Catherine Bell Net Worth

How much is Catherine Bell worth?

Net Worth:$18 Million
Profession:Professional Actress
Date of Birth:August 14, 1968
Country:United Kingdom
1.78 m

About Catherine Bell

Catherine Lisa Bell is an Iranian-American actress, model, and producer that was born in London, England. She is best known for her roles in the legal drama television series “JAG” from 1997 to 2005, where she played the role of Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie. After the conclusion of that show, she landed main roles in the films and series “Army Wives” and “The Good Witch” among many others.

Iranian-American actress, producer, and model Catherine Bell has a net worth of $18 million dollars, as of 2021. Bell is known for her role as Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie in the television series JAG from 1997 to 2005.

How Did Catherine Bell Get So Rich?

Starting her career in the 1990s helped the actress become rich very quickly. After a short stint as a model in Japan, she returned to the United States in the early 1990s and decided to try acting. She studied in the Beverly Hills Playhouse alongside Milton Katslas and, in the meantime, she worked as a massage therapist at the Peninsula Hotel for eight years. From her work, she was barely able to make more than $30.000 annually.

Bell’s television debut came in the 1990 sitcom “Sugar and Spice” where she had just one line. Towards the mid-1990s, she landed roles in “True Colours”, “Mother of the Bride”, “Dream On”, and “Vanishing Son”. In 1996, she was able to win the main role of Lt. Colonel Sarah MacKenzie in the legal drama “JAG”, where she reprised from seasons 2 to 10. From her outstanding performance in the television series, she was able to earn a total of $500.000. Concurrently with her work in that show, she also appeared in other projects – “Hot Line”, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”, “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular”, and “Thrill Seekers”.

Why is she so famous?

Catherine Bell is famous for her participation in many television shows such as “JAG” and “Army Wives”. She was born on 14 August 1968 in London, England. She is the daughter of Peter Bell, a Scottish businessman, and Mina Ezzati, an Iranian nurse. Her parents met in Iran while her father was working as an architect for an oil company and they continued their relationship in London where her mother was studying nursing. The two divorced just when Catherine was two years old and she was raised by her mother and her maternal grandparents.

She was raised in the San Fernando Valley in California, where she was exposed to diverse influences and spoke Persian at home. During her teenage years, she wasn’t really interested in acting and instead had a passion for other things such as football and skateboarding. In the late 1980s, she enrolled at the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and considered a career in research or medicine. Eventually, after receiving an offer to become a model, Bell left UCLA and pursued a modeling career in Japan.

What Makes Her So Successful?

What makes the film actress and producer so successful are her fantastic acting abilities. Her film debut came in the 1992 black comedy “Death Becomes Her”, where she played the role of the stunt double of Isabella Rossellini. Throughout the rest of her career, she made several appearances on films like “Men of War”, “Black Thunder”, “Bruce Almighty” and “Babak and Friends”.

After the conclusion of “JAG” in April 2005, Catherine continued to work mostly in television series and realities. In 2007, she became a main cast member of the drama television series “Army Wives”. She portrayed the role of Denise Sherwood for six years until the show’s conclusion in June 2013. Catherine’s career truly hit its peak in 2008 after she got the role of Cassandra (Cassie) Nightingale in the television film “The Good Witch”. Because of her highly praised acting skills, she was asked to reprise the role of that character in all other six sequels and television series. Besides having the main role in them, Catherine became an executive producer of all of “The Good Witch” projects throughout the past decade.


Catherine Bell is a well-known actress that began her career in the 1990s. She was initially thinking of pursuing a career in medicine/research, after a possible graduation from UCLA, however, a modeling offer changed her mind. After failing to secure a leading role in a film on television series, she finally joined the cast of the 1990s hit series “JAG”. Following that, she began working in many direct-to-video, independent, and television films and series that further elevated her career.

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