Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father).
In 2001, Bell left university to play the role of Becky in Tom Sawyer. That same year, she made her first credited debut in Pootie Tang (2001), but her scene was cut and her appearance exists only in the credit sequence. In 2002, Bell appeared in the Broadway revival of The Crucible with Liam Neeson and Angela Bettis.
At the age 24, Bell won the title role in Veronica Mars. This series received very positive reviews, and Bell received much attention for her performance. Bell and the cast of Veronica Mars were nominated for two Teen Choice Awards. She went on to reprise the role for the movie as well as the rebooted series.
In 2005, Bell starred in Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) in the role of Mary Lane. In 2013, Bell voiced the main character, Princess Anna of Arendelle, in the Walt Disney Pictures animated movie, Frozen, and performed the songs: ‘For the First Time in Forever’, ‘Love is an Open Door’, ‘Do You Want to Build a Snowman’, and ‘For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)’.