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Lake Bell

Trained at The Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, one of London's most esteemed schools of drama, Lake Bell has quickly secured her place as one of Hollywood's most sought-after and vibrant young talents.

Bell will next be seen starring in Jeff Lowell's Over Her Dead Body, opposite Eva Longoria Parker. The film centers on a female psychic (Bell) who falls in love with a skeptic (Paul Rudd) while the ghost of his dead fiancé (Longoria) tries to keep them apart. The film will be released by New Line on February 1, 2008.

Bell will also star in Gavin O'Connor's Pride and Glory, opposite Colin Farrell and Edward Norton. Bell plays Megan, a woman married to a policeman (Farrell) involved in a corruption scandal which tears apart a three-generation family of officers. The film was written by Gavin O'Connor and Joe Canarhan and will be released by New Line.

Bell recently wrapped production on Tom Vaughn's What Happens in Vegas, starring opposite Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. Bell plays Tipper whose best friend (Diaz) accidentally marries Kutcher following a night of debauchery. The next morning, Diaz and Kutcher discover one of them has won a jackpot after playing the other's quarter and Bell and Diaz team up against Kutcher in a series of plots to get their hands on the money. The film is scheduled to be released by 20th Century Fox on May 16, 2008.

On television, Lake starred on NBC's Surface. Prior to that role, she starred on ABC's critically acclaimed drama Boston Legal, opposite James Spader and William Shatner, and NBC's Miss Match, opposite Alicia Silverstone. Additionally, Bell starred opposite Jeff Goldblum in the NBC telefilm War Stories, which followed journalists covering the civil war in Uzbekistan in the wake of the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan. Bell also had a recurring role on ER.

Bell had extensive training while in school in London which included dance (from historical to jive) and stage combat (sword, dagger, and rapier). She received certification from the British Academy of Dramatic Combat. Her London theatre credits include: The Seagull, Six Degrees of Separation, The Children's Hour and The Pentecost.

Bell was born in New York City and currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.

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Lake Bell Facts

BirthdayMarch 24, 1979 (42)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Lake Bell compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Secret Life of Pets
Ghost of New Orleans
No Escape
It's Complicated
No Strings Attached
What Happens in Vegas
Pride and Glory
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