Remember 'Susan Ortega' actress from the movie 'Bruce Almighty,' the beautiful co-anchor who appeared alongside Steve Carell in the film and was the love interest of Jim Carrey in the film? Well, Catherine Bell was the actress who portrayed the character and did a fine job at that.
Though the actress was never able to become a household name, she still managed to build a long lasting career, which is going strength by strength now. The actress was born on 14 August 1968 in London, England, and started on her career as an actress at the age of 23, and now 51 years later, she is still in the public’s eye.
Catherine Bell is an actress who appears in the show Good Witch. Source: Instagram
After almost 50 acting credits to her name to date, it may seem the 'Bruce Almighty' actress wanted to be in the show business. But even though Catherine was involved in few TV advertisements, being an academic was also of equal interest for the actress. Catherine enrolled in UCLA to study pre-med, but a career in modeling and show business called her, which resulted in the actress dropping out of college and started on her career in modeling and Hollywood.
Catherine Bell Started Her Career in 1991
The actress started her career in 1991 when she was hired to be in the series 'True Colors' for a single episode. In the 90s, most of the acting roles of her career were small roles with the single episode appearances and bit-part roles in movies.
Catherine transitioned from her time as a side actor to a leading performer in the flick 'Bruce Almighty' where she played a leading role alongside Jim Carrey. The film was released in 2003, and when everything is considered, her role in the movie was her only call to fame.
Catherine Bell also appeared in 'JAG,' a TV show where she played multiple roles over a ten years period, and all in all appeared in more than 200 episodes of the series. But after 'Bruce Almighty' was released, the actress transitioned into Hallmark movies and TV shows, and most probably, the fans know the actress for her role in 'The Good Witch' series.
Starring in Good Witch – Playing the Character of Cassie Nightingale
Catherine Bell made her career with an appearance in 'Bruce Almighty,' but the actress wasn’t able to follow the career-making performance with another catchy film or TV show. The actress soon transitioned out of being in movies and TV shows and moved into her new home Hallmark Channel.
The actress started appearing in Hallmark Channel movies, and the one which made her famous was 'The Good Witch' in 2008, and she followed it up with a sequel each year. In 2014 the last Good Witch movie with the character 'Cassandra Nightingale' was released, and it was because the character was transitioned into a TV series on Hallmark Channel.
'Good Witch' TV series started in 2015, and over the last five years, the actress was part of 56 episodes playing the character of 'Cassie Nightingale' with the sixth season now said to be on the way. Catherine really found her niche when it comes to her career, and she is happier than ever playing a character she loves on TV.
Catherine Bell was Married – She is Currently in a Relationship with Brooke Daniels
Catherine Bell is currently in a relationship with Brooke Daniels. Source: Glamour Fame
In the early 90s, Catherine was starting out on her career as an actress when she was hired to play the body double of Isabella Rossellini in 1992. The movie was 'Death Becomes Her,' and it was directed by Robert Zemeckis, while appearing in her small role in the film, the actress met Adam Beason for the first time.
Adam was Robert Zemeckis's assistant, and the two fell in love soon after their first meeting. After about two years of dating, Adam and Catherine got married on 8 May 1994. The couple shares two children, a daughter Gemma born on 16 April 2003 and a son on 21 August 2010.