Lisa Nicole Bell is an award-winning writer, producer, on camera talent and entrepreneur. She currently hosts a weekly podcast, Behind the Brilliance, where she interviews accomplished creative people about their lives and work.
Lisa created, directed, and produced The American Dream Revised, a docuseries that follows a diverse group of young entrepreneurs. The series was licensed to Procter & Gamble as a part of their Rising Tide campaign with Russell Simmons. Lisa is also the creator, editor, and executive producer of The Legacy Letters, an anthology featuring 30 women writing letters to their younger selves. The letters were adopted as monologues and performed to a sold out crowd. She previously earned a NAACP Theatre award nomination for the stage play Deal Breakers, which she wrote, directed, co-starred in and co-produced. Praised as a masterful communicator, Lisa is the author of Divine Inspirations and a contributor to books such as End Sex Trafficking, Confessions of an Entrepreneur, and The Path Redefined.
As an on camera talent, Lisa’s film and television credits include Lifetime’s What Should You Do? and the Cable Positive award-winning film Walking on Sunshine. She has served as a brand ambassador and influencer for brands and networks such as Tide, K-Swiss, and PBS. Lisa has spoken at national and international universities, conferences, and events including TEDx, UCLA, Google, USC, and South by Southwest (SXSW).
Lisa is also a serial entrepreneur whose ventures have included technology, content, and women’s interests. Lisa started her first company at 19 years old. She went on to start Inspired Girls International, a for-profit social enterprise that created content and programming that reached more than 400,000 people around the world. Lisa holds a degree with honors in Business Law from California State University and completed additional entertainment business coursework at UCLA.
Lisa serves as an adviser to Array, a forthcoming motion picture company producing a slate of films designed to create more opportunities for women in entertainment.
In her spare time, Lisa can be found flying a Cessna 172 or campaigning for The Wire to win a retroactive Emmy. Lisa is originally from Huntsville, Alabama and currently lives in Los Angeles.