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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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A Bad Moms Christmas Review

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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.

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Enter Snowman: Kristen Bell And Dave Grohl's Unexpected Frozen-Metallica Medley


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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'.

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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.

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How Kristen Bell Encourages Her Kids To Stay Fit


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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?

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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.

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The Disaster Artist Trailer


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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Kristen Bell Thinks Some People Have A Lot To Understand About Separation


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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. 

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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. 

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Kristen Bell seen at the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront event held at the Radio City Music Hall - Rockefeller Center, Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 15th May 2017

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'Frozen' Producer Reveals Film's Original, Darker Ending


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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'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.

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Kristen Bell at the film premiere of Chips - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 21st March 2017

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Kristen Bell at NBC/Universal TV Emmy Kick Off Luncheon - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 6th March 2017

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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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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

Date of birth

4th July, 1980

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Kristen Bell Movies

A Bad Moms Christmas Movie Review

A Bad Moms Christmas Movie Review

Everyone's back from last year's undemanding adult comedy, plus some starry new cast members, for...

The Disaster Artist Trailer

The Disaster Artist Trailer

Tommu Wiseau is an ever secretive and Louisiana-born filmmaker who directed, wrote and starred in...

Chips Movie Review

Chips Movie Review

It's clear from the very start that this movie has little to do with the...

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...

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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...

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...

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