- 1 Who is Katrina Bowden?
- 2 Early Life and Education: Growing Up in New Jersey
- 3 Career Beginnings: Modeling, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, One Life to Live and More
- 4 Breakthrough: 30 Rock
- 5 Life After (and During) 30 Rock: Ugly Betty, New Girl and More
- 6 Recent Works: Public Morals, Framed by My Fiancé, The Bold and the Beautiful
- 7 Personal Life: Is Katrina Bowden Married? Does She Have Children?
- 8 Body Measurements: How Tall is Katrina Bowden?
- 9 Net Worth: How Rich is Katrina Bowden?
- 10 Social Media Presence
Who is Katrina Bowden?
Born on 19 September 1988, in Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA, under the earth sign of Virgo, Katrina Bowden is a 30-year-old American film and television actress. She is best known for playing the empty-headed, but loveable receptionist, Cerie Xerox in “30 Rock”, one of the most popular sitcoms in recent years. Even though she wasn’t the lead actress, her character instantly became a fan favorite, and a major part of several plotlines. In addition to this role, we could also see her in various popular series and movies, such as “Sex Drive”, “American Reunion”, “Nurse 3D” and “Framed by My Fiancé”. While she hasn’t been able to land a starring role in a blockbuster title, she is seen as one of the most reliable and flexible supporting actresses in the sitcom and horror genres. Directors and producers value her versatility, as well as the admirable work ethic she has displayed since she first stepped in front of a camera.
Early Life and Education: Growing Up in New Jersey
Katrina was born to American parents of unknown names and professions. Despite the fact that she’s one of the most popular actresses in recent years, she refuses to share anything about her family and personal life. This is a clear sign of professionalism from Bowden, as she believes disclosing such information could jeopardize her stellar acting career. Every time she’s faced with such inquiries during interviews, she politely changes the subject. However, we do know that she began her high school education at Saint Thomas More School, located in Midland Park. New Jersey. She then transferred (for undisclosed reasons) to Immaculate Heart Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Washington Township, New Jersey.
Even though her parents raised her in a strict, Roman Catholic manner, Katrina had always harbored an interest for show business. As a child, she loved watching Fashion TV and sitcoms on NBC and CBS. This prompted her to take acting classes, and start working out while in high school. Looking at how her career developed, it’s safe to say that this commitment definitely paid off.
Career Beginnings: Modeling, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, One Life to Live and More
Upon matriculating from high school, Katrina entered the modeling world. Her slim figure and unique facial features allowed her to appear in several regional and national campaigns while still being a teenager. However, she soon realized that acting was a better choice for her future career. Thus in 2006 she used her connections and managed to land her first role, as Danna Simpson in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.
Even though it was a relatively small part, Katrina’s character was integral to the plot of the episode. Soon afterwards, she was cast as Britney in two episodes of “One Life to Live”. With an opportunity to influence the circumstances in one of America’s longest-running soap operas, she was seen as a supporting actress with lots of potential. Just a few months later, one Tina Fey noticed her, which lead to her biggest role to date.
Breakthrough: 30 Rock
In late 2006, Katrina was cast as the quirky, but empty-headed young assistant to Liz Lemon in “30 Rock”. Initially, Cerie was supposed to appear on the show sporadically, however, fans loved the comic relief she brought, and wanted her to become a regular, so Tina Fey, the creator and lead star of the show, had no other option but to listen to what the people wanted.
Much of the jokes centered around Cerie, come from the fact that she’s completely oblivious about what people think of her. This often results in some uncomfortable, but still hilarious situations, such as the many instances where she accidentally insults Liz, her boss. Despite the somewhat negative repercussions, Xerox’s insensitivity doesn’t stem from actual malice. She doesn’t wear a bra and, as a result, is the object of desire for almost every male staff member. The audience also loved the fact that she was shamelessly superficial ,which resulted in legendary quotes such as ‘I would rather kill myself than buy a wedding dress on sale!’ or ‘I have to get married right now because I can only be a hot mom for a limited amount of time’.
Life After (and During) 30 Rock: Ugly Betty, New Girl and More
Afterwards, we could see Katrina in “Reckless Behavior: Caught on Tape”, “Sex Drive” and even the music video for Joshua Radin’s “I’d Rather Be with You”. Then she landed her first starring role as Holly in the somewhat controversial comedy, “Ratko: Dictator’s Son”. The plot centers around Ratko, who comes from a relatively undeveloped Eastern European country to study in the US, but instead of focusing on education, he falls in love with Holly and discovers parties, drugs and alcohol. Even though the movie was a failure in terms of reviews and ticket sales, it gave Katrina some much needed publicity. In 2010, Tina Fey created a “30 Rock” spin-off entitled “30 Rock: Cerie’s Vlog”, but the show was discontinued after only two episodes.
From that point onwards, we could see Bowden in various popular shows, such as “New Girl”, “Ugly Betty”, “Pretend Time” and others. She also made headlines by appearing in critically acclaimed movies, such as “American Reunion”, “Piranha 3DD”, “Hold Your Breath” and “Movie 43”. After being in a show for a lengthy period, most actors experience difficulties adapting to other roles, but this was not the case with Katrina.
Recent Works: Public Morals, Framed by My Fiancé, The Bold and the Beautiful
In recent years, Bowden decided to test her acting talents to the fullest by assuming lead roles in several horror films, the most popular of which is “Monolith”. ‘I’m not a huge fan of horror movies myself because I’m a big baby and I get too scared to watch them’, stated Bowden. We could also see her in dramas, and other, more serious movies, such as “Once Upon a Date”, “Love on the Slopes” and “Killing Diaz”.
— Katrina Bowden (@KatrinaKBowden) March 26, 2018
She also made appearances in “Dirty John” and “I Am the Night”, both acclaimed series. However, her most significant current endeavor is the role of Florence “Flo” Fulton, in “The Bold and the Beautiful”, a legendary soap opera which numbers over 9,000 episodes over the last 30 years. In total, she’s appeared in over 100 episodes, and is expected to have a role in the future, as well. As of August 2019, Katrina has several movies in post-production, which means that 2020 will surely be a busy year for her. Given the fact that she’s only 30, it’s still possible for her to land a starring role in a major Hollywood movie.
Personal Life: Is Katrina Bowden Married? Does She Have Children?
Katrina Bowden is married to singer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Jorgensen, who is best known for his time with Armor for Sleep, a popular rock band in the early 2000s. The two met in 2010 and quickly realized they were meant for each other. On 28 January 2012, Ben proposed in a presidential suite at the Four Seasons Hotel, which included many different kinds of flowers chosen by him personally. Funnily, Katrina started crying and forgot to say ‘yes’ at first.
They married at 19 May 2013, in a small ceremony in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Unlike most couples, they refused to accept gifts, and instead asked all guests for a small contribution, which allowed them to fund their honeymoon trip. They have no children as of August 2019, and haven’t shown any signs of planning to expand their family.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Katrina Bowden?
Katrina Bowden is 5ft 9in (175cm) tall, weighs approximately 126lbs (57kgs) and has a slim, hourglass figure, which is evident by her vital statistics of 34-24-34. She has blue eyes and blonde hair. A self-proclaimed fitness junkie, she works out as much as six times per week. To share her passion and knowledge with fans, Bowden started a blog called “Fit Kat by Katrina Bowden”.
Net Worth: How Rich is Katrina Bowden?
Katrina Bowden has a net worth of approximately $1.1 million, as of August 2019, accumulated by increasing her work rate as the years went by, appearing in more movies and series than ever, although the bulk of her net worth is likely due to her seven-year stint in “30 Rock”.
I'm like…a super casual person ?This is my Saturday night out look?and no…the hole in my jeans was NOT that big when I bought them 5 years ago ✨
Social Media Presence
Her official Facebook page numbers approximately 80,000 fans, with frequent posts relating to fitness, her latest endeavors, and even some personal pictures. She is also very popular on Twitter and Instagram, with 43,000 and 120,000 followers, respectively. ‘Social media is useful, but sometimes I really have a hard time shutting out the distractions’, Katrina said of this matter. ‘It is a challenge at times, but trying to stay centered and balanced helps me keep things in perspective.’