Katrina Bowden was born on September 19th 1988 in Wyckoff, New Jersey.
She attended Saint Thomas More School in Midland Park, NJ for her grammar and middle school education, before moving on to Immaculate Heart Academy. While she was at school, Bowden was an honor student, and managed to gain a number of small acting and modeling jobs, mainly starring in music videos.
Prior to her role on 30 Rock, Katrina could be seen on various television commercials, and was also featured as the Mean Girl who danced with Patrick in the Fall Out Boy music video Dance Dance, and in Jewel's Good Day video. In 2006, she joined the cast of ABC's One Life to Live. However, after only a couple of episodes, she had to leave the show due to acquiring the role of the airhead secretary Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.