Lake Bell

Actress Lake Bell

Lake Bell is an American actress, writer and director.
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Marriage and Midwestern Accents: A Conversation With Lake Bell
NPR - 6 months
Director, writer, and actor Lake Bell talks about the making of her new film about marriage, the way her British friends hang up the phone, and her fascination with unseen voices. (Image credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Lake Bell hits sophomore slump with marital comedy 'I Do ... Until I Don't'
LATimes - 6 months
Writer-director-actress Lake Bell’s directorial debut, “In a World …,” sparkled with a refreshing feistiness in its unapologetic take-down of gender inequality in Hollywood. Her follow-up film, “I Do … Until I Don’t,” which she also wrote, directed and stars in, might have taken a similarly voracious...
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Lake Bell argues for the viability of traditional marriage in the upcoming comedy 'I Do ... Until I Don't'
LATimes - 6 months
“For life. No one wants anything ‘for life.’ It just reminds us of our impending death.” So begins writer, actor and director Lake Bell’s “I Do Until I Don’t,” an ensemble comedy about the meaning of matrimony. Delivered by jaded filmmaker (and recent divorcée) Vivian Prudeck (Dolly Wells), the...
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Reese Witherspoon, Please Save The Rom-Com
Huffington Post - 11 months
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Josh Lucas, Terrence Howard and Lake Bell are haunted by the laughable 'Ghost of New Orleans'
LATimes - about 1 year
The type of vehicle that even Nicolas Cage likely would have passed on, “Ghost of New Orleans,” by Serbian director Peter (Predrag) Atonijevic, is a laughably pretentious crime caper-supernatural thriller hybrid that comes up woefully lacking on both fronts. Languishing on the shelf for the past...
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We Need To Talk About Justin Theroux's Unfortunate Birthday Tattoo
Huffington Post - over 1 year
What does Justin Theroux want to never happen again ... again?  The “Leftovers” star debuted some questionable new ink on Instagram Thursday, one day after his 45th birthday and one week after his wedding anniversary with his wife, Jennifer Aniston.  The tattoo, which reads “Never Again Again” (what?), was the handiwork of celebrity tattoo artist Scott Campbell, who is married to actress Lake Bell, and apparently a birthday treat for “The Leftovers” star.  “Thanks @scampbell333 and fellow birthday boy @lousyleo for letting me bite it. #thanksagainagain,” he wrote. Thanks @scampbell333 and fellow birthday boy @lousyleo for letting me bite it. #thanksagainagain A photo posted by @justintheroux on Aug 10, 2016 at 4:06pm PDT In a futile attempt to decipher the meaning of Theroux’s tattoo, we came up with a list of things it could possibly be about: watching “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” admitting that he co-wrote “Zoolander 2,” being snub...
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Wales lock Ball to miss most of Six Nations - about 2 years
LONDON (Reuters) - Wales lock Jake Ball looks likely to miss most of the Six Nations championship due to a knee injury that may require surgery.
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A Smarter Romantic Comedy In 'Man Up'
NPR - over 2 years
Simon Pegg and Lake Bell star in an inventive rom-com elevated by a script that centers on the true, eccentric workings of relationships.
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Winspear's Women, and the Wounded in the War to End All War
Huffington Post - over 2 years
"... they've been bringing in wounded late at night so no one can see them... the men are in a terrible state, and they arrive with their clothes reeking of dirt and rats... "... They bring them in on trains when there's no one to see them -- men with no faces, with no legs, and all the blood on their uniforms -- they don't even have time to change them, all that French mud still on them." Thea Brissenden's ambulance-driving skills, and her courage under fire, in France, make it possible for grievously wounded men to survive long enough to be transported all the way to a London hospital. Thea Brissenden is one of several admirable characters in Jacqueline Winspear's World War One novel The Care and Management of Lies. Electing service London's 1915 intolerance of suffragettes and persecution of peace-proponents oblige Thea to flee. She escapes those battles to serve in France as a member of Britain's Voluntary Aid Detachments. Thea volunteers to ferry wounded from bl...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lake Bell
  • 2014
    Age 34
    In late October 2014, her representative confirmed that Bell had given birth to their daughter, Nova.
    In April 2014, Bell appeared in Esquire for the second time.
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    In February 2014 she said her next project would be What’s the Point? (And Other Fair Questions About Marriage), a film she will write and direct.
  • 2013
    Age 33
    Bell made her writing and directing feature film debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival with In A World. which she wrote and directed and in which she starred She describes the film as "a comedy about a female voice-over artist and family dysfunction and relationships.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    The couple became engaged on Bell's birthday in March 2012 and were married on June 1, 2013 at The Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, Louisiana.
    She wrote and directed the short film Worst Enemy, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, followed by her 2013 feature film directing debut In a World, in which she also starred.
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  • 2011
    Age 31
    In 2011, Bell began dating Scott Campbell, an artist and tattoo artist.
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    In September 2011, Bell modeled at Pirelli's Fashion Week in Milan, Italy.
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    Her film débuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and has also played at the Nantucket Film Festival, the Dallas International Film Festival, the Gen Art Film Festival and Aspen Shortsfest, winning the Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting in a Short Film from Nantucket and receiving a Shorts Jury Special Mention from Dallas.
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    In 2011, Bell starred alongside Josh Lucas and Terrence Howard in the supernatural thriller Little Murder, played Ashton Kutcher's boss in the romantic comedy No Strings Attached, a performance that won her critical praise and was called "scene-stealing," starred in the ensemble comedy A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and guest starred in an episode of the first season of Zooey Deschanel's sitcom New Girl.
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  • 2010
    Age 30
    In 2010, Bell made her writing and directing début with the short film Worst Enemy, which starred Michaela Watkins, Matt Walsh and Lindsay Sloane.
  • 2009
    Age 29
    In 2009, Bell voiced the role of Dana Mercer in the video game Prototype, played Alec Baldwin's wife in the romantic comedy It's Complicated and guest starred in an episode of the fourth season of the series Wainy Days. 2010 saw Bell voice a supporting role in Shrek Forever After, star in the satirical film Burning Palms, guest star in an episode of the second season of the sitcom The League and cast as a lead character in the HBO series How to Make It in America, which aired for two seasons from February 2010 to November 2011.
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  • 2008
    Age 28
    In 2008, she played the female lead in the thriller Under Still Waters, for which she won the Newport Beach Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance in Acting, starred alongside Paul Rudd and Eva Longoria in the romantic comedy Over Her Dead Body, played Cameron Diaz's character's best friend in the romantic comedy What Happens in Vegas and played the wife of Colin Farrell's character in crime drama Pride and Glory.
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  • 2005
    Age 25
    Bell then played the lead role in the science fiction series Surface, which aired between September 2005 and May 2006. 2006 also saw her star in the film Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders about the Hillside Strangler of the late 1970s and return to Boston Legal for two episodes, reprising her role as Sally Heep, opposing counsel to Alan Shore (portrayed by James Spader).
    Her character was carried over into the spinoff Boston Legal, where she was a regular cast member until she left the series in 2005.
  • 2004
    Age 24
    In 2004, Bell appeared in the wrestling film Slammed and made her debut as Sally Heep in the final four episodes of The Practice.
  • 2003
    Age 23
    Her first significant roles came in 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    Bell began her career in 2002 with roles in the film Speakeasy, a film about two men who become unlikely friends after a minor traffic accident, and in 2 episodes of the medical TV drama ER.
  • 1979
    Born on March 24, 1979.
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