‘The Young and the Restless’ Actress Lauralee Bell: Is She Married and What is Her Net Worth?
Love triangles in the history of The Young and the Restless typical involve Victor, Nikki, and someone, or Sharon, Nick, and Phyllis. But there was another unforgettable one with Christine “Cricket” Blair, Nina, and Phillip Chancellor. Most fans sided with Cricket, played by actress Lauralee Bell.
Her character later did a stint on The Bold and The Beautiful, which was an easy transition for the actress for several reasons, one of which being the intersecting relationships between the sister soaps.
Bell, 51, remains a fan favorite and has been in daytime television and show business for 35 years. Learn more about her career, romantic life, and net worth.
Bell is part of a soap opera dynasty
Bell is the daughter of the famous Lee Phillip Bell and William Joseph Bell, the creators of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Her father William co-created Another World and used to write for other daytime soaps such as Guiding Light, Days of Our Lives, and As the World Turns before the pair branched off to do their own thing.
Bell first appeared in Y&R as a teenager in 1983 and was promoted to a regular several years later as Christine “Cricket” Blair. Fans have watched her fall in love with Danny and Paul on the series, become a lawyer, and experience trauma.
Bell left Y&R in 2005 and did a brief run on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2007, where her brother Bradley is currently an executive producer and head writer. Since then, her character has fluctuated between full time and guest appearances. She’s returned to the show on multiple occasions as Chris.
The eldest brother Bill is head of Bell-Phillip Productions, and their spouses have all contributed with acting, producing, or writing for the company. It’s all in the Bell family.
She’s married with two children
In 1997, Bell married Scott Martin, a photographer who is also her TV writing partner. The pair have two children, Christian and Samantha, and live in Los Angeles. They are both Chicago natives and attended school together as kids.
Together, they wrote and produced a web series called Family Dinner, according to IMDb. Martin also collaborated with his wife on other projects including Just Off Rodeo and the Emmy-winning mI Promise.
Bell’s starred in other shows and films
In addition to her roles in the soap operas and the aforementioned series she written, Bell’s had roles in shows such as Castle, and Lifetime movies Mistress Hunter and Nightmare Tenant.
She is currently slated to appear in VC Andrews’ Ruby and the follow-up Pearl in the Mist, which are TV adaptations of the author’s novels.
Television has helped Bell grow her wealth
As a self-proclaimed fan of The Young and the Restless, Bell will likely continue to appear on the show in some capacity. And although she’s basically soap opera royalty, she’s worked to carve out her own niche in the entertainment field.
She and her family continue to uphold the legacy her parents started building decades ago, and more projects are in Bell’s future.
During an interview with Classic Chicago magazine, she shared something her father told her: “My dad gave to me, and all writers, the great advice that no idea is a bad idea.”
Most of Bell’s wealth has been gained through her acting, producing, and the family business. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bell’s estimated net worth sits at $200 million.