• Katrina Bowden is an American film and television actress best known for her role as Cerie Xerox in the popular sitcom “30 Rock”.
• She began her high school education at Saint Thomas More School and then transferred to Immaculate Heart Academy.
• She has appeared in several popular series and movies such as “Sex Drive”, “American Reunion”, “Nurse 3D” and “Framed by My Fiancé”.
• She is married to singer and multi-instrumentalist Ben Jorgensen and has a net worth of approximately $1.1 million.
• She is active on social media with 80,000 fans on Facebook, 43,000 followers on Twitter and 120,000 followers on Instagram.



Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseBen Jorgensen
FactStudies with acting coach Ann Ratray in NYC alongside Adam Scarimbolo, Addison Timlin, Yaya DaCosta, Stella Maeve, and Odeya Rush.


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”.

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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”.

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”.

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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”.

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.’

General Info

Full NameKatrina Bowden
Height1.75 m
ProfessionActor
EducationImmaculate Heart Academy
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseBen Jorgensen

Accomplishments

AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
MoviesTucker & Dale vs. Evil, Nurse 3-D, Piranha 3DD, American Reunion, Hard Sell, Sex Drive, The Shortcut, Scary Movie 5, Ratko: The Dictator's Son, Hold Your Breath, The Last Film Festival
TV Shows30 Rock

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1I love doing horror with comedy twists and I think it's a really fun genre.
2Kate 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.
3I try not to eat too much dairy or gluten.
4Keith Powell and Judah Friedlander are like brothers to me.
5I 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.
6I've learned to brush off many things.
7I was a dork. I'm still kind of goofy and clumsy and not always the most graceful person.
8It is a challenge at times, but trying to stay centered and balanced helps me keep things in perspective.
9Focus on the positives and be grateful.
10I'm not a huge fan of horror movies myself because I'm a big baby and I get too scared to watch them.
11I'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.

Facts

#Fact
1(May 19, 2013) Married her boyfriend of 3 years Ben Jorgensen following a 15-month-long engagement.
2Studies with acting coach Ann Ratray in NYC alongside Adam Scarimbolo, Addison Timlin, Yaya DaCosta, Stella Maeve, and Odeya Rush.
3She later attended Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey.
4Attended the now defunct Saint Thomas More School in Midland Park, New Jersey, for her grammar and middle school education.
5Voted the "Sexiest Woman Alive" by Esquire magazine in 2011.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Killing Diaz2017post-productionDeanna
Senior Moment2017pre-productionKristen
Fishbowl California2017post-productionTess
Once Upon a Date2017TV Movie post-productionTiffany Holland
The Divorce Party2017post-productionJan
The Last Film Festival2016Young Starlet
Hard Sell2016Bo
Monolith2016Sandra
Public Morals2015TV SeriesFortune
I Killed My BFF2015TV MovieShane Riley
Nurse 3D2013Danni Rogers
A True Story2013Deanna
Panic! At the Disco: Miss Jackson2013Short
Scary Movie 52013Natalie
30 Rock2006-2013TV SeriesCerie
Movie 432013Stacey (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")
Hold Your Breath2012Jerry
Piranha 3DD2012Shelby
American Reunion2012Mia
New Girl2012TV SeriesHolly
Inconvenient Interviews with Risa2011Video shortInterviewee
CollegeHumor Originals2011TV SeriesJulie
Pretend Time2010TV SeriesHillary
30 Rock: Cerie's Vlog2010TV SeriesCerie Xerox
Ugly Betty2010TV SeriesHeather
Tucker and Dale vs Evil2010Allison
The Shortcut2009Christy
Ratko: The Dictator's Son2009Holly
Sex Drive2008Ms. Tasty
Reckless Behavior: Caught on Tape2007TV MovieBronson Girl
Psych2007TV SeriesCoed
One Life to Live2006TV SeriesBritney
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesDanna Simpson

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Fashion News Live2010-2014TV SeriesHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014TV SeriesHerself
House of Style2012TV SeriesHerself
Don't Sneak Into Piranha 3DD2012Video shortHerself
The Making of Piranha 3DD2012ShortHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Audrina2011TV SeriesHerself
Christian Siriano: Having a Moment2010TV MovieHerself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
TV Guide Live at the Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Fall Out Boy Makes a Video2005TV Movie documentaryMean Girl (as Katie Bowden)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesMia

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2012Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActressTucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the Year30 Rock (2006)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series30 Rock (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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