Kristen Bell
Actress
Kristen Bell
Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After moving to Los Angeles, Bell landed various television guest appearances and small film parts before appearing in a lead role in the David Mamet film Spartan. Her first film role was an uncredited appearance in Polish Wedding.
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Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard Are Just A Typical Married Couple Arguing Over A La-Z-Boy
Huffington Post - about 6 hours
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Kristen and Dax: Can You Cheat Jealousy?
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Kristen Bell recently shared how her husband, Dax Shepard, was her wingman at the Golden Globes so that she could meet her celebrity crush, Riz Ahmed. This is a perfect example of a relationship where both partners are secure and completely trust that, even though one may find another individual attractive, it won't challenge their fidelity. It's natural to see others as appealing, even when you're in a committed, monogamous relationship, but it is also important to remember that everyone's physical appearance changes. People get older, sometimes they get sick. Beauty is not enough to sustain an ongoing romance. If you know in your heart that you're always the most important person to your partner, then even if they have flirtations and/or a crush it will enable you to tolerate your partner's attention or interest in someone else without feeling threatened. So how do you get the trusting feeling that equips you to joust jealousy? Make sure you take the time to tell and show one anoth ...
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This Photo Of Kristen Bell Crying At Her Wedding Is Just Too Much
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Betty White Won't Remarry, But She's Open To 'Fooling Around'
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Dax Shepard And Kristen Bell Bring The Funny In First 'CHiPs' Reboot Trailer
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Ponch and Jon ride again! Out of all the unnecessary reboots we’ve been subjected to over the past couple years, a “CHiPs” movie isn’t actually a half-bad idea. The successful series, which ran for six seasons on NBC, never took itself too seriously, and in this post-“21 Jump Street” era nothing sells like a good buddy cop comedy.  Written and directed by Dax Shepard, the reboot stars the “Parenthood” actor as California Highway Patrol cop Jon Baker, while Michael Peña plays partner Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, the classic role originated by Erik Estrada. Lucky for us, Shepard also recruited wife Kristen Bell to come on board to play his on-screen love interest, who seems less than thrilled with his motorcycle get-up.  Watch Shepard and Peña premiere the trailer and some motorcycle stunts they absolutely performed themselves on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” below.  “CHiPs” is set to hit theaters March 24. -- This feed and its contents are the pr ...
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Kristen Bell wore butt pads to the Golden Globes
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Kristen Bell really is just like us.
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Everything You Need To Know Before Sunday's Golden Globes, Including Who Will Win
Huffington Post - about 2 months
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It’s Golden Globe weekend! Here’s everything you need to know. How do I watch? Catch the Golden Globes live at 8 p.m. EST on NBC Sunday. E!’s red-carpet special, hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest, begins at 6 p.m. NBC’s airs at 7 p.m. The awards take place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Who is hosting? Jimmy Fallon, who has teased potential Donald Trump cracks despite rustling the president-elect’s hair like an old chum during Trump’s ...
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The Best Movie GIFs Of 2016
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In terms of the year’s best movies, we made our list and checked it twice. But will anyone remember them if they aren’t reproduced in GIF format? These are some of 2016’s defining movie images. They may be funny or charming or beautiful or strange. They’re certainly memorable.  In no particular order, here are the GIFs that won our hearts. “La La Land” As the central romance between Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling begins to soar, so do their characters ― literally. This swelling planetarium reverie sends them shooting for the stars.  Director: Damien Chazelle • Director of photography: Linus Sandgren “Arrival” Our first glimpse of the alien pods that have touched down across Earth comes in a shot that crawls across the Montana plains, at once peaceful and menacing. Director: Denis Villeneuve • Director of photography: Bradford Young   “American Honey” The restless protagonist of “American Honey” find ...
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Bad Moms Christmas Coming to Theaters in November 2017 - ComingSoon.net
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ComingSoon.net Bad Moms Christmas Coming to Theaters in November 2017 ComingSoon.net STX Entertainment is fast-tracking A Bad Moms Christmas, a new film from writer/directors Jon Lucas & Scott Moore that will reunite stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn and be ready to release in time for the holidays next year, it was ... 'Bad Moms' Christmas-themed Sequel Set for 2017Hollywood Reporter 'Bad Moms Christmas' Is A Go: Comedy Sequel Reuniting Original Cast Set For November 2017 ReleaseDeadline 'Bad Moms' Christmas Sequel in the Works for Late 2017 ReleaseVariety Cinema Blend -A.V. Club (blog) -Comicbook.com -Just Jared all 18 news articles »
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Channing Tatum Shows Off His Tap Skills In Dance-Off With Neil Patrick Harris
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Jimmy Kimmel’s famous friends came together for an epic holiday segment on his show Tuesday night.  Kristen Bell, Neil Patrick Harris, Channing Tatum, Julia Roberts, DJ Khaled, Halsey and Brandon Flowers of the Killers all really outdid themselves singing our new favorite single ― “We’re Going to Hell” ― for a (RED) Shopathon for AIDS research. With colorful lyrics like and plenty of star power, the song could go far on the iTunes charts this year. But our favorite part was getting to see Tatum show off his tapping skills in a little dance break with the one and only NPH.  Check out all the fun in the video above.  function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'] ...
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One Of The Best Celebrity Interviewers Is An 8-Year-Old Girl Who Recently Sat Down With Weird Al Yankovic
Huffington Post - 4 months
You might be surprised to learn that one of the best celebrity interviewers out there right now is actually an eight-year-old girl. She's interviewed stars like Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, and Tina Fey -- and all while she's still in elementary school! Lindalee Rose, interviewer extraordinaire, has been conducting celebrity interviews since February of 2013 -- that's right, when she was just five! -- and she hasn't looked back since. It all started with her love of the British sci-fi series, Doctor Who, which she became obsessed with at the ripe old age of two. It's amazing that someone so young was able to engage in such a cerebral show, but, then again, Lindalee is not your average kid. And her passion for the show just continued to grow over time. Lindalee's father, Steve Czarnecki, told me about the first episode of Doctor Who that they watched together. "My wife Rebekah came into the room and asked Lindalee what she thought of the episode? Lindalee lit up and be ...
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Lea Michele, Matt Bomer, Kristen Bell, Jamie Chung stroll the grounds for Veuve Clicquot's Polo Classic
LATimes - 4 months
“There are so many gorgeous girls in hats,” a hatless Isla Fisher noted as she surveyed the scene at Veuve Clicquot’s Polo Classic on Saturday afternoon at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades. Though most attendees — including Lea Michele, Matt Bomer, Camilla Belle, Mandy Moore,...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kristen Bell
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 35
    In May 2016, Bell revealed that she has struggled with and received help for depression and anxiety.
    More Details Hide Details She said, "It’s important for me to be candid about this so people in a similar situation can realize that they are not worthless and that they do have something to offer."
    Bell will also star as the main character, Eleanor, in the NBC comedy series The Good Place, which is set to premiere in the fall of 2016.
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    In 2016, Bell voiced the sloth Priscilla in the animated comedy film Zootopia, and starred in the comedy films The Boss, as Claire, and Bad Moms, as Kiki.
    More Details Hide Details She will appear in the 2017 action comedy CHiPs.
  • 2014
    Age 33
    In September 2014, Bell starred with her husband, Dax Shephard, in a commercial for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S. It was so popular (with over 20 million YouTube views) that they did another for the holiday season.
    More Details Hide Details The ad agency McKinney was behind both.
  • 2013
    Age 32
    In 2013, for multiple episodes, Bell played Ingrid de Forest, an Eagleton City Councilwoman, on Parks and Recreation.
    More Details Hide Details On March 13, 2013, it was confirmed that a Veronica Mars film would finally be coming to fruition. Bell and series creator Rob Thomas, launched a fundraising campaign to produce the film through Kickstarter and attained the $2 million goal in less than ten hours. The main cast members of the series all reprised their roles in the feature film. Production of the film took place during summer 2013, and it was released theatrically and on video-on-demand on March 14, 2014.
    She also voiced Anna in Frozen, which was released on November 22, 2013.
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    After section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act fell on June 26, 2013, Bell asked Shepard to marry her through Twitter, which he accepted. They were married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office on October 17, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters: Lincoln Bell Shepard (born March 28, 2013) and Delta Bell Shepard (born December 19, 2014). At age 11, Bell became a vegetarian. In an interview with PETA, Bell stated, "I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with—dogs and cats, for example—from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts!" By 2012 Bell became vegan with her husband after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives. During her time in Michigan, Bell fostered animals from Michigan Humane Society and she now supports the San Diego-based Helen Woodward Animal Center. Bell often attends fund raisers for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and other non-profit organizations dedicated to protecting animals. She has a Welsh Corgi-Chow Chow mix named Lola, a Welsh Corgi-Chihuahua mix named Shakey, and a black Labrador Retriever named Sadie, who was 11 years old when she was rescued from Hurricane Katrina and adopted by Bell in 2005.
    Bell married actor Dax Shepard in 2013, with whom she has two daughters.
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  • 2012
    Age 31
    Bell starred in The Lifeguard, written and directed by Liz W. Garcia, which began filming in July 2012, and was released in August 2013.
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    Bell stars as Jeannie van der Hooven, the female lead on the Showtime series House of Lies, which premiered on January 8, 2012.
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    In 2012, Bell starred in the family drama film Big Miracle.
    More Details Hide Details She has also appeared in the music video for "Madder Red" by Brooklyn experimental rock band Yeasayer. Bell portrayed "Mary Magdalene" in The Truth & Life Dramatized Audio New Testament Bible, a 22-hour, celebrity-voiced, dramatized audio New Testament which uses the RSV-CE translation.
  • 2011
    Age 30
    Bell had a cameo in the slasher horror film, Scream 4, which was released on April 15, 2011.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 29
    She co-starred with singers Christina Aguilera and Cher in the film musical Burlesque which was released on Thanksgiving in 2010.
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    Bell reprised her role as Sarah Marshall for a cameo appearance in the film Get Him to the Greek, a spin-off sequel from Forgetting Sarah Marshall, released June 4, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 28
    Bell also starred in the 2009 comedies Serious Moonlight, alongside Meg Ryan, and Couples Retreat, which chronicles four couples who partake in therapy sessions at a tropical island resort.
    More Details Hide Details Jason Bateman played her husband. She also provided the voice for Cora in Astro Boy. On March 31, 2008, Bell began shooting the Mark Steven Johnson-written Disney film When in Rome in locations in Rome and New York; the film was released in 2010.
    Bell reprised her role of Lucy in Assassin's Creed II released on November 17, 2009, and again in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, released on November 16, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In the spring of 2006, she finished filming the Star Wars-themed comedy Fanboys, which had its release date pushed to January 14, 2008. This was due to additional funding given to director Kyle Newman to shoot new scenes, however, the busy schedules of the actors only allowed for filming in September 2007, thus moving the release date to accommodate that.
  • 2008
    Age 27
    Bell supported and campaigned for Barack Obama during the 2008 United States presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details Along with Rashida Jones, she visited college campuses in Missouri to discuss the candidates and encourage voter registration. Bell showed support for the Writers Guild of America in the writer's strike, appearing in the picket lines in December 2007 stating, "the writers are just looking for some fairness." Bell also has a strong liking of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 cult film The Room. She hosts parties at her house for The Room, attended cinema screenings of it, and has said that "there is a magic about that film that is indescribable."
  • 2007
    Age 26
    Bell lent her voice and likeness to the video game Assassin's Creed which was released on November 13, 2007 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and April 8, 2008 for the PC.
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    Shortly after the cancellation of Veronica Mars in early 2007, Bell filmed on location in Hawaii for a starring role as the title character in the Judd Apatow comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
    More Details Hide Details She regarded the improvisational comedy in the film as "a lovely experience". The film, written by and also starring Jason Segel, was released theatrically on April 18, 2008, and is considered to be Bell's star-making role.
    She did not have to audition for the role of Elle, who made her first appearance in an October 2007 episode, and appeared in at least thirteen episodes during the run of the series.
    More Details Hide Details The casting of Bell, Heroes creator Tim Kring explained, "was not easy to pull off", but because of the large ensemble cast of the series and multiple story arcs, "we found a way to jump into a small window in Bell's schedule." Bell lent her voice to the CW series Gossip Girl: she voiced the title character in every episode of the series, appearing in person only for a surprise cameo in the final episode, portraying herself.
    Bell began dating actor Dax Shepard in late 2007. The couple announced their engagement in January 2010.
    More Details Hide Details They decided to delay marriage until the state of California passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage. They co-starred in the 2010 film When In Rome and in the 2012 film Hit and Run.
    In 2007, Bell ended a five-year relationship with former fiancé Kevin Mann.
    More Details Hide Details She later told Complex magazine that dating "makes me want to vomit. And not out of grossness—OK, a little bit out of grossness, but just nerves... I've always been a serial monogamist."
    Veronica Mars continued on UPN for a second season; for the third season, the show was renewed and appeared on the newly created The CW. On January 19, 2007, CW Entertainment President Dawn Ostroff announced that while she was pleased with the gradual improvement of Veronica Mars's ratings, the series would be put on hiatus after February sweeps to air a new reality series, Pussycat Dolls Present.
    More Details Hide Details On May 17, 2007 Ostroff announced the cancellation of the series. A two-hour series finale aired in the United States on May 22, 2007, and on June 11, 2007 Thomas officially announced in an email to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello that Veronica Mars had been canceled by the CW. A Veronica Mars feature film and comic book series continuation had been discussed, and for a short time there was talk of another collaboration between Bell and creator Thomas that would be unrelated to the Veronica Mars series. Following the cancellation of Veronica Mars, Bell voiced interest in appearing on Heroes because she was a fan. On July 29, 2007, during a train ride back to Los Angeles from the San Diego Comic-Con with Heroes actors Zachary Quinto and Masi Oka, and writers from the series, the writers had mentioned that if she "ever wanted to come on Heroes, give us writers a call," to which Bell said she would "love to." Meanwhile, there were discussions about a role on Lost, but Bell turned down the role of Charlotte Staples Lewis. Bell portrayed Elle Bishop on Heroes, a "mysterious young lady" with an "awesome power".
  • 2006
    Age 25
    In 2006 and again in 2013, Bell was selected "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" on PETA's yearly poll.
    More Details Hide Details She was placed No. 68 on Maxim's 2005 "Hot 100" list, No. 11 in Maxim's 2006 "Hot 100" list, and No. 46 in Maxim's 2007 "Hot 100" list in which she was stated to have "single-handedly saved the CW from becoming the worst network ever." In 2006, Maxim also placed Bell at the top of the "Fall TV's Criminally Sexy Investigators" List. In 2008, she was featured at No. 59 on Ask Mens Top 99 Women of 2008 List. Reflecting on her admitted popularity with "geeks", Bell was voted the fourth sexiest woman on TV by the staff at Wizard magazine. Bell stated she never thought of herself as womanly because "I always play and look and act 10 years younger than I am," however, she said, "Something magical happened when I turned 25—I looked in the mirror and was like, You might not get carded for an R-rated movie anymore. Like I didn't have a little stick figure anymore." Bell has said that many of her characters are tomboys because she was "not homely enough to play the nerdy girl and not nearly pretty enough to play the pretty girl".
    Released on August 11, 2006, Pulse starred Bell as the lead Mattie.
    More Details Hide Details A remake of the Japanese horror film Kairo, the film grossed US$27.9 million worldwide,; however it garnered negative response from critics. Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter commented, "despite the starring presence of Kristen Bell, the young actress has far less interesting material to work with here than she does as character "Veronica Mars.""
  • 2005
    Age 24
    Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical debuted on the Showtime network on April 16, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Also in April, Bell starred as Gracie in Fifty Pills, an entry for the Tribeca Film Festival. She appeared in a short independent film called The Receipt and the horror film Roman, which was directed by her The Crucible co-star Angela Bettis.
  • 2004
    Age 23
    At 24, she won the role of the title character in UPN's drama Veronica Mars, which was launched in the fall of 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Created by Rob Thomas, the series starred Bell as the seventeen-year-old anti-establishment high school student/detective. Bell drew on the parallels between the character of Veronica and her own life, since Bell's parents had divorced and her best friend had also died. The series earned acclaim from television critics, as did Bell's performance. Some critics asserted that her performance was overlooked, and deserved consideration for an Emmy Award. Aside from working on Veronica Mars, Bell starred in Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, reprising the role she played in the short-lived 2001 off-broadway musical. The musical was a spoof of the 1936 exploitation film of the same name.
    In 2004, Bell appeared in the Lifetime television film Gracie's Choice, which received one of the network's highest ratings.
    More Details Hide Details She made her debut in a theatrically released film, with David Mamet's Spartan, as Laura Newton, the kidnapped daughter of the U.S. President, acting alongside Val Kilmer. Bell also guest-starred on the HBO drama Deadwood in a two-episode story arc ("Bullock Returns to the Camp" and "Suffer the Little Children").
  • 2002
    Age 21
    Bell then moved to Los Angeles, California in 2002 because of her friendship with writers Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney, and appeared in a handful of television shows as a special guest, finding trouble gaining a recurring role in a television series.
    More Details Hide Details Bell had "tested like eight times and booked nothing and every show she tested for got picked up," including auditions for Skin and a Norm Macdonald series.
    In 2002, she appeared in the Broadway revival of The Crucible with Liam Neeson, Angela Bettis and Laura Linney.
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  • 2001
    Age 20
    In 2001, Bell left New York University to play a role as Becky Thatcher in the short-lived Broadway musical of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she made her credited film debut in Pootie Tang. Her one line in the film was cut and her appearance exists only as a scene shown during the credit sequence. Additionally, she auditioned for the television series Smallville for the role of Chloe Sullivan, a part eventually won by Allison Mack.
    In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and starred in the Broadway revival of The Crucible the following year.
    More Details Hide Details In 2004, she had a supporting role in the film Spartan and received praise for her first leading performance in Gracie's Choice. Bell gained critical acclaim for her first major role as the title character in the teen noir drama television series Veronica Mars (2004–07). For her performance she was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. She reprised the eponymous role in the 2014 film continuation of the series. During her time on Veronica Mars, Bell appeared as Mary Lane in the 2005 film Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, a reprise of the role she had played in the New York musical upon which the film was based. In 2007, Bell joined the cast of the sci-fi series Heroes, playing the character Elle Bishop, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award. In 2008, she had her breakout film role as the title character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She has since appeared in a number of comedy films, such as Couples Retreat (2009), When in Rome (2010), You Again (2010), and The Boss (2016). Bell garnered further recognition for voicing Princess Anna in the 2013 Disney film Frozen, the 2015 short film Frozen Fever, and the upcoming Frozen 2. She also starred as the female lead on the Showtime series House of Lies.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 17
    In 1998, she appeared with an uncredited role in the locally filmed film Polish Wedding.
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    In 1998, the year she graduated, Bell was named the yearbook's "Best Looking Girl" by senior class vote.
    More Details Hide Details Shortly after her high school graduation, Bell moved to New York City to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in musical theater. In 2001, during her senior year, Bell left a few credits shy of graduating to take a role in the Broadway musical version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In 1992, Bell went to her first audition and won a dual role as a banana and a tree in a suburban Detroit theater's production of Raggedy Ann and Andy. Her mother had established her with an agent before Bell was 13, which allowed her to appear in newspaper advertisements for several Detroit retailers and television commercials. She also began private acting lessons.
  • 1997
    Age 16
    During her time at the school, she won the starring role in the school's 1997 production of The Wizard of Oz, as Dorothy Gale and also appeared in productions of Fiddler on the Roof (1995), Lady Be Good (1996), and Li'l Abner (1998).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    Kristen Anne Bell was born on July 18, 1980 and was raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother, Lorelei (née Frygier), is a registered nurse, and her father, Tom Bell, works as the television news director for CBS Television in Sacramento. Her parents divorced when she was two years old, and she has two half-sisters, Sara and Jody, from her father's second marriage. Her mother is of Polish descent and her father has German, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. Bell stated that she did not like her first name at the age of four. Bell's mother convinced her to go by her middle name of Anne instead; she used the name Annie until high school. Bell once broke both her wrists at the same time playing street hockey with friends. Just before her freshman year of high school, Bell's parents decided to pull her from the public school system. She then attended Shrine Catholic High School in nearby Royal Oak, where she took part in the drama and music club.
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