Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American actress, who is best known for her role as Veronica Mars on the UPN/The CW television series of the same name from 2004 to 2007. She reprised the eponymous role in the 2014 film continuation of the series. She recently played Jeannie Van Der Hooven on the Showtime comedy series House of Lies, from 2012 to 2016. She also served as the voice of Cora in the 2009 action film Astro Boy. She has starred as Eleanor Shellstrop in NBC fantasy-comedy series The Good Place since 2016.
For Disney, she provided the voice of Anna in the 2013 Disney animated feature film Frozen, and has since reprised the role in most of the character's subsequent appearances. She also voiced Hiromi in the 2003 English dub version of Studio Ghibli's The Cat Returns, and also appeared in Lady Gaga & the Muppets' Holiday Spectacular in 2013. She also starred in the Touchstone Pictures films When in Rome as Elizabeth "Beth" Martin, and You Again as Marni Olivia Olsen in 2010. She also appeared as herself in the Liv & Maddie episode "Ask Her More-a-Rooney", and voiced Priscilla in the 2016 animated film Zootopia.
Feature Film Filmography
|2002||The Cat Returns||Voice Actress (Hiromi)||Studio Ghibli|
|2010||When in Rome||Actress (Elizabeth "Beth" Martin)||Touchstone Pictures|
|You Again||Actress (Marni Olivia Olsen)|
|2013||Frozen||Voice Actress (Anna)||Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|2016||Zootopia||Voice Actress (Priscilla Tripletoe)|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2||Voice Actress (Anna)|
Animated Shorts Filmography
|2015||Frozen Fever||Voice Actress (Anna)||Walt Disney Animation Studios|
|2017||Olaf's Frozen Adventure|
- Both Kristen and Idina Menzel (who voices Anna's sister Elsa in the 2013 film Frozen) auditioned for the role of Rapunzel in the 2010 film Tangled. The role eventually went to Mandy Moore, but Bell's audition helped her get the role of Anna.
- When given the role of Anna, Kristen was able to make several changes, including the dialogue Anna said when meeting Hans to reflect what Kristen would say in real life.
- One of the reasons Bell was cast as Priscilla in Zootopia may be her love for sloths. She discussed on Ellen how she had a meltdown of joy when she got to interact with one for her birthday.