Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hot nerd of the Week: Kristen Bell!

When you say the name "Kristen Bell", the word "geek" does not automatically pop into your head, however, this girl has TONS of geek cred, and she's known as one of the fanboys favorites.

 This cute blonde is originally from Michigan. Growing up she was heavily involved in theater, and after high school she attended the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. One of her first auditions was for the role of Chloe Sullivan in Smallville, a role which ultimately went to Allison Mack.

 In 2004, she auditioned for the lead role in Veronica Mars, which became her most notable role up until that point. Her role in Veronica Mars put her on the geek-lovers radar.

 Since the conclusion of Veronica Mars, Bell has gone on to do a number of projects in film and television, including playing Elle on the TV show Heroes. Some of her more comedic roles include "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and a cameo in "Get Him to the Greek".

Though she admits not getting into comics until 2004, she is now an avid comic book fan, citing Ed Brubaker as one of her favorite authors. She has said that she is completely flattered that the fan boys like her, and she considers it an honor. This chick can talk comics, is down to earth and she is a staple at most Comic Cons, and that's why I chose her for this weeks Hot Nerd!

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