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. In 2019, much to the delight of fans, Bell reunited with her “JAG” co-star David James Elliot when they reprised their roles on “NCIS: Los Angeles.” Hallmark viewers know and love her for her portrayal of Cassie Nightingale, the charming enchantress in the network’s primetime original series “Good Witch,” which was based on the popular movie franchise.
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. First stepping into the role of Cassie Nightingale in the 2008 television movie “The Good Witch,” Bell has portrayed the enchantress in a total of seven original movies in the series, including “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 movie franchise transitioned into a successful television series for Hallmark Channel, now in its seventh season. Bell’s other television credits include starring roles in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries originals “Meet Me at Christmas,” “Home for Christmas Day” and “Christmas in the Air,” the Hallmark Channel original movie “A Summer to Remember,” UPtv’s “High-Rise Rescue,” 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.
In 2020, Bell launched the eponymous Catherine Bell Jewelry, a line of custom-made pieces inspired by a love of vintage jewelry as well as the beauty found in art, nature, travel and architecture.