Catherine Bell Wiki Biography, Age & Career
Catherine Lisa Bell was born in London, England on 14 August 1968, so her zodiac sign is Leo, but holds American nationality as her family moved to the US not long after she was born.
She is a popular actress, particularly for playing Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie in the “JAG” TV series from 1997 to 2005.
Catherine spent her first two years in London, raised by her Scottish father named Peter, and mother Mina Ezzati who was from Iran. Peter was working as an architect in Iran while Mina came to London to study nursing – they divorced when Catherine turned two and Mina and Catherine moved to live in the San Fernando Valley, California.
Although her maternal grandparents were Muslim, Catherine came to appreciate Catholicism– she attended the all-girl Our Lady of Corvallis Catholic High School in Los Angeles, and went on to study medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, but dropped-out after becoming a model.
She launched her modelling career in Japan, but after a year returned to the USA to study acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse – in the meantime, she worked as a massage therapist to support herself which actually lasted for eight years.
She made her debut appearance on the big screen in 1990, when she had a single sentence in the “Sugar and Spice” TV series – her first notable role came in the “Death Becomes Her” film shot in 1992.
She appeared in the film “Men of War” in 1994, and then in 1995 was cast in the “JAG” TV series, which made her popular in the film industry, remaining part of the cast until 2005 when the series ended. In 2007, she was cast to play Denise Sherwood in the “Army Wives” TV series, and in 2008 portrayed the lead role of Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Nightingale in “The Good Witch” movie, reprising her role in “The Good Witch’s Garden” in 2009, and “The Good Witch’s Gift” in 2010 (four more sequels followed in the next four years).
Some of her latest roles have been in “Home for Christmas Day” in 2017, playing Jane McKendrick, and in “A Summer to Remember” in 2018 as Jessica Tucker, while she has recently joined the main cast of the 10th season of the “NCIS: Los Angeles” TV series, which is yet to air.
Catherine can speak English and Farsi fluently. She is an adventurer and a sporting person –a motorcyclist, skier, snowboarder, and a kickboxer. One of her main hobbies is sewing while she is also fond of making model cars, which she began doing at the age of eight