Lake Bell

  • 31 October 2005

Date of birth

24th March, 1979




1st January, 1970



Lake Bell (born March 24th 1979) is an actress best known for starring in the TV show 'Childrens Hospital'.

Net worth: Lake Bell has a net worth of $3 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2015).

Film career: Lake Bell made her film debut in 2002's 'Speakeasy' and her TV debut in 'ER'. The following year she starred in thriller 'I Love Your Work', 'War Stories' alongside Jeff Goldblum and NBC series 'Miss Match'. In 2004, she appeared as Sally Heep in the last episodes of 'The Practice' before the character was transferred to spin off 'Boston Legal'. Between 2005 and 2006, she was in sci-fi series 'Surface'. 2008 was a big year for Bell, with the actress having appeared in 'Under Still Waters', 'Over Her Dead Body' opposite Paul Rudd and Eva Longoria, 'What Happens in Vegas' alongside Cameron Diaz and 'Pride and Glory' with Colin Farrell. She also began starring in the series 'Children's Hospital'. In 2009, she was in 'It's Complicated' opposite Alec Baldwin and the following year provided her voice in 'Shrek Forever After'. She also led the cast of HBO series 'How to Make It in America'. In 2011, she appeared in the thriller 'Little Murder' with Josh Lucas and Terrence Howard, as well as rom-com 'No Strings Attached' with Ashton Kutcher. She returned to the big screen again in 2012 movie 'Black Rock' co-starring Kate Bosworth. Her directorial debut was the highly acclaimed short film 'Worst Enemy' released in 2010, and her feature film debut came with 2013's 'In A World...'.

Personal life: Lake Bell grew up in New York City with her Protestant designer mother Robin and Jewish real estate developer Harvey. Among the schools she attended were The Chapin School; Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut; Saint Edwards School in Vero Beach, Florida; Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York; and Rose Bruford College in London. She has previously dated Colin Farrell and married her partner of two years Scott Campbell in 2013. The following year they had a baby daughter called Nova.

Shot Caller Review


There isn't much subtlety to this prison thriller, but it's edgy enough to hold the interest as it follows a fine, upstanding man behind bars and transforms him into a criminal mastermind. If the premise sounds familiar, perhaps you've seen Jacques Audiard's soulful 2009 masterpiece A Prophet. Well, this is more like a blow to the head. And by emphasising the characters' thuggishness over anything more nuanced, filmmaker Ric Roman Waugh (Snitch) seems to betray the fact that he thinks brutality is inherently entertaining.

The story centres on Jacob (Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a successful banker with a happy home life with his wife and son (Lake Bell and Jonathan McClendon). Then he's involved in a drunk-driving incident and convicted of manslaughter. And in jail he's adopted by the white supremacist gang, pushed to commit such nasty violence that he cuts off all contact with his family when he's finally released a decade or so later. But he also clearly has a plan now, hiding from his tough-guy parole officer Kutcher (Omari Hardwick) to set up a dodgy operation with former prison-mate Frank (Jon Bernthal) and young military veteran Howie (Emory Cohen). Orchestrating all of this is the big boss (Holt McCallany), who is imprisoned for life.

Thankfully, the actors all add texture to their characters, bringing them to life even if the movie itself seems uninterested in anything beneath the surface. Coster-Waldau is terrific at capturing Jacob's inner decency and steely survival instinct as he transforms from a slick financial analyst into a muscled killing machine. But of course it's his internal journey that is far more interesting. Hardwick and Bernthal are solid as tough guys who feel a bit simplistic. But Bell has some properly steely moments as a woman who simply won't give up on her man even when he tells her to, and Cohen finds some intriguing layers in the quirky, shell-shocked Howie.

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Home Again Review


Reese Witherspoon is so likeable that she can carry even the most hackneyed of romantic comedies. And indeed, that's what she's doing here. There's a nice sense of messiness in the plot of this rather silly film, but it's directed with so much sun-drenched perfection that everything feels fake. First world problems abound here: these people simply don't seem to realise how very privileged their lives are.

Of course it's set in Los Angeles, where Alice (Witherspoon) has returned after leaving her music producer husband Austen (Michael Sheen) in New York. She's now living in her late filmmaker father's spectacular house with her two bright daughters (Lola Flanery and Eden Grace Redfield), as all three of them try to start over with their lives and find a new sense of balance. Out celebrating her 40th birthday, Alice meets 27-year-old Harry (Pico Alexander), and she responds to his shameless flirtation. As he and his aspiring filmmaker friends George and Teddy (Jon Rudnitsky and Nat Wolff) move into Alice's guesthouse, Austen gets jealous and flies in from New York.

Nothing quite rings true about this entire set-up. And it doesn't help that Witherspoon basically looks younger than Alexander, even as the script centres obsessively on their 13-year age difference, as if anyone under 30 couldn't possibly be mature enough to relate to someone who's 40 (writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer is 30). This idiotic idea is relentlessly pushed at the audience all the way through the movie, and it undermines all of the film's goofy side-plots, which include more romantic confusion, the boys' ludicrously lucky attempts to break into filmmaking, and lingering feelings between Alice and Austen. Through all of this, Witherspoon still manages to make Alice a likeable, strong woman who is taking control of her life. But it's clear that everything about that life is utterly amazing, even in the middle of the film's contrived chaos.

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I Do...Until I Don't Trailer

Is the sanctity of marriage really everything it used to be? Noah and Alice are a married couple who are trying for a baby. Things aren't the same in their relationship anymore, however; they feel less connected sexually, and Alice is feeling extremely insecure about how Noah sees her glamorous younger sister Fanny. Fanny is your typical free-spirited hippy totally in love with her partner Zander and the pair of them have no qualms about spreading that love. In fact, their sexual freedom is one of the things that makes their relationship all the more strong.

Meanwhile, there's Harvey and Cybil. They've been married for decades and now they're really struggling to find things to like about each other let alone love each other. Harvey is having some kind of mid-life crisis with his motorcycle and Cybil is tired of his behaviour. But would they really have their lives any other way?

A documentarian named Vivian Prudeck is working on a new project. She's looking for paid subjects to take part in her research surrounding the big question: Will you accept that marriage is dead? She wants to interview different couples about their experiences of marriage, and learns some interesting things along the way. The only problem is, she's starting to get a little bit too involved with her subjects' lives.

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Scott Campbell and Lake Bell seen at Harper's Bazaar event celebrating the 150 most fashionable women of today held at the Sunset Tower Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 28th January 2017

Lake Bell seen at Harper's Bazaar event Celebrating the 150 Most Fashionable Women of today held at the Sunset Tower Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 27th January 2017

No Escape Review


One of the strongest action thrillers in recent years, this gripping movie cleverly casts actors known for comedy in the central roles. And it works so well that you can't help but see a new trend on the horizon. But the real reason this film is so effective lies, of course, in its script, which never dumbs down for the audience. Instead, it cleverly leaves out irrelevant details, keeping viewers guessing about essentially unimportant elements while getting on with the frantic mayhem.

It opens as Jack and Annie (Owen Wilson and Lake Bell) fly to Southeast Asia with their daughters (Sterling Jerins and Claire Geare) to start a new life after Jack's business back home went under. He has a new job here helping provide drinking water. What they don't know is that their plane lands at just about the same moment as the population uprises and overthrows the greedy prime minister, then sets its sites on interloping Westerners. So before they've recovered from jet lag, this family is running for its life. The only person who helps them is the disheveled Hammond (Pierce Brosnan), who's actually a shady British operative with a helpful local sidekick (Sahajak Boonthanakit) who loves Kenny Rogers. But the mob is on the warpath.

The film kicks off and never lets up, ratcheting up the tension quickly and propelling these characters into a series of outrageous cliffhanger moments. It's startlingly violent for a film with a fragile young family at the centre, so the peril feels real. And filmmaking brothers John Erick and Drew Dowdle do a terrific job at merging action movie cliches with gritty authenticity.

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The Minions Meet ‘Toy Story’ In ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ [Trailer & Pictures]

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 June 2015

Louis C.K. Lake Bell Ellie Kemper Eric Stonestreet Kevin Hart Albert Brooks Bobby Moynihan

With all the adorable animation of ‘Minions’ and the premise of ‘Toy Story’, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ promises to be the most beloved animation of 2016. Check out the teaser trailer!

We’ve all wondered what our pets get up to when we leave the house and The Secret Life of Pets promises to explore our best (and worst) imaginings of our pets’ unseen antics. From the cat with extreme snacking habits to the massage obsessed sausage dog, there are definitely plenty of traits these adorable animated pets have in common with our own. Check out the trailer and see if your pet is as badly behaved as Chloe the over-eating cat, Max the overly enthusiastic dog or the budgie who yearns to be a pilot!

Bobby Moynihan provides the voice of Mel the dog in The Secret Life of Pets.

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The Secret Life Of Pets Trailer

Ever wondered what your pets get up to when you're not around? Well, put it this way; your furniture, kitchen appliances, soft furnishings and even tomorrow's dinner are not safe. Some pets are ever faithful, however, such as the terrier Max who is showered with attention from his loving owner. But things get complicated when he is introduced to his owner's new pet; a mongrel named Duke, who he is determined not to let become the favourite. While they might not initially get on, their rivalry is the least of their worries when they discover that a resentful neighbourhood rabbit named Snowball is organising a plot of vengeance against all the well-loved pets in town, as well as their owners, on behalf of those less fortunate who have been abandoned on the street.

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No Escape - UK Trailer

For one family, starting over is about to become the most difficult task they could ever have imagined. And the most dangerous nightmare they could ever have dreamt. The Dwyer's, consisting of Jack (Owen Wilson), Annie (Lake Bell), and their two daughters, travel to Southeast Asia to start a new life for themselves. There, they meet Hammond (Pierce Brosnan), a British man who had done the same thing years ago, and insists that they'll love their time there. But when a coup takes place across the region they live in, they are forced into a race for their lives. As an armed revolution begins massacring the law-enforcement and any foreign people, the American family must do everything in their power to get out of the county alive.

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Man Up Review

By Rich Cline


Truly enjoyable British romantic-comedies come along so rarely (Four Weddings and a Funeral was more than 20 years ago) that there's cause to celebrate this smart, likeable romp. Director Ben Palmer and writer Tess Morris never try to obscure the predictable plot, but they pack every scene with sharp characters, snappy dialogue and riotous set-pieces. As a result, we're laughing so much that we barely notice that we're also being reeled in emotionally.

The story centres on Nancy (Lake Bell), who is feeling particularly alone while travelling to London and a 40th anniversary party for her parents (Ken Stott and Harriet Walter). Whinging to her sister (Sharon Horgan) on the phone, she is challenged to be more spontaneous. So when she arrives at Waterloo Station and meets Jack (Simon Pegg), who mistakes her for his blind date, she decides to go along with it, assuming the identity of 24-year-old triathlete Jessica (Ophelia Lovibond). As the afternoon and evening roll out, Nancy and Jack get along surprisingly well until they run into both his bitter ex (Olivia Williams) and one of her old school friends (Kinnear), who sees this as his chance to win her over.

While there are plenty of farcical moments on this drunken night out, the filmmakers never play up the slapstick, acknowledging every over-the-top moment with an eye-roll and a pithy comment. Pegg and Bell are simply perfect for these roles: smart, witty, likeable people with questionable social skills. Both characters are a bit beaten down, but they're also open to what life throws at them, so the rather messy journey they take is thoroughly engaging. They also leave much of the crazier comedy to expert supporting players like Williams and especially Kinnear, whose character very nearly steals the movie with his goofy stalker-like antics.

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Lake Bell - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived to the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival for the Chanel Artists Dinner in Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 20th April 2015

Man Up Trailer

A simple train journey can have incredibly far-reaching consequences. When Nancy (Lake Bell) meets Jessica (Ophelia Lovibond) on a train, she notices the book she is reading is designed to help with relationship success. Jessica tells her that the book itself is not to be leant, as she is using it to meet up with her blind date. Nancy steals the book, believing that it will work as a serious self-help guide, however she ends up running into Jack (Simon Pegg), who was Jessica's blind date. When Nancy chooses to pose as Jessica, she has the perfect date - only he doesn't know she's lying.

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Lake Bell And Husband Scott Campbell Welcome First Child Together

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26 October 2014

Lake Bell Robert Downey Jr Orlando Bloom Jimmy Kimmel

Lake Bell has given birth to her first child - a baby girl!

Lake Bell and her husband Scott Campbell have welcomed their first child together. A rep for the 35-year-old actress confirmed Bell had given birth to a baby girl. No further details were given.

Bell and Campbell have been together since 2011 after they met on the set of How to Make It in America. Bell was starring and Campbell, a popular tattoo artist who has worked on such stars as Orlando Bloom and Robert Downey Jr, was guest starring as himself. The couple married in 2013 and announced they were expecting their first child at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. The news of the birth was confirmed to E! on Saturday (25th October).

The news about Lake's baby broke on Saturday

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Lake Bell - 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Arrivals - Mantattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th May 2014

Lake Bell, Diane Neal and Rachel Dratch - Lake Bell, Rachel Dratch and Diane Neal New York City, USA - After Party for Montblanc Presents The 10th Annual production of 'The 24 Hour Plays On Broadway' held at BB Kings - Arrivals. Monday 14th November 2011