Lauralee Kristen Bell
December 22, 1968
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Parent(s)||William J. Bell |
Lee Phillip Bell
|Relatives||Bradley Bell (brother)|
The only daughter of soap opera creators William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, and sister to Bill Bell, Jr. and Bradley Bell as well as sister-in-law to Maria Arena Bell and Colleen Bell, Lauralee was offered a bit role as a model, Christine "Cricket" Blair, on her parents' show The Young and the Restless in 1983 and that became a contract role in 1986.
Over time, her character matured from a model into a legal aid lawyer. Her character also dropped the childish moniker "Cricket", especially after her rival Phyllis (Michelle Stafford) turned it into a pun against her, calling her "the Bug." In January 2005, Bell asked to be released from her contract, and she appears only on a recurring basis.
Lauralee married photographer Scott Martin on October 4, 1997. They have a son, Christian James Martin, born on January 17, 2001 and a daughter, Samantha Lee Martin, born on October 28, 2002. In June 2007, she reprised her role of Christine Blair for a short run on The Bold and the Beautiful. In July 2010, she returned to The Young and the Restless in a recurring capacity. Lauralee co-owned a boutique, On Sunset, which closed in 2009. In 2021, Bell played Daphne Dumas in the Lifetime TV miniseries "Ruby Landry."
|2017||Their Killer Affair||Sarah Bergson|
|2018||Nightmare Tenant||Dr. Carol Allen||Also executive producer|
|1983–2006, 2010–||The Young and the Restless||Christine Blair||Contract role: 1983–2006 |
Recurring role: 2010–
|1995||Diagnosis: Murder||Herself||Episode: "Death in the Daytime"|
|1998||Walker, Texas Ranger||Kim Rivers||2 episodes|
|1999||Pacific Blue||Christine||Episode: "Trust"|
|2006||Past Sins||Donna Erickson||TV Movie|
|CSI: Miami||Alissa Valone||Episode: "Curse of the Coffin"|
|2007||The Bold and the Beautiful||Christine Blair||1 episode|
|2008||Just Ask Mike||Brenda||TV movie|
|2012||Castle||Pam Francis||Episode: "A Dance with Death"|
|2018||Mistress Hunter||Jackie||TV Movie|
|2021||Ruby Landry||Daphne Dumas||TV Miniseries|
- Daytime Emmy Award Winner, Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime (for producing the web series mI promise) (2013)
- Soap Opera Award Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress (1999)
- Soap Opera Award Nominee, Outstanding Younger Lead Actress (1997)
- TEEN Magazine, Favorite Soap Opera Actress (1989)