Ashley Bell (actress)

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Ashley Bell
Born (1986-05-26) May 26, 1986 (age 33)
Years active2003–present
Parent(s)Michael Bell
Victoria Carroll

Ashley Bell (born May 26, 1986[1]) is an American actress.[2][3][4] She is known for her role as Nell Sweetzer in the films The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism Part II.

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.


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 performance garnered her a 2011 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.[5]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Stay Cool Valedictorian
2010 Magic Additional Voices
2010 The Last Exorcism Nell Sweetzer Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female[5]
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Scared-As-S**t Performance
2011 The Day Mary
2011 The Truth About Angels[citation needed] Redhead[citation needed]
2011 Initiation Short film
2013 Chasing Shakespeare Molly
2013 Sparks Lady Heavenly
2013 The Last Exorcism Part II Nell Sweetzer
2013 The Bounceback Cathy
2013 The Marine 3: Homefront Lilly Carter Direct-to-DVD
2015 Carnage Park Vivian Fontaine
2015 There Is a New World Somewhere Sam
2017 Novitiate Sister Margaret
2017 Charlie: Genesis Ingrid Davis
2017 Psychopaths escaped mental patient
2018 Love and Bananas: An Elephant Story Herself director; producer; screenwriter
Television roles
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
2014 The Walking Dead: The Oath Karina Webisode series
2015 Don't Wake Mommy Molly Television movie
2017 A Neighbor's Deception Chloe Anderson Television movie
Cartoon roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Penguins of Madagascar Zoe Voice role

Video game roles[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Kingdom of Paradise Lu Yan[citation needed]
2010 Alice in Wonderland The White Queen[citation needed]
2012 Sorcery Erline[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Ashley Bell". Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Ashley Bell". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 19, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. ^ Neumaier, Joe (August 25, 2012). "BENDING ART: 'Last Exorcism' actress Ashley Bell's kick-butt 'Day'". New York Daily News.
  4. ^ Caramanica, Joe (August 28, 2012). "Battling Themselves and Zombies". The New York Times. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced". (Press release). November 30, 2010. Retrieved September 3, 2016.

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