September 19, 1988

Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA

Katrina Kay Bowden


5′ 9″ (1.75 m)

Katrina Bowden (born September 19, 1988) was raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She attended the now-defunct Saint Thomas More School in Midland Park, New Jersey, for her grammar and middle school education. She later attended Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, New Jersey.

In 2006, Bowden scored her first acting role in a two-episode arc on the ABC long-time running daytime soap opera television series One Life to Live (1968) as Britney. She has since guest starred on shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Ugly Betty (2006). Bowden’s breakthrough role came when she was cast as a recurring character, Cherie, on the Emmy Award-winning comedy television series 30 Rock (2006). She signed on as a regular for the show’s second season in 2007 and starred on the series through its seventh-season finale in 2013.

In 2008, Bowden made her film debut in the raunchy comedy Sex Drive (2008). The following year, Bowden starred in two low-budget straight-to-DVD projects The Shortcut (2009) and Ratko: The Dictator’s Son (2009). In 2010 Bowden starred in the widely acclaimed horror-comedy film Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010) as Allison. The film was released in a limited release and grossed over four million dollars and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

In April 2011, Bowden was voted as Esquire Magazine’s Sexiest Woman Alive. She was also the face of the Jordache television campaign that made its premiere in September 2011. In 2012, Bowden appeared in Piranha 3DD (2012), which was panned by critics, and the horror movie Hold Your Breath (2012), which received a limited theatrical release, before being released to DVD. Later, she co-starred in Nurse 3D (2013).

On January 28, 2012, Bowden got engaged to her boyfriend of nearly two years, musician Ben Jorgensen, from the band Armor For Sleep. They were wed on May 19, 2013, in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York.

– Voted the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine in 2011.
– Attended the now defunct Saint Thomas More School in Midland Park, NJ, for her grammar and middle school education.
– She later attended Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, Bergen County, NJ.
– Studies with acting coach Anne Rattray in NYC alongside Adam Scarimbolo, Addison Timlin, Yaya DaCosta, Stella Maeve, and Odeya Rush.
– Married her boyfriend of three years Ben Jorgensen following a 15-month-long engagement.

“I’m a big fan of spinning and yoga. To strengthen my core, kick-boxing is really effective. The resistance tones everything, and it’s a great stress reliever.”
“I’m not a huge fan of horror movies myself because I’m a big baby and I get too scared to watch them.”
“Focus on the positives and be grateful.”
“It is a challenge at times, but trying to stay centered and balanced helps me keep things in perspective.”
“I was a dork. I’m still kind of goofy and clumsy and not always the most graceful person.”
“I’ve learned to brush off many things.”
“I can’t say, “I eat whatever I want when I want”‘ but I have come up with some great treats for myself that are healthy and satisfying.”
“Keith Powell and Judah Friedlander are like brothers to me.”
“I try not to eat too much dairy or gluten.”
“Kate Spade has great feminine classics and I love her bags. Designs by Rebecca Taylor, BCBG and Herve Leger are sexy and fun, and they work on my body.”
“I love doing horror with comedy twists and I think it’s a really fun genre.”