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Byrdie Bell (born March 13,1985) is an actress and model currently residing in New York City known for her independent film career, international magazine spreads, and distinctive style.[clarification needed]
Early life and family
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Bell lived in both London and New York before the age of thirteen. She descends from a long line of "Evelyn Byrds", the first of whom was the eldest daughter of Colonel William Byrd II, the founder of Richmond, VA. Her Mother, Evelyn Byrd Lorentzen, is the granddaughter of Øivind Lorentzen whose son Erling Lorentzen is related through marriage to the Norwegian royal family. Her father, Theodore Augustus Bell, III, is a best-selling author whose maternal grandfather, George Blaine Howell, inspired the character of Thurston Howell, III on Gilligan's Island.
Bell began her professional acting training at the young age of fourteen. After studying intensively at schools such as Herbert Berghof and the British American Drama Academy, Bell graduated from the Stella Adler Conservatory program and continues to study at Black Nexxus with Susan Batson. She is currently enrolled at New York University.
Professionally, Bell has been featured in major motion pictures as well as award-winning independent films and music videos. After working with directors like Michael Patrick King, Antonio Campos and Morgan J. Freeman, she shared the spotlight in Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary Shine a Light and is releasing two independent films; Blinders and Tragic Fairytale in 2011.
Aside from acting, Bell has been a fashion model since the age of eighteen. She has appeared on the covers and in the pages of magazines around the world, including Vogue, Vogue Nippon, V Magazine [disambiguation needed], Harper’s Bazaar, Russian Harpers Bazaar, L’Official, Muse, Paper Planes, and Dossier Journal. In 2010, she was recognized in The New York Times "Nifty 50" as one of America's Top 50 up-coming Talents. She has also modeled in campaigns for Hogan, NAHM, Rad Hourani, Meredith Kahn, and Club Monaco. In September 2011, her unique style propelled her to become a featured editor for Piperlime.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Swerdloff, Alexis. Byrdie Watching. Avenue Insider. Manhattan Media. Retrieved on 27 October 2011.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Borrelli-Persson, Laird. The Nifty 50. The New York Times Style Magazine. The New York Times Company. Retrieved on 27 October 2011.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Brady, Kelly. Biography for Byrdie Bell. The Internet Movie Database. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 27 October 2011.
- ↑ Borrelli-Persson, Laird. The Nifty 50. The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved on 28 October 2011.
- ↑ Get To Know Byrdie Bell. Piperlime. Gap Inc. Brands. Retrieved on 27 October 2011.
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