Catherine Lisa Bell is an American actress, known for her roles as Major Sarah MacKenzie in the television series JAG from 1997 to 2005, Denise Sherwood in the series Army Wives from 2007 to 2013, and Cassandra “Cassie” Nightingale in Hallmark’s The Good Witch films and television series since 2008. Bell is fluent in Persian and English. She is fond of motorcycling, skiing, snowboarding and kick-boxing. Her hobbies include cross-stitching and making model cars, which she has done since age 8. In 2002, The Sporting News falsely reported that Bell correctly predicted that the New England Patriots would beat the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, 20 to 17 in a celebrity survey conducted just before the season started. However, Bell’s prediction occurred after the NFC and AFC championship games had already been completed, so she did not predict the teams that would be participating, only the final score. During the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, Bell took flying lessons in a Cirrus SR22. Bell met actor-production assistant Adam Beason on the set of the 1992 film Death Becomes Her. They were married on 8 May 1994. They are the parents of daughter Gemma (b. 2003) and son Ronan (b. 2010). They lived in a nearly 5,700-square-foot faux-Tuscan-style mini-mansion in Calabasas, California. The couple sold the house in 2010, and publicly confirmed that they had separated sometime before September 2011. Since 2012, Bell has lived with fellow Scientologist, photographer and party planner Brooke Daniells in Los Angeles. In 2014, Bell paid $2.05 million for a recently remodeled, 3,380-square-foot, single-story ranch house on a 1.2 acre lot in the gated Hidden Hills community in the western suburbs of Los Angeles. Bell was raised Roman Catholic and attended an all-girls Catholic school (Our Lady of Corvallis High School in Los Angeles). She is currently a practicing Scientologist. Bell has attested to attaining the Scientology state of Clear. She has supported Scientology’s Hollywood Education and Literacy Project. In December 2005, Bell helped promote the gala opening of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (a Scientology supported group), “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death” museum. In February 2006, Bell appeared in a Scientology music video called “United”. The film includes cameo performances by Isaac Hayes, Erika Christensen, Jenna Elfman and Lynsey Bartilson and promotes human rights with a rap song.
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