Ashley Bell

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Ashley Bell
Born Anna Ashley Bell
(1986-05-26) May 26, 1986 (age 27)
Santa Monica, California, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002 – 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
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Boston Public Colleen Episode: "Chapter 23"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lanie Episode: "Goodbye and Good Luck"
2009 United States of Tara Tonya 4 episodes
2009 State of Play Voice (uncredited)
2009 Stay Cool Valedictorian
2010 Magic Additional Voices
2010 Last Exorcism, TheThe Last Exorcism Nell Sweetzer Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
2011 Day, TheThe Day Mary
2011 Truth About Angels, TheThe Truth About Angels Redhead
2011 Initiation Short film
2012 Chasing Shakespeare Molly premiered March 2013 at South by Southwest Film Festival
2012 The Penguins of Madagascar Zoe voice
2012 Sparks Lady Heavenly Post-production
2013 The Last Exorcism Part II Nell Sweetzer Completed
2013 The Bounceback Cathy Completed
2013 The Marine 3: Homefront Lilly direct-to-DVD
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Kingdom of Paradise Lu Yan
2010 Alice in Wonderland The White Queen
2012 Sorcery Erline

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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