Catherine Lisa Bell
14 August 1968
|Occupation||Model, actress, producer|
(m. 1994;div. 2011)
Catherine Lisa Bell (born 14 August 1968) is an American actress, known for her roles as Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie in the television series JAG from 1997 to 2005, Denise Sherwood in the series Army Wives from 2007 to 2013, and Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale in Hallmark's The Good Witch films and television series since 2008.
Catherine Lisa Bell [ citation needed ] where Bell was exposed to diverse influences. The family spoke Persian at home. The grandparents were Muslim, but Catherine was also exposed to Catholicism and attended a Baptist summer camp. In her teenage years, Catherine came under the influence of her California surroundings: "I am definitely a Valley Girl. I was a tomboy. I liked to skateboard, play football, and push the envelope a little bit."[ citation needed ] Catherine enrolled at UCLA, where she considered a career in medicine or research. However, when she was offered a modeling job in Japan, where advertisers value "American beauty," she dropped out during her sophomore year.was born on 14 August 1968 in London to a Scottish father, Peter Bell, and an Iranian mother, Mina Ezzati . Peter was an architect under contract to an oil company in Iran; Mina had traveled to London to study nursing. Bell's parents divorced when Catherine was two years old. She was raised by her mother and maternal grandparents. The family eventually moved to California's San Fernando Valley.
When Bell returned to the United States, she decided to try acting.She studied at the Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas. She also worked as a massage therapist for 8 years at the Peninsula Hotel, and her clients included singer Peter Gabriel. Her first television acting role was one line spoken to Gabriel on the short-lived 1990 sitcom Sugar and Spice.
Among her first parts was serving as Isabella Rossellini's nude body double for the 1992 film Death Becomes Her .
In 1994 Bell starred in the Dolph Lundgren film Men of War . While filming the movie in Thailand, Bell and her co-star Trevor Goddard bonded over contracting amoebic dysentery. Goddard would later play Bell's off-and-on love interest Mic Brumby the following year on JAG . They remained friends until Goddard's death from a drug overdose in June 2003, an event that the bereaved Bell described as "horrible".
In 1995, she obtained a three-line role in one episode of the NBC TV series JAG, which centers on the work of the United States Department of the Navy's Judge Advocate General office. NBC canceled the show after which it was picked up by CBS, which restructured the series, incorporating a female Marine Corps lawyer character, Sarah MacKenzie. Bell auditioned for that role and won it. One episode of the show established that MacKenzie is an Iranian-American, and featured Bell speaking Persian.She continued in this role until the series ended in 2005.
Beginning in 2007, Bell starred in Lifetime's ensemble drama series Army Wives as Denise Sherwood, the wife of a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel,who endures domestic violence at the hands of her teenage son during the show's first season.
Bell played the role of Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale, the main character of Hallmark's The Good Witch (2008), and its sequels The Good Witch's Garden (2009), The Good Witch's Gift (2010), The Good Witch's Family (2011), The Good Witch's Charm (2012), The Good Witch's Destiny (2013), and The Good Witch's Wonder (2014). She was also a co-executive producer of all of the movies.She also starred in another Hallmark movie titled Last Man Standing .
In 2015 it was reported that Bell would star in the movie Love Finds Its Way, which would begin filming in 2016.Production began on the film in March 2017, with Vancouver as the filming location, and 9 July 2017 as the date for the film's premiere on the Hallmark Channel.
On April 2, 2019, CBS announced that Bell would be reprising her JAG role of Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie alongside former co-star David James Elliott for a multi-episode arc in the tenth season of NCIS: Los Angeles .
Bell is fluent in Persian and English. She is fond of motorcycling, skiing, snowboarding and kickboxing. Her hobbies include cross-stitching and making model cars, which she has done since age eight.
In 2002, The Sporting News falsely reported that Bell correctly predicted that the New England Patriots would beat the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, 20 to 17 in a celebrity survey conducted just before the season started.However, Bell's prediction occurred after the NFC and AFC championship games had already been completed, so she did not predict the teams that would be participating, only the final score.
During the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, Bell took flying lessons in a Cirrus SR22.
Bell met actor-production assistant Adam Beason on the set of the 1992 film Death Becomes Her. They were married on 8 May 1994. They are the parents of two children. 5,700-square-foot (530 m2) faux-Tuscan-style mini-mansion in Calabasas, California. The couple sold the house in 2010, and publicly confirmed that they had separated sometime before September 2011.They lived in a nearly
Since 2012, Bell has lived with fellow Scientologist, photographer and party planner Brooke Daniells in Los Angeles. 3,380-square-foot (314 m2), single-story ranch house on a 1.2 acres (0.49 ha) lot in the gated Hidden Hills community in the western suburbs of Los Angeles.In 2014, Bell paid $2.05 million for a recently remodeled,
Bell was raised Roman Catholic and attended an all-girls Catholic school (Our Lady of Corvallis High School in Los Angeles). She is currently a practicing Scientologist.Bell has attested to attaining the Scientology state of Clear. She has supported Scientology's Hollywood Education and Literacy Project. In December 2005, Bell helped promote the gala opening of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (a Scientology supported group), "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" museum. In February 2006, Bell appeared in a Scientology music video called "United". The film includes cameo performances by Isaac Hayes, Erika Christensen, Jenna Elfman and Lynsey Bartilson and promotes human rights with a rap song.
|NCIS: Los Angeles||2019-2020||Lt. Col. Sarah MacKenzie||Recurring Role 3 episodes:|
Episode #10.24: "False Flag"
Episode #11.01: "Let Fate Decide"
Episode #11.22: "Code of Conduct"
The original main character from JAG
|A Summer to Remember||2018||Jessica Tucker||Television film (Hallmark); Leading Role|
|Home for Christmas Day||2017||Jane McKendrick||Television film (Hallmark); Leading Role & Executive Producer|
|Christmas in the Air||2017||Lydia||Television film (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries); Leading Role|
|High-Rise Rescue||2017||Beth Davis||Leading role|
|The Do-Over||2016||Dawn Difazio||Television film (Netflix)|
|The Bandit Hound||2015||Joanne|
|Good Witch||2015–present||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale||Leading Role & Co-Executive Producer|
|The Good Witch's Wonder||2014||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale||Leading Role & Co-Executive Producer|
|Los Angeles, RIGHT NOW||2014||K-PUB's station manager||Episode #5 The Bully|
|The Good Witch's Destiny||2013||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale||Leading Role & Co-Executive Producer|
|King & Maxwell||2013||Joan Dillinger||Episodes #1.05 and #1.10|
|The Good Witch's Charm||2012||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale||Leading Role & Co-Executive Producer|
|Good Morning, Killer||2011||FBI Special Agent Ana Gray||Leading role; shown as part of the TNT Mystery Movie Night series|
|Last Man Standing||2011||Abby Collins||Leading role|
|The Good Witch's Family||2011||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale||Leading Role & Co-Executive Producer|
|The Good Witch's Gift||2010||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale||Leading Role & Co-Executive Producer|
|The Good Witch's Garden||2009||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale||Leading Role & Co-Executive Producer|
|The Good Witch||2008||Cassandra "Cassie" Nightingale||Leading Role & Co-Executive Producer|
|Army Wives||2007–2013||Denise Sherwood||Series Regular|
|Evan Almighty||2007||Susan Ortega (Uncredited)||sequel to Bruce Almighty|
|Still Small Voices||2007||Michael Summer|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||2006||Naomi Cheales||Episode #8.09: "Choreographed"|
|Company Town||2006||Maggie Shaunessy||unaired pilot|
|Threshold||2006||Dr. Daphne Larson||Episode #1.11: "Outbreak"|
|The Triangle||2005||Emily Patterson|
|Babak and Friends: A First Norooz||2005||Layla||Voice|
|JAG||1996–2005||Maj./Lt. Col. Sarah MacKenzie||Leading Role|
Episode #1.22: "Skeleton Crew" (1996) as Lieutenant Junior Grade Diane Schonke
Episode #2.01: "We the People" (1997) as Lieutenant Junior Grade Diane Schonke (archive footage)
Episode #3.19: "Death Watch" (1998) as Lieutenant Junior Grade Diane Schonke (archive footage)
Episode #5.11: "Ghosts of Christmas Past" (1999) as Jenny Lake
Episode #6.23: "Mutiny" (2001) as Mrs. Alexander MacKenzie
Episode #8.14: "Each of Us Angels" (2003) as Ensign Beverly Tromatore
|Bruce Almighty||2003||Susan Ortega|
|Thrill Seekers||1999||Elizabeth Wintern|
|Cab to Canada||1998||Sandy|
|Sin City Spectacular||1998–1999||Episode #1.10 and #1.16|
|Crash Dive||1997||Lt. Cmdr. Lisa Stark|
|Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||1997||Cynea||Episode #3.10: "The Lady and the Dragon"|
|Hot Line||1996||Cat||Episode "The Brunch Club" |
aka Hotline Volume 3 (VHS release title)
|The Naked Truth||1995||Episode #1.11: "Comet Nails Star and Vice Versa!"|
|Friends||1995||Robin||Episode #2.06: "The One with the Baby on the Bus"|
|Alien Nation: Body and Soul||1995||Cop|
|Vanishing Son||1995||Episode #2.06: "Miracle Under 34th Street" as Kelly, |
Episode #2.12: "Long Ago and Far Away" as Rachel
|Men of War||1994||Grace Lashield|
|Dream On||1994||Kay Meadows||Episode #5.09: "Those Who Can't, Edit"|
|Mother of the Bride||1993||Chastity|
|Death Becomes Her||1992||Lisle's Body Double||Isabella Rossellini|
|True Colors||1991||Donna||Episode No. 2.08: "Brotherly Love"|
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