Lauralee Bell — A Biography

Lauralee Bell was born in Chicago, Illinois, into the daytime writing dynasty of William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell. It is not easy being born into a family of overachievers, yet even at a young age, Lauralee had a can-do attitude.

Bell would often follow her father on the set of The Young and the Restless. At age 9, she was an extra on the show.

By age 13, Lauralee had graduated to a speaking part. Fans really connected to her and wrote to the show. Christine “Cricket” Blair was born and was written into the show.

Lauralee tackled Cricket, the fan-favorite teenager, with gusto, handling the press with the elegance and ease of someone much older.

The romance of rock star Danny Romalotti and girl-next-door Cricket resonated around the world, and Lauralee shined, winning the Young Artist Award for her character in 1989.

As her confidence and experience grew, Lauralee took on more roles outside the world of Y&R, such as Diagnosis Murder, Walker Texas Ranger, Pacific Blue, Carpool Guy, Past Sins, and CSI: Miami. Soon, Bell branched out into writing, producing and directing her own projects, experimenting with new media, winning a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Short Format for mI promise in 2013.

Bell has a passion for having an idea and making it happen. She has created two successful boutiques, On Beverly Blvd and On Sunset, and a production facility, 3Labs, outside of her acting resume. She resides in Los Angeles, California, with her husband Scott and two children, Christian and Samantha.

Follow her on Instagram @lauralee_bell and Twitter @LauraleeB4real.

The Young and the Restless (YR) airs weekdays on CBS. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Genoa City, check out all the latest that’s been posted on Y&R spoilers.

Fast Facts

  • December 22, 1968 — Birthdate
  • She attended The Latin School of Chicago.
  • Honored with a Webby nod for her web series “Family Dinner.”
  • Won a Bronze Telly for her internet series, “mI promise.”
  • First met her husband, Scott Martin, in the eighth grade, at the Latin School in Chicago. They were married on October 4, 1997.
  • She is the youngest of the Bell siblings.