Lauralee Bell

as Anne Williams in the movie Easy Rider: The Ride Back

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Real name is Lauralee Kristen Bell
Was born at 22 December 1968 (now is 50 years old) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Lauralee Bell, nominated for a 2016 Daytime Emmy as OutstandingSupporting Actress, always preferred to create her own opportunitiesrather than have them handed to her. Accordingly, Bell left the cocoonof the show she grew up on, The Young and the Restless, the #1 ratedsoap, in 2005 to try her luck in other areas. After succeeding, she nowworks on the show and does other projects at the same time. Bell wonthe female lead in her first film, Carpool Guy, the lead in the 2006Lifetime movie, Past Sins, and one of the leads in Easy Rider: The RideBack.

In between, she's raising two very active kids and in her sparetime, she's been creating, producing, writing and often acting inseveral webseries including Family Dinner, Just Off Rodeo and mIpromise. She also guested on CSI: Miami, and Castle. Her latest, mIpromise, earned Bell an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Special Class-ShortFormat Daytime Program. She continues a rich family tradition ofcreating her own projects and winning an Emmy® for her efforts. In June, 2009, Bell debuted her first Webby Honoree webseries, FamilyDinner.

Bell wrote, directed, co-starred and with her husband and AnneClements, produced the series. The first two episodes featured PhyllisDiller, the next two Cloris Leachman, and the fifth episode featuredShirley Jones. All the webisodes made the front page of funnyordie. com,the industry's leading humor website. In 2011, Bell launched her nextweb series, Telly Award-winner Just Off Rodeo, to merge her fashionsense with entertainment and merchandising.

She then debuted mIpromise, created to dramatize the results of teen texting and driving,and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class-Short FormatDaytime Program. mI promise, also a Webby Award Honoree, received a lotof positive feedback. Achievement and success are the norm in the Bellfamily. Lauralee's late father, William Bell, wrote Days of Our Livesand, with Irna Phillips, developed Another World, and wrote and ranGuiding Light and As the World Turns. With Lauralee's mother, LeePhillip Bell, he created the hugely successful, The Young and theRestless and the popular daytime drama, The Bold and the Beautiful.

"While The Young and the Restless has always been produced and taped inHollywood since its start, the Bell family continued living in Chicagountil 1986. Their roots were there and Lauralee and her two olderbrothers, Bill Jr. , now the president of Bell-Phillip Television andBradley, now the executive producer of The Bold and the Beautiful, allattended school in the Windy City. Lee Phillip Bell hosted her owntelevision show on the CBS affiliate, WBBM-TV. Lee won fifteen Emmysfor the program and became one of the city's most recognizedpersonalities.

"My mom got stopped every two seconds," recalls a proudLauralee, "but it wasn't until I had kids of my own that I realized mymom is Superwoman, she was always there for us and we were unaware ofher heavy workload. " Her parents, particularly William Sr. , commutedregularly between Chicago and Los Angeles. On vacations and holidays,the children were delighted to be able to accompany them, especiallyLauralee, who at age nine asked to be allowed to be a non-speakingextra in an episode of The Young and the Restless. At 13, she had abrief scene and a few lines to speak.

Succeeding trips led to what was slowly becoming a recurring role. Butnow she wasn't asking -- she was being asked to do the show because ofsomething that she had no idea she was creating: positive fan mail. Viewers were charmed by the guileless and natural actress -- someonethey'd like their own daughters to be like. They were writing to thenetwork to say that, at last, here was a teenager relatable to theirown children, rather than to a slick, older actress playing the part ofa teenager. When the family relocated to LA, Lauralee became a full-time cast memberof The Young and the Restless as Christine "Cricket" Blair (RomalottiWilliams Blair Williams -- you know those soap marriages never last).

Bell's castmates accepted her and the audience embraced her. Bell wasvoted "Favorite Soap Opera Actress" in 'TEEN magazine's national pollshortly after joining the cast and in 1999, she was nominated by fansand won the Outstanding Supporting Actress Award at the Soap OperaAwards. Bell lives in Los Angeles. She was the hottest daytime star in Francefor many years as well as their most frequent TV Guide cover subject. Bell guest-starred on the season finale of Walker, Texas Ranger, hostedtelevision specials for E! Entertainment Television, PAX-TV and a talkshow pilot.

On October 4, 1997, Lauralee married then-photographerScott Martin in a storybook wedding in Santa Barbara. The couple hadtheir first child, Christian, in January, 2001 and their second,Samantha, in October, 2002. In 2013, Martin launched 3Labs, LosAngeles' premier event and production facility, located in Culver City. In 1999, during a three-month break from the show, Lauralee fulfilled along held dream by opening her own clothing boutique, On Beverly Blvd. In Spring, 2004, Bell relocated and opened the even more successful, OnSunset, which she closed in 2009 to focus on her writing anddevelopment projects.

The boutique's well-earned reputation derivedfrom Bell's handpicked staff, who acted as a customer's personalstylist. Unsurprisingly, the boutique attracted Hollywood's elite asregular customers. Bell continues to focus on transforming her ideas into reality when sheis not busy acting. And following in her mother's footsteps asSupermom. .

There is some small facts about Lauralee Bell:
  • Daughter of 'William J. Bell' and 'Lee Phillip Bell'
  • Younger sister of 'Bradley Bell (I)' and 'William J. Bell Jr.' .
  • Ran a boutique "On Sunset" in Beverly Hills. It closed in 2004.
  • Her husband, Scott Martin is a photographer.
  • Son, with Scott Martin: Christian James Martin, born on January 17, 2001
  • Welcomed second child daughter Samantha Lee on October 28th 2002. The baby weighed 7lbs. 6oz.
  • First met her husband, Scott Martin, in the eighth grade, at the Latin School in Chicago.
  • Has been let out of her contract on "The Young and the Restless" (1973) , but will continue to appear on the show on a recurring basis.
  • As the youngest of three children, she was the target of her two older brothers, 'William J. Bell Jr.' and 'Bradley Bell (I)' , when she was a little girl.
  • Sister-in-law of 'Maria Arena Bell' and 'Colleen Bell (II)' .
  • (May 2007) She will join "The Bold and the Beautiful" (1987) - penned and produced by her brother, 'Bradley Bell' - in her "The Young and the Restless" (1973) -role of "Christine Blair" on May 29.
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There is the list of movies, where Lauralee Bell was taked part:
1 Easy Rider: The Ride Back movie Easy Rider: The Ride Back 2012 as Anne Williams
2 The 19th Annual Peoples Choice Awards movie The 19th Annual Peoples Choice Awards 1993 as Herself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Daytime Serial
3 The Young and the Restless movie The Young and the Restless 1973 as Cricket Blair
4 5th Annual Soap Opera Awards movie 5th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1989 as Herself
5 81st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade movie 81st Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2012 as Herself
6 Carpool Guy movie Carpool Guy 2005 as Hope
7 Family Dinner movie Family Dinner 2009 as Karen O'Connell
8 mI promise movie mI promise 2013 as Kate
9 Past Sins movie Past Sins 2006 as Donna Erickson
10 The 11th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards movie The 11th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards 1995 as Herself - Segment Host
11 The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards movie The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards 1999 as Herself
12 The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards movie The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2007 as Herself
13 The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards movie The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2013 as Herself
14 The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards movie The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2014 as Herself - Winner Outstanding Special Class Short Format
15 The WIN Awards 2012 movie The WIN Awards 2012 2012 as Herself
16 Castle movie Castle 2009 as Pam Francis
17 CBS Soap Break movie CBS Soap Break 1995 as Herself
18 CSI: Miami movie CSI: Miami 2002 as Alissa Valone
19 Diagnosis Murder movie Diagnosis Murder 1993 as Lauralee Bell
20 Family Feud movie Family Feud 1988 as Herself
21 Good Day L.A. movie Good Day L.A. 1993 as Herself
22 Hollywood Squares movie Hollywood Squares 1998 as Guest Appearance
23 Intimate Portrait movie Intimate Portrait 1993 as Herself
24 Marie movie Marie 2012 as Herself
25 Match Game movie Match Game 1998 as Herself/panelist
26 Pacific Blue movie Pacific Blue 1996 as Christine
27 Pyramid movie Pyramid 2002 as Herself
28 SoapTalk movie SoapTalk 2002 as Herself
29 The Bold and the Beautiful movie The Bold and the Beautiful 1987 as Christine Blair
30 The Wayne Brady Show movie The Wayne Brady Show 2002 as Herself
31 Vicki! movie Vicki! 1992 as Herself
32 Walker, Texas Ranger movie Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 as Kim Rivers
33 Wheel of Fortune movie Wheel of Fortune 1983 as Herself - Celebrity Contestant
There is the list of some articles of Lauralee Bell:
  • "TV Insider" (USA), 16 December 2015, by: Michael Logan, "The Best and Worst in Soaps 2015"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 12 November 2012, Vol. 61, Iss. 46, pg. 56, by: Michael Logan, "Hell's Bell"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 1 June 2009, Vol. 57, Iss. 23, pg. 84, by: Michael Logan, "'Dinner' Time"
  • "Nädal" (Estonia), 24 September 1998, Iss. 39, pg. 93, by: Ivar Kümnik, "Lauralee Bell"
The image of Lauralee Kristen Bell was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Soap Opera Digest" (USA), 21 April 1987
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