Catherine Bell

02/09/2019 – Catherine Bell – 2019 Winter TCA Tour – Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries – Arrivals – Tournament House – Pasadena, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Catherine Lisa Bell

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 14 August, 1968

*Scottish (father)
*Persian (mother)

Catherine Bell is an American actress, model, and producer. She has starred as Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie on JAG, and also had leading roles on Army Wives and The Good Witch, among other television properties.

Catherine was born in Hammersmith, London, England. Her father, Peter Bell, is Scottish, and worked for an Iranian oil company. Her mother, Mina, is of Persian origin. Catherine moved to the U.S. when she was three, living in the San Fernando Valley, California. She speaks Farsi and English. Her mother’s family is Muslim.

Catherine has two children with her former husband, actor and production assistant Adam Beason.

Catherine’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Charagozlou.



Curious about ethnicity

7 Responses

  1. Bobby Martnen says:

    Correction: Her mother is Persian. Iranian is a nationality, of which about 2/3 of them are ethnically Persian.

  2. Mike says:

    Catherine Bell is of Iranian and SCOTTISH heritage, not English.

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