Kristen Bell knew early on that she wanted to become an actor, and by age 13 she was a working actress with an agent.
She appeared in several television commercials, but after high school she attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, making her Broadway debut in a production of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
Bell appeared in a 2002 Broadway production of “The Crucible” before moving to Los Angeles. In L.A., Bell’s film and TV career took off quickly, starting with a guest role on “The Shield” and followed by several other TV roles, including a recurring role on “Deadwood.”
In 2004, she landed the title role in a new series called “Veronica Mars,” which made her a bonafide star and won her critical acclaim. After the series ended in 2007, she appeared in the box office hit, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” in 2008 followed by “Couples Retreat,” in 2009.
In 2012, she landed the lead role in the series, “House of Lies.”
She is currently filming “A Bad Mom’s Christmas,” a sequel to “Bad Moms,” while “Frozen 2,” in which she does the voice of Anna is in pre-production.
In 2013, Bell married actor Dax Shepard, with whom she has two children. She’s also kept busy with both TV and film roles, including the 2016 film, “The Boss,” opposite Melissa McCarthy.
Also in 2016, she landed the lead role on the sitcom, “The Good Place” alongside Ted Danson in addition to starring in the 2016 box office hit comedy, “Bad Moms.”
In 2006, Bell won a Saturn Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for Best Actress on Television for “Veronica Mars.” Also in 2006, she won Best Supporting Actress at the Austin Fantastic Fest for the film “Roman.” She also won a People’s Choice Award, a Satellite Award, and several others.
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