Kristen Bell

 

Date Of Birth

July 18 1980
 

Biography

Born on July 18, 1980 in Huntington Woods, Michigan, Kristen Bell studied singing and tap dancing during her childhood, before joining drama productions in school and community theaters. She entered the Tisch School of the Arts at the New York University, where she majored in musical theater, although she left a few units shy of graduation to take part in the Broadway production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She continued appearing in stage plays and in bit roles on films and television, before moving to Los Angeles in 2002. Despite the move, she still had trouble gaining a recurring role in the television shows she appeared on.

Things changed for Bell in 2004, when she appeared in the television movie Gracie’s Choice. She also got her first major film role, playing the kidnapped daughter of the U.S. president in Spartan, alongside Val Kilmer. She later got a guest role in the HBO series Deadwood. She obtained her big break, however, when she was cast as the lead in the television drama Veronica Mars, where she plays a high school student moonlighting as a private investigator with her father. Audiences and critics applauded Bell’s performance, but some lamented her being overlooked for an Emmy nomination. However, she won a Saturn Award in 2005 for her role.

Throughout Veronica Mars’ run, she appeared in other films such as Fifty Pills and Pulse. When the show was cancelled in 2007, she starred in the Judd Apatow-directed comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She was then given a slot in the cast of the successful television series Heroes where she played Elle Bishop, who has the power to manipulate electricity. It is said that she did not audition for the role, and was instead offered one by the show’s writers. While filming Heroes, she was slated to provide the narration for the hit CW series Gossip Girl.

Bell also kept herself busy with roles in Sheepish, the comedy Serious Moonlight, and the Disney film When in Rome. She has graced the covers and pages of numerous magazines as well, and is known for being a vegetarian and a fan of hockey. In 2011, she landed the role of Jeannie in the Showtime comedy House of Lies and filmed a cameo in Scream 4.
 

Place of Birth

Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA
 

Birth Name

Kristen Anne Bell
 

Gender

Female
 

Fun Facts

- She appears as a character in the video game Assasin's Creed
- She cries when she is happy and sad (quite frequently).
- She helped deliver two babies while she did volunteer work in Brazil.
- She used to make fake ID's in college just like character Veronica Mars
- She is afraid of masks or anything with eyes that look back at you.
- Kristen swears like a sailor.
 

Awards

*Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
2007 - Nominated Best Actress in a Television Program for: "Veronica Mars" (2004)

2006 - Won Best Actress on Television for: "Veronica Mars" (2004)

2005 - Nominated Best Actress on Television for: "Veronica Mars" (2004)

*Austin Fantastic Fest
2006 - Won Best Supporting Actress for: Roman (2006)

*Family Film Awards
2006 - Won - Favorite Father and Daughter for: 8th Annual Family Friendly Awards (2006) (TV)
Shared with:
Enrico Colantoni

*Satellite Awards
2006 - Nominated - Best Actress in a Series, Drama for: "Veronica Mars" (2004)

2005 - Won - Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for: Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005)

2005 - Nominated - Outstanding Actress in a Series, Drama for: "Veronica Mars" (2004)

*Teen Choice Awards
2008 - Nominated - Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
for: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

2008 - Nominated - Choice Movie Breakout Female
for: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

2006 - Nominated - TV Choice Actress: Drama/Action Adventure for: "Veronica Mars" (2004)

2005 - Nominated - Choice TV Breakout Performance - Female for: "Veronica Mars" (2004)

*Television Critics Association Awards
2005 - Nominated - Individual Achievement in Drama for: "Veronica Mars" (2004)
 

Filmography

2012: House of Lies (TV series) - Jeannie Van Der Hooven
2007-2012: Gossip Girl (TV series) - Gossip Girl
2011: Glenn Martin DDS (TV series) - Hayley
2011: Scream 4 - Chloe Patterson
2010: Burlesque - Nikki
2010: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Video Game) - Lucy Stillman (voice)
2010: You Again - Marni
2009-2010: Party Down (TV series) - Uda Bengt
2010: Lost Masterpieces of Pornography (video short) - June Crenshaw
2010: Get Him to the Greek - Sarah Marshall
2010: Astro Boy vs. The Junkyard Pirates (video short) - Cora (voice)
2010: When in Rome - Beth
2009: Assassin's Creed II (Video Game) - Lucy Stillman (voice)
2009: Astro Boy: The Video Game (Video Game) - Cora (voice)
2009: Couples Retreat - Cynthia
2009: Astro Boy - Cora (voice)
2009: The Cleveland Show (TV series) - Mandy
2009: Serious Moonlight - Sara
2007-2008: Heroes (TV series) - Elle Bishop
2008: Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Sarah Marshall
2008: Fanboys - Zoe
2007: Assassin's Creed (Video Game) - Lucy Stillman (voice)
2004-2007: Veronica Mars (TV series) - Veronica Mars
2007: Flatland: The Movie (short) - Hex (voice)
2006: Roman - The Girl/Isis
2006: Pulse - Mattie
2006: Fifty Pills - Gracie
2005: The Receipt (short) - Pretty Girl
2005: Deepwater - Nurse Laurie
2005: Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical - Mary Lane
2005: Last Days of America (video) - Friend in New York #1
2004: Deadwood (TV series) - Flora Anderson
2004: Spartan - Laura Newton
2004: Gracie's Choice (TV movie) - Gracie Thompson
2003: Everwood (TV series) - Stacey Wilson
2003: The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay (TV movie) - Alison Dodge
2003: The O'Keefes (TV series) - Virginia's Owner
2003: American Dreams (TV series) - Amy Fielding
2003: The Shield (TV series) - Jessica Hintel
2002: The Cat Returns - Hiromi (voice: English version)
2002: People Are Dead - Angela's Friend #1
2001: Pootie Tang - Record Executive's Daughter
1998: Polish Wedding - Teenage Girl
 

Nickname

K-Bell
Annie
KB
 

Height

5' 1" (1.55 m)

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