Kristen Bell is an American actress. Kristen Bell made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Kristen Bell gained fame as the title role on the critically acclaimed television series Veronica Mars from September 2004 to May 2007.
In 2007, Kristen Bell joined the cast of Heroes playing the character Elle Bishop, and Gossip Girl as the off-screen titular narrator. Kristen Bell has received a Satellite Award and Saturn Award, and has been nominated several times for Television Critics Association Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
She is the daughter of Tom Bell, the television news director for WOAI-TV in San Antonio, and Lorelei, a registered nurse. Kristen is of Polish and Scottish descent. Her parents divorced when she was two years old, and she has two half sisters, Sara and Jody, from her father`s second marriage. She has four step-siblings from her mother`s second marriage to
Kristen Bell attended Burton Elementary school in Huntington Woods. Just before her freshman year of high school Kristen changed schools, and so she started to attend Shrine Catholic High School in nearby Royal Oak. After moveing to New York Kristen Bell attend the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, majoring in musical theater.