Katrina Bowden took the world by storm in 2006 with her quintessential performance in the Emmy Award-winning satirical sitcom, 30 Rock, which aired for eight years on NBC until its final episode in 2013. The award-winning show was created by renowned comedian and actress, Tina Fey, and it ran for seven seasons and helped make Bowden a household name.
Though portraying Cerie, a gorgeous but airhead receptionist didn’t sound like much, but not when Bowden is behind the wheel. The mix of energy, creativity, and charm all made Cerie the center of attention on the show. Over a decade later, the New Jersey-born actress has featured in over forty films and TV series, including One Life to Live, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ugly Betty, Framed by My Fiancé, and Public Morals.
Some others are The Bold and The Beautiful, Nurse 3D, Piranha 3DD, American Reunion, Sex Drive, and lots more. While most fans got to know Bowden for her role on the hit NBC TV series 30 Rock, there is so much to know about her life behind the camera. As you will see, the slim beauty has a lot of backstories than most people know. Let’s find out.
A Snapshot of Katrina Bowden’s Early Days
Born on September 19, 1988, Katrina Bowden spent her early life in the town of Wyckoff, New Jersey, the United States. Although information about her early life, siblings, parents, or what they do for a living remains sketchy, what’s no secret is that Bowden began her high school education at the now-defunct Saint Thomas Moore School, Midland Park, New Jersey.
She later switched to Immaculate Heart Academy, Washington Township, also in her birth state of New Jersey. It is still believed that she attended college, but the details of where, when, and what she studied are largely off the radar. If speculations are anything to go by, there are reasons to believe that, like high school, Bowden also attended college in her home state of New Jersey.
Transitioning into the Show Business
In 2005, when she was only seventeen, Bowden made a huge leap into the movie space. However, like most successful actresses of her kind, she passed through the greenroom of modeling. As a teenage model, Bowden showed an aptitude for all things onscreen and acting which, sources believe, aided a smooth transition from the catwalks into the studio.
Although she still active in modeling in 2005, it was a year later that Katrina Bowden scored her first acting role. Then 18, the newbie actress was cast in a guest role on the police procedural drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She proved her worth on the gig and was rewarded with a regular role as Britney on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. While appearing in One Life to Live, Katrina Bowden was offered the main role of Cerie on 30 Rock.
Due to conflicting schedules, Bowden couldn’t combine her roles on both shows and had to give one up for the other. She eventually settled for 30 Rock, and the rest, they say, is history. Her character as the gorgeous but incompetent secretary remains her most memorable role to date, and it helped propel her to fame.
30 Rock featured distinguished actors such as Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. It equally won several awards, with the most notable being the Emmy Award for outstanding comedy series in 2007, 2008, and 2009, respectively.
She Has Also Been Featured in Several Music Videos
Asides her over 40-movies track record, Katrina Bowden has also been featured in several music videos such as Dance, Dance by the American rock band, Fall Out Boy, Good Day by the singer Jewel, After Hours by the New York rock band, We Are Scientists, Miss Jackson by the rock band Panic! At The Disco, and much more.
While there’s much to say about her showbiz exploits, it is hard to rule out the love ride she has encountered in the course of her career. As Bowden’s career blossomed, so did her chances of getting found by the love of her life. Check him out below.
What We Know About Katrina Bowden’s Marriage to Ben Jorgensen
As of this writing, the 30 Rock star has been married to the love of her life for over seven years. That goes to say she’s way off the market for anyone still harboring hopes. Katrina Bowden is married to singer and songwriter Ben Jorgensen. Although there are no much details about how they met or their dating history, what’s no secret is that they began seeing each other sometime in 2010. After about two years of dating, Jorgensen popped the big question on January 28, 2012.
At the time of the proposal, the lovebirds were in a suite in Four Seasons Hotel. According to sources, the actress was so shocked that she forgot to say yes at first. They later tied the knot about a year later, on May 19, 2013, at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York. Reports have it that the couple planned their wedding themselves and even got guests to pitch in and help fund their honeymoon.
Like his wife, Ben Jorgensen is also a native of New Jersey. He was the frontman of the now-disbanded rock group, Armor For Sleep. Formed in 2001, the band released at least three albums and one EP before disbanding in 2009. Since the disbandment, Jorgensen has pursued a solo career. He released his first solo EP, There Is Nowhere Left To Go, in 2010. Although married, Bowden is very much an independent woman and boasts of an enviable net worth from her successful acting career.
She Has Earned Huge Wealth & Endorsement Deals
As of 2020, Katrina Bowden has a net worth estimated of over $1.1 million. She’s made her fortune from various acting roles over the years. Her on-screen success also made her the focus of a couple of endorsement deals. For one, in 2011, she headlined a TV ad for the clothing brand, Jordache. That year, Bowden was named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire Magazine. A feat she achieved after garnering two million online votes to surpass beauty heavyweights such as actress Megan Fox and reality TV star, Kim Kardashian.
Her elegant looks have earned her a spot on the cover of other notable fashion magazines, such as Maxim, among others. Beyond that, Katrina Bowden is also a health and fitness buff. She operates a lifestyle blog, FitKat, where she shares her routines on health, fitness, beauty, fashion, and of course, travel.
Katrina Bowden boasts of a tall, slim build, with a towering height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and bodyweight of 57 kg (126 lb). Her bust, waist, and hips measure 34 inches (86 cm), 34 inches (86 cm), and 24 inches (81 cm), respectively. She rocks blond hair and blue eyes. Katrina Bowden is a health and fitness buff.