Kristen Bell

BirthDay:

18 Jul 1980

BirthPlace:

Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA

BirthName:

Kristen Anne Bell

Bio:

Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father). Kristen found her talent in entertainment at an early age. In 1992, she went to her first audition and won a role in Raggedy Ann and Andy. Bell's mother established her with an agent before she was 13, and she was cast in newspaper advertisements and television commercials. At this time, she also began private acting lessons. Bell had an uncredited role in the film Polish Wedding (1998) in 1998.

Bell attended Shrine Catholic High School, where she took part in drama and music club. She won the starring role of Dorothy in her high school's production of The Wizard of Oz. After graduation Bell moved to New York City to attend prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied musical theater. In 2001, Bell left university to play the role of Becky in Tom Sawyer. That same year, she made her first credited debut in Pootie Tang (2001), but her scene was cut and her appearance exists only in the credit sequence. In 2002, Bell appeared in the Broadway revival of The Crucible with Liam Neeson and Angela Bettis. She then moved to Los Angeles, California, and appeared in a handful television shows as a special guest, finding trouble gaining a recurring role in a television series.

In 2004, Bell appeared in the Lifetime's television film, Gracie's Choice, which received high ratings. At the age 24, Bell won the title role in Veronica Mars (2004), which started broadcasting in the fall of 2004, created by Rob Thomas. Bell starred as a seventeen-year-old detective, which put her alongside actors Enrico Colantoni who played her father, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring and Ryan Hansen. This series received very positive reviews, and Bell received much attention for her performance. Bell and the cast of Veronica Mars were nominated for two Teen Choice Awards.

In 2005, Bell starred in Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) in the role of Mary Lane. Reefer Madness debuted on the Showtime network on April 16, 2005. The following year, Bell won the Saturn Award for 'Best Actress on Television' for her performance in Veronica Mars.

In 2013, Bell voiced the main character, Princess Anna of Arendelle, in the Walt Disney Pictures animated movie, Frozen (2013), which received the 'best animated feature' award at the 86th Academy Awards. She performed the songs: 'For the First Time in Forever', 'Love is an Open Door', 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman', and 'For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)'. Frozen (2013), which was released on November 22, 2013, was hugely successful worldwide.

On March 13, 2013, it was confirmed that a Veronica Mars (2014) movie would finally be coming to fruition. Bell and creator, Rob Thomas, launched a fund raising campaign to produce the film through Kickstarter and attained the $2 million goal in few hours. The movie was released on March 14, 2014.

Bell married Dax Shepard in October, 2013.
Filmography

Actor ( 133 credits )

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017)
CHIPS (2017)
Bad Moms (2016)
The Boss (2016)
Zootopia (2016) Priscilla (voice)
The Good Place (2016)  Eleanor (1 episode, 2016)
Unity (2015) Narrator (voice)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Repeat After Me (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
iZombie (2015)  Kristen Bell (uncredited) (1 episode, 2016)
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show (2014) Herself
Veronica Mars (2014) Veronica Mars
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Play It Again, Dick (2014)  Veronica Mars / ... (3 episodes, 2014)
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Frozen (2013) Anna (voice)
Some Girl(s) (2013) Bobbi
Movie 43 (2013) Fake Supergirl (segment "Super Hero Speed Dating")
The Lifeguard (2013) Leigh
Hollywood Game Night (2013)  Herself - Panelist (1 episode, 2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Herself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Liv and Maddie (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Stuck in Love (2012) Tricia
Hit and Run (2012) Annie Bean
Big Miracle (2012) Jill Jerard
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) Belinda
House of Lies (2012)  Jeannie Van Der Hooven (36 episodes, 2012-2014)
Burning Love (2012)  Mandy (4 episodes, 2012)
The Jeff Probst Show (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Unsupervised (2012)  Megan (13 episodes, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Always Open (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
House of Lies: Fridays at Galweather (2012)  Jeannie Van Der Hooven (1 episode, 2012)
Scream 4 (2011) Chloe
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Bubble Guppies (2011)  Rogirl (4 episodes, 2014-2015)
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Burlesque (2010) Nikki
You Again (2010) Marni
Get Him to the Greek (2010) Sarah Marshall
When in Rome (2010) Beth
Conan (2010)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2012-2014)
The Talk (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Film Fiend (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Astro Boy (2009) Cora (voice)
Couples Retreat (2009) Cynthia
Serious Moonlight (2009) Sara
Fanboys (2009) Zoe
Parks and Recreation (2009)  Ingrid de Forest (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Cleveland Show (2009)  Mandy (1 episode, 2009)
Party Down (2009)  Uda Bengt (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Glenn Martin DDS (2009)  Hayley (1 episode, 2011)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Sarah Marshall
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Piper's Picks TV (2008)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Hollywood 411 (2008)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009)
Rude Tube (2008)  Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
Flatland: The Movie (2007) Hex (voice)
Gossip Girl (2007)  Gossip Girl / ... (uncredited) (121 episodes, 2007-201
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest (5 episodes, 2010-2014)
Red Eye (2007)  Mary Poppins (1 episode, 2014)
Showcase Minnesota (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (6 episodes, 2008-2013)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Heroes Unmasked (2007)  Elle Bishop / ... (14 episodes, 2008)
Roman (2006) The Girl / Isis
Pulse (2006) Mattie
Fifty Pills (2006) Gracie
Heroes (2006)  Elle Bishop (13 episodes, 2007-2009)
30 Rock (2006)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2012)
The Daily 10 (2006)  Herself (12 episodes, 2006-2009)
The 411 (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2014)
Designer to the Stars: Kari Whitman (2006)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007)
Whatever Happened To? (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Receipt (2005) Pretty Girl
Deepwater (2005) Nurse Laurie
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself / ... (25 episodes, 2005-2014)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (5 episodes, 2009-2013)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Hermione Granger / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Spartan (2004) Laura Newton
Veronica Mars (2004)  Veronica Mars (64 episodes, 2004-2007)
Deadwood (2004)  Flora Anderson (2 episodes, 2004)
Project Runway (2004)  Herself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2010)
Blow Out (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (3 episodes, 2014)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
America's Next Top Model (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself - Fantasy League Player / ... (18 episodes, 20
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2005-2014)
Punk'd (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
The O'Keefes (2003)  Virginia's Owner (2 episodes, 2003)
The Cat Returns (2002) Hiromi (voice)
People Are Dead (2002) Angela's Friend #1
The Shield (2002)  Jessica Hintel (1 episode, 2003)
Everwood (2002)  Stacey Wilson (1 episode, 2003)
American Dreams (2002)  Amy Fielding (1 episode, 2003)
American Idol (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Pootie Tang (2001) Record Executive's Daughter
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Polish Wedding (1998) Teenage Girl (uncredited)
Total Request Live (1998)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2008)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The View (1997)  Herself - Guest Co-Host (1 episode, 2004)
Access Hollywood (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
E! News Live (1996)  Herself (11 episodes, 2007-2009)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2014)
Extra (1994)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2014)
WGN Morning News (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2004-2012)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
KTLA Morning News (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2014)
This Morning (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Inside Edition (1988)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
Fox News (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (17 episodes, 2008-2014)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Sesame Street (1969)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Today (1952)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Frozen 2 (0) Anna (voice)

Producer ( 2 credits )

Veronica Mars (2014) executive producer
Hit and Run (2012) co-producer