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Andrea Bowen

Andrea Bowen began her life as a professional performer on Broadway in New York at the age of six, playing young Cosette in Les Misérables, becoming the youngest Cosette in the show's 16-year run. She went on to originate the role of Marta Von Trapp in the original cast of the Broadway revival of The Sound of Music, with Richard Chamberlain, and the role of Adele in the Broadway musical production of Jane Eyre While performing on Broadway, she also began to guest star on many New York-based TV shows, such as Law & Order and Third Watch. She also appeared in the films New York Crossing and Highball.

Prior to being cast in Desperate Housewives, Andrea played the role of Zooey Glass in That Was Then. She also played 12-year-old genius Riley Ellis in a recurring role on Boston Public. She has essayed a wide variety of roles in her numerous guest star appearances, including an altruistic cystic fibrosis patient on Strong Medicine, an ill-tempered and foul mouthed foster child on One Tree Hill, the bratty child of a sports star on Arli$$ and a shy, suicidal teenager on Nip/Tuck.

Andrea has also found success as a voiceover artist, lending her vocal talents to many projects, including the film Ice Age and two recently completed animated pilots for the Cartoon Network, Party Wagon and Ben-10.

As a recording artist, she can be heard on the original cast albums of Jane Eyre, The Musical and The Sound of Music, Broadway Revival, as well as Night of the Hunter, Z: the Masked Musical, Broadway Kids Sing America and the Sugar Beats discs Car Tunes and Christmas Album. Andrea is the youngest of six siblings, each of whom has found considerable success as a performer on Broadway and in film and television. She currently lives with her mom and dad in the Los Angeles area. In addition to acting, she is an accomplished singer and dancer who also enjoys swimming and horseback riding. She loves to read and was recently named Student of the Year for academic achievement at her 8th Grade culmination.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Andrea Bowen Facts

BirthdayMarch 4, 1990 (31)
BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio, USA

Selected Filmography

Eye of the Dolphin
Preacher's Daughter
The Gift
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives: Season 5
Bambi II
Revelation Road: The Beginning of the End / Revelation Road 2: The Sea of Glass and Fire / The Revelation Road: The Black Rider Triple Feature
Red Riding Hood
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