KRISTEN BELL Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Kristen Anne Bell                                                               
Born: 18 July 1980 Huntington Woods, Michigan                                         
Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American television and film             
actress as well as former stage actress. Bell has been cited by media as a             
component in the popularization of "Geek chic" and is often recognized for             
her young looks. She has received a Satellite Award and Saturn Award, and has         
been nominated for a Television Critics Association Award and Teen Choice Award.       
Though her first film role came with an uncredited appearance in Polish Wedding,       
Bell previously acted in stage and musical productions. In 2001, she made her         
Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After re-locating   
to Los Angeles, Bell landed various television guest appearances and small film       
parts, before she gained notability for starring as the title role on the             
critically acclaimed television show Veronica Mars from September 2004 to May         
2007. During her time on Veronica Mars, Bell reprised her role as Mary Lane in         
the film version of Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, a stage production she         
had taken part in. She also portrayed the lead role in Pulse, a remake of a J-Horror   
film. In 2007, she joined the cast of Heroes playing the vixen Elle Bishop, and       
Gossip Girl as the titular narrator.