Bowden attended the now-defunct Saint Thomas More School in Midland Park, New Jersey, for her grammar and middle school education. She later attended Immaculate Heart Academy in Township of Washington, Bergen County, New Jersey.
In 2006 she signed on in a two episode-arc on the ABC daytime soap opera television series One Life to Live as Britney. She guest starred in an episode of Law & Order: SVU. She was also in Fall Out Boy's music video for "Dance, Dance".
In 2006 Bowden signed on in the NBC sitcom television series 30 Rock. She portrays the laid back, sexy assistant, Cerie Xerox. The series premiered October 11, 2006 and stars Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan. She signed on as a series regular for the second season.
In 2008 she starred in Summit Entertainment's Sex Drive in a supporting role as "Ms. Tasty", and had a supporting role in the 2009 horror movie The Shortcut. Bowden starred as the lead female role in the comedy-horror film Tucker & Dale vs Evil. In 2010 she guest starred in an episode of the ABC series Ugly Betty portraying Heather.
She is the new face of the new Jordache television campaign, which aired in September 2011.
|Sex Drive||2008||Ms. Tasty|
|Ratko: The Dictator's Son||2009||Holly||Direct-to-DVD|
|Tucker & Dale vs Evil||2010||Allison||Theatrical Release|
|A True Story. Based on Things That Never Actually Happened...And Some That Did||2010||Deanna||Direct-to-DVD|
|The Last Film Festival||2011||Young Starlet||Completed|
|American Reunion||2012||Oz's Girlfriend||Post-production|
|Dance Dance||2005||Music Video for Fall Out Boy|
|One Life to Live||2006||Britney Jennings||Role from: September 26 – October 4, 2006|
|Law & Order: SVU||2006||Dana Simpson||1 Episode|
|30 Rock||2006 – present||Cerie||84 Episodes|
|After Hours||2008||Music Video for We Are Scientists|
|Ugly Betty||2010||Heather||1 Episode|
|Nick Swardson's Pretend Time||2010||Hilary||1 Episode|
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