Kristen Bell was born near Detroit Michigan in 1980. When she was only two years old her parents separated. Kristen’s mother began checking out modeling agencies when people continued to tell her that her daughter would look good in pictures. Before she was even 13 Kristen had an agent and was appearing in retail advertisements. Soon she began doing commercials and taking acting lessons. In High school she sang as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. After she graduated Kristen moved to New York to attend Tisch School of Arts in New York University. 3 years later she debuted as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and in 2002 she appeared on Broadway in Crucible. Kristen then headed to Los Angeles where she had guest roles on Everwood, American Dreams, The Shield, and Gracie’s Choice. When Kristen landed a role on Veronica Mars she was thrust into the spotlight. Kristen became the narrator for the hit show Gossip Girl and also landed a role on the hit TV series Heroes, but her character was eventually killed off. She has also been in movies like Deep Water, The Receipt, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and the two more recent movies When in Rome and Couples Retreat.