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Peter was an architect under contract to an oil company in Iran; Mina had traveled to London to study nursing. Bell's parents divorced when Catherine was two years old. She was raised by her mother and maternal grandparents. The family eventually moved to California's San Fernando Valley. The family spoke Persian at home. The grandparents were Muslim, but Catherine was also exposed to Catholicism and attended a Baptist summer camp. In her teenage years, Catherine came under the influence of her California surroundings: "I am definitely a Valley Girl. I was a tomboy.
Kristen Bell has every quality a girl could want: She's funny, beautiful, married to the man of her dreams, a new mom to baby girl Lincoln, a fierce advocate for what she believes in, and—oh yeah—she's incredibly likeable. And given that the much-buzzed-about Veronica Mars movie opens in theaters today, we couldn't help but add more Kristen love to the hype. That said, here are 10 reasons why we just can't get enough of her! Gotta love a girl who fights for what she believes in! After welcoming daughter Lincoln in March, Kristen Bell and hubby Dax Shepard have become vocal advocates of the "no kids policy," boycotting every publication that features paparazzi shots of celeb children taken without consent. I know those things. But when it comes to my kid, I become a mama bear and I've realized she didn't choose any of this," says Kristen. It should be a sacred time when you grow up and if you don't choose to be in this business, like the children don't, we've got to leave them out of it. From starring as a teen sleuth in the cult TV-hit-turned-movie Veronica Mars to playing an ambitious management consultant on Showtime's House of Lies , Bell plays female characters who are strong, complicated, and just plain badass.
Lucky you," says Kristen Bell. And that is how I met the year-old actress House of Lies, Veronica Mars , who, for the record, was wearing a robe. We were on set at her recent Allure shoot, where she had just stripped down for the annual Nudes feature in our May issue on newsstands now. As you might guess, she was pretty candid when we chatted. What's your favorite body part? Buns and cakes. On anybody. Not just my own. I mean, I'm a fan of my own buns.