Lauralee Bell won a Daytime Emmy Award for her IP work in 2014 for mI promise, which debuted on Amazon Prime in 2019. Bell was also nominated for a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2016 for her role as Christine Williams on The Young and the Restless, the #1 rated soap. Bell starred and served as Executive Producer of Lifetime Movie Network's Nightmare Tenant in 2019 and Bell starred in Mistress Hunter for the network in 2018. Bell also created three web series, Family Dinner, Just Off Rodeo, and mI promise, continuing a rich family tradition of creating their own projects and winning Emmys for their work. Bell also won the female lead in her first film Carpool Guy, the lead in the 2006 Lifetime movie Past Sins, and one of the leads in Easy Rider: The Ride Back. She also guested on CSI: Miami and Castle.
Bell debuted her first Webby Honoree web series Family Dinner in 2009. Bell created, wrote, directed, starred, and shared producing duties with husband Scott Martin and Anne Clements. The first two episodes featured Phyllis Diller, the next two showcased Cloris Leachman, and the fifth episode featured Shirley Jones. All the webisodes made the front page of funnyordie.com, the industry's then-leading humor website. In 2011, Bell launched her next web series, Telly Award-winner Just Off Rodeo, to merge her fashion sense with entertainment and merchandising that she created, wrote, produced, and directed. She then debuted mI promise, which she created, wrote, produced, directed, and co-starred in to dramatize the results of teen texting and driving. In addition to her Emmy win for the series, mI promise, was also a Webby Award Honoree and received a lot of positive feedback.
Achievement and success are a Bell family tradition. Her late father William Bell, wrote Days of Our Lives, developed Another World with Irna Phillips, and wrote/ran Guiding Light and As the World Turns. With Lauralee Bell's mother Lee Phillip Bell, he created the hugely successful The Young and the Restless and later The Bold and the Beautiful. The Bells lived in Chicago where Lee hosted The Lee Phillip show on the CBS affiliate WBBM-TV. Lee won fifteen Emmys for the program and became one of the city's most recognized personalities. Her older brothers Bill and Bradley are the president of Bell-Phillip Television and the executive producer of The Bold and the Beautiful.
Bell, born December 22, lives in Los Angeles. She was the hottest daytime star in France for many years as well as their most frequent TV Guide cover subject. Bell guest-starred on a Walker, Texas Ranger season finale and she hosted television specials for E! Entertainment Television, PAX-TV, and a talk show pilot with castmate Doug Davidson. Bell was voted Teen Magazine's Favorite Soap Opera Actress and won the Outstanding Supporting Actress Award at the Soap Opera Awards.
Bell met Scott Martin in Chicago during high school and they married in 1997. They have a son, Christian, and a daughter, Samantha. In 2009, Bell and her husband created Martin Bell Productions to focus on creating and developing new entertainment projects. In 2013, Martin launched 3Labs, Los Angeles' premier event and production facility, located in Culver City.
Bell continues to work on transforming her ideas into reality when she is not busy acting.
Her Birthday is December 22. Follow her on Twitter @LauraleeB4real and on Instagram @lauralee_bell.