Raquel Bell’s acting credits include CSI: Miami and The Young and the Restless.

A Passion for Performing

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Raquel Bell got knocked around by CSI: Miami actor David Caruso once, and she’s pretty proud of it. It was all in a day’s work for the 2003 graduate, who shared a scene with Caruso on the hit CBS show. “I played a paramedic trying to save his partner’s life,” she says. “Suddenly, and totally off script, David tried to push me out of the way and resuscitate his partner on his own. I pushed him back, and the struggle was on!” After several intense takes, Bell took some deep bruises home with her. “It was an incredible experience, and I was proud of myself for being able to stand my ground with such a respected and established actor.” From the time she was a child, Bell knew she wanted to act. That early interest flourished at UT Arlington, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and minored in theater arts. Her love of acting burns unabated today. “I’ve found in acting the freedom to explore without worrying about judgments,” she says. “I love getting lost in a character and living out their reality, whether it’s a small role or a larger one.” Her craft has helped her mature. “Through my passion for acting, I have the opportunity to grow as a person. I know myself better, which in turn helps me better understand others and have more compassion for humankind.” Bell, who lives in California with her husband and their infant son, has several projects on the horizon, including two national commercials and a co-starring role alongside Kerry Washington in the upcoming Eddie Murphy film, A Thousand Words. She also has a recurring role on The Young and the Restless. “I absolutely love the cast and crew of the show,” she says, “and I am so excited to be returning.”

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