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.
Kristen Bell accidentally took Uber’s car pool service for a test on Thursday with hilarious results.
Kristen Bell had a pretty eventful (and hilarious) Uber ride on Thursday, when she accidentally signed up for the company’s carpool service. The Frozen star had been planning on a quiet, solo cab ride home, but she soon realised something had gone wrong when her driver stopped to pick up another passenger. But the whole experience made for some pretty funny reading as the actress decided to live tweet her experience.
Kristen Bell found herself having an interesting Uber ride on Thursday.
‘Didn't know @uber had a carpool option, but my driver just pulled over and said "gotta pick someone else up". this should be fun,’ the actress began her saga on Twitter. ‘Come to think of it, i did press "pool" but i thought it was a fun summer reference. like how @google changes fonts to celebrate holidays.’
Ashton Kutcher has taken to social media to request media outlets refrain from publishing paparazzi pictures of his 7 month old daughter.
Ashton Kutcher has criticised some media outlets for publishing pictures of his 7 month old daughter without consent. The 37-year-old actor and investor used social media to call out such publications and request they honour his decision to keep his child out of the spotlight.
Ashton Kutcher has criticised certain publications for publishing pictures of his 7 month old daughter.
Kristen Bell - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Kristen Bell - Celebrities attend 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall in Beverly Hills. at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Kristen Bell - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
The 34-year-old actress and her acting hubby are parents to two daughters, Lincoln, 2, and seven-week-old Delta.
Kristen Bell and her actor husband Dax Shepard became parents of two children when they welcomed their second baby girl, Delta, the younger sister of their 2-year-old daughter Lincoln, last December, and now the couple are perfectly happy with the way their family life is.
Shepard and Bell are parents to two daughters
While appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, seven weeks after giving birth to young Delta, Bell opened up about becoming a mother for the second time and revealed that she and her hubby Shepard are not planning on having any more kids.
After an interesting year for movies, television and music, the 41st People's Choice Awards are here to tell us who the world's 'Favourites' are.
It's that time of the year when the annual The People's Choice Awards role in, honouring the very best of popular culture in 2014. The 41st iteration of the ceremony saw a number of celebrities making an appearance to give, receive and pose with awards for categories ranging from 'Favourite Movie Actor' to 'Favourite TV Character We Miss Most'. So, yes, the net was cast pretty wide.
The Cast of 'The Big Bang Theory' at the 41st People's Choice Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
The happy couple announced their family's new arrival with a of humorous tweets.
Kristen Bell and her actor husband Dax Shepard are now parents of two! On Friday (Dec 19th) the happy couple, who already share a 19-month-old daughter Lincoln, confirmed they have welcomed their second baby girl, Delta, together.
Shepard and Bell recently welcomed their second daughter into the world
The proud father announced the new arrival via a humorous tweet that read, "Delta Bell Shepard is here. She doesn't look like either @IMKristenBell or me, but we're gonna keep her anyway. #christmascameearly."
Continue reading: Kristen Bell And Husband Dax Shepard Welcome Second Baby Girl Delta
Better get another stocking, the Bell-Shepard family have a new arrival just in time for Christmas.
Congratulations are in order for one of our favourite couples, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard who yesterday welcomed their second child, a baby girl who they have named Delta Bell. This is the couple's second daughter as they are already parents to 19 month old Lincoln Bell Shepard.
Congratulations to Dax and Kristen who have become parents for the second time
The couple announced the happy news on twitter, each tweeting their joy at the family’s new arrival. “Delta Bell Shepard is here,” 'Parenthood' star Shepard tweeted. “She doesn't look like either @IMKristenBell or me, but we're gonna keep her anyway. #christmascameearly"
The animated Disney movie will become a world attraction in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot Center.
Fans of the animated flick 'Frozen' will be thrilled with Disney's latest announcement, on Friday (Sept 12th) it was confirmed that the hugely popular film will be turned into an attraction for Walt Disney World, which will be constructed in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot Center.
'Frozen' will become an attraction for Walt Disney World
"We've made 'Frozen' a part of the guest experience in a number of ways already and our guests have both loved them and asked for more," chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Thomas Staggs, wrote on the Disney Parks blog.
Continue reading: 'Frozen' Set To Be Transformed Into Disney World Attraction
A new series of 'Frozen' themed attractions will be built at Disney World Florida including a "royal greeting area" where fans can formally meet Anna and Elsa in Arendelle.
Disney World Florida will be getting the Frozen treatment when a section of the park will feature a whole new series of attractions based on the hit film.
Frozen is coming to Disney World!
Continue reading: 'Frozen' Attractions To Be Built In Disney World Florida
Arendelle is coming to Florida!
It was only a matter of time before Disney increased the presence of Frozen at its theme parks and it seems Epcot is to become the first to get the Anna and Elsa treatment. On Friday Tom Staggs, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced a new attraction based on the hit movie, which the company plans to launch in early 2016.
Frozen will be coming to Epcot by 2016
“We’ve made Frozen a part of the guest experience in a number of ways already and our guests have both loved them and asked for more,” said Staggs. “So I’m pleased to say that we’re starting construction at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new Frozen attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot.”