Birth Name:Lauralee Kristen Bell
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
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.
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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.
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.
- December 22, 1968 — Birthdate
- She attended The Latin School of Chicago.
- Honored with a Webby nod for her webseries “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 October 4 1997.
- She is the youngest of the Bell siblings.
- William J. Bell, Sr. — Father
- Lee Phillip Bell — Mother
- William J. Bell, Jr. — Brother
- Bradley Phillip Bell — Brother
- Scott Martin — Spouse
- Christian James Martin — Son
- Samantha Lee Martin — Daughter
At age 9, Lauralee Bell had a non-speaking role on her father’s daytime drama The Young and the Restless. At 13, Bell had a small speaking part.
Fans wrote in. Lauralee reminded them of their own children and Bill Bell responded. Christine “Cricket” Blair was born. A press darling, fan favorite, and talented young actress, Lauralee didn’t stop there.
She had a way of taking an idea and making it happen. Bell created three web series, Family Dinner, a comedy featured on funnyordie.com, Just Off Rodeo, merging her fashion sense with entertainment and merchandising, and m1 promise, created to dramatize teens texting and driving.
She has writing, producing and directing credits. Other projects include Walker Texas Ranger, Diagnosis Murder, Pacific Blue, CSI: Miami, Castle, and Deadly Expose.
Lauralee Bell Photos
Actor (3 Credits)
The Young and the Restless (TV Show)
10-27-2017 — 2017
10-26-2017 — 2017
10-25-2017 — 2017
Castle (TV Show)A Dance With Death — 2012 Pam Francis 2012
CSI: Miami (TV Show)
Curse of the Coffin — 2006Alissa Valone 2006
Guest (5 Credits)
Home & Family (TV Show)Home & Family — 2014 2014
Marie (TV Show)
40 Years of Young and Restless — 20132013
Soap Talk (TV Show)
Soap Talk — 2006
Carpool Guy Special — 2005
Soap Talk — 2004
Pyramid (TV Show)
Pyramid — 20042004
Wayne Brady (TV Show)
Wayne Brady — 20042004
Subject (person only) (1 Credit)
Intimate Portrait (TV Show)
Lauralee Bell — 20022002