Catherine Bell is best known for her work as the headstrong Marine Corps attorney Lt. Sarah ‘Mac’ MacKenzie on the action drama series “JAG” and in the ensemble drama series “Army Wives,” in which she portrayed Denise Sherwood on the long running Lifetime series.
Born in London, Bell moved to Los Angeles with her family at the age of three. While studying biomedical engineering at UCLA she ventured into modeling, which soon led to immediate recognition in both the United States and overseas. Building on her success as a model, she decided to pursue an acting career, which was launched soon thereafter.
Bell has built a new, loyal fan base with Hallmark Channel’s “The Good Witch” movie franchise, the most successful in network history. Starring as Cassie Nightingale, Bell completed seven original movies in the series, including “The Good Witch,” “The Good Witch’s Garden,” “The Good Witch’s Gift,” “The Good Witch’s Family,” “The Good Witch’s Charm,” “The Good Witch’s Destiny” and “The Good Witch’s Wonder.” In 2015, “The Good Witch” movie franchise transitioned into a successful television series for Hallmark and premiered April 30 and is currently in production on its fourth season. Other TV credits include Lifetime’s “Still Small Voices” and “Last Man Standing,” CBS’ “Company Town” and TNT’s “Good Morning Killer” as well as guest starring roles on “King & Maxwell” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Bell’s feature film credits include Universal’s mega-hit Bruce Almighty opposite Jim Carrey, as well as Men of War, and Netflix’s The Do-Over alongside Adam Sandler. Most recently, she starred in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries original “Home for Christmas Day,” which premiered in July 2017, and stars in UPtv’s “High-Rise Rescue.”