Kirby Howell-Baptiste

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Kirby Howell-Baptiste
Years active2008–present

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[edit]

Howell-Baptiste is from London. She began acting at the Anna Scher Theatre.[1]


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.[2][3] Howell-Baptiste followed in 2018 with her role as Elena in the first season of the BBC America series Killing Eve.[4] She currently has a recurring role as actress Sasha Baxter in the HBO comedy-drama series Barry,[5] and has appeared as neuroscientist Simone Garnett on the NBC series The Good Place, beginning in the third season.[6] On streaming television platforms, Howell-Baptiste has had recurring roles on the Netflix series Love and the fourth season of Veronica Mars for Hulu,[7] and appeared in the main cast of the CBS All Access series Why Women Kill for its first season.



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
2020 Happily Maude Post-production
2021 Cruella Tabitha Post-production
TBA Silent Night 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
2016–17 The Powerpuff Girls Chelsea 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 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"


  1. ^ "Kirby Howell-Baptiste". UCB Comedy. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Kirby Howell-Baptiste ⋆ The Hot Goss".
  3. ^ "Meet the cast of The Good Place season 3". Radio Times.
  4. ^ "'Killing Eve': Kirby Howell-Baptiste Cast As Series Regular In BBC America Drama". 29 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Bill Hader on What Made Him "Very Nervous" About Playing a Hitman in His New HBO Series 'Barry'".
  6. ^ "The Good Place season 3: Who is Kirby Howell Baptiste? - TV & Radio - Showbiz & TV -".
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick; Andreeva, Nellie (7 November 2018). "'Veronica Mars': Kirby Howell-Baptiste Joins Hulu Revival". Deadline. Retrieved 25 March 2019.

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