Who is April Bowlby?
April Michelle Bowlby was born on 30 July 1980, in Vallejo, California USA, and is an actress, best known for playing the role of Kandi in the television series “Two and a Half Men”. She also played the role of Stacy Barrett in the show “Drop Dead Diva”.
The Net Worth of April Bowlby
How rich is April Bowlby? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting since the early 2000s. She’s also appeared in several films and numerous other shows throughout her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Acting Beginnings
Growing up, April’s family moved to Mantica, California where she attended East Union High School. After matriculating, she enrolled at Moonpark College where she studied marine biology, ballet and French. Completing her studies, she then decided to pursue a modelling career, but discontinued it to focus more on acting, and took drama classes with acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, and soon began to find roles on television.
She appeared in few popular television series as a guest including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “CSI: NY”, and then got her breakthrough in the show “Two and a Half Men” cast as Kandi / Kimber in a recurring role during the series’ third season. She then had guest starring appearances in later seasons of the show, and was actually associated with it from 2005 to 2015.Concurrently, she also pursued other projects including the television film “Sands of Oblivion”.
— April Bowlby (@aprilthebowlby) March 30, 2014
Other Recurring Roles and Film WorkIn 2007, Bowlby was cast in another recurring role as Meg in “How I Met Your Mother”, in four episodes over the course of the next few years, with the highly popular series receiving a lot of critical acclaim for its humor, and unique structure. She then got her first film role the following year in “All Roads Lead Home”, actually the last film Peter Boyle did prior to his passing. After appearing in several shows as a guest, she co-starred in the film entitled “The Slammin’ Salmon” with Michael Clarke Duncan.
Her next big role would come in the same year in the show entitled “Drop Dead Diva”, in which she played Stacy Barrett, appearing in 78 episodes. The Lifetime series stars Brooke Elliot as a plus-size lawyer who has the soul of a fashion model residing inside her body. In 2011, Bowlby then starred in the romantic comedy film “From Prada to Nada”, which is loosely based on the 1800s novel “Sense and Sensibility”. From 2010 onwards, she had more work in guest roles until the end of “Drop Dead Diva” in 2014.
After making guest appearances in “Psych”, “You’re the Words”, and “Mom”, April starred in a few television movies including “The Engagement Clause” and “Marriage of Lies”. Her popularity rose once more as she had a guest role in an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” entitled “The Separation Agitation”, playeingthe character Rebecca, the girlfriend of the Bert. In 2018, she was cast in the DC Universe web television series entitled “Titans” in the role of Rita Farr or Elasti-Girl, a character which has been in DC Comics since the 1960s, and is based on the DC Comic Book team, the Teen Titans. She is set to reprise the role of Elasti-Girl in the upcoming television movie entitled “Doom Patrol”.
Death Rumors and Personal Life
In August 2018, rumors started spreading that Bowlby had died, becoming one of the victims of a string of fake death reports spread online. The original post was well constructed, making it a believable statement that reached millions of people. However, an official representative of Bowlby later denied the rumors, stating that she is alive and well.
For her personal life, it is known that she was in a relationship with singer Josh Groban in 2009, but which only lasted for a few months. Nothing else has been reported about any relationships since then. She mentioned that her childhood dream was to be a ballerina, so that she could be in the spotlight without ever having to speak, as she had a fear of speaking in public when she was younger. During her free time she enjoys numerous physical activities, including a lot of bicycling and boxing; she also reads a lot.