Born in Huntington Woods, Michigan to Lorelei, a registered nurse and Tom, a television news director, she is probably most known for her role in "Veronica Mars."
Kristen Bell has strabismus, an ailment that afflicts her right eye.
Kristen Bell was part of the music and drama club in high school, and she won the starring role in her school's production of "The Wizard of Oz." She was also named the yearbook's "Best Looking Girl."
When Kristen Bell was 17, her best friend was killed in a car accident. Bell said that "it was both the best and worst thing that has ever happened to me.Once you learn not to take people for granted, you live a happier life."
Kristen Bell moved to New York City where she attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and majored in musical theatre. She left school in order to take a role in the Broadway musical "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." That same year, she made her film debut in "Pootie Tang."
Kristen Bell appeared in the Broadway revival "The Crucible," and then moved to Los Angeles. After her appearance in David Mamet's "Spartan," and "Gracie's Choice," she landed the title role of "Veronica Mars." She later appeared in the series "Heroes" and "House of Lies."
Other film roles followed, including "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Couples Retreat," and "When in Rome," among others.
Kristen Bell has also been the face of Neutrogena.
When she needs to get away, Kristen Bell goes to Big Boy. "I crave Midwestern food and atmosphere " there's no bullshit. Sometimes when I know I'm being watched or judged, it creates a sense of insecurity that I didn't used to have. But none of that exists at Big Boy" (cosmopolitan.com).
Kristin has been a vegetarian since she was 11, "I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with " dogs and cats, for example " from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts!"
Kristin Bell is involved with the charity Invisible Children, Inc.
While Kristen Bell is engaged to actor Dax Shepard, they have decided to delay their marriage until California passes legislation legalizing same-sex marriages. She said of their relationship, "We get along so well. He never, ever, ever stops making me laugh. It's important to know that your partner can also be your best friend, so I feel very lucky." Kristen Bell lives in Los Angeles, California.