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Celebrity Then And Now
Publication: City of Edmonton News. Posted by Lexi Schwartz
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Entertainment
Celebrity Then And Now
Publication: City Of Edmonton News.
Posted by Lexi Schwartz
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Jillian Bell

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Famous For:
Workaholics, Rough Night, Fist Fight
Networth:
$2 MIllion
Currently Known For:
Actress, Comedian
Famous Years:
2011 - Present
Birthdate:
April 25, 1984
Jillian Bell


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  famous for:
Workaholics, Rough Night, Fist Fight

  networth:
$2 MIllion

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Though there are plenty of entertainment opportunities in Las Vegas where Jillian Bell grew up, she decided to head just a bit further west to Los Angeles after high school to pursue an acting career. Bell got into improv, performing with The Straitjacket Society and wanted to be on camera. She would have to wait a little bit after getting snubbed to be a performer on “Saturday Night Live”, but the legendary improv show did give her a job as a writer.Advertisements:

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While working on “SNL”, Bell was able to get some camera time with her first memorable role coming on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. In the 2009 episode “The Bare Midriff”, Bell put her midsection on display, and the episode was a topic of conversation as she was carrying a few extra pounds on her waist. The episode was well received, and had a lot of people talking about body image.

The cameo was able to open up many opportunities for Bell, who would go on to star on the hit series “Workaholics”, leading to more mainstream film roles that have included “Rough Night”, “Fist Fight”, “Office Christmas Party” and many more. Throughout it all, though, we’ve seen some significant fluctuations in Bell’s weight.

For the first couple of seasons on “Workaholics”, it seemed that Bell had started to put on more weight. Then, all of a sudden, Bell seemed to be at her slimmest when appearing in “The Master” and “22 Jump Street”. No matter what size she’s been, though, Bell has always been open about being at ease with her own size.

No producer has told Bell to lose weight throughout her career, saying that “I thought it would be this thing where, after doing any project, people would tell me ‘Well, we’re going to need you to be a size two.’ But that hasn’t happened. I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that I do comedy. I know a lot of people who do mostly drama or romantic things, and they have to look a certain way. I’m like, ‘God, that sounds awful.’”

Because of the lack of pressure to gain or lose weight for roles, not many reporters asked about her transformation a few years ago. Instead of giving specifics as to why or how she lost weight, Bell just said that being in comedy was easy and you can be whatever size you want to be. Those that were close to her said that she was looking to try something new, and that Bell started to exercise a bit and not eat as many processed fast food meals.

Many people in Hollywood experience a high amount of weight fluctuations throughout their careers, and Bell is no exception. After her first weight loss, it appeared that Bell was quickly back into eating unhealthier foods and was noticeably heavier by 2016. It was very apparent that she had put on weight in the 2017 film “Fist Fight”, with some noting that she was at her highest weight yet.

For some reason, though, the weight gain appeared to be short lived as Bell was back on the slimming track and looking toned down once again on the red carpet premiere for the film, and in her newest comedy “Rough Night”. Now, Bell is currently creating a film about a woman dealing with her weight. It’s an independent film that’s yet to have a release date or title, but she did delve into the movie’s plot.

Bell described the film as a drama about an out of shape woman that’s training to run in a race and what happens with relationships as a result of doing so. “For me, it’s going to be very challenging because it specifically deals with weight and women’s perception of bodies,” she said. “That’s why I’m excited to do it. Hopefully, it will be a bit more therapeutic than difficult.”

People were trying to figure out for a couple of years why Bell’s weight had fluctuated so much, and revealing her independent film project perhaps gave us the answer.

It seems that no matter what size Bell is, her career is going just fine. In addition to her upcoming independent movie, she will also be in the movie “Fam-i-ly” starring Taylor Schilling. It’s unlikely that we’ve seen the last body transformation of Bell, especially as she gets into more dramatic roles that tend to call for a more particular physique.

Bell’s having the time of her life right now and getting down (or up) to an exact size isn’t at the forefront of her worries. If you ask her about her size, though, Bell isn’t afraid to open up and give you a positive message. Without the added pressure from Hollywood that most actresses have seen, Bell feels that she has quite the luxury right now, and is using it to her advantage as she enjoys the fruits of her labor.

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