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Hallmark Actress: Catherine Bell

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Catherine Lisa Bell is a British-American actress and model who was born in London on August 14, 1968. She moved to California with her Iranian mother when she was two years old.

Catherine studied at UCLA to become either a surgeon or a biomedical engineer. However, she dropped out to become a model in Japan. She appeared in a Mexican commercial for American Express before she was a nude body double for Isabella Rossellini in Death Becomes Her which was released in 1992.

Bell's Acting Career

Catherine Bell is best known for being the good witch on the Hallmark Channel. Before then, she appeared in numerous military and other roles.

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • JAG
  • Last Man Standing
  • Home For Christmas Day
  • Army Wives

Catherine Bell's Hallmark Movies

Movie/Premiere DateCo-StarBrief Synopsis

The Good Witch, January 19, 2008

Chris Potter

The series begins with the evolution of Catherine Bell in the role of Cassie Nightingale with Chris Potter as Jake Russell with the people of Middleton.

The Good Witch's Garden, February 7, 2009

Chris Potter

Middleton is getting ready for its bicentennial. Grey House is to be the venue. Cassie is remodeling it as B&B. The first and only guest is Nick Chasen who claims to be a distant relative.

The Good Witch's Gift, November 13, 2010

Chris Potter

Sheriff Jake sees a bank robber he arrested 10 years ago. Jake sets the wedding to Cassie to be Christmas Eve. Cassie agrees.

The Good Witch's Family, October 28, 2011

Chris Potter

Sheriff Jake's wife witch Cassie is chosen to run for mayor. Cassie's evil cousin visits.

The Good Witch's Charm, October 27, 2012

Chris Potter

Cassie's foster mother visits Cassie who is the good witch, gift store owner, mayor and wife to Sheriff Jake with two kids and a baby.

The Good Witch's Destiny, October 26, 2013

Chrs Potter

Cassy invited family and friends to her birthday party. Lori finds similarities to Cassy when she researches Cassy's great aunt, who disappeared.

The Good Witch's Wonder, October 25, 2014

Chris Potter

Cassie looks for a lost or stolen precious family keepsake

Good Witch Season 1, February 28-April 18, 2015

James Denton

Cassie gets unexpected support as she struggles to keep her shop.

Good Witch: Halloween/Something Wicked, October 24, 2015

James Denton

Cassie deals with the latest guest at Grey House. Bullies at school call Grace a witch.

Good Witch Season 2, April 17 -January 19, 2016

James Denton

Middleton has its annual Lights Festival and some unexpected changes happen.

Good Witch: Secrets of Grey House, October 22, 2016

James Denton

Middleton becomes the enchanted town of Tarynsville during the launching of a famous author's book series.

Good Witch Season 3, April 30-July 2, 2017

James Denton

Cassie takes a trip to Chicago to clear her head. Michael and Vanessa are tired of their overbearing mothers while they are trying to plan their wedding.

Home for Christmas, July 16 2017

Victor Webster

A young woman falls in love with and begins a long-distance relationship with an active-duty soldier.

Good Witch: Spellbound, October 22, 2017

James Denton

Business owners compete for the best-decorated shop. Cassie and Sam may be the key to saving their town.

Christmas in the Air, November 5, 2017

Eric Close

Struggling with his work-life balance, a widowed father-of-two enlists the help of a professional organizer for the holiday season.

Good Witch Season 4, April 29-July 1, 2018

James Denton

Sam and Cassie have to accept that their wedding might not be as perfect as planned after a series of unfortunate events.

A Summer to Remember, August 4, 2018

Cameron Mathison

Jessica loves her job as a doctor, but she got away to go to Fiji where she meets Will, co-owner of the resort, and sparks begin to fly.

Good Witch: Tale of Two Hearts, October 21, 2018

James Denton

It is time for the anniversary festival and masquerade gala. Cassie's beautiful ruby, a precious family heirloom goes missing from the History of Halloween in Middleton Museum exhibit.

Good Witch Season 5, June 9-August 18, 2019

James Denton

It is Grace and Nick's graduation day. Cassie tries to make the occasion magical.

Good Witch: Curse From a Rose, October 19, 2019

James Denton

Cassie's old roommate, Autumn Delaney, comes to tamper with Middleton's Halloween festival.

Good Witch Season 6, May 3-July 5, 2020r

James Denton

Cassie and Martha smudge the mayor's mansion for her housewarming gala.

Meet Me at Christmas, November 14, 2020

Mark Deklin

Joan's son's wedding planner quits unexpectedly. Joah enlists the help of Beau, the bride's uncle to help her coordinate the Christmas Eve wedding. While working together, they discover they have a lot in common.

Good Witch Season 7, May 16-July 25, 2021

James Denton

Cassie and Sam make a decision about their future and their lives together.


As you can see from the above chart, Catherine Bell dominated The Good Witch movies from 2008 through 2014 with co-star Chris Potter. She and James Denton co-starred in The Good Witch series through Season 7 from 2015 until it was canceled in July 2021.

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In between those times, Catherine performed in three other movies. Two of them were Christmas movies.

  1. Christmas in the Air, November 5, 2017, with co-star Eric Close
  2. A Summer to Remember, August 4, 2018, with co-star Cameron Mathison
  3. Meet Me at Christmas, November 14, 2020, with co-star Mark Deklin
Catherine Bell and her two children

Catherine Bell and her two children

Personal Life

Bell met actor-production assistant Adam Beason on the set of the 1992 film Death Becomes Her. They were married on May 8, 1994. They are the parents of two children, Gemma, born on April 16, 2003, and Ronan, born on August 21, 2010. She has a tattoo of Gemma is on her left wrist in ancient Persian and one of Ronan on her right inner forearm in an ancient Celtic script called Ogham.

Bell and Benson divorced in 2011. Since 2012, Bell has lived in Los Angeles with Brooke Danielle, a fellow Scientologist, photographer, and party planner together with their children. Brooke, like Catherine, has two children, Dane and Chapel.

Even though Catherine Bell was raised Roman Catholic and attended an all-girls Catholic school in Los Angeles, she is currently a practicing and high-ranking Scientologist.

Other Interesting Things About Catherine Bell

Bell is of Iranian and Scottish ancestry. She is fluent in Persian and English. She loves cross-stitching and making model cars. She is fond of motorcycling, skiing, snowboarding, bungee jumping, and kickboxing.

On many occasions, viewers have asked about the mark on Catherine's neck. When she was in her 20s, her thyroid was removed because she had thyroid cancer. She doesn't cover the scar because she thinks it's kind of cool. (You can see it on her neck in the photo at the top of this article).

Catherine has a heart tattoo on her right ankle with the word "love" written inside it.

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