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Kristen Bell to star in Showtime pilot

Kristen Bell to star in Showtime pilot

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kristen Bell has joined the cast of the half-hour comedy pilot "House of Lies," starring Don Cheadle, Showtime announced.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard get engaged

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard get engaged

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Kristen Bell's publicist has confirmed the U.S. actress is engaged to marry her longtime beau, actor Dax Shepard.
Kimmel to celebrate 8th season of 'Live'

Kimmel to celebrate 8th season of 'Live'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Jimmy Kimmel plans to celebrate the eighth season of his U.S. chat show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" with a special on-air celebration, ABC said.
Stars line up for Grammy appearances

Stars line up for Grammy appearances

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers and Ringo Starr are to be presenters at the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said.
'Moonlight' to get December release

'Moonlight' to get December release

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- The Wagner/Cuban Companies' Magnolia Pictures said Tuesday it has acquired the North American rights to the film "Serious Moonlight."
Kristen Bell cast in 'You Again'

Kristen Bell cast in 'You Again'

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Kristen Bell has been cast in the big-screen comedy "You Again," which is slated to begin shooting in Los Angeles this summer.
Thomas working on 'Veronica Mars' movie

Thomas working on 'Veronica Mars' movie

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. writer-producer Rob Thomas says he is working on a big-screen follow-up to his critically acclaimed, now-defunct TV series "Veronica Mars."

Weitz may direct 'Twilight' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chris Weitz, who directed "The Golden Compass," is negotiating to direct the cinematic sequel to "Twilight," industry sources say.
Kiedis, Lewis named sexiest vegetarians

Kiedis, Lewis named sexiest vegetarians

NORFOLK, Va., June 18 (UPI) -- Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and British singer Leona Lewis have been voted the "World's Sexiest Vegetarians" in a new poll.
Amy Poehler pregnant -- for real

Amy Poehler pregnant -- for real

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Amy Poehler, the "Saturday Night Live" star who plays a pregnancy surrogate in the U.S. box-office hit "Baby Mama," Monday announced her real-life pregnancy.

Kristen Bell lobbied for 'Gossip' job

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Kristen Bell said she had no qualms about asking The CW for another job shortly after the network canceled her series "Veronica Mars."
Apatow, Segel to reunite for 'Engagement'

Apatow, Segel to reunite for 'Engagement'

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jason Segel reportedly is to star in the big-screen comedy "Five-Year Engagement," which he co-wrote with writer-director Nick Stoller.

Kristen Bell, boyfriend break up

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Kristen Bell and her boyfriend Kevin Mann have broken up, People.com reported Wednesday.

'Veronica Mars' star lands on 'Heroes'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress and former “Veronica Mars” star Kristen Bell is set to appear on the NBC drama, “Heroes,” next season, Variety.com said Monday.

JarJar has cameo in new comedy 'Fanboys'

CHICAGO, June 12 (UPI) -- The star of the Weinstein Co. comedy "Fanboys," Sam Huntington, warns that "Star Wars" computer character Jar Jar Binks will make an appearance in the film.
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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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