Lauralee Bell was honored as Favorite Soap Opera Actress by Teen Magazine's
national poll in 1989 for her portrayal of Christine Blair. She was nominated for
a Soap Opera Award as Outstanding Younger Lead Actress in 1996, and in 1997,
she received a Soap Opera Update nomination as Outstanding Younger Lead Actress.
In 1999, Lauralee received a Soap Opera Award in the category of Outstanding
Lauralee, who is the daughter of William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell, the
creators of The Young and the Restless, began her daytime career with the
series in 1977 at the age of nine as an extra in a non-speaking part and
continued to make several more such appearances over the next five years. At
13, she was rewarded with a brief scene and a few lines in a role that slowly
became a recurring one. Following her family's gradual move from Chicago to
Los Angeles, Lauralee became a full-time cast member of The Young and the
Restless while completing her senior year in high school in 1986.
Lauralee was born and raised in Chicago. She has become a role model for viewers
and takes this responsibility seriously by representing their interests on such
issues as date rape, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual harassment and spousal abuse.
In addition to acting, Lauralee is an accomplished model and has appeared in
many national publications.
Lauralee is married to photographer Scott Martin, and the couple is expecting
their first child in January 2001. Her hobbies include playing tennis and
needlepoint. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and stands 5' 6" tall. Her birthday
is December 22.