Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. In 2004, she had a supporting role in the film Spartan and received praise for her first leading performance in Gracie’s Choice. She began her acting career by starring in stage productions and attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and starred in the Broadway revival of The Crucible the following year.
She reprised the eponymous role in the 2014 film continuation of the series. Bell gained critical acclaim for her first major role as the title character in the teen noir drama television series Veronica Mars (2004-2007). Her performance was lauded by critics and audiences; and she received two nominations for the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and was awarded aSaturn Award for Best Actress on Television.
Bell married her partner of six years, Dax Shepard, in 2013, with whom she has two daughters.