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Lauralee Bell
Lauralee Bell joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in July 1983 as model Cricket Blair. Her character is now known as "Christine". She is a prominent resident of Genoa City who is married to her long time love, Paul Williams (Doug Davidson).

Lauralee Bell always preferred to create her own opportunities rather than have them handed to her. Accordingly, Bell left The Young and the Restless for several years and won the female lead in her first film, Carpool Guy, the lead in the Lifetime movie, Past Sins, and one of the leads in Easy Rider: The Ride Back. All while raising two very active kids. She's also been creating, producing, writing and often acting in several webseries including Family Dinner, Just Off Rodeo, and mI promise. She also guested on CSI: Miami, and Castle. Her latest, mI promise, earned Bell an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class-Short Format Daytime Program. In 2016, she was received a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

In June, 2009, Bell debuted her first Webby Honoree webseries, Family Dinner. Bell wrote, directed, and with her husband and Anne Clements, produced the series. The episodes featured Phyllis Diller, Dan Cortese, Cloris Leachman and Shirley Jones. All the webisodes made the front page of, the industry’s leading humor website. In 2011, Bell launched her next web series, Telly Award-winner Just Off Rodeo to merge her fashion sense with entertainment and merchandising. She next debuted mI promise, created to dramatize the results of teen texting and driving, and won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class-Short Format Daytime Program and was also a Webby Award Honoree.

Lauralee’s late father, William Bell, wrote Days of Our Lives, developed Another World, wrote/ran Guiding Light and As the World Turns. With Lauralee’s mother, Lee Phillip Bell, he created the hugely successful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. The family still lived in Chicago until 1986, where Lee Phillip Bell hosted her own television show on the CBS affiliate, WBBM-TV and won fifteen Emmys, becoming one of the city’s most recognized personalities.

At 9, Lauralee asked for a non-speaking extra in an episode of The Young and the Restless. At 13, she had a few lines. An explosion of positive viewer fan mail led to her recurring role. When the family relocated to Los Angeles, Bell became a full-time cast member and was voted "Favorite Soap Opera Actress" in 'TEEN magazine’s national poll, voted Outstanding Supporting Actress Award at the Soap Opera Awards and for many years, Bell was France's most frequent TV Guide cover subject. She guest-starred in several primetime shows and hosted television specials for E! Entertainment Television, PAX-TV and a talk show pilot. Bell also spent a decade creating and running two popular clothing boutiques in Los Angeles.

Lauralee lives in Los Angeles. On October 4, 1997, Lauralee married then-photographer Scott Martin in a storybook wedding in Santa Barbara. The couple had their first child, Christian, in January, 2001 and their second, Samantha, in October, 2002. In 2013, Martin launched 3Labs, Los Angeles' premier event and production facility.

Her birthday is December 22.

Follow her on Twitter: @LauraleeB4real and on Instagram @lauralee_bell