Kristen Bell





Detroit, Michigan, USA

Birth Name

Kristen Anne Bell




This petite actress is, like her Veronica Mars character, is cute as a bug and sharp as a tack. Bell played Veronica in the eponymous series about a teen private investigator for four seasons starting in 2004.
Kristen grew up in Huntington Woods, a suburb of Detroit. She has two sisters, Sara and Jody, and is of Irish and Polish ancestry. At age 11, she won her first audition and played a banana and a tree in a community theater production of Raggedy Ann and Andy.
Kristen attended Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan, where she starred as Dorothy in a production of The Wizard of Oz in 1997. She had supporting roles in Fiddler on the Roof (1995), Lady Be Good (1996) and Li'l Abner (1998).
Kristen studied musical theater at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Kristen made her Broadway debut in 2001 as the original Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In 2002, she played opposite heavyweights Laura Linney and Liam Neeson as Susanna Walcott in the Broadway revival of the late Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
She has appeared Off-Broadway in Reefer Madness and also in productions of Hair, The Wizard of Oz and The Miracle Worker.
She delivered a sly performance in Showtime's Reefer Madness in 2005. Two big film credits include playing Sarah Marshall in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) and Nikki in Burlesque (2010)
Kristen currently narrates as title character in the CW series Gossip Girl In 2009, she starred in the comedies Serious Moonlight and Couples Retreat. She also starred in When in Rome, which was released in 2010. Bell recently joined Scream 4, which will be released on April 15, 2011. She is also involved inEverbody Loves Whales and Dance of the Mirlitons. She ha been a vegetarian since age 11 and is now involved with PETA and ASPCA. In 2007, she broke up with her fiance, Kevin Mann and went onto date Dax Shepard. They have since become engaged and live happily with their dogs in Los Angeles.
She return to the role that made her famous of Veronica Mars, in the movie Veronica Mars (2014), that has been released 7 years after the TV series with the same ended.