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Gorgeous, witty, and a woman with impeccable comedic timing, LAKE BELL (Lou) is a talented actress, writer, and director. Bell has been busy writing, producing, directing and starring in her film, "In A World…," a father-daughter competition comedy about a two-bit vocal coach, Carol Solomon, who gets pitted against her father, the patriarch of the voice over industry. The film went to Sundance this year where it received rave reviews and Bell won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has picked up international rights. The movie is slated for a Summer 2013 release. At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Bell was proud to have her first short film accepted. She wrote and directed the film, "Worst Enemy," which is a comedy about a female misanthrope (Michaela Watkins) who gets herself stuck in a full body girdle. "Worst Enemy" also played at the 2011 Nantucket Film Festival and she was awarded The Showtime Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting in a Short Film.

She also starred in "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy," which made its debut at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. The plot centers around a group of 30-year-olds who have been friends since high school who attempt to throw an end-of-summer orgy. She stars opposite Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Nick Kroll and Tyler Labine. Prior to that, she starred in Paramount's hit comedy "No Strings Attached," opposite Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, and Kevin Kline.

For the small screen, Bell recently wrapped production on the fourth season of the critically acclaimed Adult Swim series "Children's Hospital," created by Rob Corddry, which will air this fall. She also recently starred in season 2 of HBO's "How to Make It in America" opposite Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk.

Bell is The Hollywood Reporter's Automotive Contributing Editor where she pens her "Test Drive" column, which covers the glamorous wheels and auto-trends of Hollywood. She has reviewed the Maserati Gran Turismo, the Porsche Panerma 4S, the Jaguar XXR Coupe, the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, Fiat 500, Porsche 911S, and the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Spyder.

Past film credits include Nancy Meyers's "It's Complicated" (winner of the National Board of Review's 2009 Best Ensemble) starring opposite Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, "What Happens in Vegas" opposite Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher, "Pride and Glory" opposite Colin Farrell, "Over Her Dead Body" opposite Paul Rudd, Christopher Landon's "Burning Palms" with Zoe Saldana, "Little Murder" opposite Terrence Howard and Josh Lucas, and the independent film "Under Still Waters", for which she received the Newport Beach Film Festival award for "Outstanding Performance in Acting."

Past television credits include NBC's "Surface," 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 completed her four years of drama conservatory training in London at The Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama. She also received certification from the British Academy of Dramatic Combat for sword, dagger, and rapier. Her conservatory 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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