body Snatchers||Emma||Short|
|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||Short|
|Solar||Mystic voice (voice)||Short|
|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|
|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"|
|2016–17||The Powerpuff Girls||Chelsea||2 episodes|
|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"|
|Into the Dark||Kayla||Episode: "New Year, New You"|
|2018–19||Drunk History||Herself||3 episodes|
|2018–20||The Good Place||Simone Garnett||Recurring|
|2019||Veronica Mars||Nicole Malloy||Revival Miniseries|
|Why Women Kill||Taylor Harding||Main role|
|2020||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"|
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- "Kirby Howell-Baptiste ⋆ The Hot Goss".
- "Meet the cast of The Good Place season 3". Radio Times.
- "'Killing Eve': Kirby Howell-Baptiste Cast As Series Regular In BBC America Drama". 29 August 2017.
- "Bill Hader on What Made Him "Very Nervous" About Playing a Hitman in His New HBO Series 'Barry'". www.hollywoodreporter.com.
- "The Good Place season 3: Who is Kirby Howell Baptiste? - TV & Radio - Showbiz & TV - Express.co.uk". www.express.co.uk.
- Hipes, Patrick; Andreeva, Nellie (7 November 2018). "'Veronica Mars': Kirby Howell-Baptiste Joins Hulu Revival". Deadline. Retrieved 25 March 2019.