Lake Bell

Biography: Born in New York but trained in London, this actress appeared in a handful of independent films before becoming a familiar face on TV. Her first three series — Miss Match, The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal — all revolved around the courtroom. Her star began to rise once she traded the law for science on the short-lived deep-sea series Surface. That series included many scenes that were filmed in the water, and this required Bell to face her phobia of the ocean. This was a challenge she embraced, as she told TV GUIDE in 2005: "I love being put in a position where I need to face my fear and grow up a bit." After that series was canceled, Bell mixed it up a little by costarring with acting legends Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin in the 2009 film It's Complicated, acting in the wacky Childrens Hospital (a Web series that transformed into a TV series) and starring in the HBO comedy How to Make It in America. Off screen, Bell is a fan of karaoke, a lover ofBorn in New York but trained in London, this actress appeared in a handful of independent films before becoming a familiar face on TV. Her first three series — Miss Match, The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal — all revolved around the courtroom. Her star began to rise once she traded the law for science on the short-lived deep-sea series Surface. That series included many scenes that were filmed in the water, and this required Bell to face her phobia of the ocean. This was a challenge she embraced, as she told TV GUIDE in 2005: "I love being put in a position where I need to face my fear and grow up a bit." After that series was canceled, Bell mixed it up a little by costarring with acting legends Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin in the 2009 film It's Complicated, acting in the wacky Childrens Hospital (a Web series that transformed into a TV series) and starring in the HBO comedy How to Make It in America. Off screen, Bell is a fan of karaoke, a lover of vintage fashion, an avid animal-rights activist and a devoted vegan. Expand

Lake Bell's Scores

Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 79 In a World...
Lowest Metascore: 30 Over Her Dead Body
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
22 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
46 Summering Jul 15, 2022 Laura tbd
74 Cryptozoo Aug 20, 2021 Lauren Gray / Lauren Gray tbd
55 The Secret Life of Pets 2 Jun 7, 2019 Chloe 6.2
76 Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché Apr 19, 2019 Herself 7.6
41 Home Again Sep 8, 2017 Cast / Cast / Principal Cast / Principal Cast / Zoey / Zoey 5.6
43 I Do... Until I Don't Sep 1, 2017 Director / Director / Director / Producer / Producer / Producer / Writer / Writer / Writer / Screenplay / Screenplay / Screenplay / Alice / Alice / Alice / Alice / Alice / Alice 6.6
59 Shot Caller Aug 18, 2017 Cast / Kate / Kate 7.5
tbd Ghost of New Orleans Feb 17, 2017 Corey Little 8.2
61 The Secret Life of Pets Jul 8, 2016 Cast / Chloe / Chloe 6.2
69 Man Up Nov 13, 2015 Nancy / Nancy 7.9
38 No Escape Aug 26, 2015 Annie Dwyer / Annie Dwyer / Annie Dwyer / Annie Dwyer 6.4
56 Million Dollar Arm May 16, 2014 Cast / Brenda Paauwe / Brenda / Brenda Paauwe 7.1
59 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mar 7, 2014 Mona Lisa 6.7
79 In a World... Aug 9, 2013 Director / Producer / Writer / Carol / Carol 6.6
46 Black Rock May 17, 2013 Lou / Lou 4.5
44 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy Sep 2, 2011 Alison Cohen 7.5
50 No Strings Attached Jan 21, 2011 Lucy 5.5
33 Burning Palms Jan 14, 2011 Maryjane 4.7
58 Shrek Forever After May 21, 2010 Patrol Witch/Wagon Witch #2 6.8
57 It's Complicated Dec 25, 2009 Agness / Agness Adler 5.4
45 Pride and Glory Oct 24, 2008 Megan Egan / Megan Egan 5.0
36 What Happens in Vegas May 9, 2008 Tipper / Tipper tbd
30 Over Her Dead Body Feb 1, 2008 Ashley 5.1