Kirby Howell-Baptiste

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Kirby Howell-Baptiste
London, England
ResidenceLos Angeles, U.S.
Years active2008–present

Kirby Howell-Baptiste is an English actress. She has had prominent roles in series such as Love, Downward Dog, The Good Place, Killing Eve, Barry, and Why Women Kill.


Howell-Baptiste has appeared in House of Lies on Showtime and Comedy Bang! Bang!. She has a recurring role on the Netflix series Love. She was also a series regular in the short-lived ABC show Downward Dog.[1][2] She has a recurring role as Sasha Baxter in the HBO comedy-drama series Barry.[3] She appeared as Elena in the first season of the BBC America series Killing Eve.[4] In the third and fourth seasons of The Good Place, she played Simone, a neuroscientist.[5] Howell-Baptiste plays Nicole Malloy in season 4 of Veronica Mars.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
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
Find Me Jordan
2021 Cruella Filming
TBA Happily Maude Post-production


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 (3 episodes)
2016–17 The Powerpuff Girls Chelsea 2 episodes
2016–18 Love Beth Recurring (8 episodes)
2017 @midnight Herself Episode #4.114
Downward Dog Jenn Main (8 episodes)
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 (7 episodes)
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
The Good Place Simone Garnett Recurring (5 episodes)
Barry Sasha Baxter Recurring (15 episodes)
2019 Veronica Mars Nicole Malloy Miniseries (7 episodes)
Why Women Kill Taylor Harding Main


  1. ^ "Kirby Howell-Baptiste ⋆ The Hot Goss".
  2. ^ "Meet the cast of The Good Place season 3". Radio Times.
  3. ^ "Bill Hader on What Made Him "Very Nervous" About Playing a Hitman in His New HBO Series 'Barry'".
  4. ^ "'Killing Eve': Kirby Howell-Baptiste Cast As Series Regular In BBC America Drama". 29 August 2017.
  5. ^ "The Good Place season 3: Who is Kirby Howell Baptiste? - TV & Radio - Showbiz & TV -".
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick; Andreeva, Nellie (2018-11-07). "'Veronica Mars': Kirby Howell-Baptiste Joins Hulu Revival". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-03-25.

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