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Kristen Bell



For some actors, success just seems to come naturally. In the case of talented stage and screen beauty Kristen Bell, it wasn't so much a matter of if she was going to be a star after realizing her dream during an early performance as a banana in Raggedy Ann and Andy at the tender age of 12 -- but when she would finally make the big time. Paralyzed with stage fright as she waited for her cue off-stage, Bell was offered a word of encouragement by her supportive mother that would ultimately give her the drive to realize her life's calling. A native of Detroit whose early stage experiences eventually led her to study at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Bell saw early success when she was chosen to portray Becky Thatcher in a Broadway production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Realizing that she had what it took to find success onscreen as well as on-stage, Bell was soon packing her bags for Los Angeles and landing small supporting roles in such features as Polish Wedding and Pootie Tang. In 2003, Bell impressed television viewers with a solid performance in the made-for-television dramas The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay and Gracie's Choice. She next appeared in David Mamet's 2004 thriller Spartan, before landing the lead as a sort-of new-millennium Nancy Drew on UPN's Veronica Mars.



If the show's ravenous cult following wasn't enough to make young Bell a household name, even after its much mourned cancellation in 2007, her subsequent performance in the awesomely successful comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall cinched it for her. Bell would go on to play a recurring role on the landmark TV series Heroes, before appearing in a number of comedies over the next few years, like Fanboys, Couples Retreat, and When in Rome. Bell would even appear in slightly less prestigious movies, like Burlesque and Scream 4, but remained one of the most in-demand young actresses in Hollywood, especially in the realm of comedy. She would play a memorable role on Don Cheadle's comedy series House of Lies, and co-produced and starred in an action-oriented romcom with Bradley Cooper called Hit and Run (which was written and co-directed by Bell's real-life love, Dax Shepard).



In 2013, Bell and Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstater campaign to raise funds for a Veronica Mars movie. The campaign proved to be wildly successful, raising more than was needed to fund the film, which was released in 2014. Bell also voiced Anna in the Disney film Frozen, which significantly raised her profile, and showcased her singing voice, holding her own opposite Broadway heavyweight Idina Menzel.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet How to Be a Latin Lover
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet CHiPs
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet A Bad Moms Christmas
  • Actor
2017
59% Bad Moms
  • Kiki
2016
22% The Boss
  • Claire
2016
98% Zootopia
  • Priscilla
2016
No Score Yet Frozen Fever
  • Anna
2015
79% Veronica Mars
  • Veronica Mars
  • Executive Producer
2014
89% Frozen
  • Anna
2013
13% The Lifeguard
  • Leigh
2013
57% Stuck in Love
  • Tricia
2013
55% Some Girl(s)
  • Bobbi
2013
4% Movie 43
  • Supergirl
2013
50% Hit & Run
  • Annie Bean
2012
90% Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Belinda
2012
73% Big Miracle
  • Jill Jerard
2012
59% Scream 4
  • Chloe
2011
No Score Yet Chick Magnet
  • Actor
2011
36% Burlesque
  • Nikki
2010
17% You Again
  • Marni
2010
72% Get Him to the Greek
  • Sarah Marshall
2010
17% When in Rome
  • Beth
2010
23% Serious Moonlight
  • Sara
2009
49% Astro Boy (AstroBoy)
  • Cora
2009
11% Couples Retreat
  • Cynthia
2009
32% Fanboys
  • Zoe
2008
85% Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Sarah Marshall
2008
No Score Yet Flatland: The Movie
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Roman
  • The Girl
2006
10% Pulse
  • Mattie Webber
2006
No Score Yet Fifty Pills
  • Gracie
2006
No Score Yet Deepwater
  • Nurse Laurie
2005
67% Reefer Madness
  • Mary Lane
2005
No Score Yet The Receipt
  • Pretty Girl
2005
64% Spartan
  • Laura Newton
2004
No Score Yet Gracie's Choice
  • Gracie Thompson
2004
No Score Yet The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay
  • Alison Dodge
2003
89% The Cat Returns
  • Hiromi
2002
29% Pootie Tang
  • Actor
2001
42% Polish Wedding
  • Actor
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Elle Elle Bishop
97% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
  • Veronica Mars
No Score Yet Deadwood
2004-2006
  • Flora Anderson
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • Appearing
90% The Good Place
2016
  • Eleanor Shellstrop Eleanor
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
21% Unsupervised
2012
  • Voice
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Jeannie van der Hooven
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004-2016
  • Judge
No Score Yet Everwood
2002-2006
  • Stacey Wilson
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
78% Party Down
2009-2010
  • Uda Bengt
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
90% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • Guest
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Gossip Girl
2007-2012
  • Voice
  • Gossip Girl
  • Narrator
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
27% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
No Score Yet Burning Love
2012-2013
  • Mandy
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest

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