stars as "Natalie Teeger
" in the USA Network original series Monk.
An Orlando, Florida native, Howard's first exposure to acting was appearing in commercials while in high school. She later graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Communications and Advertising and a minor in English. Howard went on to appear in over 30 national commercials before landing her first series role on the NBC comedy Boston Common. She also starred in the ABC television series Two Guys and a Girl and the CBS series Bram & Alice.
Howard's feature credits include Me, Myself and Irene opposite Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger and The Mask II: Son of the Mask with Jamie Kennedy and Alan Cumming. She also appeared opposite Norm McDonald and Chevy Chase in the MGM feature Dirty Work, and in the independent feature Confessions of a Sexist Pig.
Howard lives in Los Angeles where she enjoys tennis, snow skiing, yoga and swimming.