She sometimes goes by the nickname "Katie." Growing up, Katrina attended Saint Thomas More School, and later, the Immaculate Heart Academy.
Katrina Bowden modeled in her teens, landing gigs for catalogs and commercials for J.C. Penney and Dr. Pepper.
She said "I started modeling when I was about fourteen, so I would come in to the city for shoots after school like three times a week. I went to an all-girls school, in that environment where everyone's really catty and competitive. I didn't let any of that get to me." As for acting, she said, "I liked playing a part. I liked getting in front of a camera and doing things other than taking photos."
Katrina's first role was on the ABC soap opera, "One Life to Live." Other roles followed, including parts on "Law & Order: SVU", as well as appearances in music videos for Fall Out Boy and Jewel. But it was her role on "30 Rock" that garnered her the most attention. She landed the role because the part of Cerie was being recast. "The process happened very quickly and the next thing I knew, I was going to my first table read with the cast and started shooting soon after at the age of 17!" (joonbug.com). Katrina added, "I'm a secure person " I really feel confident in the way I look, but I do make sure to stay active and eat healthy so that I'm prepared for whatever costume comes my way next! It's great motivation to stay fit, that's for sure!"
Katrina Bowden has since appeared on "Ugly Betty," "New Girl," and the films "Piranha 3DD," "Tucker & Dale vs. Evil" and "Sex Drive," among others.
In 2011, Esquire Magazine named Katrina Bowden Sexiest Woman Alive.
She told joonbug.com, "I hope to acting far into my future. I would also love to write, I've always been drawn to creating and writing stories. I think I would like to have children and a family someday, but that's something so far in the future for me that it's a difficult thing to even really think about. I think I'll work on getting a dog first!"
Katrina Bowden added about watching herself, "I do get a little uncomfortable watching myself sometimes, I'm my own toughest critic."
In 2012, she ranked number 18 in the Maxim Hot 100 List. Katrina Bowden lives in New York City.