Catherine Lisa Bell (born August 14, 1968) is an American actress known for her role of Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie. of the television show JAG from 1997 to 2005. Currently she stars in the Lifetime Television hit series Army Wives as Denise Sherwood.
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Catherine Lisa Bell August 14, 1968 (age 46) London, England, UK
Adam Beason (1994–present)(separated) 2 children
Bell was born in London, England, the daughter of Mina, a personal assistant and nurse, and Peter Bell, an architect. Her mother is Iranian and her father Scottish.
Bell is fluent in Persian and English. She is fond of motorcycling, skiing, snowboarding and kick-boxing, which she has been practicing for over 10 years. Her hobbies include cross-sitching and making model cars, which she has done since age 8. She met actor/production assistant Adam Beason on the set of Death Becomes Her in 1992 (where she was the body-double for Isebella Rossellini), and they were married on May 8, 1994. They have a daughter, Gemma, who was born on April 16, 2003, and a son, Ronan, born on August 21, 2010. The couple separated in October 2011.
Bell was the grand marshal of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway on June 3, 2007.
In a survey of 70 celebrities by The Sporting News just before the 2002 Super Bowl, she correctly predicted that the New England Patriots would beat the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI 20 to 17. In actuality the article was written after the NFC and AFC championship games; Bell correctly guessed the score, but the teams were already decided.
In August 2007 Bell and her husband, Adam, put their Calabasas, California, home on the market for $3.25 million, and moved to South Carolina.
When she was in her 20s, she had thyroid cancer and had to have her thyroid removed. She does not cover the scar on her neck because she "thinks it's kind of cool".
Although Bell was raised Roman Catholic and attended an "all-girls" Catholic school (Our Lady of Corvallis High School in Los Angeles), she is now a practicing Scientologist. Bell has attested to attaining the Scientology state of Clear She has supported Scientology's Hollywood Education and Literacy Project. In December 2005 Bell helped promote the gaga opening of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" museum.
In February 2006 Bell appeared in a Scientology music video called "United." The film includes cameo performances by Isaac Hayes, Erika Christensen, Jenna Elfman, and Lynsey Bartilson, and promotes human rights with a rap song.
CareerEditOne of Bell's first modeling jobs was an extended assignment in Japan. When she returned to California, she studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas. She was a freelance masseuse whose clientele included singer, Peter Gabriel. She was on the game show, To Tell The Truth, in 1990 where she mentioned that she was a massage therapist (she was one of the imposters on the show, playing an imposter of a body-double named Shelly Michelle). Her first television acting role was one line on the sitcom Sugar and Spice (1990).
In 1996 Bell began her role as Marine Lieutenant Colonel, Sarah MacKenzie, in the series JAG. She continued in this role until 2005, and it became the role for which she is most well-known.
Since 2007 Bell has starred in Lifetime's ensemble drama series Army Wives as Denise Sherwood, the wife of a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, who endured domestic violence at the hands of her teenage son during the show's first season.
Bell also has recently played the main role in Hallmark's The Good Witch (2008), and its sequels The Good Witch's Garden (2009), The Good Witch's Gift (2010), and The Good Witch's Family (2011); she co-executive-produced all of the movies.
Good Morning, Killer
|2011||FBI Special Agent Ana Gray||Leading role; shown as part of the TNT Mystery Movie Night series|
|The Last Man Standing||2011||Abby Collins||Leading role|
|The Good Witch's Family||2011||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale|
|The Good Witch's Gift||2010||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale||co-executive producer|
|The Good Witch's Garden||2009||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale||co-executive producer|
|The Good Witch||2008||Cassandra Nightingale|
|Evan Almighty||2007||Susan Ortega||cameo|
|Army Wives||2007–present||Denise Sherwood||series regular|
|Still Small Voices||2006||Michael Summer|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||2006||Naomi Cheales||Episode #8.09 - "Choreographed"|
|Company Town||2006||Maggie Shaunessy|
|Threshold||2006||Dr. Daphne Larson||Episode #1.11 - "Outbreak"|
|The Triangle||2005||Emily Patterson|
|Babak and Friends A First Norooz||2005||Layla||Voice|
|JAG||1996–2005||Maj./Lt. Col. Sarah MacKenzie||Episode #1.22 - "Skeleton Crew" (1996) as Lieutenant Junior Grade Diane Schonke,
Episode #3.19 - "Death Watch" (1998) as Lieutenant Junior Grade Diane Schonke (archive footage), Episode #5.11 - "Ghosts of Christmas Past" (1999) as Jenny Lake, Episode #6.23 - "Mutiny" (2001) as Mrs. Alexander MacKenzie, Episode #8.14 - "Each of Us Angels" (2003) as Ensign Beverly Tromatore
|Walking the Dead||2003||Sam James||Episode #3.4 - "Final Cut"|
|Bruce Almighty||2003||Susan Ortega|
|Thrill Seekers||1999||Elizabeth Wintern|
|Cab to Canada||1998||Sandy|
|Sin City Spectacular||1998–1999||Episode #1.10 and #1.16|
|Crash Drive||1997||Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Stark|
|Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||1997||Cynea||Episode #3.10 - "The Lady and the Dragon"|
|Hot Line||1996||Cat||Episode "The Brunch Club"
aka Hotline Volume 3 (VHS release title)
|The Naked Truth||1995||Episode #1.11 - "Comet Nails Star and Vice Versa!"|
|Friends||1995||Robin||Episode #2.06 - "The One with the Baby on the Bus"|
|Alien Nation: Body and Soul||1995||Cop|
|Vanishing Son||1995||Episode #2.06 - "Miracle Under 34th Street" as Kelly,
Episode #2.12 - "Long Ago and Far Away" as Rachel
|Men on War||1994||Grace Lashield|
|Dream on||1994||Kay Meadows||Episode #5.09 - "Those Who Can't, Edit"|
|Mother of the Bride||1993||Chastity|
|Death becomes her||1992||Lisle's Body Double||Isebella|
|Martha||17 January 2008|
|Live with Regis and Kelly||16 January 2008|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||8 August 2007|
|The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet||1 August 2007|
|Live with Regis and Kelly||31 July 2007|
|Late Show with David Letterman||30 July 2007|
|Sci Fi Inside: The Triangle||2005|
|DVD Exclusive Awards||2003||Presenter|
|CBS at 75||2003|
|Yes,Dear||2003||Episode #3.14 - "Let's Get Jaggy with It"|
|Sidewalks Entertainment||2002||Episode #13.1 - "Wedding Planner (Special Edition)"|
|The Howard Stern Show||24 July 2002|
|Hollywood Squares||24 September 2001|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||15 January 2001|
|Celebrity Jeopardy!||May 1999|
|2006||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress on Television||The Triangle||Nominated|
- ^ Catherine Bell Biography (1968-)
- ^ [(8-8-2007) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I5Y_lO4M8Q&feature=related Catherine Bell talks about her Persian background (her mother is Iranian) on USA ABC late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live]
- ^ Catherine Bell interview from Good Housekeeping's Quick and Simple 2007 Cover]
- ^ Betsy Model (October 1999). "Ma'am Yes Ma'am!". Orange Coast: The Magazine of Orange County. pp. 32–37.
- ^ Amazing Catherine Bell
- ^ http://celebrity-babies.com/2010/08/22/catherine-bell a boy/
- ^ Jordan, Julie (2011-10-14). "Army Wives Actress, Catherine Bell, and Husband, Adam Beason, Separate". people.com. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
- ^ Dover International Speedway - The Monster Mile - Actress Catherine Bell and a charitable race fan will kickoff the “Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa” at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 3, 2007
- ^ Jeff D'Alessio (January 31, 2002). "The Sporting News". Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- ^ Barbara and David Mikkelson (4 February 2010). "The Bell Curve". Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ A new base of operations for 'JAG's' Bell, By Ruth Ryon, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, 2007-08-26
- ^ Catherine Bell takes to sky with flying lessons, The Associated Press, 2008-01-17
- ^ Catherine Bell Biography, IMDb.com, Inc.
- ^ Zokaei, Mayar (Spring 2005). "Bell Hop". NYLA Magazine.
- ^ Interview with Catherine Bell, Celebrity (Magazine of the Scientology Celebrity Centre Los Angeles), Issue 347 (April 2003)
- ^ Bell, Catherine. "Giving Back: This Month". Catherine Bell's Official Website. Retrieved 2006-06-08.[dead link]
- ^ Gumbel, Andrew (2006-01-12). "Scientology vs. Science". Los Angeles CityBeat (Southland Publishing). Retrieved 2006-06-08.[dead link]
- ^ "Youth for Human Rights Campaign". Retrieved 2007-04-11.
- ^ Knutzen, Eirik. "TV Close-Up: Catherine Bell". Retrieved 2007-06-15.
- ^ Army Wives
- ^ Hollywood Reporter