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Kristen Bell (born 18.07.1980) is an American actress.

Childhood: Kristen Bell was born in Huntington Woods, Michigan. Her parents are Lorelei, a nurse, and Tom Bell, a news director but they divorced when Kristen was two. She has a squint in her right eye which she inherited from her mother. As a child, she didn't like her first name and went by her middle name Anne until she went to high school. She took private acting lessons and appeared in several newspaper advertisements as a child. She attended Shrine Catholic High School where she enjoyed drama and music. She appeared in productions of 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Fiddler on the Roof' among others. When she graduated, she was named 'Best Looking Girl' in her yearbook. She attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where she studied musical theatre.

Career: Kristen Bell landed her debut Broadway role in 2001 in 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'. She also made her film debut in 'Pootie Tang' though her dialogue was cut. The following year, she was in Broadway's 'The Crucible' opposite Liam Neeson, Angela Bettis and Laura Linney. She moved to Los Angeles and appeared in a handful of TV shows before appearing in the TV movie 'The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay' in 2003. In 2004, she was in David Mamet's 'Spartan' alongside Val Kilmer and William H. Macy and had a guest role in the TV show 'Deadwood'. That year she also landed the lead role in detective drama 'Veronica Mars' which ran from 2004 to 2007 with Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring and Ryan Hansen. In 2005, Bell starred in 'Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical' with Neve Campbell and Alan Cumming which spoofed the 1930s movie, while 2006 saw her in 'Fifty Pills' with Lou Taylor Pucci, Lucky McKee's horror movie 'Roman' and 'Pulse' alongside Ian Somerhalder and Christina Milian. In 2007, she landed a role in an episode of 'Heroes' which was offered to her by the writers because she admitted to being a fan. She also started on the drama series 'Gossip Girl' which ran until 2012 and starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley. In 2008, she starred in Judd Apatow's comedy 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' alongside Russell Brand, Jason Segel and Mila Kunis. She was also in the comedy 'Fanboys' with Jay Baruchel and Dan Fogler. 2009 saw her in the comedies 'Serious Moonlight' with Meg Ryan, and 'Couples Retreat' opposite Jason Bateman. The following year she appeared in the Disney film 'When in Rome' alongside Josh Duhamel and Will Arnett and joined singers Cher and Christina Aguilera in Steven Antin's 'Burlesque'. In 2012, she was in the family drama 'Big Miracle' with Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski and premiered a major role in the TV series 'House of Lies' opposite Don Cheadle.

Personal Life: Kristen Bell broke up with her partner of 5 years Kevin Mann in 2007, before beginning a relationship with Dax Shepard that same year. They became engaged when the US dropped the Defense of Marriage act which allowed more equality among same-sex couples and they have a daughter called Lincoln Bell Shepard. She has been a vegetarian since she was 11 and used to foster animals from the Michigan Humane Society. She also supports the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego and gets involved with the animal charity ASPCA. She owns three dogs called Lola, Shakey and Sadie, the third of whom she adopted after she was rescued from Hurricane Katrina. She loves sloths and cried when Dax Shepard hired one for her birthday. She is a supporter of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team.



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Kristen Bell at the 2017 People's Choice Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 19th January 2017

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Chips Trailer


Frank 'Ponch' Poncherello is the alter-ego of a barely capable undercover FBI agent who has been put on a new case to uncover the identity of the crooked cop within the California Highway Patrol. He teams alongside the CHiP's newest recruit Jon Baker but, unfortunately, as motorcycle cops it's not quite 'ride or die' for these guys, more like 'ride and die' the rate that they're going. Jon has had numerous accidents on the bike, while Ponch is frequently distracted by both women and other men's masculinity, so neither of them are best equipped for the job at hand. This becomes even more apparent when they are faced with a villainous former police officer named Vic Brown and his band of miscreant hitmen, and they start to wonder if perhaps they've bitten off more than they can chew.

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Kristen Bell seen on the red carpet at the 74th Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th January 2017

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How To Be A Latin Lover Trailer


Ever since he was a little boy, Maximo has been interested in living the high life, but certainly not in working for it. He decides to marry a rich older woman, in the hopes that she'll die soon and leave him her enormous house and her money. But after 25 years, she's still alive and kicking - that is, kicking him out. She dumps him for a younger man, forcing him to abandon his life of luxury and move in with his sister Sara, who happens to be actually making something of her life. She gets increasingly frustrated by Maximo's attitude, but her young son Hugo takes an unlikely shine to his homeless uncle. Thus, Maximo decides to try and bag himself another grandmother by helping Hugo get closer to his rich classmate, whose grandma Celeste is a widow with billions in the bank. However, as time goes on, he starts to realise there's more to life than riches, and that love is far more valuable than he could ever have realised.

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Kristen Bell attending The Art of Elysium presents Stevie Wonder - celebrating the 10th anniversary of the HEAVEN Gala held at Red Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th January 2017

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Kristen Bell arrives at the 7th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic held at Will Rogers State Historic Park, Pacific Palisades, California, United States - Saturday 15th October 2016

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Kristen Bell seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th September 2016

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Kristen Bell Talks Marriage To Dax Shepard And Reveals Wedding Photos


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Kristen Bell has opened up about her marriage to husband Dax Shepard and the couple’s intimate 2013 courthouse wedding. Appearing on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’, Bell shared never-seen-before photos from the couple’s big day, giving a glimpse into their small, private ceremony.

Dax Shepard and Kristen BellKristen Bell has opened up about her marriage to Dax Shepard.

"We got married in a tiny room in the Beverly Hills courthouse, and it was still one of the best days of my life," Bell said. In the photos, Bell is shown wearing a simple black top and trousers combo, while Shepard wore a dark suit.

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Disney And Lego Teaming Up For New Multi-Media 'Frozen' Adventure 'Northern Lights'


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Fans of Frozen won’t have to wait long for more material from the franchise, with Disney unveiling a new original story entitled 'Frozen Northern Lights' this week, a multi-media project that will be told via various art forms including books and short animated Lego videos.

All the original fan favourites will be getting back together, including Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff, in a new tale that will see the gang try to restore the Northern Lights. The series will include a new protagonist joining the gang, named Little Rock.

Frozen stillDisney and Lego are teaming up for a new 'Frozen' adventure entitled 'Northern Lights'

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The Boss Review

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Melissa McCarthy brings another of her improvisational alter-egos to the big screen with this energetic comedy. The first cause for pause comes because this is a reteaming with her filmmaker husband Ben Falcone, with whom she made the bizarrely unfunny Tammy, as opposed to the filmmaker Paul Feig who directed her to box office triumph with Spy and The Heat and an Oscar nomination in Bridesmaids. Yes, there's a significance difference.

This time she plays hugely popular financial guru Michelle Darnell, whose stardom ends abruptly when she is sent to prison for four months for insider trading. When she's released, everyone she stepped on as she rose to the top turns their back on her, and her nemesis/ex Renault (Peter Dinklage) is still determined to get revenge. The only person who will talk to her is former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell), so Michelle moves in with her family. Unable to restart her business, she also takes over the Dandelion Scout troup of Claire's daughter Rachel (Ella Anderson), pushing the girls to take aggressive measures to sell their cookies.

As always, McCarthy throws herself into the role, creating a vivid character who indulges in a lot of outrageously silly slapstick. As with Tammy, the humour centres more on abusive interaction and humiliation than actual wit. McCarthy and Falcone strain to get laughs from physical wackiness rather than anything based on the character, so the movie only ever feels mildly amusing thanks to its high energy. But there's nothing engaging about Michelle, and it's only in a few cute-warm scenes with the terrific Bell that the film springs to anything resembling life. Thankfully, her scenes with the likeable Tyler Labine (as a potential boyfriend) have a loose humour to them. And Dinklage is surprisingly amusing as the sputtering cartoonish villain, while Kathy Bates generates a few sparks as Michelle's sassy mentor.

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Dax Shepard Rushed To Get A Vasectomy When He Thought Wife Kristen Bell Was Pregnant Again


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Hollywood couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell won’t be having any more children, after Shepherd decided to have a vasectomy after a pregnancy scare last year. Appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', the comedian described how he rushed to get the procedure when he thought his wife could be pregnant again.

Dax Shepard and Kristen BellDax Shepard has revealed he’s had a vasectomy.

When Kimmel asked Shepard if the parents of two were hoping to add to their family Shepard gave a firm ‘no’ and added: “Last year, my wife was working in Atlanta. We were there and she all of a sudden goes, 'Oh, my gosh! I’m so stupid. I’ve been sick for 10 days and ignoring it. I’m definitely pregnant.’”

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Bad Moms - Red Band Trailer


Bad Moms is an American comedy film that stars Mila Kunis as the main protagonist Amy Mitchell who appears to lead the perfect life, she has a good career, over - achieving kids and a lovely home. However all is not as it seems and Amy is at the point of breaking. She is over-worked and finds herself running late to all her appointments. In her quest to free herself from this rut, she joins forces with two other overworked mums to liberate themselves from their daily responsibilities and start living again.

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I Kept My Nursing Bra: Boob Confessions From 'The Boss' Star Kristen Bell


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Kristen Bell has opened up about some of the more intimate scenes between her and Melissa McCarthy on the set of their new movie 'The Boss', directed by McCarthy's husband Ben Falcone. No-one can deny McCarthy's comedic genius, but there's one scene in particular that early viewers crying with laughter.

Kristen Bell and Melissa McCarthy in The BossKristen Bell talks boob business in The Boss

Bell plays a dowdy single mother named Claire who's struggling to pay her bills on the meagre wage her job as an assistant to wealthy entrepreneur Michelle Darnell pays. When Michelle is sent to prison for insider trading, however, everything changes, except that upon her release, there's only one person she feels she can turn to for help. Claire opens up her home to her bawdy and irresponsible former boss so that she can get back on her feet, and in return Michelle wants to give Claire the confidence she desperately needs so she can start dating again.

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Kristen Bell - The Boss Video Interview


An interview with The Boss star Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell explains what made making The Boss so memorable. As well as working with a wealth of female talent (she describes her co-star Melissa McCarthy as 'Impenetrably funny' yet 'exceptionally kind and emotionally connected') Kristen tells us about some of the kids that made shooting the film so fun.

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Melissa McCarthy On That 'Boob Fight' With Kristen Bell In 'The Boss'


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In The Boss Melissa McCarthy plays Michelle Darnell, a character she first created 15 years ago when she was a member of comedy group The Groundlings. While the film provides plenty of laughs, there’s one scene audiences won’t forget in a hurry, McCarthy’s ‘boob fight’ with Kristen Bell.

Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy stars in The Boss.

McCarthy and Bell had surprisingly never worked together before The Boss. But the two were very familiar with each other, as McCarthy knew Bell’s husband Dax Shepard from her Groundlings days.

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Date of birth

4th July, 1980

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Kristen Bell Movies

Chips Trailer

Chips Trailer

Frank 'Ponch' Poncherello is the alter-ego of a barely capable undercover FBI agent who has...

How To Be A Latin Lover Trailer

How To Be A Latin Lover Trailer

Ever since he was a little boy, Maximo has been interested in living the high...

The Boss Movie Review

The Boss Movie Review

Melissa McCarthy brings another of her improvisational alter-egos to the big screen with this energetic...

Bad Moms - Red Band Trailer

Bad Moms - Red Band Trailer

Bad Moms is an American comedy film that stars Mila Kunis as the main protagonist...

The Boss Trailer

The Boss Trailer

Michelle Darnell is one of the most successful businesswomen of her age. She's loud, boisterous...

Veronica Mars Movie Review

Veronica Mars Movie Review

Funded by fans, this follow-up to the cult TV show feels a lot like an...

Veronica Mars Trailer

Veronica Mars Trailer

Veronica Mars spent her teenage years as a private eye alongside her detective father. Despite...

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Frozen Movie Review

Frozen Movie Review

Disney learns a lesson from Pixar's Brave, giving these orphaned princesses some feisty purpose that...

Frozen - Featurette Trailer

Frozen - Featurette Trailer

The cast and crew of upcoming animated Disney adventure 'Frozen' talk about the visual beauty...

Frozen Trailer

Frozen Trailer

Anna is set to be the fearless Queen of Arendelle, but when her sister Elsa...

Some Girl(s) Movie Review

Some Girl(s) Movie Review

Neil LaBute adapts his bracingly astute play into a series of scenes that make us...

Frozen Trailer

Frozen Trailer

Anna is a young girl determined to save the world as she sets out with...

Stuck in Love Movie Review

Stuck in Love Movie Review

Far too tidy to be believable, this multi-strand romance holds our attention with a warmly...

Stuck In Love Trailer

Stuck In Love Trailer

William Borgens was once a highly regarded novelist, however after a heart-breaking divorce with his...

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