Lauralee Bell

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Lauralee Bell
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Bell in 2008
Born
Lauralee Kristen Bell

(1968-12-22) December 22, 1968 (age 53)
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)
Scott Martin
(m. 1997)
Children2
Parent(s)William J. Bell
Lee Phillip Bell
RelativesBradley Bell (brother)

Lauralee Kristen Bell (born December 22, 1968) is an American soap opera actress. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended The Latin School of Chicago.

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."

Roles[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Carpool Guy Hope
2017 Their Killer Affair Sarah Bergson
2018 Nightmare Tenant Dr. Carol Allen Also executive producer

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
Match Game Panelist Guest
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

Awards[edit]

  • 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)

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