Ashley Bell

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Ashley Bell
BornAnna Ashley Bell
(1986-05-26) May 26, 1986 (age 27)
Santa Monica, California, USA
OccupationActress
Years active2002 – present
 
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Ashley Bell
BornAnna Ashley Bell
(1986-05-26) May 26, 1986 (age 27)
Santa Monica, California, USA
OccupationActress
Years active2002 – present

Anna Ashley Bell (born May 26, 1986) is an American actress.[1][2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Ashley Bell was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Victoria Carroll, an actress, and Michael Bell, an actor.

Ashley attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

Career[edit]

Following a string of film and television appearances on Boston Public, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the Mark Polish-penned Stay Cool and a four episode arc on Showtime's The United States of Tara, Bell made her feature film principal debut starring as Nell Sweetzer in the 2010 horror film The Last Exorcism.

Her critically acclaimed performance garnered her a 2010 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.[4] The New York Post praised Bell's performance in delivering "Oscar-worthy work" in her portrayal of a possessed girl.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Boston PublicColleenEpisode: "Chapter 23"
2007CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLanieEpisode: "Goodbye and Good Luck"
2009United States of TaraTonya4 episodes
2009State of PlayVoice (uncredited)
2009Stay CoolValedictorian
2010MagicAdditional Voices
2010Last Exorcism, TheThe Last ExorcismNell SweetzerNominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
2011Day, TheThe DayMary
2011Truth About Angels, TheThe Truth About AngelsRedhead
2011InitiationShort film
2012Chasing ShakespeareMollypremiered March 2013 at South by Southwest Film Festival
2012The Penguins of MadagascarZoevoice
2012SparksLady HeavenlyPost-production
2013The Last Exorcism Part IINell SweetzerCompleted
2013The BouncebackCathyCompleted
2013The Marine 3: HomefrontLillydirect-to-DVD
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005Kingdom of ParadiseLu Yan
2010Alice in WonderlandThe White Queen
2012SorceryErline

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ashley Bell". The New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Neumaier, Joe (August 25, 2012). "BENDING ART: ‘Last Exorcism’ actress Ashley Bell's kick-butt ‘Day’". New York Daily News. 
  3. ^ Caramanica, Joe (August 28, 2012). "Battling Themselves and Zombies". The New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ashley Bell at the Independent Spirit Awards
  5. ^ Wieselman, Jarett (August 27, 2010). "Can Ashley Bell snag an Oscar nomination for 'The Last Exorcism?'". New York Post blog. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 

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