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April Michelle Bowlby

Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s) Matthew Cooke

April Michelle Bowlby 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).

Early life

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. 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, and has made appearances in CSI, Psych, and CSI: NY. She has appeared in films such as All Roads Lead Home (2008), The Slammin' Salmon (2009), and From Prada to Nada (2011).

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



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
2021 Father Christmas Is Back Jackie


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"
2005–2007, 2012, 2015 Two and a Half Men Kandi / Kimber Recurring role (season 3); main role (season 4); guest star (seasons 10, 12)
2007 Sands of Oblivion Heather Television film
2007–2009, 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"
2009–2014 Drop Dead Diva Stacy Barrett Main role
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 Guilty
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; also known as Homecoming Revenge
2019–present Doom Patrol Rita Farr / Elasti-Woman Main role

See also

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