Kristen Bell is an American actress who began her career at school and for a long time only played in the theater, getting supporting roles. However, once in the movies, Kristen quickly established herself as a very talented artist. Today, she is an extremely sought-after actress, acting in films and TV shows.
In the middle of summer - July 18 - in 1980, Kristen Ann Bell was born. A girl was born in a suburb of Detroit, which is called Huntington Woods. This place is located in Oakland, Michigan, USA. The future famous American actress was the only and long-awaited, beloved child in her family. Her father worked in television, was the editor of a news program. Mom worked as a medical assistant. Unfortunately, Kristen Bell's parents split up, filing for divorce when the girls were only a couple of years old. The father later remarried, thanks to which Kristen had half-sisters. In childhood and adolescence, Kristen Bell lived with her mother.
Biography of actress Kristen Bell: childhood and the beginning of the creative path
Kristen grew up as a very active and restless child. She showed a certain craving for the sport, which could be due to the fact that hockey was very popular in her hometown. In view of this, in childhood, Kristen Bell went to the sports section, where she was among the women's hockey team. However, the fracture of the wrist forced her at first to give up sports for a while, and then the girl turned all her attention to art, losing interest in the puck, stick and ice.
Fun fact: Kristen Bell hated her name for a long time. She dreamed of changing him as soon as she grew up, but after overcoming adolescence, she refused this venture. During her school years, the mother managed to persuade the girl to respond at least to the name of Ann, although Kristen herself liked the version of the address “Annie” more. So the future American film and television star was called not only at home, but also in school.
While receiving school education, Kristen Bell became very interested in vocals, began taking dance lessons and enrolled in a school theater group. The teachers noted that the girl had an innate talent for art and creativity. In the acting school studio, she was immediately singled out, even though Kristen's first roles were inanimate objects in the face of a tree and a banana. Over time, the young talent began to actively participate in various productions.
Kristen Bell did not finish her basic education in an ordinary school. Thanks to her acting talent, the girl was readily accepted into high school at a specialized educational institution in the city of Royal Oak. This school was famous not only for its theatrical and musical bias, but also for being Catholic. However, Kristen herself was not at all embarrassed by this.
The main success at school and among fans of amateur theatrical performances was received by the play "The Wizard of Oz". In it, Kristen Bell got the main role of the girl Dorothy.
Another curious fact from the biography of the actress: she graduated from high school in 1998, while receiving the title of "Most Beautiful Graduate".
Kristen Bell received her higher education at the Tisch School, attached to New York University. There she studied music and theater.
Career and creativity Kristen Bell
Despite her natural talent, education and good experience, Kristen Bell initially played only minor roles in theaters. She continued to dream of fame and success, she really wanted to get into the cinema.
In 2000, Kristen Bell was first called to film a movie. She got a role in the film "Polish Wedding". However, this film went almost unnoticed, critics and the public did not pay much attention to it.
The first experience in cinema became a kind of springboard for Kristen Bell. Gradually, they began to call her on television to participate in various shows. She starred in serials, but again was only on the sidelines. In the theater, more attention was paid to her during this period, because Kristen was able to get a role in the play "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", which was recognized as successful.
In 2004, according to the results of the casting, Kristen Bell was approved for the role of a girl named Veronica and was cast in the series "Veronica Mars". It was this series that made Kristen Bell famous. After the start of the show on the screens, the young actress was invited to various serials and films, and, as a rule, she was offered leading, leading roles.
Among the successful and high-grossing films, in which the young American actress took part, are the horror "Pulse", which was released in 2006, the comedy "50 Tablets", "The Formula of Love for Prisoners of Marriage", "In Flight" (released in 2008 year), "This is a divorce!" (the comedy film premiered in 2009).
In addition to full-length films, Kristen Bell began to actively appear in serials. For example, she can be seen in the teenage television series "Gossip Girl" and in the series "Heroes". For five seasons in a row, Kristen played in the TV series "Resident Lies".
In 2010, the full-length film Once Upon a Time in Rome with the participation of the American actress Kristen Bell was released on the world screens. This movie was very well received by the public, critics spoke of it extremely positively. As a result, this film became another very successful project in Kristen's filmography.
2014 was marked by the fact that a film was shot as a sequel to the television series "Veronica Mars", in which Kristen returned to her role, thus delighting fans of the TV show.
In 2016, the film "Very Bad Moms" was released. By this time, Kristen Bell had established herself not only as a sought-after and talented artist, but also as an actress in the comedy genre. This film was a great success, because in 2017 the second part was released.
Kristen Bell's career in films and TV shows continues to develop rapidly. The American actress still receives a lot of offers from directors and producers, you can find out about all her new projects, as well as about how she lives now, from social networks. It should be said that Kristen is additionally engaged in the voice acting of animated films. For example, she worked on the cartoons "Frozen", "Teen Titans, Go!", "Zootopia".
Personal life of the actress
For a long time, the American artist was in a relationship with a film producer named Kevin Mann. The couple was together for five whole years. However, this relationship did not lead to the wedding.
The next passion of Kristen Bell was the comedian Dax Shepard. After two years of a romantic relationship, Shepard made an offer to his chosen one, which Kristen willingly accepted, eventually becoming his wife. In this marriage, at the moment, two children have appeared: daughters Delta and Lincoln. Girls are just the same.