That's actress Katrina Bowden playing the newly-created role of Florence on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, and she made her first appearance in the episode that aired in January of 2019. Viewers will most likely recognize Bowden from her role on the hit NBC sitcom 30 ROCK, although this actually isn't her first soap role!
Florence introduced herself to Taylor as the mother of the baby girl that Dr. Reese Buckingham is offering for Steffy to potentially adopt. She insisted that the father wants nothing to do with them and that she desperately needs the money. Taylor believed the story and convinced Steffy to take this baby being offered, but in reality, Flo was a craps dealer at a casino, and Reese was her best tipper. Flo initially seemed to be going along with Reese's scheme as a way to get close to him again, but ultimately settled for the cash.
However, when she insisted Reese come clean about where he really got the infant, Flo was horrified to learn he'd told Hope her baby had died so he could sell it to Steffy. Although she was persuaded to keep quiet about the crime to keep herself out of trouble, Flo panicked again when his daughter, Zoe Buckingham, stumbled upon the truth. The guilt seems to be eating away at her, so there's no telling how long she'll be able to keep her heartbreaking secret.
In addition, more of Flo's past was revealed when she started working at the Bikini Bar and ran into Wyatt Fuller, who she remembered from Vegas. Turns out they were high school sweethearts, and after Flo confessed she had loved him, she was disappointed to learn he was in a relationship. She has also begun to wonder who her father might be, but her mother, Shauna Fulton, tried to put the kibosh on that particular line of inquiry. Undeterred, Flo took a DNA test, and when Wyatt checked the results, they revealed her father is Storm Logan!
Bowden is best known for playing Cerie Xerox, Liz Lemon’s assistant on 30 ROCK, and she also played Fortune on the TNT original series PUBLIC MORALS in 2015. She has also guest starred on primetime series like PSYCH, UGLY BETTY, and NEW GIRL. Bowden can also be seen in films like Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil, Piranha 3DD, and Framed By My Fiancé. B&B also won’t be her first appearance in daytime, as Bowden appeared in a couple episodes of ABC’s ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Britney back in 2006 when her career was just beginning to take off.
Stay tuned as the story continues to unfold and more about who Flo really is and what she's really after is revealed. And for more B&B casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!