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Catherine Bell Biography

Birth Name:
Catherine Lisa Bell
Birth Place:
London, England

Fast Facts

  • 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