Lake Bell, an American director, screenwriter and actress was born on March 24, 1979. She is just thirty eight years old and within a short span of time she has been able to script a successful story as far as her acting, directing and screenwriting career is concerned.

She has been able to make her presence felt both in the big screen as well as television screen. She has acted in a number of famous and popular television series and the list is quite big. It includes serials such as Boston Legal, How to make it in America, Surface and much more.

She was born in New York City. Her father is a real estate developer and her mother Robin Bell runs and owns a design form by the name Robin Bell Design. His father is the owner of Virginia International Raceway. Her father is a Jew while her mother is a Protestant. Hence when we look at the personal life of Lake Bell there are reasons to believe that it could have been a dysfunctional upbringing.

Lake Bell is known to have dated Colin Farrell who was her co-star in Pride & Glory and this happened for some time. In 2011, she started dating Scott Campbell who was a tattoo artist and also an actor of some repute. They got engaged in March 2012 and it later culminated into marriage which took place on June 1, 2013. She has a son and daughter by the names Nova and Ozzi. The daughter was born in 2014 and her son was born in 2017. Her net worth should be around $3 million and she does have quite a bit of acting, direction and screenwriting left in her. 

Acting Career

She has acted in over 30 films spread over fifteen years starting 2002. Her first film was Speakeasy in which she did the role of Sara Marnikov. Her movie, “I do, Until I don’t” needs special mention because apart from acting as Alice, she also was the producer, director and writer of the movie. Her acting, writing and producing skills won her many nominations and awards. Her movie, Under Still Waters released in 2006 won her an award for outstanding performance in acting and it was given by the Newport Beach Film Festival.


Lake Bell also has had a reasonably successful stint in the small screen. It all started in 2002 with a title by the name ER where she acted in the role of Jody Holmes. Since then it has been quite good for her and she has acted in 20 titles and quite a few of them have been multiple episodes of seven and eight and even seventeen and eighteen. Hence a major portion of her success as an actor could be attributed to her strong presence in the small screen. She also did a video prototype role in 2009 and she enacted the role of Dane Mercer.


She is sexy in looks and she has achieved quite a bit as a model too. She was listed as one of the sexiest models in various magazines and she also has modeled nude. Hence, she is a complete actress in more ways than one.

Last Modified: Mar 8, 2020

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