Meet Jag Star Catherine Bell's Family and Newest Love Interest

Catherine Bell will return as Lieutenant Colonel Sarah Mackenzie on "NCIS: Los Angeles." In the show, she talks to an old love interest from her "Jag" days. In real life, the actress allegedly has a much different partner in her life. 

Early life of Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell was born in England to Peter and Mina Bell. Her parents divorced when she was only two years old, so Bell ended up being raised by her maternal grandparents.

She went on to attend the University of California for medicine before dropping out to pursue a modeling opportunity in Japan. Later, she learned acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse where she was mentored by Milton Katselas. 

Early career roles

Of course, she's most famous for her role in the legal drama "JAG" which ran from 1997 to 2005. However, Bell's television debut was in 1990 on the sitcom "Sugar and Spice."

Catherine Bell in Los Angeles on April 8, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Catherine Bell in Los Angeles on April 8, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

By 1994, she landed a role on the big screen as Grace Lashield in “Men of War." Three years later, she would land the part of Lieutenant Colonel Sarah Mackenzie on "JAG." The show ran for 10 seasons before it was canceled.

Bell went on to play Denise Sherwood on "Army Wives" from 2007 to 2013. Currently, she acts as Cassie Nightingale on the Hallmark series "Good Witch." She played the same character in the movie of the same name which came out in 2008. 

Catherine Bell and David James Elliott star in "JAG" | Photo: Getty Images

Catherine Bell and David James Elliott star in "JAG" | Photo: Getty Images

During her reign on "JAG," Bell starred in smaller roles like 1998's "Cab to Cabana" and 2003's hit film "Bruce Almighty." She's also starred in a couple of Hallmark's Christmas movies including "Christmas in the Air" and "Home for Christmas" day in 2017.

Personal life

In both of her long-running shows, Bell played a straight woman who either had a love interest or played wife to a man. Additionally, she was once married to actor Adam Beason from 1994 to 2011. 

Catherine Bell in Universal City, California on June 7, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

Catherine Bell in Universal City, California on June 7, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

The two share son Ronan Beason, born August 21, 2010, and daughter Gemma Beason, born April 16, 2003. They lived in Calabasas, California before their split.

Brooke Daniells

However, it came to light that Bell is a bi-sexual woman and that she's reportedly in a relationship with fellow actress, party planner, and photographer Brooke Daniells.

The two are said to reside together in Hidden Hills, Los Angeles since 2012. Daniells, daughter of actress Penny Atwell Jones, is not big on the spotlight, sharing very little of herself with fans and the world. 

Daniells' career

She had a small role in 2005's "Vanguard Dispatch" and acted in the  2006 show "Shadow Falls." That year, she also debuted on the big screen in the drama "Change of Life." 

In 2010, she made her way onto the film "The Apology Dance" as "The Matrix Girl," or Jennifer Davis. She would also work on a film called "Last Breath" as an associate producer in the same year.

By 2011, she showcased her experience by working behind the scenes as a writer and producer for the show "L Spice." The series fell through, and one will find little on IMDb as to what it was about. 

Catherine Bell in Beverly Hills, California on July 27, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Catherine Bell in Beverly Hills, California on July 27, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images

Personal life

In terms of her personal life, Daniells reportedly has two children, a son, Dane, and a daughter, Chapel, from a previous marriage. As to who she was married to and for how long, that information remains unknown. 

Both Bell and Daniells reportedly belong to the Church of Scientology, with Bell going above and beyond her requirements as a member by being a contributor to the Church's Hollywood Education and Literacy Project as well.

The women clearly have more than enough in common. Their age difference is fairly wide, but their relationship history is eerily alike. We wish the couple the best as they continue their endeavors. 

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