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.
'Frozen' star Bell has two young daughters, and she encourages them to question the morality of the fairytales they read.
Days after Keira Knightley kicked up a bit of a storm by revealing that she doesn’t let her daughter watch some Disney princess movies, Kristen Bell has voiced similar sentiments, saying that she finds the consent issues raised in the Snow White story troubling.
Bell – a star of Frozen and therefore an actual Disney princess, no less – says that she encourages her daughters Lincoln and Delta (five and three, respectively) to question the morality underlying the fairytale stories she reads to them. Particularly, she asks her girls to challenge some of the behaviours in the stories, with 1937 fairytale ‘Snow White’ being one example.
“I glance away from the book and see their brains working while we're all cuddled up like meerkats,” the 38 year old star told Parents.com in a new interview. “Every time we close ‘Snow White’ I look at my girls and ask, 'Don't you think it's weird that Snow White didn't ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?'”
Continue reading: Kristen Bell Calls Out 'Snow White' For Portrayal Of Consent
The 2018 show saw winners including 'Three Billboards', 'Veep' and 'Big Little Lies'.
Another Screen Actors Guild Awards show has come and gone and with it comes some well deserved winners, an outstanding first ever host and a few brilliantly heartwarming moments. Much like the Golden Globes, it was a very much a #MeToo centred event once again.
Kristen Bell at the 2018 SAG Awards
The big winner in the motion picture categories was, of course, 'Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri' which took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast with Frances McDormand landing the Lead Actress prize and Sam Rockwell getting Outstanding Supporting Actor.
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Everyone's back from last year's undemanding adult comedy, plus some starry new cast members, for a holiday romp that once again provides a few solid laughs. Alas, it's also just as unambitious, never pushing its characters very far or coming up with anything terribly original. But filmmakers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore know that sometimes audiences just want dumb entertainment.
In the week before Christmas, Amy (Mila Kunis) has reached breaking point with all of her motherly responsibilities. So she's delighted that her boyfriend (Jay Hernandez) and kids just want to have a mellow holiday. Then her hyper-demanding mother (Christine Baranski) arrives with enormous plans that Amy's meek dad (Peter Gallagher) quietly goes along with. So Amy turns to her best friends Kiki and Carla (Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) for help. And they've also been invaded: Kiki's far-too-involved mother (Cheryl Hines) arrives for three weeks, while Carla's biker-chick mom (Susan Sarandon) is a gambling addict in need of cash. So Amy, Kiki and Carla team up to take back control of Christmas.
Continue reading: A Bad Moms Christmas Review
Dave Grohl's best musical collaboration yet.
Who said Disney and heavy metal are mutually exclusive? Kristen Bell got the opportunity of a lifetime when 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' guest host Dave Grohl asked to jam with her on the show for the Halloween special, just because his kids are big fans of her movie 'Frozen'.
Kristen Bell at Bad Moms Christmas premiere
With Kristen dressed as Tom Selleck's Magnum P.I. and Dave Grohl as an all too convincing David Letterman for Halloween, they decided to use their meeting to do a once in a lifetime jam. Needless to say, the 37-year-old actress was only too enthusiastic to rock out with the Foo Fighters legend.
She works out whenever she gets a moment.
Everyone knows that health and fitness is extremely important, so Kristen Bell wants to make sure her children know that by being the perfect role model for taking regular exercise because she knows they'll copy everything she does. But does she take it a step too far?
Kristen Bell at NBC Universal Upfront Event
Of course, it's not unusual for a Hollywood star to take their health and fitness seriously for the sake of maintaining their bodies, but 37-year-old Kristen says it's more about her own mental health, and that of her children's, than anything else. She tries not to think about it as a physical appearance thing.
Continue reading: How Kristen Bell Encourages Her Kids To Stay Fit
Tommu Wiseau is an ever secretive and Louisiana-born filmmaker who directed, wrote and starred in the 2003 romantic drama 'The Room' with Greg Sestero. It's a movie that has become a cult hit among film-lovers for all the wrong reasons, as it's considered to be one of the worst films ever made.
It follows the love triangle between banker named Johnny (Tommy's character), his lying wife Lisa ( protrayed by Juliette Danielle) and his best friend Mark (who is played by Greg Sestero). Amongst the random subplots that seemingly have no relation to the plot itself, we see Johnny struggling to quash Lisa's stories that she is the victim of domestic abuse.
James Franco stars as the filmmaker while his brother Dave Franco plays Greg Sestero in 'The Disaster Artist'; a comedic retelling of Sestero's 2013 memoir and a look at the making of this iconic flick. Amusingly Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero also star in this new movie - though they portray characters Henry and the casting agent respectively. Plus, Sestero previously claimed that Wiseau would only agree to this adaptation if he would be played by either James Franco or Johnny Depp.
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It is not as bad as it seems according to the comedy actress.
It's normal to feel a degree of sadness for your favourite celebrity couples when they break up, but Kristen Bell takes another view on separation altogether. She thinks it's not about the reasons people split, it's about the memories of the wonderful years they've had together.
Kristen Bell at NBC Universal Upfront event
When Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced that they were legally separating after eight years of marriage, our jaws hit the ground. They just seemed so perfect together, but according to Kristen Bell, that's exactly the reason why we shouldn't feel so heartbroken for the pair.
Anna and Elsa weren't always going to be royal sisters...
It's hard to come to terms with the fact that Disney's 'Frozen' will be turning four years old this year. Topping 2013's highest-grossing movies ahead of Marvel juggernaut 'Iron Man 3', it's fair to say that the film had a huge cultural impact, and one whose ramifications can still be felt today.
Elsa was originally a pure evil villain in 'Frozen'
Telling the story of royal sisters Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) - the latter of whom was cursed with icy powers - the tale is a heartwarming one that touches on many important and delicate topics, set against the gorgeous backdrop of the kingdom of Arendelle. Infusing music throughout, the movie is an uplifting and infectious affair.
Continue reading: 'Frozen' Producer Reveals Film's Original, Darker Ending
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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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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Date of birth
4th July, 1980
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