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Kristen Bell

Kristen Anne Bell (born in 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 mother's family is entirely Polish. Bell 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.


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Born:
Jul 18, 1980 In Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
30
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-02-17

6 wins & 25 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Veronica Mars
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
The Queen Latifah Show Unknown 2013
Hollywood Game Night Unknown 2013-07-11
House of Lies Jeannie Van Der Hooven 58 episodes, 2012-2016 2012-01-08
Unsupervised Megan 13 episodes, 2012 2012-01-19
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Party Down Unknown 2009-03-20
Parks and Recreation Unknown 2009-04-09
The Cleveland Show Unknown 2009-09-27
Rude Tube Unknown 2008-02-06
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue Unknown 2007-02-06
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Heroes Unmasked Unknown 2007-07-25
Gossip Girl Unknown 2007-09-19
Heroes Unknown 2006-09-25
30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
Veronica Mars Veronica Mars 72 episodes, 2004-2019 2004-09-22
Deadwood Unknown 2004-03-21
Project Runway Unknown 2004-12-01
Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
America's Next Top Model Unknown 2003-05-20
The Shield Unknown 2002-03-12
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
American Dreams Unknown 2002-09-29
Everwood Unknown 2002-09-16
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21