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Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and more pose naked for Allure

Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and more pose naked for Allure

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Minnie Driver and Nia Long bared all for Allure's annual nude shoot featured in the May issue of the magazine.
Veronica Linares
Maya Rudolph will return to NBC for her own variety show special

Maya Rudolph will return to NBC for her own variety show special

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Maya Rudolph will be joined by Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and others on her new variety show special, "The Maya Rudolph Show."
Annie Martin
Kristen Bell performs 'Do you want to build a snowman?'

Kristen Bell performs 'Do you want to build a snowman?'

LOS ANGELES, April 4 (UPI) -- Kristen Bell performs "Do you want to build a snowman?" live, in all 3 voices of Princess Anna from the movie "Frozen."
Aileen Graef
"Veronica Mars" creator: Logan and Veronica weren't supposed to end up together

"Veronica Mars" creator: Logan and Veronica weren't supposed to end up together

March 15 (UPI) -- Romantic relationship between Veronica Mars and Logan Echolls wasn't initially planned.
Danielle Haynes
2014 Kids' Choice Awards performers and presenters announced

2014 Kids' Choice Awards performers and presenters announced

March 13 (UPI) -- Performers and presenters have been announced for the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg on March 29.
Annie Martin
Warner Bros. releases 8-minute trailer for 'Veronica Mars'

Warner Bros. releases 8-minute trailer for 'Veronica Mars'

March 11 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. releases an eight-minute clip of the upcoming "Veronica Mars" movie in anticipation of the film's release this Friday.
Annie Martin
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard continue to speak out against paparazzi photos of kids

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard continue to speak out against paparazzi photos of kids

HOLLYWOOD, March 6 (UPI) -- Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard continue the dialogue on paparazzi pictures of kids in a heated interview on "Access Hollywood."
Annie Martin
Veronica Mars: First two minutes of movie released [VIDEO]

Veronica Mars: First two minutes of movie released [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- Opening sequence to "Veronica Mars" movie gives backstory from original television series.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
People magazine vows not to publish paparazzi photos of celebrity kids

People magazine vows not to publish paparazzi photos of celebrity kids

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- People mag joins Just Jared and Entertainment Tonight in enacting a "no-kids policy," with some exceptions.
Kate Stanton
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Showtime orders more 'Shamless,' 'House of Lies'

Showtime orders more 'Shamless,' 'House of Lies'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Showtime says new 12-episode seasons of its shows "Shameless" and "House of Lies" are to go in to production in Los Angeles later this year.
Eliza Coupe joins 'House of Lies' cast

Eliza Coupe joins 'House of Lies' cast

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Eliza Coupe has begun a multi-episode guest stint on the Los Angeles-set comedy series "House of Lies."
Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring cover Entertainment Weekly

Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring cover Entertainment Weekly

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Entertainment Weekly celebrates the upcoming "Veronica Mars" movie by putting the series' on-again-off-again couple on the cover.
Gabrielle Levy
Idina Menzel, 'Frozen' cast performs live [VIDEO]

Idina Menzel, 'Frozen' cast performs live [VIDEO]

BEL AIR, Calif., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Disney's "Frozen" is a bonafide hit, and the cast and creators celebrated passing the $900 million mark by putting on a live show of songs from the film.
Gabrielle Levy
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Actress Kristen Bell arrives at the 14th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California on January 8, 2009. (UPI photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American actress. Although her first film role was an uncredited appearance in Polish Wedding, Bell previously acted in stage and musical productions. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. After moving to Los Angeles, Bell landed various television guest appearances and small film parts before appearing in a lead role in the David Mamet film Spartan. She gained fame and critical praise as the title role on the critically acclaimed television series Veronica Mars from September 2004 to May 2007, a role that many critics and viewers felt should have garnered her an Emmy Award nomination.

During her time on Veronica Mars, Bell appeared as Mary Lane in the film Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, a reprise of the role she had played in the New York theatrical production of the musical on which the film was based. She also portrayed the lead role in Pulse, a remake of a J-Horror film. In 2007, she joined the cast of Heroes playing the character Elle Bishop, and Gossip Girl as the off-screen titular narrator. In 2008, she played the title character in the comedy movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall. She has since appeared in a number of comedy films, such as Fanboys, Couples Retreat, and When in Rome. Bell was also the voice of Cora in Astro Boy and is the voice and face of Lucy Stillman in the Assassin's Creed video game series. Bell has received a Satellite Award and Saturn Award, and has been nominated several times for Television Critics Association Awards and Teen Choice Awards.

Bell was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. She is the daughter of Tom Bell, the television news director for WOAI-TV in San Antonio, and Lorelei "Lori" Bell, a registered nurse. Bell is of Polish and Scottish descent. Her parents divorced when she was two years old, and she has two half sisters, Sara and Jody, from her father's second marriage. She has four step-siblings from her mother's second marriage to John Raymond Avedian, Laura, John, Matt Avedian, and Megan. Bell has strabismus, which affects her right eye. She inherited it from her mother, who had it corrected as a child. Bell claims that if she does not get enough sleep, it aggravates the ailment. She calls her right eye "Wonky".

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