Tracey Bell first stepped into the spotlight with a Tina Turner impersonation that brought down the house! Since then, she has performed thousands of one-woman shows internationally; for corporate events, awards functions, family parties, charity fundraisers and other special events.
Tracey Bell is best known for her interactive, quick-change impersonations of Cher, Marilyn Monroe, Celine Dion, Liza Minnelli, Madonna, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Dolly Parton and Julie Andrews. She has also impersonated many other celebrities and created original characters.
In 2005 she was recognized by the Canadian Special Event Industry with the “Entertainer of the Year” award. In 2009 she was presented with another “Entertainer of the Year” honor at the BC Event Industry Awards. In 2014 she was nominated for the 7th time by the Canadian Special Event Industry as “Entertainer of the Year”.
As Cher, Tracey Bell guest-starred on The X-Files. She also appeared as Cher (in photographs) in Reindeer Games starring Ben Affleck and Becoming Dick starring Robert Wagner. As Marilyn Monroe, she photo-doubled in the TV series, Dead Like Me. She is the star of the award-winning documentary, Impersona.
Many celebrities from film, television, sports and politics have joined Tracey Bell on stage. She was honoured to sing Happy Birthday as Marilyn Monroe to Pierre Trudeau in 1997 and was surprised in 2012 to have another former Prime Minister, Joe Clark, on stage participating in her Janis Joplin performance. Some memorable performances have included Kurt Russell, Kelly Hrudey and members of the Cincinnati Bengals football team.
Tracey Bell has hosted and performed at The Power Within, Microsoft Impact Awards, Consumer Choice Awards, Women in Film and Television Awards, Canadian Special Event Industry Awards and twice at The BC Event Industry Awards.
Tracey Bell has performed for and donated to dozens of charities, including UNICEF, Canadian Cancer Society, The Red Cross, United Way, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Variety Club and BC Children’s Hospital. Tracey Bell is an Honorary Director at A Loving Spoonful, a Vancouver Charity that has been feeding men, women and children with HIV/AIDS for 25 years.
Tracey Bell has also volunteered at hospitals and Muscular Dystrophy picnics as her original children’s character Lucy Potatoe. As Lucy, Tracey Bell has painted 40,000 pink and sparkly noses for peace. Her motto is ‘Spread Joy Throughout the Universe’.
In 2010, Tracey Bell was inspired to travel to Cambodia, where she volunteered at an orphanage and bought thousands of dollars’ worth of necessities for poor and orphaned children. Her closest friends sent donations and Tracey Bell purchased food, clothing, medication and basic supplies like toothpaste and soap. The children were especially grateful to have mattresses and pillows to sleep on and new underwear. She has returned three more times to visit the children and personally deliver more supplies.
Wherever she goes, Tracey Bell continues to make an impression.