10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kristen Bell

  
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It’s hard not to love Kristen Bell. She’s so beautiful, funny, engaging and compassionate. She’s also relatable. When it comes to her relationship with her husband or her own personal struggles, she really lets her fans in. Since it’s her birthday, we have 10 fascinating things that you probably didn’t know about the gorgeous actress. Enjoy!

10. Family

Kristen Anne Bell was born on July 18, 1980 in Huntington Woods, Michigan, which is a suburb of Detroit. Her mother is a registered nurse and her father works as the television news director for CBS Television in Sacramento. Her parents divorced when she was two and her father remarried, which gave Kristen two half sisters, Sara and Jody.

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9. Name Change

When she was three and a half, the Veronica Mars star decided that she hated her name and wanted to go by “Smurfette.” Her parents weren’t into it, so they tried negotiating with her and they all ultimately agreed on Annie, which is a nickname for her middle name, Anne. She went by Annie until she was 16 and, to this day, her family still calls her by that name instead of Kristen.

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