In the course of her career, Kristen Bell has racked up an astounding number of acting credits, making her one of the most famous faces in the entertainment industry. Kristen Bell is perhaps most recognized for her appearances in a number of movies and television shows at this point in her career, despite the fact that she began her career on Broadway.
In the Beginning
Kristen Anne Bell’s birthday is July 18th, and she was born in a suburb of Detroit in 1980. Due to the fact that her father was employed in the entertainment industry as a television news director in Las Vegas, her family had some connection to the business. Her mother worked in the medical field. When Bell was just two years old, her parents divorced and took her with them.
She has a number of half-siblings as a result of the fact that both of her parents have remarried.
Shrine Catholic School was Bell’s high school of choice for her education, and she graduated from there in 1998. Bell did not attend a public high school for her secondary education.
During her stay at this prestigious private school, Kristen Bell discovered her passion for acting and drama, and she went on to take part in a number of the institution’s stage productions, frequently assuming the role of the protagonist. After receiving her high school diploma, she followed her interest in theater to New York City, where she enrolled in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and majored in musical theater.
The chance of a lifetime presented itself to Kristen Bell during her senior year at New York University, but she turned it down because she wanted to pursue a career in acting instead. Her acting career got off to a roaring start when she was chosen for the role of Becky Thatcher in the Broadway production of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Even though she had been trying out for roles since she was 13, her Broadway performance appears to have been the turning point in her career. Soon after that, she was offered a part in the film Pootie Tang, which she accepted.
After performing in one more Broadway performance, she relocated to Los Angeles and quickly became a guest star on a number of different television shows following her transfer. Early on in her career, despite the fact that Kristen Bell was booking roles, she had a hard time securing recurrent parts.
After starring alongside Val Kilmer in the film Spartan, in which she played the role of the president’s kidnapped daughter, Kristen Bell gained global recognition. When Veronica Mars premiered in 2004, it was the year that would prove to be a huge turning point in Bell’s career, as she finally landed the recurring part that she had been yearning for since the show’s inception.
The performance that Bell gave received immediate and widespread appreciation from film critics, and as a direct result of this, she was immediately cast in more film parts.
Despite the fact that Veronica Mars was ultimately canceled, Kristen Bell was able to make a very seamless shift to other parts, both on television and in the film industry. She had previously voiced her enthusiasm for the series Heroes, where she debuted in her first major role on the Veronica Mars television show.
Additionally, she was offered and accepted a part on Gossip Girl as the show’s narrator, and she made her on-screen debut in the series’ finale. Aside from that, she had roles in the movies “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Fanboys” during this time period.
She also began working in the video game industry, providing voice acting and motion-capture performance for a number of titles in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. When she worked on the animated series Astro Boy, she once again received credit for her voice acting. side from those roles, she also had parts in the films Scream 4 and Burlesque at this time. In 2013, she was cast in what many consider to be the most significant voice acting part she has ever had in the animated picture Frozen.
Bell continued to gain gigs in voice acting productions, and she was also included in the animated film Zootopia as the Sloth character. Additional parts include those in the film Ralph Breaks the Internet and the sequel to the Frozen franchise. Even though it seems that voice acting has become more of a focus for Bell in the later phases of her career, she still continues to take on roles that are more traditional for actors.
In 2018, Veronica Mars was renewed for a fourth season, and star Kristen Bell was confirmed to reprise her role as the show’s protagonist. In addition, she has a role in the comedic series CHiPs.
Despite the fact that she had been in a relationship with Kevin Mann since 2002, Kristen Bell decided to end their engagement. Before they called off their engagement, the pair had been together for a good number of years. During the same year, Kristen Bell started a love involvement with actor Dax Shepard, who was also originally from the metropolitan area surrounding Detroit.
The couple went on to star together in a number of films together, some of which include CHiPs, When in Rome, and Hit & Run. Even though they announced their engagement in 2010, they did not get married until the following year (2013). The happy couple is parents to two little girls.
Since she was 11 years old, Kristen Bell has followed a vegetarian diet, and she later transitioned to a vegan diet. She and her husband both switched to become vegan after watching a documentary, and Bell is highly involved in the animal rights sector. She is an animal lover and contributes to the funding of a variety of organizations that help animals.
In addition to her career as an actress, Kristen Bell has also recently become involved in a variety of business endeavors. As part of her commitment to a vegan way of life, she and her husband have developed a range of plant-based infant care items under the brand name Hello Bello. These goods are not only inexpensive but also friendly to the environment, and beginning in 2019, they can be purchased at any Walmart shop.
Both Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are involved in other aspects of the real estate sector, including the ownership of at least two residential apartment buildings in the Los Angeles area. The pair gained national attention during the outbreak of the 2020 coronavirus when they made public statements stating that they would not accept rent checks during the month of April. In doing so, they provided their renters with some financial respite during economically difficult times.
American actress, dancer, singer, and film producer Kristen Bell has a combined net worth of $40 million dollars with her husband, actor and podcaster Dax Shepard, whom she has been married to since 2013. Bell’s many talents include acting, singing, dancing, and producing films.