In 2008, she had her breakout film role as the title character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Bell garnered further recognition for voicing Princess Anna in the 2013 Disney film Frozen, the 2015 short film Frozen Fever, and the upcoming Frozen 2.
She also starred as the female lead on the Showtime series House of Lies.
Bell married actor Dax Shepard in 2013, with whom she has two daughters.
Currently, she stars in the main role of Eleanor Shellstrop in the NBC comedy series The Good Place.
For her performance she was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television.
She reprised the eponymous role in the 2014 film continuation of the series.
She began her acting career starring in stage productions and attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York.
In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and starred in the Broadway revival of The Crucible the following year.
During her time on Veronica Mars, Bell appeared as Mary Lane in the 2005 film Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, a reprise of the role she had played in the New York musical upon which the film was based.
In 2007, Bell joined the cast of the sci-fi series Heroes, playing the character Elle Bishop, for which she was nominated for a Saturn Award.
Kristen Anne Bell was born on July 18, 1980, and was raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.