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Name: Catherine Bell  
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Date of Birth: 14th August 1968
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Profession: Actress
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Catherine Bell

Catherine Lisa Bell (born August 14, 1968 in London) is a British born American actress who was, until recently, the co-star of the hit television show JAG.


Bell is the daughter of a British father of Scottish descent and an Iranian mother. Her parents divorced and she and her mother moved to Los Angeles, California when she was three years old. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States at age 12. She acted in various television advertisements as a child. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with an interest in becoming a biomedical engineer or doctor but dropped out to become a model. One of her first modelling jobs was an extended assignment in Japan.

Her first appearance in a film was as a body double for Isabella Rossellini in Death Becomes Her (1992). In 2003, Bell played a supporting role in the comedy Bruce Almighty, which starred Jim Carrey. Up until April 29, 2005, Bell also played Marine Lt Colonel Sarah McKenzie on the television show JAG.

Catherine Bell as Lt. Col. Sarah McKenzie, USMC JAG on JAG, CBS 1995-2005

Bell is fluent in Persian and is a noted member of the Church of Scientology. Bell is married to Adam Beason and has a daughter, Gemma who was born on April 16, 2003.

Bell is a survivor of thyroid cancer and had to have her thyroid removed in her 20s. She has a surgical scar on her neck.

Bell is renowned in NFL football history as being the only person ever to have correctly predicted, in a major publication, the participants in, winner, and final score of a Super Bowl before the regular season. Before the 2001 NFL regular season began, "The Sporting News" reported that Bell predicted the outcome of Super Bowl XXXVI would be: New England Patriots 20, St. Louis Rams 17.

Facts & Stats

  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Ethnicity: Iranian/English
  • Voted #20 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2004)
  • Her navel is pierced


"This huge life-changing moment of going from zero to ninety in two seconds!" (Catherine on her reaction to getting a lead role on JAG)

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