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Kristen Bell

 
Birth Place:
Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA
Bio:
Kristen graduated from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied musical theater. She made her Broadway debut in 2001, originating the role of Becky Thatcher in the short-lived "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." In 2002, she was in the revival of Arthur Miller's "The ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Huntington Woods, Michigan, USA

Bio:
Kristen graduated from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied musical theater. She made her Broadway debut in 2001, originating the role of Becky Thatcher in the short-lived "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." In 2002, she was in the revival of Arthur Miller's "The ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Fredrika Armfeldt
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Susanna Walcott
Mary Warren (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2001
Mary
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2001
Becky Thatcher

Kristen Bell Biography

Kristen graduated from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied musical theater. She made her Broadway debut in 2001, originating the role of Becky Thatcher in the short-lived "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." In 2002, she was in the revival of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" on Broadway, starring Laura Linney and Liam Neeson.

In 2008, she had her breakout starring film role as the title character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Other notable film roles include: Couples Retreat (2009), When in Rome (2010), You Again (2010), The Boss (2016), Bad Moms (2016), and A Bad Moms Christmas (2017).

In 2013, Bell voiced the main character, Princess Anna of Arendelle, in the Walt Disney Pictures animated movie, Frozen. She performed the songs: 'For the First Time in Forever', 'Love is an Open Door', 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman', and 'For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)'.

Bell starred as Jeannie van der Hooven in the Showtime comedy series House of Lies. She also starred as Eleanor Shellstrop in the acclaimed NBC comedy series The Good Place, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.




Kristen Bell News

Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Presents December Films Photo Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Presents December Films
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

The SHU Community Theatre presents a month of film programming in December. This month's highlights include sing-along screenings of Disney's Frozen and Frozen II on Dec. 30, and a Q&A with the filmmaker of Santaman, after the Dec. 18, screening of the new holiday film.

Photos: Ben Platt, Kristen Bell & More on THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING Red Carpe Photo Photos: Ben Platt, Kristen Bell & More on THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING Red Carpet
by Michael Major - Nov 17, 2022

The film follows struggling American siblings Alice (Bell) and Paul (Platt), who reluctantly agree to attend the wedding of their estranged, wealthy half-sister (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) in the English countryside alondside their mother, Donna (Allison Janney). Check out photos from the red carpet premiere now!

Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen & More Join NBC's BAKING IT Special Photo Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen & More Join NBC's BAKING IT Special
by Michael Major - Nov 15, 2022

Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell, Nicole Richie & JB Smoove are joining this friendly competition to “cele-bake” the holidays and raise some dough for their favorite charities. Maya and Amy will keep their friends on their toes with thrilling twists throughout the episode.

The Warner Will Screen FROZEN and CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS This Holiday Season Photo The Warner Will Screen FROZEN and CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS This Holiday Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

 Movies @ the Warner presents FROZEN, Thursday 11/17 at 7 pm in the Oneglia Auditorium. The Winter Films Series will resume in December with CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS, Thursday 12/8 at 7 pm in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.

Interview: Ben Platt & Kristen Bell Talk Working Together In THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT TH Photo Interview: Ben Platt & Kristen Bell Talk Working Together In THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING
by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2022

Ben Platt and Kristen Bell are teaming up in the new Prime Video original film, The People We Hate At the Wedding. BroadwayWorld caught up with Platt and Bell ahead of the film's premiere to discuss working on the film, what their go-to song to sing at a wedding would be, and more. Watch the new video interview now!

Rosario Dawson Reads for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline Online Photo Rosario Dawson Reads for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline Online
by Michael Major - Nov 7, 2022

Acclaimed actor, activist and philanthropist Rosario Dawson is the newest reader for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy program Storyline Online. Dawson reads her personal favorite Julius, the Baby of the World, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, and published by HarperCollins Publishers.

Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More
by Michael Major - Nov 5, 2022

From highly-anticipated new movie musicals like Disenchanted and Spirited, to the soundtrack for Netflix's upcoming Matilda the Musical movie soundtrack, November's new streaming releases will give Broadway fans entertained throughout the month. 

The Warner Will Screen EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and FROZEN This Month Photo The Warner Will Screen EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and FROZEN This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2022

Movies @ the Warner presents EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, Thursday, 11/10 at 7 pm in the Oneglia Auditorium. The following week, the Warner will show FROZEN, 11/17 at 7 pm.

Taylor Swift, Beyonce & More Nominated For 2022 People's Choice Awards - Full List of Photo Taylor Swift, Beyonce & More Nominated For 2022 People's Choice Awards - Full List of Nominations
by Michael Major - Oct 26, 2022

Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson will return to host the ceremony for the second consecutive year. Additionally, nominations for the 2022 PCAs were unveiled recognizing the biggest stars across all forms of entertainment, including Bad Bunny, Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Zendaya, Selena Gomez, Dwayne Johnson and more.

ABC Announces 2022 Holiday Programming Schedule Photo ABC Announces 2022 Holiday Programming Schedule
by Michael Major - Oct 24, 2022

Two dazzling specials featuring some of the biggest names in music will bring melodies in December: “A Very Backstreet Christmas” celebrates the holidays with The Backstreet Boys, and “Finding Harmony” is an uplifting story featuring EGOT winner John Legend and David Brown, founder of the Columbus-based Harmony Project in Ohio.

Kristen Bell Videos

Interview: Ben Platt & Kristen Bell Talk Working Together In THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT TH Videoplay
Interview: Ben Platt & Kristen Bell Talk Working Together In THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING

by Michael Major - Nov 11, 2022

Ben Platt and Kristen Bell are teaming up in the new Prime Video original film, The People We Hate At the Wedding. BroadwayWorld caught up with Platt and Bell ahead of the film's premiere to discuss working on the film, what their go-to song to sing at a wedding would be, and more. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: Ben Platt & Kristen Bell Star in THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Ben Platt & Kristen Bell Star in THE PEOPLE WE HATE AT THE WEDDING Trailer

by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2022

The film follows struggling American siblings Alice (Kristen Bell) and Paul (Ben Platt), who reluctantly agree to attend the wedding of their estranged, wealthy half-sister (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) in the English countryside alondside their mother, Donna (Allison Janney). Watch the new video trailer now!

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Inducted as a Disney Legend at the D23 Expo Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel Inducted as a Disney Legend at the D23 Expo

by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022

This year’s honorees include Frozen stars Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell. Plus, Chadwick Boseman, Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, and more. Watch a video clip from Menzel's acceptance speech as she sings 'When You Wish Upon A Star' from Pinocchio.

Interview: Emmy Raver-Lampman & Josh Gad Tease Musical Moments in CENTRAL PARK Season Videoplay
Interview: Emmy Raver-Lampman & Josh Gad Tease Musical Moments in CENTRAL PARK Season Three

by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022

The hit animated musical series Central Park is back with its third season! BroadwayWorld caught up with stars Emmy Raver-Lampman and Josh Gad, who teased what to expect from the new season and what musical numbers they are most excited for audiences to see. Watch the new video interview now!

VIDEO: Apple TV+ Debuts CENTRAL PARK Season Three Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: Apple TV+ Debuts CENTRAL PARK Season Three Trailer

by Michael Major - Aug 24, 2022

“Central Park” stars a renowned voice cast that includes Gad, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Emmy Raver-Lampman, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, Sam Richardson, Ben Schwartz, Jack McBrayer, Amber Ruffin, Yvette Nicole Brown, Craig Robinson, Tim Meadows, David Alan Grier and more. Watch the new video trailer now!

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Zachary Noah Piser and Jessica Phillips Take Part in Mental Videoplay
VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Zachary Noah Piser and Jessica Phillips Take Part in Mental Health Awareness Campaign

by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Today, the Child Mind Institute launched Dare to Share — a powerful mental health awareness campaign to reduce stigma and normalize conversations about emotional, social, and psychological wellbeing among youth. The campaign launched in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month.

VIDEO: Watch Kristen Bell Voice Marge in a Song from the New SIMPSONS Musical Episode Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Kristen Bell Voice Marge in a Song from the New SIMPSONS Musical Episode

by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2021

On Sunday's musical season 33 premiere episode of The Simpsons, Broadway alum Sara Chase voiced the role of Sasha Reed, Marge's high school theatre rival. Watch Marge confront Sasha in this new musical clip from the episode!

BWW Exclusive: Watch THE SIMPSONS Go Broadway in a Clip From the Upcoming Musical Epi Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Watch THE SIMPSONS Go Broadway in a Clip From the Upcoming Musical Episode

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 23, 2021

Broadway alum Sara Chase voices the role of Sasha, performing a musical number in which she references Broadway favorites such as Stephen Sondheim, Sutton Foster, Patti LuPone, and more! Learn about the episode and watch a clip from the episode.

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BRO Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs 'Rain' on ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY

by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

NBC's special One Night Only: The Best of Broadway premiered last night, December 10 at 8pm ET. Cast members from Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill, Chicago, Ain't Too Proud, Jersey Boys, Rent, and more performed at the event. The cast of Ain't Too Proud performed 'Rain' which can be watched here!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY, Featuring MEAN GIR Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE BEST OF BROADWAY, Featuring MEAN GIRLS, AIN'T TOO PROUD, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, and More!

by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2020

Tony Award-nominated Tina Fey ('Mean Girls') is set to host 'One Night Only: The Best of Broadway,' an unforgettable night of music celebrating the incredible and resilient Broadway community and featuring songs from the Great Bright Way's top productions.


Kristen Bell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Kristen Bell been in?
Kristen Bell has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Kristen Bell been in?
Kristen Bell has not appeared in the West End