Colleen Bell is an American television Producer of The Bold and the Beautiful.
The Bold and the Beautiful is known for integrating socially relevant causes into their Emmy Award winning story lines dealing with issues such as HIV prevention, homelessness, the environment and the foster care system.
In addition to her work as a television producer, Colleen is also a widely recognized civic leader. She bridges the gap between entertainment, politics, and public advocacy by taking a leadership role to bring about effective changes in areas relating to the environment, children’s rights, and the arts. Additionally, Colleen has turned her talent for writing into an empowering tool spreading knowledge by contributing feature articles to many publications. In March 2010, President Obama appointed Colleen to the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts. Established in 1958, the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts has since played a valuable role in sustaining the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, our national cultural center. In March 2011, Colleen was elected as Chairman of the Committee. As a passionate environmental activist, Colleen is a founding member of the National Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Action Forum, Leadership Council and the Global Leadership Council. Colleen is on the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Music Center and Children’s Institute, Inc., one of the premier children’s service organizations serving children affected by family and community violence. She is also a Board Member for The Rape Treatment Center UCLA/Rape Foundation. For the past two and half decades, Colleen has dedicated her talent, time and resources to making a difference in people lives. In recognition of her efforts, Colleen received the 2011 Imagine Award for Philanthropic Leadership from Inner-City Arts.
Born and raised in Chicago, Colleen graduated with High Honors from Sweet Briar College and also attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Colleen resides in Los Angeles with her husband Bradley and their four children.
Bell is an active member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
In a sweep during the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards® on June 19, 2011, The Bold and the Beautiful received their third consecutive Emmy® for “Outstanding Drama Series”. In June 2011, The Bold and the Beautiful received its sixth Golden Nymph Award at the International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. In 2010, Guinness World Records® named The Bold and the Beautiful the Most Popular Daytime Soap Currently on TV. The Bold and the Beautiful is the most watched daytime drama series in the world, seen daily by more than 35 million people in over 100 countries.
The Bold and the Beautiful, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary on March 23, 2012, is a Bell-Phillip Television production, broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 PM, ET, 12:30-1:00 PM PT) on the CBS Television Network. It is the first and only daytime drama to simulcast in Spanish utilizing SAP (Secondary Audio Program) technology. Bradley Bell is the Executive Producer and Head Writer.