Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Highest Rated: 100% Pandas (2018)

Lowest Rated: 4% Movie 43 (2013)

Birthday: Jul 18, 1980

Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA

A quick-witted presence in films and on television since the early 2000s, actress Kristen Bell segued smoothly from assured turns in juvenile roles like "Veronica Mars" (UPN/The CW, 2004-07, 2019) to appealing leads and support in "Frozen" (2013), "Bad Moms" (2016) and on "The Good Place" (NBC, 2016-19). Born Kristen Anne Bell in Huntington Woods, Michigan on July 18, 1980, she was drawn to performing from an early age, and studied singing and tap dancing throughout her elementary school years while also auditioning for and acting in local children's theater productions. By the time she had enrolled in Shrine Catholic High School, Bell had her own agent and was performing with a community theater troupe in Detroit while also appearing in print ads and television commercials for local businesses. After graduation, Bell headed east to study musical theater at New York University, but dropped out after landing the role of Becky Thatcher in a Broadway production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 2001. The following year, she appeared in a Broadway production of "The Crucible" with Liam Neeson before heading to Los Angeles; there, she landed guest roles on various series before headlining "Gracie's Choice" (Lifetime, 2004), a made-for-television feature about a young woman who attempted to gain custody of her siblings from her drug-addicted mother. Critical praise for her performance led to guest and supporting turns in various TV features and David Mamet's "Spartan" (2004), but it was her starring role in "Veronica Mars" that helped to firmly establish Bell as a star on the rise. The UPN series, about a high schooler who aided her detective father in solving cases while also pursuing the person who killed her best friend, was a critical and cult favorite, but fell to low ratings after just three seasons. But the attention afforded to Bell's performance helped her transition to other projects, including "Reefer Madness: The Musical" (2005), a filmed version of the Off-Broadway play based on the cult 1933 film, and a slew of independent films, as well as an English-language remake of the Japanese horror film "Pulse" (2006). She fared better as Elle Bishop, a young woman with the ability to both generate and manipulate electricity, in 12 episodes of NBC's runaway hit "Heroes" (2006-10), and as the titular role, a sharp-tongued woman who drove away clinging fiancée Jason Segel in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" (2008). The twin successes led to starring roles for Bell in "Serious Moonlight" (2009), a comic thriller with Meg Ryan, and several romantic comedies, including "When in Rome" (2010) and "You Again" (2010). She then returned to series television as a member of a ruthless consulting firm on "House of Lies" (Showtime, 2012-2016) while also maintaining a regular presence in films, including the indies "Safety Not Guaranteed" (2012) and "Hit and Run" (2012), an homage to '70s car chase films written by, starring and co-directed by her longtime significant other, actor Dax Shepard. However, none of these efforts generated the box office response of "Frozen" (2013), a Disney/Pixar animated feature featuring Bell as the voice of Anna, a plucky Scandinavian girl attempting to aid her sister, Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), who possessed the ability to control wind and cold. The Oscar-winning blockbuster helped to add young children and parents to Bell's fanbase, which in turn helped to make Bell an in-demand personality for advertisements and various charities. It also helped to bring a long-standing wish for both her and her fans to fruition: a "Veronica Mars" (2014) feature, which was independently funded through a Kickstarter campaign and released to theaters and direct-to-video. Bell's slate of projects soon filled up with features, including the Melissa McCarthy comedy "The Boss" (2016) and "Bad Moms" (2016), a raunchy romp starring Mila Kunis. She also found time to return to television with "The Good Place," a wry fantasy-comedy about souls trapped in the afterlife that managed to deliver both philosophical discussion and gross-out comedy, often in the same episode. Bell's career continued in full drive in 2017 with roles in "The Disaster Artist" and "CHiPS" with Shepard, as well as the bittersweet Netflix comedy "Like Father" and a voice role in "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies," both in 2018. "Veronica Mars" fans were again rewarded when Bell returned to the role for a limited season reprisal of the series for Hulu in 2019, the same year Bell returned to voice Anna in the much-anticipated "Frozen II."

Highest rated movies

Safety Not Guaranteed
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Veronica Mars
Big Miracle
Reefer Madness
Get Him to the Greek
Spartan
Scream 4

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
46% 82% Queenpins Connie Kaminski (Character) - 2021
77% 92% Frozen II Anna (Voice) $477.4M 2019
88% 65% Ralph Breaks the Internet Anna (Voice) $201.1M 2018
46% 47% Like Father Rachel (Character) - 2018
91% 71% Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Jade Wilson (Voice) $29.6M 2018
100% 81% Pandas Narrator $2.9M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Os jovens titãs em ação! Nos cinemas Unknown (Character) - 2018
57% 42% Olaf's Frozen Adventure Anna (Voice) - 2017
32% 44% A Bad Moms Christmas Kiki (Character) $72.1M 2017
39% 61% How to Be a Latin Lover Cindy (Character) $32.1M 2017
19% 45% CHIPS Karen (Character) $18.6M 2017
58% 63% Bad Moms Kiki (Character) $113.2M 2016
22% 38% The Boss Claire (Character) $63.0M 2016
No Score Yet 73% Frozen Fever Anna (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 59% Unity Narrator - 2015
67% 61% Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show Self - 2014
79% 78% Veronica Mars Veronica Mars (Character),
Executive Producer
$3.3M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frozen Sing-Along Anna (Voice) - 2013
55% 15% Some Girl(s) Bobbi (Character) - 2013
90% 85% Frozen Anna (Voice) $401.0M 2013
16% 27% The Lifeguard Leigh (Character) - 2013
4% 24% Movie 43 Fake Supergirl (Character) $8.8M 2013
58% 68% Stuck in Love Tricia (Character) $79.0K 2012
48% 49% Hit & Run Annie Bean (Character) $13.7M 2012
91% 80% Safety Not Guaranteed Belinda St. Sing (Character) $4.0M 2012
75% 64% Big Miracle Jill Jerard (Character) $20.1M 2012
61% 56% Scream 4 Chloe (Character) $38.2M 2011
37% 64% Burlesque Nikki (Character) $39.4M 2010
19% 43% You Again Marni (Character) $25.7M 2010
73% 62% Get Him to the Greek Sarah Marshall (Character) $60.9M 2010
17% 41% When in Rome Beth (Character) $32.7M 2010
22% 25% Serious Moonlight Sara (Character) $25.1K 2009
50% 50% Astro Boy Cora (Voice) $19.5M 2009
10% 39% Couples Retreat Cynthia (Character) $109.2M 2009
32% 57% Fanboys Zoe (Character) $685.5K 2008
83% 76% Forgetting Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall (Character) $62.9M 2008
No Score Yet 33% Fifty Pills Gracie (Character) - 2006
11% 28% Pulse Mattie (Character) $20.3M 2006
No Score Yet 40% Roman The Girl/Isis (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 33% Deepwater Nurse Laurie (Character) - 2005
75% 87% Reefer Madness Mary Lane (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 86% Gracie's Choice Gracie Thompson (Character) - 2004
65% 62% Spartan Laura Newton (Character) $4.4M 2004
No Score Yet 62% The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay Alison Dodge (Character) - 2003
88% 81% The Cat Returns Hiromi (Voice) - 2002

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do, Re & Mi Mi (Voice),
Executive Producer
2021-2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019-2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest,
Host
2012-2022
54% 47% The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window Anna (Character),
Executive Producer
2022
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009-2010 2012 2015-2019 2021-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014 2018-2019 2021-2022
36% 64% Gossip Girl Narrator 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kids Tonight Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020-2021
88% No Score Yet Ultra City Smiths Donella Pecker (Voice) 2021
85% 75% The Simpsons Marge's head voice (Guest Voice) 2015 2021
No Score Yet 67% Family Game Fight! Executive Producer,
Host
2021
27% No Score Yet Thanks a Million Self 2020-2021
No Score Yet 48% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017-2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2017-2019 2021
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2019-2021
97% 75% Central Park Molly Tillerman (Voice) 2020
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet 88% Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014 2016-2017 2019-2020
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2013 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2020
97% 89% The Good Place Eleanor Shellstrop (Character),
Director
2016-2020
70% 88% Encore! Executive Producer,
Host
2019-2020
No Score Yet 75% Brain Games Guest 2020
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Ones Guest 2019
91% 78% Veronica Mars Veronica Mars (Character),
Executive Producer
2004-2007 2019
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012 2014 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008 2014 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen's Game of Games Guest 2019
No Score Yet 50% Busy Tonight Guest 2018
No Score Yet 90% Explained Narrator 2018
83% 71% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Martha (Guest Voice) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet 63% Nobodies Kristen Bell (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Fan Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frozen Northern Nights Anna (Voice) 2016
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet 82% House of Lies Jeannie van der Hooven (Character) 2012-2016
92% 68% iZombie Herself (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Liv and Maddie Herself (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 25% Repeat After Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Hollywood's Greatest Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Morning Buzz Live Guest 2014
93% 89% Parks and Recreation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 75% The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Guest 2013
28% 88% Unsupervised Megan (Voice) 2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2012
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet 84% Project Runway Guest 2010
93% 99% Party Down Uda Bengt (Guest Star) 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien Guest 2009
No Score Yet 63% The Cleveland Show Mandy (Guest Voice) 2009
52% 65% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
92% 96% Deadwood Flora Anderson (Guest Star) 2004
90% 96% Everwood Unknown (Character) 2003