Remember the overworked mum named Kiki in the box office blockbuster film Bad Moms which grossed $183.9 million? Of course, if you watched the film you will know that Kristen Bell seems to completely be in control of her performance. The talented American actress is so nimble and smart, exactly what we saw through her performance in the film.
With $20 million net worth, her career which spans over two decades has been worth it. And, the star is not even ready to lose her footing in the movie industry any time soon; if anything, she is making feasible plans to debut her directorial career. Here’s how she has been able to build her empire over the years.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Kristen was born on July 18, 1980, to Christian parents Lorelei and Tom Bell although she hardly talks about her religion now. She grew up in Huntington Woods, Michigan, Detroit where she was born. Her mom is a registered nurse while her father works as a TV news director for CBS Television in Sacramento. Her father Tom who doubles as an actor is of German, Scottish, and Irish descent.
Sadly, Kristen Bell’s parents divorced when she was two years old and both remarried to new lovers. Her father’s second marriage gave Kristen two step-sisters. Similarly, her Polish mother’s second marriage produced two half-sisters and two half-brothers for her.
Due to her Christian background, Kristen attended Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak after spending one year in a public school. While in the school, she was exposed to drama and music. For her outstanding talent, she was given a role as Dorothy Gale in the school’s production of The Wizard of Oz. Bell also appeared in productions like Fiddler on the Roof, Lady, and Be Good (1996). In her year of graduation which was 2008, she played in the school’s Li’l Abner and was named the yearbook’s Best Looking Girl by senior class vote.
The actress was bright enough to relocate to New York City immediately after high school to further hone her theatrical skills at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She started out her career in 1992 and made her film debut in Pootie Tang which was not aired. In 2002, she made another move to L.A and appeared in a few successful stints with very high ratings. The year 2004 brought the actress her first break role in the TV series titled Veronica Mars.
The show which had 64 episodes brought her to the spotlight. For that role, in 2006, the actress was bestowed with a prestigious prize – the Saturn Award as The Best Actress on Television. It also opened up doors to more roles such as the remake of the Japanese horror film Kairo, which raked a whopping US$27.9 million worldwide. More of her blazing roles include such films as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Big Miracle, Bad Moms, Get him to the Greek, and Couples Retreat. Kristen Bell has over a hundred credits in film, TV, and Vidoe game. She has also done some voicing projects in animations and video games with one remarkable instance being the voice of Anna in Frozen. Additionally, Lady Bell has featured in several amazing commercials; the one she did for Samsung Galaxy Tab S gained millions of views on Youtube.
Kristen Bell’s Husband, Kids, and Family
Kristen Bell left her fiance of five years, Kevin Mann – a producer, and found herself another good-looking celebrity, Dax Shephard. She and Dax started dating in 2007 and spent a few years together before they decided to get engaged. Even though she is straight sexually, she and her husband decided to wait for the state of Califonia to legalize same-sex marriage before their wedding. As such, when it was announced in 2013 that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act had been struck down, Bell through her Twitter account asked Shepherd to marry her. He accepted and they wedded at Beverly Hills County Clerk’s office on October 17, the same year.
The two have two daughters, Lincoln Bell Shepherd and Delta Bell Shepherd born on March 2013 and December 2014 respectively. Kristen credits her successful relationship to open and honest dialogue, she believes happily ever after is for her.
Dax Shepherd is from Detroit as well. He is an actor, writer, comedian, and director. He is famous for his work in the feature films Without a Paddle. Dax and Kristen have done some projects together including starring in 2010 film When in Rome, Hit and Run (2012) and CHiPs (2017).
How Tall Is Kristen Bell?
Kristen Bell has a perfect body frame that measures 32-24-34 inches for bust, waist, and hips. The stunner stands at a height of 155 cm (5 ft 1 in) and weighs only 48 kg (106 lb). Her unique blue eyes add to her charm.