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KRISTEN BELL (Beth) recently hit the big screen with the romantic comedy "Couples Retreat,” opposite Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman for Universal Pictures. She also lent her voice to the animated feature film "Astro Boy.”

Up next, Bell stars in Disney's upcoming comedy "You Again,” helmed by Andy Fickman, as a successful PR pro who heads home for her older brother's wedding and discovers that he's marrying her high school arch nemesis, who's conveniently forgotten all the rotten things she did so many years ago. Bell was also cast in Screen Gems' "Burlesque,” opposite Christina Aguilera and Cher. The film is a musical drama directed by Steve Antin.

Bell was seen as the title role in the highly successful Universal comedy feature "Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” opposite Jason Segel, Jonah Hill and Paul Rudd, produced by Judd Apatow. Her previous film roles include the kidnapped daughter of the president in the David Mamet thriller "Spartan,” opposite Val Kilmer for Warner Brothers.

On TV, Bell was seen on NBC's hit series "Heroes” as a mysterious agent of The Company who possesses the power to generate and manipulate electricity. For three seasons, she starred in the title role of the Joel Silver-produced CW series "Veronica Mars,” in which she played a smart, fearless apprentice private investigator dedicated to solving her wealthy seaside town's toughest mysteries. Bell starred in 2004's camp musical "Reefer Madness” on Showtime, which was based on the hit play, in which she also starred Off-Broadway. Bell had a recurring role in the HBO series "Deadwood.” Additional television credits include lead roles in the critically acclaimed made-for-television movie "Gracie's Choice,” opposite Anne Heche and Diane Ladd, as well as "The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay” with Tim Matheson, Sean Young and Ed Asner. She has also had guest-starring roles on such series as "American Dreams,” "The Shield” and "Everwood.”

On stage, Bell appeared in the Los Angeles Opera's all-star production of the Stephen Sondheim musical "A Little Night Music.” She also starred in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible,” with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney, the Broadway production of "Tom Sawyer,” and she played the title role in the World Premiere production of the musical "Sneaux.”

Originally from Detroit, Mich., Bell attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Los Angeles.

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