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Lake Bell Biography

Birth Name:
Lake C. Siegel Bell
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • While training in London, she learned stage techniques using swords and daggers
  • That earned her certification from the British Academy of Dramatic Combat
  • Her series Surface filmed many scenes in the water, but she admitted in interviews that she has a phobia of the ocean
  • Was only supposed to appear in the pilot of How to Make It in America, but then was asked to become a regular
  • Had to drop out of Scream 4 because of scheduling conflicts
  • Interests include painting; drawing; and studying foreign languages and dialects
  • Is an animal-rights activist and a vegan


  • 2014Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Screenplay: nominated
  • 2013Sundance Film Festival-Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic: winner
  • 2013Detroit Film Critics Society-Breakthrough Artist: nominated


  • Luke Siegel -- Brother
  • Nova -- Daughter
  • Scott Campbell -- Husband
  • Robin Bell Schafer -- Mother