Bell, Catherine 1968–

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BELL, Catherine 1968–


Full name, Catherine Lisa Bell; born August 14, 1968, in London, England; immigrated to the United States, c. 1971; daughter of Peter (an architect) and Mina (a nurse and personal assistant) Bell; married Adam Beason (an actor and production assistant), May 8, 1994; children: Gemma. Education: Attended University of California, Los Angeles; studied acting with Milton Katselas at Beverly Hills Playhouse. Religion: Church of Scientology. Avocational Interests: Motorcycling, kick-boxing, bungee jumping, snowboarding, motocross racing, water skiing, painting.

Addresses: Agent—Stephen LaManna, Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Anthem Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1170, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Publicist—Joy Kopaloff, PMK/HBH, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress. Worked as a model in Japan; appeared in commercials as a child. Appeared as a body double in the 1992 film Death Becomes Her.


Television Appearances; Series:

Major, then Lieutenant colonel Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie, JAG, CBS, 1997—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Chastity, Mother of the Bride, CBS, 1993.

Police officer, Alien Nation: Body and Soul, Fox, 1995.

Lieutenant commander Lisa Stark, Crash Dive: The Chase Is On (also known as Crash Dive), HBO, 1997.

Lisa, Black Thunder, 1997.

Sandy, Cab to Canada, CBS, 1998.

Elizabeth Wintern, The Time Shifters (also known as Thrill Seekers), TBS, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, The 108th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1997.

Host, The Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1998.

Host of JAG segment, CBS: 50 Years of Funny Flubs and Screw Ups, CBS, 1998.

New York City host, The All–American Thanksgiving Parade, CBS, 1998.

E! Rack–n–Roll: Behind the Scenes, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Judge, The 49th Annual Miss Universe Pageant, CBS, 2000.

CBS at 75, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Host, Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 1999.

Presenter, The 35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS, 2000.

Presenter, The 2001 Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 2001.

Presenter, DVD Exclusive Awards (also known as The Third Annual DVD Exclusive Awards), FX Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Contestant, The Match Game, ABC, 1990.

Kay Meadows, "Those Who Can't, Edit," Dream On, HBO and Fox, 1994.

Kelly, "Miracle under 34th Street," Vanishing Son, syndicated, 1995.

Rachel, "Long Ago and Far Away," Vanishing Son, syndicated, 1995.

Robin, "The One with the Baby on the Bus," Friends, NBC, 1995.

"Comet Nails Star and Vice Versa!," The Naked Truth, ABC, 1995.

Cat, "The Brunch Club," Hotline, 1996.

Cynea, "The Lady and the Dragon," Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, syndicated, 1996.

Lieutenant Dianne Schonke, "Death Watch," JAG, CBS, 1998.

Guest, Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn and Teller's Sin City Spectacular), 1998.

Jenny Lake, "Ghosts of Christmas Past," JAG, CBS, 1999.

Guest, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1999.

Mrs. Alexander MacKenzie, "Mutiny," JAG, CBS, 2001.

Herself, "Wedding Planner (Special Edition)," Sidewalks Entertainment, 2002.

Guest, The Howard Stern Show, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Guest, The View, 2002, 2003.

Ensign Beverly Tromatore, "Each of Us Angels," JAG, CBS, 2003.

Lieutenant colonel Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie, "Let's Get Jaggy with It," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2003.

Sam James, "Final Cut," Waking the Dead, BBC, 2003.

Guest, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Appeared in Misery Loves Company, Fox; appeared as Lieutenant Dianne Schonke in "Skeleton Crew," an unaired episode of JAG, NBC.

Film Appearances:

Grace, Men of War (also known as Paid to Kill, A Safe Place, and Hombres de acero), Dimension Films, 1995.

Susan Ortega, Bruce Almighty, Universal, 2003.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Guest, The Howard Stern Radio Show, 2002.



Entertainment Weekly, April 9, 1999, p. 34.

Parade, January 7, 2001, p. 16.

People Weekly, February 8, 1999, pp. 87–88.


Catherine Bell's Official Site,, August 30, 2004.

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