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Lake Bell Biography
Lake Bell began her entertainment career on TV shows and low-budget movies in the early 2000s, then shot to stardom as the writer, star and director of the 2013 indie film In a World.
Bell grew up in New York City, studied acting in England and made her big screen debut in 2002’s Speakeasy (starring David Strathairn); she made her small screen debut in episodes of E.R.
While working in television and films, Bell was also working on her career as a screenwriter and filmmaker. After a 2010 short film, 2013’s In A World… made her a star at film festivals and drew the attention of Hollywood, as well as publicity that focused on her good looks as well as her “fiery independence.”
Bell’s television acting credits include The Practice and its spin-off, Boston Legal (2004-06), and the cable series Childrens Hospital (2008-2013) and How To Make It In America (2010-11). She has also done voice work for the animated series Bojack Horseman and Harley Quinn.
On the big screen, she’s appeared mostly in harmless or raunchy comedies, including What Happens in Vegas (2008), No Strings Attached (2011) and A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011).
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