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Kristen Bell Biography

Birth Name:
Kristen Anne Bell
Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Fast Facts

  • Made her Broadway debut in 2001 in a musical version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, playing Becky Thatcher
  • Cast in the off-Broadway show Reefer Madness in 2001, reprising the role for the film version in 2005
  • Made her small-screen debut in 2003 in the season premiere of The Shield, playing a gang member's girlfriend
  • Named by Jane magazine as one of the 11 People You'd Most Like to See Naked
  • Performed the theme song to Fame at the 2005 Emmy Awards
  • Did volunteer work at a hospital in Brazil, where she helped two women give birth
  • Owns three dogs that she rescued from animal shelters


  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2017People's Choice Awards-Favorite Actress in a New TV Series: winner