Catherine Bell auditioned (five times) for the lead female role of Marine Major Sarah
"Mac" MacKenzie on the CBS TV action-drama series "JAG".
Knowing the show's originator, Donald Bellisario, from having made a guest appearance
in the first season "JAG"
episode, "Skeleton Crew," Catherine wrote him a long letter about how she
loved the "Mac" character and how she felt she was the best person for
the part. She was cast in the role.
Bell was born in London, England, on August 14, 1968. Her father, Peter, born in
Britain, worked as an architect in London and her mother, Mina, born in Iran, worked
as a nurse. Catherine is currently married to Adam Beason, 29, and lives in Sherman
Oaks, California. She has two Italian greyhound doggies, Zoe and Leo. She is fluent
in the Persian language Farsi. She enjoys painting, kick boxing, sky diving, bungy
jumping, dirt biking, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding. Her mother is her
personal assistant >>> Bell's official
Thanks to Darius Kadivar
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