Chanell Bell (she/her) is an American storyteller and humanitarian. Born in Portsmouth Virginia, Chanell made her stage debut at nine years old. She went on to study at the illustrious Howard University, earning her a BFA in acting and on to eventually receive her Masters in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul. Previous performances include Fireflies (Northlight), She The People (Second City), Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Raven). Chanell can currently be seen as Dr. Lauryn Williams in POWER Book: IV on STARZ network. Recent nominations include the BTAA Ethel Waters Award for her role as Olivia Grace in Fireflies. In addition to performing, Chanell is dedicated to helping young artists fine tune their craft and has spent years teaching creatives in countries all over the world. In 2021, she established the first drama program at Nautilus School, a black owned private school on the southside of Chicago. She dedicates most of her creative givebacks in black communities where she believes access and visibility is crucial.

Bio as of 2022