|Lilan Bowden Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||September 1, 1985|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Lilan Bowden is an American actress, comedienne, writer, and director who is known for having been cast as Rebecca “Bex” Mack, the mother of the character played by Peyton Elizabeth Lee, on the family comedy-drama television series, Andi Mack. She has also appeared in various other shows and movies such as Toddlers and Tiaras: Where Are They Now?, Nazis at the Center of the Earth, Rise of the Zombies, Happy Place, A Leading Man, Super Heroes vs. Game Heroes, Dicky Sledgehammer: The Case of Sunday Stone, No Good Deed, Zombie Apocalypse, The Pete Holmes Show, Hart of Dixie, Days of Our Lives, Gay of Thrones, Childrens Hospital, CollegeHumor’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame, Filthy Preppy Teens, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Lifeline, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, The 5th Quarter, and Future Man. Lilan Bowden has been inclined towards comedy since her early years and had been a part of comedy groups both in school as well as in college. Moreover, she has also accumulated a huge social media fan base with her acting finesse and enjoys more than 450k followers on Instagram and more than 50k followers on Twitter.
Alice Lilan Bowden
Castro Valley, Alameda County, California, United States
California, United States
Lilan Bowden went to Castro Valley High School located in Castro Valley, California and there she joined the improv and comedy clubs. Then, she graduated from high school in 2002. Later, she went on to study at the University of California, Irvine, a public research university located in Irvine, California and continued her comic pursuits.
After graduating from the university, she joined the Upright Citizens Brigade which is improvisational and sketch comedy group.
Actress, Comedienne, Writer, Director
- Father – Ivor Bowden
- Mother – Shiou (Chen)
- Siblings – Jason Bowden (Younger Brother)
- Others – James H. Bowden (Paternal Grandfather), Joan Haddon (Paternal Grandmother), John R. Haddon (Paternal Great Grandfather), Jessie E. “Jess” Haddon/Hadden (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Margret/Margrit Griffith (Paternal Great Great Grandmother), Lillian I. Salmon (Paternal Great Grandmother), Ivor /Iver Salmon (Paternal Great Great Grandfather), Esther Davies (Paternal Great Great Grandmother)
Lilan Bowden is represented by Sovereign Talent Group, Talent Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Lilan has dated –
- Nick Mandernach – Lilan announced her engagement to writer Nick Mandernach in August 2022. The couple got married in April 2023. In July 2023, they were blessed with a baby boy.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (White and Asian)
Lilan Bowden is of English and Welsh descent on her father’s side and has Taiwanese ancestry on her mother’s side.
Dark Brown (Natural)
Lilan came out as ‘bisexual’ on Twitter in March 2022.
- Mole near her neckline
- Beauty spot on her nose
- Dimpled smile
- Pointed chin
Lilan Bowden has endorsed and promoted several brands such as Adrianna Papell.
Best Known For
- Having been cast as Rebecca “Bex” Mack in the family comedy-drama television series, Andi Mack (from 2017). She stars on the show alongside Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, Asher Angel, Lauren Tom, and Trent Garrett.
- Appearing in a number of other shows such as UCB Comedy Originals, Days of Our Lives, The Pete Holmes Show, Conan, Parks and Recreation, Adam Ruins Everything, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, The 5th Quarter, and Future Man
- Playing a variety of roles in several movies such as Princess and the Pony, Nazis at the Center of the Earth, Rise of the Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse, A Leading Man, The Worst Year of My Life, Wake Up America!, Dicky Sledgehammer: The Case of Sunday Stone, CollegeHumor’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame, Mr. Roosevelt, The Mad Ones, The Odd Essay, and No Good Deed
- Having garnered a huge social media fan base with more than 450k followers on Instagram and more than 50k followers on Twitter
Lilan Bowden made her first feature film appearance as Risa Reagan in the drama movie, S*x and the USA, in 2008. It starred the likes of Shayla Beesley, Jaime Perkins, Gwen Davis, and Josh Fallon and premiered at Deauville Film Festival on September 12, 2008.
In 2012, Lilan Bowden made her first theatrical film appearance as Jun Nagase in the zombie action-adventure horror film, Rise of the Zombies. It starred the likes of Mariel Hemingway, Chad Lindberg, LeVar Burton, and Heather Hemmens and premiered at the Festival internacional de cine fantástico de Sitges.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance as Jane in an episode, titled The Birthday Party, of the comedy show, Gullible Gil, in August 2007.
Lilan Bowden Facts
- She shifted to Los Angeles, California after graduating from the university.
- She has served as a writer for comedy video website and film/television production company, Funny or Die.
- When she started auditioning, her ethnicity made it a bit difficult for her to secure the roles.
- As a writer, Lilan Bowden has worked on a couple of projects such as Lilan and Wilder Get Up Early, Life After LOST: Ethan Adopts, and Normal Best Friends Say Bye.
- She has also served as the writer as well as the director for the short comedy film, The Vomit Solution to Thirsty Men.
- She has also worked on the series titled Lilan and Wilder alongside her close friend, Wilder-Smith.
- Lilan Bowden has a pet cat named Doc and she often uploads their pictures on Instagram.
- She enjoys skateboarding and playing basketball whenever she gets some spare time.
- In 2022, Lilan criticized Bob Chapek after he refused to criticize anti-LGBT legislation that was passed in Florida.
- She endorsed Hugo Soto-Martinez, Eunisses Hernandez, and Kenneth Mejia during the 2022 Los Angeles elections.
- Follow Lilan Bowden on Twitter and Instagram.
Featured Image by Lilan Bowden / Instagram