Byrdie Bell

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Byrdie Bell (born March 13, 1985) is an American actress and model.

Early life, education and family[edit]

Bell was born in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Greenwich Country Day School in Greenwich, Connecticut and the United Nations International School in New York City. After studying at HB Studio in New York City and the British American Drama Academy in London, Bell graduated from the Stella Adler Conservatory program.

Bell is a descendant of Colonel William Byrd II, the founder of Richmond, Virginia. Her mother Evelyn Lorentzen Bell[1] is the granddaughter of Øivind Lorentzen whose son Erling Lorentzen is related through marriage to the Norwegian royal family. Her father Ted Bell was the Vice Chairman of the Board and Creative Director of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2009, Bell was hired as an actor on HaAh HaGadol 2, the Israeli version of the reality show Big Brother in a strategic attempt to confuse the competing cast.

Bell had a small part in Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light.[2]

Bell had wanted to release two independent films; Blinders and Tragic Fairytale in 2011, but they were not purchased.

At age eighteen, Bell was scouted by FORD Models and began modeling. She has appeared in the pages of magazines including Vogue, Vogue Nippon, V Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Russian Harpers Bazaar, L’Official, Muse Modeling, Paper Planes, and Dossier Journal.

In 2010, she was recognized in The New York Times "Nifty 50" as one of America's Top 50 up-coming Talents.[3]

She has modeled in campaigns for Hogan, NAHM, Rad Hourani, Meredith Kahn, Bloomingdales and Club Monaco.

In September 2011, Bell became a featured editor for Piperlime.[4]

In 2014 Bell worked as a series regular on the Bravo Network sitcom Odd Mom Out.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Byrdie on the Verge" (PDF). Mediabistro.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  2. ^ a b Borrelli-Persson, Laird. "The Nifty 50". The New York Times Style Magazine. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Borrelli-Persson, Laird. "The Nifty 50". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Get To Know Byrdie Bell". Piperlime. Gap Inc. Brands. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 

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