Though she played a true-blue American Marine lawyer on CBS's J.A.G., Catherine Bell is actually London-born. When her parents, Peter, an architect, and Mina, a nurse, divorced when Catherine was a toddler, she and her mother settled in Los Angeles, California.
A self-described "geek," Bell thrived in math and
(2007) Catherine Bell starred with Mark Humphrey in a television movie for the Lifetime MovieNetwork called Still Small Voices.
Catherine Bell also appeared in"Evan Almighty," the sequel to "Bruce Almighty."
Correctly predicted the winner and final score of Super Bowl XXXVI, in a survey of 70 celebrities who had nothing to do with football conducted by The Sporting News. Specifically, she correctly predicted that the New England Patriots would beat the St. Louis Rams by a score of 20-17. (She is incorrectly rumored to have made this prediction before the season began; in fact, she made it after after both teams had already won their respective conference championships.).
In 2006, she was nominated in Saturn Award of Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for Best Supporting Actress on Television (The Triangle).
Catherine appeared on Hollywood Squares on September 24, 2001.
Catherine has a tattoo of a heart on her right ankle with the word "love" in it.
Catherine has posed for both Stuff Magazine and FHM Magazine.
Catherine is Iranian on her mother's side. In certain episodes of JAG, she makes references to her grandmother speaking Farsi.
Catherine signed on for a supporting role in the second half of the first season of "Threshold" and shot one episode before the show was canceled.
Catherine is physically fit and loves all sports, particularly kick-boxing, skiing, and snowboarding.
Catherine gave birth to a daughter, Gemma, on 16 April 2003.
Voted #38 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2002. She was previously #84 in 2001.
Named #75 on the Maxim magazine "Hot 100 of 2005" list.
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m).
Although uncredited, Catherine played Isabella Rosselini's body double in the nude scene in the movie Death Becomes Her.
Was a contestant on "The Match Game" (1990) and introduced herself as Cathy Bell, a massage therapist. She won $900, but didn't make it to the final Super Match round.
When she was in her 20s, she had thyroid cancer and had to have her thyroid removed. She doesn't cover the scar on her throat because she thinks it's kind of cool.
Catherine and her husband, Adam, own many motorcycles and love to ride them.
(on choosing her daughter's name)
Catherine: My husband and I were in Italy when we were trying to get pregnant and fell in love with the country. When we looked through name books, we focused on the Italian section. We found Gemma, which is unusual, Italian, and strong.
Catherine: I had a great mom so I wanted to be one, too, but I wasn't mentally or emotionally ready until I was in my 30s. I had a career I was working hard to establish, and I needed to feel on firm ground there first.
Catherine: Right now, I'm taking thyme, oregano, and grapefruit seed oil drops mixed together in a glass of juice. According to my nutritionist, the combination of those herbs eliminates extremely resistant strains of bacteria in your system that antibiotics can't destroy.
Catherine: It's hard to get myself to workout, but [wakeboarding] is so much fun I don't mind. [Plus] it works every muscle in your body: your lats, your arms, you butt, all the way down. You're pulling against a 3,000-pound boat. Guys think it's cool that I can do it. I get close to them, spray their boats and show off a little.
Catherine: I was a tomboy...still am - I love cars, motorcycles, extreme sports.
Catherine: I love to paint - though my favorite kind of painting these days is with my daughter on her little plastic easel.
Catherine: I want to learn to fly helicopters and planes one day!
(Describing her overnight fame in "JAG")
Catherine: ... as this huge, life-changing moment... going from zero to 90 in two seconds!