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  • Moved from London to Los Angeles with her family at the age of 3.
  • Studied biomedical engineering at UCLA before leaving to model in Japan.
  • Was Isabella Rossellini's body double for 1992's Death Becomes Her. Bell met her future husband, Adam Beason, on the film's set.
  • Appeared on JAG's first-season finale as Lt. Diane Schonke, who was murdered. Ten months later, she reappeared on the series as regular character Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie.
  • Beat thyroid cancer in her 20s and later served as a spokesperson for the Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association (ThyCa).
  • Fluent in Farsi.
  • Actively supports a number of Scientology-affiliated nonprofits, including Criminon; the Foundation for a Drug-Free World; the Citizens Commission on Human Rights; and the Way to Happiness Foundation.


  • Ronan Bell Beason — Son
  • Peter Bell — Father
  • Adam Beason — Husband (separated)
  • Gemma Beason — Daughter
  • Mina Bell — Mother


  • Attended University of California, Los Angeles, CA

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  • Birth Name: Catherine Lisa Bell
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Birthday: August 14, 1968, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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