Bell is the daughter of a British father of
Scottish descent and an Iranian mother. Her parents divorced and
she and her mother moved to Los Angeles, California when she was
three years old. She became a naturalized citizen of the United
States at age 12. She acted in various television advertisements
as a child. She attended the University of California, Los
Angeles (UCLA) with an interest in becoming a biomedical
engineer or doctor but dropped out to become a model. One of her
first modelling jobs was an extended assignment in Japan.
Her first appearance in a film was as a body double for Isabella Rossellini in Death Becomes Her (1992). In 2003, Bell played a supporting role in the comedy Bruce Almighty, which starred Jim Carrey. Up until April 29, 2005, Bell also played Marine Lt Colonel Sarah McKenzie on the television show JAG.
Catherine Bell as Lt. Col. Sarah McKenzie, USMC JAG on JAG.Bell is now staring in the new thriller The Triangle on the Sci-Fi channel.
Bell is fluent in Persian and is a noted member of the Church of Scientology. Bell is married to Adam Beason and has a daughter, Gemma who was born on April 16, 2003.
Bell is a survivor of thyroid cancer and had to have her thyroid removed in her 20s. She has a surgical scar on her neck.
Bell is renowned in NFL football history as being the only person ever to have correctly predicted, in a major publication, the participants in, winner, and final score of a Super Bowl before the regular season. Before the 2001 NFL regular season began, "The Sporting News" reported that Bell predicted the outcome of
In late 2005, she joined the cast of the science fiction series Threshold, however the series was cancelled before any of her episodes were broadcast. (It remains to be seen if her appearances will be televised, webcast (several Threshold episodes were presented online), or released to DVD in the future).
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