Actress April Bowlby Is Finally Moving Past Her ‘Hot Dumb Girl’ Image
American actress April Bowlby spent much of her early career portraying characters who fit under the “dumb hot girl” category. From her role as Kandi in Two and a Half Men to that of Stacy Barrett in Drop Dead Diva, Bowlby's characters weren’t the brightest when it came to cerebral capacity. To take those up a notch, she even played Crazy Meg in How I Met Your Mother.
However, the curse of being typecast as the dumb girl seems to have ended for the blonde actress after being cast as DC Comics character Elasti-Woman in Doom Patrol (2019-2020). She has also appeared as Elasti-Woman on Titans (2018), Legends of Tomorrow (2020), and Crisis on Infinite Earths (2020).
April Bowlby Has Portrayed All Sorts Of 'Hot Dumb Girls'
Having started her professional acting career in 2005, April Bowlby first recognized her role in the hugely successful sitcom, Two and a Half Men. Her role as Kandi in the sitcom established the image of a hot dumb girl for her.
Kandi is a sweet and innocent girl who is quite dimwitted. The show’s fandom page describes her as a twenty-two-year-old 'dumbbell' who is fancied by many men because of her looks.
Another one of her roles that fit into a dumb girl's criteria is in Drop Dead Diva as Stacy Barrett. While Stacy’s character is a lot more dynamic and much more fleshed out than that of Kandi and Meg, she is still a bit on the dim side when it comes to smarts.
From A 'Hot Dumb Girl' On Television To Superhuman Elasti-Woman in DC Universe
Unlike her TV series roles, Bowlby is finally portraiting a different character from her usual reel life personas. In fact, Rita Farr (Elasti-Woman) 's role is quite the opposite of what she had been playing so far.
Initially, Rita is a renowned actress who is narcissistic because of her accomplishments. She derives much of her self-worth from her looks. However, she is devastated when she finds out that the toxic gas she was exposed to caused deformity.
But because of the exposure, she gets the ability to expand and shrink her body, hence the name Elasti-Woman(also known as Elasti-Girl). Not just that, her power also lets her regenerate any part of her body.
Is April Bowlby's Love Life Any Similar To The Ones She Has Portraited?
The actress was rumored to have been dating singer Josh Groban back in 2009. But none of the party confirmed the rumors. According to Healthy Celeb, the two dated from November of 2009 to March of 2010.
Besides Josh Groban, Bowlby hasn’t really been romantically linked with anyone. It is safe to say that she is anything but a 'Crazy Meg' in real life.