April Bowlby

April Michelle Bowlby (born July 30, 1980) is an American actress and model. She is known for portraying Kandi on the CBS comedy series Two and a Half Men (2006–2015), Stacy Barrett on Drop Dead Diva (2009–2014), and Rita Farr on Titans (2018) and Doom Patrol (2019–present).[1][2]

April Bowlby
April Bowlby 2008.jpg
Bowlby in 2008
Born (1980-07-30) July 30, 1980 (age 40)
Years active2004–present

Early lifeEdit

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

She plays Rita Farr in the show Titans, as well as its spin-off series Doom Patrol.[10]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 All Roads Lead Home Natasha
2009 The Slammin' Salmon Mia
2011 From Prada to Nada Olivia
2018 Unbroken: Path to Redemption Cecy Phillips
Television roles
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"
2005–15 Two and a Half Men Kandi / Kimber 17 episodes
Main Role (Season 4) Recurring role (Season 3) Guest star (Seasons 10 & 12)
2007 Sands of Oblivion Heather Television film
2007–2014 How I Met Your Mother Meg 4 episodes
2008 Out of Jimmy's Head Princess Gugulfa Episode: "Princess"
2009 Kath & Kim Ashley Episode: "Bachelorette"
2009–14 Drop Dead Diva Stacy Barrett 78 episodes
Main role (Seasons 1–6)
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
2016 The Engagement Clause Katie Tate Television film; originally titled Married by Christmas
2017 The Big Bang Theory Rebecca Episode: "The Separation Agitation"
2017 Love's Last Resort Alyssa Television film
2017 A Mother's Crime Nikki Television film
2018 Heathers Teyna 2 episodes
2018 Titans Rita Farr Episode: "Doom Patrol"
2018 The Wrong Daughter Ms. Hanson Television film
2018 Dying for the Crown Isabelle Wagner Television film; originally titled Homecoming Revenge
2019–present Doom Patrol Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman Main role
2020 Legends of Tomorrow Cameo, "Crisis on Infinite Earths, Part 5"


  1. ^ a b Jacques, Dianne (August 20, 2012). "A moment with actress, April Bowlby". Twelv: Film. New York City: Marbles & Marbles International Inc. Retrieved May 20, 2013. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |editors= (help)
  2. ^ "Scoop: Two and a Half Men on CBS – Thursday, May 23, 2013". BBW tv world.com. Wisdom Digital Media. May 2, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "'Drop Dead Diva's' Bowlby back on 'How I Met Your Mother'". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California: Tronc. October 27, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Freedman, Rich (July 15, 2011). "Vallejo-born actress scores with 'Drop Dead Diva'". Vallejo Times Herald. Vallejo, California: Digital First Media. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "April Bowlby". Lifetime: Shows: Drop Dead Diva. Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC. Archived from the original on May 25, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  6. ^ B, Consuela (September 27, 2008). "April Bowlby Is All Roads Lead Home". Right Cinema. Right Cinema. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  7. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (December 10, 2009). "Movie Review: The Slammin' Salmon". The New York Times. New York City: New York Times Company. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  8. ^ F., Jason (March 17, 2010). "The Slammin' Salmon Review". Media Decay. Media Decay. Archived from the original on April 26, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "From Prada to Nada (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. San Francisco, California: Flixster, Inc. Retrieved May 21, 2013.
  10. ^ Abrams, Natalie (February 20, 2018). "Titans casts Drop Dead Diva star as Elasti-Girl". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved February 21, 2018.

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