Lake Bell

Actor / Filmmaker
Date Of Birth:
24 March 1979
Place Of Birth:
New York City, New York
Best Known As:
The writer, director and star of In a World...
Lake Bell began her entertainment career on TV shows and low-budget movies in the early 2000s, then shot to stardom as the writer, star and director of the 2013 indie film In a World.... Bell is both in front of the camera -- in mostly comedic roles -- as well as a busy voice actor. Bell grew up in New York City, studied acting in England and made her big screen debut in 2002's Speakeasy (starring David Strathairn); she made her small screen debut in episodes of E.R. While working in television and films, Bell was also working on her career as a screenwriter and filmmaker. In A World... made her a star at film festivals and drew the attention of Hollywood, as well as publicity that focused on her good looks as well as her "fiery independence." Bell's television acting credits include The Practice and its spin-off, Boston Legal (2004-06), and the television series Childrens Hospital (2008-2013), Wet Hot American Summer (2015 and 2017) and Bless This Mess (2019-20). She has also done voice work for the animated series Bojack Horseman (2015-18) and Harley Quinn 2019-20). On the big screen, Bell's appeared mostly in harmless comedies, including What Happens in Vegas (2008), No Strings Attached (2011), and in a small dramatic role, Shot Caller (2017).
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