Zoë Bell was born in New Zealand and has a background in gymnastics and martial arts. She began working as a stuntwoman when she doubled Lucy Lawless on the cult favourite TV series Xena (1995). Zoë then became stunt double for Uma Thurman in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004). Zoë also doubled for Sharon Stone in Catwoman (2004). With Zoë’s already famous stunt skills, she debuted her acting career with Tarantino’s Death Proof, and quickly followed with Drew Barrymore’s Whip It. Zoë also appeared in the documentary Double Dare (2004), Zoë along with legendary stuntwoman Jeannie Epper.
Directing is a natural next step for Bell, who had worked as a producer and executive producer on genre films since 2013. During these years, Zoë had come to realise how much knowledge she had assimilated from working with directors like Tarantino, Shane Black Iron Man 3 and Taika Waititi Thor: Rangorak but also how strongly compelled she felt to direct and write.